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Top 5 Hybrid Energy News (Solar- and Wind-Diesel-Hybrid + Microgrids) – March 2016

The March edition of our “Top 5 Hybrid Energy News” features Mandalay Resources, Vestas, Rame, Anden Re, Elvi Energy, Electro Power Systems, Qinous, Power and Water Corporation, ADB, Romblon Electric Cooperative, BJ Power, Schneider, REC Solar and Duke.

Top 1
Rame to soon plug-in 1.8-MW wind facility at Chilean gold mine
The IPP and power project developer Rame Energy Plc (LON:RAME) announced that the official completion of the construction phase of the off-grid 1.8-MW wind farm with three 600-kW V44 turbines made by Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS). Rame its German partner Anden Re have signed a five-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Mandalay Resources Corp (TSE:MND) for their Cerro Bayo property.  

Top 2
Elvi Energy Builds 2 MW Hybrid Power Plant for a Luxury Resort in the Maldives
Electro Power Systems Group  (Paris:EPS) announces through its subsidiary Elvi Energy a new off-grid Hybrid Power Plant in a luxury resort in the middle of the Indian Ocean. 

Top 3
Remote Australian Solar-Diesel Hybrid Mini-Grid To Get 1.9MWh Battery Storage
A remote solar-diesel hybrid mini-grid that is being used to power a remote indigenous community in northern Australia will soon be fitted with battery storage, after German energy storage expert Qinous won the tender to supply and install a 1,987kWh lithium-ion system. Local energy firm Power and Water Corporation commissioned the construction of the hybrid system at Daly River.

Top 4
Romblon’s Cobrador Island Gets 24-Hour Power From New Hybrid Solar-Diesel System
The new system has a 30 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic capacity to generate energy for immediate use during the day, and 180 kWh lithium-ion batteries to store excess energy for later use. It includes a 15-kW diesel generator and a control system to allow switching to diesel as back-up. By using solar instead of diesel to meet the 24-hour energy needs, the system will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 64.8 tons per year while saving around 24,000 liters of diesel fuel. ADB rolled out the system under its Energy for All initiative in partnership with the Korea Energy Agency, the Government of the Philippines-owned National Electrification Administration, Romblon Electric Cooperative, and BJ Power.

Top 5
Schneider, REC Solar and Duke Partner on 400-kW Microgrid
Schneider Electric is developing a 400-kW solar powered microgrid that will include 1 MWh of storage at its Boston One campus in Massachusetts. REC Solar, which is majority owned by Duke, will own and operate the solar system and sell electricity to Schneider Electric.

For extended information about the Top 5 news with sources, please have as well a look at
http://www.th-energy.net/2016/04/12/top-5-hybrid-energy-news-solar-and-wind-diesel-hybrid-microgrids-march-2016-by-thenergy/