ABB installs solar-storage microgrid in Gujarat

Technology provider ABB has inaugurated a microgrid solution at its Vadodora manufacturing facility in Gujarat – said to be the first of its kind in India.

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ROUNDUP: Brown’s green microgrid, Lockheed 17MWh supply deal, Albemarle’s new lithium CTO

News in brief from around the world of energy storage.

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Economics not tenders driving Spain’s solar resurgence

While the Spanish government’s tenders are very welcome, it is the merchant and PPA opportunity powering the nation’s 29GW pipeline.

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ROUNDUP: Lucrative projects for New Jersey, ABB’s gas-battery microgrid, Bosch JV in Germany

News in brief from around the world of energy storage.

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SECI increases Uttar Pradesh floating solar tender to 150MW

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has increased the capacity available in its tender for grid-connected floating solar at Rihand Dam in Uttar Pradesh from 100MW to 150MW.

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‘Pop-up’ solar could displace diesel generators

An Australian engineering firm is looking to displace diesel generators with a containerised ‘pop-up’ solar system.

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GTM Research highlights regional solar demand shifts expected in 2018

According to GTM Research, global solar PV installations are expected to surpass 104GW in 2018, despite the top four markets, including China, forecasted to decline collectively by 7%.

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Canadian Solar continues to monetize PV power plant projects in Brazil

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar has sold its interest in the Guimarania solar energy project in Brazil to Global Power Generation, subsidiary of Spanish energy group Gas Natural Fenosa as it continues to monetize PV power plant projects in the country.

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Huawei supplying first fully-digitalized utility-scale solar project in Brazil

Leading PV inverter manufacturer Huawei is supplying its string inverters to a 75MW fully-digitalized utility-scale PV project in Brazil, said to be the first of its kind in the country.

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World Bank grant eyes solar for 1.4 million people in war-torn Yemen

The World Bank will provide a US$50 million grant for off-grid solar systems in Yemen to improve access to electricity and vital basic services in rural and outlying urban areas.

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Canadian Solar wins 364MWp of projects in latest Brazilian auction

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar said it would build three PV power plants in Brazil, totalling 364MWp in Brazil after securing the projects through Brazil’s latest A-4 auction that was held on April 4, 2018.

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