Waves, solar and storage world first for Australian island

An Australian island will soon host the world’s first renewable energy microgrid that integrates wave energy, solar PV and energy storage technologies.

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IFC and Canada provide US$76 million for 50MW solar plant in Jordan

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Canadian government have partnered up to finance Jordan’s latest US$76 million solar plant.

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Africa could reach over 70GW of solar PV by 2030 – IRENA

Experiencing some of the highest irradiation hours on the globe, Africa has potential to reach more than 70GW of solar PV capacity by 2030, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has said.

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Ideal Power’s solar-plus-storage microgrid solution for US Air Force

Ideal Power, a power conversion expert, has partnered with EnerDel and its lithium-ion batteries to create a mobile solar-plus-storage microgrid for the US Air Force.

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Aquion Energy, Schneider Electric and Azimuth Energy complete AC/DC nanogrid with solar-plus-storage

Three firms have completed an AC/DC nanogrid using solar-plus-storage technology at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT) Keating Sports Center in the US.

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Brazil energy storage R&D project scheme draws strong interest

Around 90 companies, including EDF, Enel and Engie, have expressed interest in financing and implementing research and development (R&D) projects relating to energy storage integration in Brazil, according the country’s energy regulator ANEEL.

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Flow battery firm ViZn to target Africa market

Flow battery manufacturer ViZn Energy Systems will target the African market after forming a partnership with EPC firm Jabil Inala.

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ROUND UP: GameChange hits 1GW, Solarpack lowest ever tariff, Scatec 100MW Nigeria, Bermuda tender

GameChange surpasses 1GW sales, Solarpack awarded lowest ever solar tariff in Chile, Scatec to build 100MW in Nigeria, Bermuda 6MW tender, CleanSpark, Webcor and Sungevity commercial microgrid.

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India’s SECI tendering for 100MW solar with battery storage in Andhra Pradesh

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a request for selection (RfS) for 100MW of grid-connected solar PV projects with large-scale battery energy storage systems at Kadapa Solar Park, Andhra Pradesh.

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Saudi’s 9.5GW of renewables by 2023 target now possible due to government reshuffle – Apricum

A radical Saudi Arabian government reshuffle reaffirms its 9.5GW renewable energy target by 2023, according to the Apricum Cleantech Advisory.

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GTM: Global solar installations to grow by 43% to 73GW in 2016

Global solar installations are expected to grow 43% this year, to 73GW, according to GTM’s latest report, ‘Global Solar Demand Monitor, Q3 2016’.

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