Off-Grid

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...

It’s DTECH Time! What to expect in 2020

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...
EV ARC by Envision Solar

Commonwealth of Massachusetts paves the way for solar powered EV charging stations

Envision Solar International announced that Massachusetts has awarded the company a new statewide contract for solar powered EV charging stations. With the contract in hand, state agencies can place purchase orders (PO) with Envision without going through any...

Commercial and industrial customers to accelerate the energy transition in Africa

Commercial and industrial offtakers might become the main driver for the energy transition in Africa. This is in-line with the global trend that more and more commercial and industrial off-takers integrate renewable energy solutions...
Mary Powell will be stepping down as CEO of GMP and McClure will replace her.

Mary Powell stepping down as president and CEO of Green Mountain Power

Green Mountain Power (GMP) announced Mary Powell, president and CEO for 12 years, will leave the company at the end of the year after more than two decades of leadership in energy and innovation. GMP also...

DISTRIBUTECH embraces the solar industry as grid decarbonization takes center stage

DISTRIBUTECH International, the event that showcases the future of energy delivery, is proud to announce three strategic partnerships with leading solar industry stakeholders. Each organization will enhance the event, which takes place January 27-30,...
Storage

A deluge of batteries is about to rewire the power grid

A pale orange-and-gold sunset bathes the macadamia plantations and avocado orchards that sweep down to Australia’s Byron Bay. The coming dusk is a cue for two sleek Tesla battery packs in the garage at Amileka, a secluded holiday villa nearby. They stir silently into action—powering the appliances in the five-bedroom home’s twin kitchens, recharging a $100,000-plus Model X SUV, driving a filter pump for an 18-meter swimming pool sparkling in the shade of a century-old native black bean tree.

VPPs with smart inverters offer crucial flexibility to the changing grid

Energy generation and consumption is rapidly transforming into a decentralized, decarbonized, and digitized model due to a number of market forces. The declining costs of solar energy systems, as well as the increasing price of energy from the grid has led to grid parity. This has caused PV proliferation to accelerate to such an extent that in the past five years alone, PV installed capacity has increased by 300%. Simultaneously, the EV market is also on the rise and is expected to reach the electrification tipping point by 2030. This is due to support from governments trying to limit the effects of climate change, thus leading to automotive manufactures transitioning their fleets from standard petrol- and diesel-powered cars to EVs. As a result of the acceleration of both of these markets, EV charging has created demand patterns causing an even steeper and faster ramp-up in the evenings than the PV duck curve. , This is causing the grid’s balancing act to be increasingly complex. In order to support this new energy dynamic, advanced management software is required to ensure grid stabilization and to unlock the value of these energy resources.