ABB accesses SUSI’s €100m Energy Storage Fund following Ability power suite launch

A €100 million (US$114.44 million) fund will be used to develop and deploy microgrid and energy storage projects by engineering and automation firm ABB, which has recently launched a new line of solutions in those areas.

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Panasonic, World Vision launch off-grid solutions project in Kenya

World Vision and Panasonic Corporation have launched an Off-grid Solutions Project in Narok County, Kenya, which will see Panasonic bring solar powered electricity to an area of Narok County that is not connected to the national power grid.

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Atlas Renewable Energy completes 67MW PV project in Brazil

Atlas Renewable Energy has inaugurated its first operational PV project in Brazil, with the company completing the 67.1MW São Pedro solar plant in Bom Jesus da Lapa, located within the state of Bahia.

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ESS to increase reliability, lower cost of energy on Caribbean island Bonaire

A 6MW / 6MWh containerised energy storage system will help provide power to all 19,000 inhabitants of a tiny Caribbean island, installed by Wartsila, via its recently-acquired energy storage system integrator subsidiary Greensmith.

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Dubai-based firm gets US$65 million for expansion beyond Middle East

The Dubai-based solar developer Yellow Door has raised US$65 million from a range of investors including the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC).

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Scatec Solar has 1,071MW under construction in six countries

Independent solar power producer Scatec Solar has reported strong 2018 financial results, having reached 584MW of plants in operation and another 1,071MW currently under construction in six countries.

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Grupo Interalli earns approval for 540MW PV project in Brazil

Brazilian energy developer Grupo Interalli has received government approval by the State Secretariat for the Environment of Piauí (SEMAR) for the development of the Marangatu Photovoltaic Complex — a 540MW PV installation.

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BNEF offers wide-range forecast for global solar demand in 2019

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has forecasted global solar demand in 2019 could increase by as little as 15% in 2019, reaching 125GW of new installations, up from preliminary forecasted and revised figures of 109GW for 2018.

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Microgrid aims to help oil major Shell accelerate distributed energy solutions

Infrastructure development and engineering company Black & Veatch has just completed a microgrid project in the US for Shell which is set to help inform the oil and gas company on its next steps into distributed energy.

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SECI to tender for renewable energy and battery storage projects in Lakshadweep

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is planning to develop its own renewable energy projects at the Indian archipelago of Lakshadweep, with an eye on coupling the projects with battery energy storage.

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Proposed solar-plus-storage projects among Hawaii’s lowest cost renewables ever

Following a report on Friday that Hawaiian Electric has contracted PPAs with 75MW of solar projects including battery storage with developer Clearway, the utility has put before regulators proposals for five other grid-scale projects.

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