30.1% share and 27.9TWh: The stats behind renewables’ record breaking Q1

Renewables’ share of electricity generation in the UK inched closer to one-third in the first three months of the year, topping 30%.

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ChargePoint acquires smart grid software specialist Kisensum

Electric vehicle charging network operator ChargePoint has acquired smart grid software provider Kisensum as it bids to bolster its services and drive a period of “aggressive” growth.

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Refinancing deal for 50MW UK battery ‘proves bankability of storage’ is here

Energy asset developer and owner Statera Energy has clinched a refinancing deal for its 50MW Pelham utility-scale battery storage plant in England, in a transaction which it says demonstrates both the maturity and “bankability” of the asset class.

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Lead acid ‘toxic legacy in Africa’ disputed by Kenyan industry veteran

A veteran of Kenya’s renewable energy industry has argued strongly in favour of lead acid batteries over lithium-ion, in response to a recent Energy-Storage.news article on off-grid solar PV in Africa.

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Lead acid ‘toxic legacy in Africa’ disputed by Kenyan industry veteran

A veteran of Kenya’s renewable energy industry has argued strongly in favour of lead acid batteries over lithium-ion, in response to a recent Energy-Storage.news article on off-grid solar PV in Africa.

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SECI tenders 2.5GW of wind-solar hybrid projects across India

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) document for 2.5GW of hybrid wind and solar projects to be connected to the Interstate Transmission System (ISTS).

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NTPC tenders for 22MW floating solar project in Kerala

Indian state-run utility NTPC has invited bids for a 22MW grid-connected floating solar project to be set up at Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant (RGCCPP) at Kayamkulam in Kerala.

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BBOXX and DC Go partner on off-grid solar in Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland

UK-based off-grid clean energy specialist BBOXX is partnering on projects in southern Africa with DC Go, a provider of affordable off-grid electrification.

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ROUND-UP: Indian rooftop benchmark costs, Pöyry 16MW Brazil project, 6.5MW Namibia C&I system

India announces new benchmark costs for off-grid, rooftop PV, SunEQ Namibia and DBN reach financial close on 6.5MW solar project in Namibia, Pöyry awarded EPC contract for 16MW Brazil project

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Aggreko and Younicos combine solar-diesel hybrid with battery storage as a rental solution

Increasingly, solar energy and behind-the-meter battery storage assets are being deployed on an ‘as-a-service’ basis and system integrator Younicos has decided to replicate the strategy for microgrids.

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Younicos extends ‘as-a-service’ proposition to microgrid customers

Increasingly, solar energy and behind-the-meter battery storage assets are being deployed on an ‘as-a-service’ basis and system integrator Younicos has decided to replicate the strategy for microgrids.

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