Experimental solar PV park opens in Cuba

By |2019-11-22T20:03:36+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Regional|

Cuba made progress toward its 2030 renewable energy goal with the recent opening of an experimental photovoltaic park in Havana. The park, part of a university Microelectronics Research Center, was the result of a group partnership between Cuba, German and Mexico. Source The post Experimental solar PV park opens in Cuba appeared first on New

US$1 trillion energy investment coming to LAC

By |2019-11-22T20:03:34+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Regional|

Latin America and the Caribbean could see a US$1 trillion windfall in energy and infrastructure investments over the next five years, according to a senior U.S. Treasury Department official. It is expected that a portion of that funding may flow through the América Crece program, launched in 2018 to address myriad barriers to infrastructure development

Powin Energy Forms JV with Chinese ‘Solar Module Super League’ Player Gcl Si

By |2019-11-20T21:05:25+00:00November 20th, 2019|Regional|

Ranked among the leading solar PV module suppliers by our sister site PV Tech, GCL System Integration (GCL SI) has created a joint venture, branded as G-Powin Energy Solution, to expand its energy storage business in the Asia-Pacific region, notably Australia with US-Based energy storage technology provider Powin Energy.

Businesses See Storing Energy While the Sun Shines as Key to California Power Shut-off Strategy

By |2019-11-18T23:04:50+00:00November 18th, 2019|Regional|

After three years of wildfires and now, blackouts, more and more business owners are looking to the power of the sun and storage of a battery pack for peace of mind. “I tell people if they have solar, think about adding batteries,” said Aron Moore, owner and president of Sun First Solar of San Rafael.

$580 million secured for wind & solar plant in Chile

By |2019-11-18T19:09:18+00:00November 18th, 2019|Regional|

Mainstream Renewable Power has raised US$580 million to fund phase-one construction on what will eventually be its 1.3 gigawatt “Andes Renovables” wind and solar power plant in Chile—one of the largest in Latin America. Financing was provided by a consortium of six banks and is one of the region’s largest renewable energy debt financing deals

Puerto Rico issues RFQ for new generation facility

By |2019-11-15T21:17:30+00:00November 15th, 2019|Regional|

Puerto Rico is seeking a P3 partner to develop a generation facility in its northern region. The Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnerships Authority (PRPPA) and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) issued an RFQ seeking a private partner to develop, finance, construct, and operate the facility. It would be located adjacent to the existing Palo

Salt River Project to Install Large Battery for Big Arizona Solar Plant

By |2019-11-15T20:02:05+00:00November 15th, 2019|Regional|

Salt River Project will build the biggest battery on the power grid in Arizona as part of its pledge last year to add 1,000 megawatts of solar to its supply by 2025. SRP said last year it would reduce its reliance on natural-gas-burning power plants and save money by adding solar and batteries to its

California Sees Solar+Storage domination by 2030 with 11 GW / 44 GWh of Batteries

By |2019-11-14T17:33:55+00:00November 14th, 2019|Regional|

The state’s 2019 IRP sees just over 11 GW solar power, and at least 11 GW – with up to 19 GW – of energy storage necessary to meet resource adequacy as part of the state’s legally required 60% renewable portfolio standard by 2030 as prices have fallen 50% since 2017. 

In Search for Cheaper, Longer Energy Storage, Mountain Gravity Could Eventually Top Lithium-Ion

By |2019-11-13T21:11:39+00:00November 13th, 2019|Regional|

Mountain gravity energy storage could be a viable way to store electricity for longer durations and at larger scales than lithium-ion battery storage can, according to a study recently published in the academic journal Energy. The idea of gravity as a form of storage is an example of ongoing research into additional storage options beyond