Solar

The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with solar developer Community Energy for what it says will be the largest solar power project in the state, making the University closer to its goal of being 100% carbon neutral by 2042. The PPA will result in the construction of two new...
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Solar PV + BESS plants are an economically more competitive solution to providing power for customers that do not have access to the electricity grid or for those who have unreliable grid connections. Diesel generators are deployed extensively in East Africa to compensate for no grid to frequent outage scenarios: Diesel generator power in East...
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Installations to fall 18% in 2020 The coronavirus pandemic will have a significant impact on the global solar PV market. Construction and development is slowing as countries around the world enforce unprecedented lockdowns. As the world economy faces severe economic disruption, Wood Mackenzie has downgraded its forecast for 2020 installations from 129.5 gigawatts (GW) to...
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Each year, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance tracks and scores states based on their energy policies and how these policies help or hinder local clean energy action. In the 2020 Community Power Scorecard, two states excelled, seven states and the District of Columbia saw above average scores, 11 were average, 17 were mediocre, and 13...
Off-Grid

Over 3000 mini-grids are expected to be built by end-2022 in Africa and Asia, according to a new report, Mini-grids for Village Electrification: Industry and African & Asian markets analysis – 2020 Edition, issued by Infinergia. The research company analysed the recent developments of this market in over 20 African and 11 Asian countries. 2019’s announcements confirm...
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Germany’s Schletter Group drove deep in supplying the mounting systems for a new solar project in a gravel pit near Chicago. Schletter secured 7,260 solar modules for a 2-MW project helping power the Thelen Sand & Gravel business. Wisconsin-based SunPeak developed the gravel pit solar farm. The stone-riddled and compact ground forced some changes to...
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Providing access to clean, reliable, and affordable energy is the key to promoting sustainable economic development. The rapidly falling costs and growing maturity of ‘green energy technologies’ have substantially reduced the dependence of remote communities on imported hydrocarbons. Yet, socio-economic barriers have slowed the development and roll-out, especially in low-income communities. Smart integrated renewable energy...