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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...

Engie Africa brings off-grid power to more than four million people

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...

Solar installer teams up with back-up generator supplier to offer solar + storage solar...

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...

Hawaii’s energy transition provides a model for decarbonization

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...