Solar

A news story along the lines of ‘things that make you go hmmmm.’ Farmers in Afghanistan are turning to solar powered water pumps to boost production of heroin-producing poppies and it’s working out quite well for them. That’s according to a report this week from the BBC, in which correspondent Justin Rowlatt looked at production...
Microgrids

The new edition of our “Top 5 Microgrid News” features microgrids on islands, at office and university buildings as well as small communities. This edition covers projects in the United Emirates, USA, UK and Switzerland. The featured news includes: the Nurai Island Resort, Enerwhere, Isle au Haut Electric Power Company, Kilowatt Labs, Electricity Works Walenstadt, Swansea University,...
Storage

A quarter of energy storage companies expect to reduce their workforces due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, while more than half are anticipating a loss in revenues, according to a new survey from the U.S. Energy Storage Association. The ESA study queried 101 representatives from the sector. Most of the companies plan and...
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...
Off-Grid

ENGIE Africa is providing off-grid power to 4 Million people through the development of three off-grid energy companies: Fenix International, ENGIE Mobisol, and ENGIE PowerCorner. Global independent electricity producerENGIE Africa announced last week announced that it has accelerated its Access to Energy (A2E) strategy that it launched in 2018 and is now providing energy to...
Off-Grid

Today Sunnova announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Generac Power Systems making it the exclusive lease and power purchase agreement (PPA) provider for Generac’s PWRcell lithium-ion-based energy storage system. The two companies will offer Generac’s PWRcell system with Sunnova’s Lease, PPA, Loan and other financing agreement offerings through Sunnova’s approved vendor list, including a...
DER

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) has released its new report Powering Paradise: How Hawaii Is Leaving Fossil Fuels and Forging a Path to a 100 Percent Clean Energy Economy. The report provides a comprehensive review of Hawaii’s clean energy journey, exploring the confluence of elements that have made this transition possible. In 2015, Hawaii was the first...
Event Coverage

With so much new and exciting in the energy delivery space, DTECH is a must-attend for anyone who works with energy on the distribution side of the grid. Here’s a quick look at what to expect in San Antonio. At DISTRIBUTECH International, we strive to give attendees a good look at the future of energy...