Europe’s Largest Battery Storage Facility Opened

Early this week, S&C Electric Company officially opened its 6MW/10MWh Smarter Network Storage (SNS) project. S&C Electric Europe, Samsung SDI and Younicos collaborated on the project, which has been installed at a United Kingdom Power Networks substation. “Energy storage can play a major role in balancing the grid as it solves the problem of renewable […]

Solar Frontier Panels To Power NY Building

Solar Frontier will supply its CIS thin-film solar modules to the Zero Energy Nanotechnology (ZEN) building at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute’s (SUNY Poly) Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE). One of the largest net zero energy buildings in the world, the ZEN project will see a 2.4MW solar power station […]

Australian Prime Minister Getting Solar For Christmas

While perhaps he may really want a lump of coal, we just can’t wait to see the excited look on Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s face when he unwraps this Christmas present. Australian Christian group Common Grace recently launched a crowdfunding campaign in order to raise funds to put solar panels on Kirribilli House; the official […]

Sungrow Inverters Powering TA Acacia Solar Farm

Sungrow Power Supply Co. Ltd.’s USA subsidiary has announced completion of inverter commissioning for a  major solar project in Los Angeles County, California. Situated on the outskirts of Lancaster, the 28.4MW TA Acacia Solar Farm consists of 94,340 solar panels. These modules transmit the energy they harvest from the sun to 25 Sungrow SG800MX central […]

Vestas To Supply 365 Turbines For Kenyan Wind Farm

Danish wind energy giant Vestas has been contracted to provide 365 V52-850 kW turbines for Africa’s largest wind farm, the Lake Turkana Wind Power project in Kenya. The company announced it had received the order to supply, install and commission turbines for the 310MW plant, which upon completion will contribute an equivalent 15 per cent […]

SunEdison Scores 350 MW Solar Power Deal In Chile

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE) has announced the National Energy Commission in Chile has awarded the company a contract to supply 570 gigawatt hours of solar electricity annually – and SunEdison will do so at a cheaper cost than fossil fuels. SunEdison states it will be investing more than USD $700 million to build 350 megawatts of […]

ARENA Funds Home Energy Storage Project

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has invested $445,000 in funding for a trial of an on-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) energy storage and trading system. While on-grid residential energy storage is already available in Australia – for example, the PowerLegato – the Reposit Power GridCredits solution has an interesting twist. In what it describes as […]

Green Light For 1.2GW UK Offshore Wind Farm

The UK Department of Energy has approved plans for the construction of the massive 1.2 GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm, the first step in the development of a 500-square kilometre wind energy zone off the coast of Yorkshire. Hornsea Project One is being developed by SMartWind– a consortium of Mainstream Renewable Power and […]

Australian Government Failing On Electricity Costs : Chu

Former US Energy Secretary Steven Chu has criticised the Australian Government for its lack of foresight on energy issues and climate change. According to BusinessSpectator; the Physics Nobel Prize winner said in a recent Radio National interview that the Australian Government’s lack of action on climate change will also negatively impact on the cost of […]

Tracking Cuckoos With Solar

Since 2011, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) has been satellite-tracking cuckoos with the assistance of solar power to find out why their numbers have dropped dramatically. The UK has lost over half of its breeding cuckoos during the last quarter century. Very little is known about the bird’s movements once they commence their annual […]