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  • DuraTrack HZ v3 Solar Tracker Receives Internationally Recognized Certification

    Array Technologies, pioneers of solar tracking, have achieved both IEC 62817 and UL 3703 certifications. IEC 62817 is the international standard related to photovoltaic systems, specifically the design qualification of solar trackers. During the evaluation process, Array Technologies worked directly with ...


    By Array Technologies Inc

  • BYD and Kostal ink strategic partnership for providing energy storage

    BYD, a Chinese battery manufacturer headquartered in Shenzhen, has reportedly signed an agreement with Germany-based inverter maker Kostal for a new strategic partnership further aimed at providing energy storage solutions. Citing reliable sources, the deal will further see them merge their products for the European market, offering storage solutions to commercial and residential solar segments. ...


    By CMFE Research

  • Central California Leads the State in Zero Net Energy Homebuilding

    De Young Properties and energy consulting company ConSol jointly announce De Young RidgeView, the largest grid-connected zero net energy (ZNE) single-family community to be developed in California. De Young RidgeView, located in the Central California community of Clovis, will include 58 zero net energy homes designed with the potential to produce as much clean energy as they consume in a year. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Competition in Colombia Sparks Renewable Energy Expansion

    Following more than a year of coordination with NREL and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Colombia will host its first renewable energy auction in 2019. The use of auctions to procure renewable energy has already been adopted by many of Colombia's South American neighbors and approximately 50 countries worldwide. For Colombia, it is an opportunity to bring in low-cost, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Soligent to Partner with American-Based Module Manufacturer, Mission Solar Energy

    Soligent Distribution has partnered with American-Based Module Manufacturer, Mission Solar Energy to expand its high quality product offerings. August 23, 2018, Solar & Wind, Energy Storage Grids Soligent Distribution, the largest pure play solar distributor in the United ...


    By Mission Solar Energy, LLC

  • IRENA Outlines Importance of Energy Transition in Global Innovation Index

    The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has outlined the innovation priorities needed to accelerate the transition to a sustainable energy system. The Agency authored a chapter of the recently published 2018 Global Innovation Index (GII) report, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • SEPA's Energy Storage Snapshot Highlights Opportunities in Nascent Storage Market

    The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has announced the release of the 2018 Utility Energy Storage Market Snapshot, the second annual overview of the energy storage market.Now in its second year, the Energy Storage ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Duke Energy Florida Proposes More Solar, Grid Improvements for 2019

    Duke Energy Florida (DEF) recently (8/24) announced plans to bring more solar power to its system, as well as improvements to the grid that will enhance reliability, security and resilience in 2019. The company is offering more value for customers through investments in its state-of-the-art Citrus Combined Cycle Natural Gas Plant and Hamilton Solar Power Plant, and grid improvements such as ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Oil major Exxon Mobil invites bids for clean energy expansion in Texas

    America’s largest oil company, Exxon Mobil has recently announced that it is actively seeking proposals to buy and expand its renewable energy operations in Texas. The company has sent out a request for proposals with a deadline of June 8, 2019, asking the Lone Star State wind and solar companies to pitch contracts. A report by ...


    By CMFE Research

  • A typical island : 100% renewables in sight

    Introduction The location is an island in the Atlantic Ocean and one of the more remote places on this earth. The local utility company has put out an RFP for the installation and operation of renewable power plants on the island grid. Applicants should act as Independent Power Producers (IPP) and propose a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The island has raised the bar proclaiming the ...


    By XANT NV

  • Capital Dynamics raises USD 1.2 billion for its latest CEI fund

    Asset management firm, Capital Dynamics has reportedly closed the deal of its joint venture fund, Clean Energy and Infrastructure (CEI) VII JV LLC with an investment of $1.2 billion. All in all, the total amount that Capital Dynamics’ manages for its clean energy and infrastructure strategy would be valued at around USD 4.8 ...


    By CMFE Research

  • Tampa Electric to launch Balm Solar project worth USD 110 million

    Tampa Electric (TECO), a renowned U.S. based energy company, has recently announced the launch of one of its four new solar projects in Hillsborough County. The project aims at providing electricity to 12 thousand homes located in the region. For the record, the Balm Solar project by TECO is spread across 548 acres in the south Hillsborough County and employs 700,300 solar panels to produce 74.4 ...


    By CMFE Research

  • Solar on Every Home? NREL Outlines Pathways to Ultra-Low Cost Residential Solar

    Since 2010, solar photovoltaics (PV) have seen dramatic cost reduction across the commercial, residential, and utility sectors. For example, the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for residential PV has declined from 52 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh) to 15.1 ¢/kWh between  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Hybrid CSP-PV gains create openings for 24-hour solar supply

    Last month, Spain's Acciona and Abengoa resumed construction of the 110 MW Cerro Dominador CSP plant after receiving a notice to proceed (NTP) from project owners. The Cerro Dominador plant is a tower design with 17.5 hours of molten salt thermal storage capacity. Abengoa is ...


    By FC Business Intelligence

  • China Silk Road fund buys into $4bn Dubai CSP plant; South Africa’s Eskom shelves 100 MW project

    China's Silk Road fund is to acquire 24% of ACWA Power's 700 MW DEWA CSP plant in Dubai, the developer announced July 22. The Silk Road fund invests in a range of sectors under China's Belt and Road initiative, which expands China's influence over infrastructure, energy resources and ...


    By FC Business Intelligence

  • I&M Offers New Option for Green Power

    Indiana Michigan Power has launched a new way for Indiana customers to support renewable energy. IM Green offers customers the opportunity to attribute all or part of their energy use to renewable wind and solar energy generated in Indiana and Michigan for as little as $3.53 per month for a typical home. The optional payment goes directly to supporting renewable generation and IM Green costs. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Can You ‘Foresee’ a Smart-Home Future? NREL Researchers Do

    Take a minute to program your smart thermostat. Simple enough, right? Now, set up multiple connected appliances so they all coordinate to reach a common goal. Not so easy, is it? In fact, at the moment it's nearly impossible. "Right now, if you had a smart dishwasher, a smart washer/dryer, and a smart water heater, you'd have to set up the schedule for everything yourself," said Bethany Sparn, a ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New features of our HydroBio® Advance system

    The perfect control for your system: learn more about the new features  of our HydroBio® Advance system like automatic flow compensation for fouling measurements and a new sensor for geothermal applications up to 250° C: https://www.kurita.eu/en/hydrobio-advance ...


    By Kurita

  • Kitu Systems Announces Software Suite for California Rule 21

    Kitu Systems recently announced the availability of its Convoy DER Communications Aggregator, upgrades of its Spark and Citadel product lines to support IEEE 2030.5-2018, and the release of its NorthGate API to interface with utilities' grid management systems.​ California Electric Rule 21 governs the interconnection requirements between generation facilities ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • PG&E Demonstration Project Tests Smart Inverter Benefits, Electric Grid Impacts

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced interim findings from an ongoing Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) project that aims to demonstrate the functionality of smart inverters.As more Californians power their lives with solar energy, energy storage and electric vehicles, PG&E is looking to the smart inverters that will be installed on those technologies to manage their ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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