Industrial pilot for megawatt-scale PV, lithium and flow battery storage completed in Belgium

‘Europe’s largest’ energy storage pilot project at an industrial site, combining 2MWp of rooftop solar with a total of 4.2MWh of energy storage across a lithium-ion battery system and two flow batteries has been inaugurated in Belgium.

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US gov’t pays out US$133.5m for military base’s solar-storage-gas resiliency measures

‘Energy resilient infrastructure upgrades’ planned for a US military facility will involve the deployment of 20MW of solar PV, 4MW / 8MWh of battery storage and 4MW of gas-fired backup generation in a project worth US$133.5 million.

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Enel Green Power starts construction of 475MW PV project in Brazil

The Enel Group’s Brazilian renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações has started construction of the 475MW São Gonçalo solar park in São Gonçalo do Gurguéia, located in the Brazil’s northeastern state of Piauí.

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Ireland’s fast-response grid services market could be like ‘EFR on steroids’, expert says

Ireland’s DS3 flexibility market will deploy the fastest-reacting batteries in the world under an opportunity dubbed “Enhanced Frequency Response on steroids” by energy expert Felicity Jones, partner for energy storage and flexibility at UK-based consultancy Everoze.

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ROUND-UP: Tunisa delays 70MW tender, Greenko to buy Skeiron, Northern Territory approves 25MW

Tunisia delays 70MW solar tender, Greenko completes acquisition of Orange Renewable and agrees to acquire Skeiron assets, Northern Territory approves 25MW solar project

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Rolls Royce invests in ‘autonomous energy supply’ with strategic stake in microgrid company Qinous

Luxury car brand Rolls Royce, yet to make significant strides towards electrification of its vehicles, has nonetheless made an investment in the clean and distributed energy sectors, acquiring a stake in a microgrid solutions developer.

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Modi fires starting gun on India’s National Energy Storage Mission

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi made an official commitment towards the launch of the country’s first National Energy Storage Mission yesterday at a ministerial event also attended by the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres.

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BBOXX, GE announce partnership to provide renewable energy in Democratic Republic of Congo

UK-based off-grid renewables specialist BBOXX and GE have signed off on a partnership to provide energy access for small businesses, schools and other organisations in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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IFC-backed 40MW solar project in Afghanistan a model for 2GW target

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has signed an agreement with the government of Afghanistan to design and tender a 40MW solar plant that will set a new model for subsequent projects and support the country’s 2GW of PV goal.

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Storage retrofit will combat curtailment and constraints for India’s first solar-wind hybrid project

The first ever wind and solar hybrid project in India, completed in April 2018, is to be retrofitted with energy storage after strong winds this year led to a curtailment of solar production.

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Germany launches second combined solar and wind tender

Germany has launched its second combined onshore wind and solar power tender.

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