Regional

APS Issues RFPs for Solar and Wind Energy Resources

By |2019-09-13T16:39:24+00:00September 13th, 2019|Regional|

Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) issued two separate Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for solar and wind resources. These RFPs will help expand the company’s renewable energy portfolio to approximately 2,500 megawatts by 2021 – enough to power more than half a million Arizona homes. Projects must employ commercially proven technology and must be designed with

Caribbean as an example for the growing eco-friendly construction sector

By |2019-09-13T11:53:40+00:00September 13th, 2019|Regional|

The Caribbean could teach eco-friendly construction practices as interest for this sector grows. The industry of environmentally-friendly or green construction is steeply growing: it’s expected to generate more than 6.5 million jobs by 2030. To be eco-friendly, construction need to consider how buildings can be designed to cope with lower carbon emissions and rising energy

Mico University College in Jamaica will see installation of rooftop solar facility

By |2019-09-12T10:27:03+00:00September 12th, 2019|Regional|

MPC Capital and the Mico Foundation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to install solar panels on the rooftop of the Mico University College in Jamaica. The 2MW solar installation is part of the energy efficiency measures which aim to cost energy costs for university, reduce its greenhouse emissions and increase its energy independence.

Solar panels installed on Costa Rican capital’s traffic lights

By |2019-09-12T09:59:01+00:00September 12th, 2019|Regional|

A solar PV installation was completed in the Greater Metropolitan Area of San José, Costa Rica. These works correspond to the last stage of the project to provide the 474 traffic light systems monitored at the Traffic Control Center with solar panels. In this fifth and final stage of the plan, a total of 132

Virtual Power Plant of 1,000 Homes Planned for Hawaiian Electric

By |2019-09-11T16:07:42+00:00September 11th, 2019|Regional|

The world’s largest residential virtual power plant is planned for the Hawaiian island of O'ahu, managing the electricity from some 1,000 rooftop solar-plus-storage systems that will be installed under a four-year contract beginning in 2020. Project developers Sunrun and OATI will send the energy from the residential systems to Hawaiian Electric Company's (HECO) grid as called

California’s Initiatives to Overcome its Challenges in the Sun

By |2019-09-11T16:07:38+00:00September 11th, 2019|Regional|

California is embracing energy storage as a reliability solution for an electrical grid that’s adopting more renewable, intermittent generation. Public agencies such as the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have set ambitious energy storage targets while companies across the state are developing cutting edge storage technologies such as zinc-air batteries and renewable hydrogen. The goal is to

8minute Solar Energy Approved to Build 400-MW Solar-Plus-Storage Project for City of Los Angeles

By |2019-09-10T23:06:27+00:00September 10th, 2019|Regional|

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the largest municipal utility in the United States, has announced a new partnership with 8minute Solar Energy to provide storable, renewable, and affordable power to households throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley — at the lowest combined solar and storage prices on record. The

The Land of Opportunity for Off-Grid Solar

By |2019-09-06T22:15:48+00:00September 6th, 2019|Regional|

Consolidation is picking up in Africa’s off-grid renewables market, where big investors like Engie are betting on the electricity consumers of the future. While a variety of technologies and products are considered part of the off-grid ecosystem, solar home systems have been the star from an investment perspective, and particularly those sold under a pay-as-you-go

New biomass plant opens in Cuba

By |2019-09-05T12:18:13+00:00September 5th, 2019|Regional|

A new biomass plant has been set up in Cuba, using waste from a rice processing plant to produce energy. The new is in the Enrique Troncoso mill, the largest in the Province. The mill is affiliated with the Palacios Agroindustrial Enterprise. This circular energy system uses rice husks byproducts to produce energy for drying

Construction of 50MW solar plant in the Dominican Republic to be completed by the end of the year

By |2019-09-04T11:32:38+00:00September 4th, 2019|Regional|

The Dominican Republic’s National Energy Commission (CNE) has announced that the Washington Capital Solar Park is currently under construction, and will be finalised by the end of 2019. The project is led by the Washington Capital Solar company, in cooperation with U.S. developer Dominion. It is expected that the solar plant will generate 110 GWh