Future Grid project puts historic town in centre of Australia at ‘forefront of energy transition’

A series of smart energy projects in the town of Alice Springs in central Australia could be exemplary to the direction of travel for the energy transition across the country if successful.

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Iberdrola keeps foot on the green accelerator despite US$180m pandemic cost

Iberdrola has hit the accelerator on its renewables investments in H1 in spite of the pandemic, as the multinational utility looks to move forward with a project pipeline that now exceeds 58GW.

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New solar investment falls 12% as COVID-19 dents H1 2020 figures: BNEF

Investment in new solar capacity fell in the first half of 2020 by 12% year-on-year to US$54.7 billion as the COVID-19 pandemic hit both project financing and scheduled auctions.

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STI Norland bags Brazilian solar tracker deal

STI Norland has secured a deal to supply 474MWp-worth of trackers to a project in Brazil which, once complete, will be among the largest in Latin America.

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Eos to take aqueous zinc battery into Africa mini-grid market, beginning with Nigeria

Zinc-based battery energy storage manufacturer Eos Energy Storage has signed an agreement with an EPC partner to deploy systems based on its devices at rural microgrids, beginning with projects in Nigeria.

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Solarcentury, EDF, Engie among winners as Chile unveils results of 2.6GW solar tender

The Chilean government has awarded development rights for 11 utility-scale renewables projects in the country, totalling more than 2.6GW.

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Solarpack, Enel amongst winners as SECI tender tempts record low India bids

Spain’s Solarpack and Italy’s Enel are amongst the winners of Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) latest utility-scale solar tender, which has tempted record-low bids from parties involved.

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Yorkshire Water opens tender for solar at 150 sites

Yorkshire Water has opened a tender for an eight-year solar framework agreement as it works to become net zero by 2030.

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Peer-to-peer trading of solar technically feasible, Australia trial finds

A small-scale trial of solar energy trading between households in Western Australia has found that peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading is technically feasible and that virtual power plants (VPPs) could help deliver a lower cost grid.

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‘Temporary mobile generation’: PG&E’s 450MW microgrid plan approved

With the continuing threat of wildfires in California, the state’s regulator has approved a plan to deploy distributed microgrids proposed by investor-owned utility (IOU) Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E).

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro taps green bonds to deliver 8GW of new solar

President signs decree setting out use of green debentures to unlock multi-gigawatt boost to renewables, stung by auction postponements brought about by COVID-19.

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