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Energy Storage, Clean Power associations planning merger to strengthen U.S. renewable energy unity

The U.S. Energy Storage Association intends to merge with the American Clean Power Association in a move to spearhead transformative growth for renewable energies.

Renewables a key tool in the fight against Covid19

Bloomberg reported this week that over 2.66 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines have now been administered across the globe, with the bulk of those doses received in Western nations. Most people reading this will have...

A new plan is underway to equip ‘super rural’ households in Malawai with pay-as-you-go...

SolarAid will equip every household in Ntchisi, a largely off-grid district in central Malawi, with pay-as-you-go solar home systems and provide access to a period of free lighting.

Himalayan villages to receive life-changing solar mini-grid

Rural villages located in Mukteshwar, in India’s Himalaya region, are to get an innovative solar mini-grid system to generate and store energy. Power Roll, a developer of low-cost and lightweight flexible solar PV, will be working...

Solar-powered heroin production shows the shady side of 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...
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Top headlines of global microgrid news

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...

DC Court upholds major FERC storage order, should lead to massive new battery markets...

This morning, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit upheld a major federal rule (FERC Order 841) that should lead to significantly expanded battery storage use in wholesale markets across America.

Solar mini-grids could be pivotal in electricity access to 111 million households

More than 5,000 mini-grids are already installed in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and small island nations, with some in Latin America Mini-grids could play a critical role in providing electricity to rural communities and businesses and in helping...

Energy storage deals with impacts from COVID-19

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....

Solar mini-grids for rural electrification to double within three years

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...