Humanitarian Hub in South Sudan to cut diesel and energy costs using solar-plus-storage

A just-commissioned solar and battery storage system will reduce diesel consumption by at least 80% at a base for 300 humanitarian workers in South Sudan, managed by the UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

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QCELLS invests in Australian DER software company SwitchDin

QCELLS has invested AU$5 million (US$3.45 million) in SwitchDin, an Australian distributed energy resources (DERs) software company that offers capabilities including virtual power plant aggregation and microgrid-forming.

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QCELLS invests in Australian DER software company SwitchDin

QCELLS has invested AU$5 million (US$3.45 million) in SwitchDin, an Australian distributed energy resources (DERs) software company that offers capabilities including virtual power plant aggregation and microgrid-forming.

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Colombia invites investors and partners to comment on 50MW battery storage proposals

Would-be investors and interested stakeholders in a 50MW battery energy storage project in Colombia have been invited to respond with comments to the Energy Mining Planning Unit (UPME) of the government Ministry of Mines and Energy.

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Algeria picks solar to power five-year 4GW renewable push

Government of Abdelaziz Djerad chooses PV as sole technology of a US$3.2-3.6 billion deployment roadmap from 2020 to 2024, amid plans to use the power both domestically and abroad.

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‘Feasible community-scale decarbonisation’: LA neighbourhood gets blockchain-backed energy solution

With the award of funding from the California Energy Commission, advanced energy hardware and software including solar-plus-storage, blockchain and EV charging stations will help demonstrate the feasibility of decarbonising a disadvantaged community in Los Angeles.

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Asian Development Bank signs US$7.2m loan for Thailand wind-plus-battery project

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a loan deal for its first wind energy-plus-battery storage project in Thailand, which is also the country’s first private sector initiative to combine the two technologies at scale.

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Energy storage essential to fight climate crisis but supply chain ethics matter, World Bank says

Climate-smart principles must steer the global search for the minerals and metals required by the green energy boom to make sure the process remains sustainable, according to the World Bank.

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Hawaii’s renewable tender to deliver major solar and storage push

Newly selected winners will bring 460MW of solar and nearly 3GWh of energy storage to Aloha State, a fleet of 16 projects across Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island.

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Green energy boom will require shift to ‘climate-smart’ mining – World Bank

Footprint of sourcing aluminium, lithium and others will be ‘a fraction’ of fossil fuel emissions but sustainability must become compass, says report as world eyes renewably-powered COVID recovery.

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