Solar Energy

Liquid Air Storage Project

ENERGY STORAGE NEWS – A joint venture (JV) partnership to develop and construct long-duration liquid air energy storage (LAES) projects at scale in Latin America has revealed plans for its first project. Highview Enlasa, formed as a 50:50 owned JV between UK-headquartered LAES technology provider Highview Power and Chilean backup power generation company Energia Latina SA Enlasa …

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Transitioning to a Smarter Grid

FORBES – This article is one in a series investigating the importance of modernizing and decarbonizing the electric grid. The company we feature in this article – Wärtsilä – is working on the complex process of allowing various generation sources (e.g., solar, wind, fossil fuels) to function efficiently together in a “hybrid” grid.   Executive Summary …

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420MW Solar ESS Facility – US

PV MAGAZINE – Denmark’s largest power provider and wind project developer, Ørsted, has completed its Permian Energy Center project, a 460 MW hybrid solar and battery storage facility located in Andrews County, Texas. Permian Energy Center brings Ørsted’s onshore operating capacity to 2.1 GW. The project and its 420 MW of solar PV and 40 MW of …

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285MW Solar ESS Project – Germany

ENERGY STORAGE NEWS – Germany’s second ‘Innovation Tender’ for clean energy projects combining different technologies has awarded 258MW of capacity to solar-plus-storage across 18 bids. The federal network operator, Bundesnetzagentur, announced the results of its latest tender for large-scale solar, onshore wind, biomass and the newer innovation category last Friday. The bidding window closed for all …

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SOLAR – Cheapest Form of Energy

KAIETEUR NEWS – According to the estimations of the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA), solar energy has not only become the cheapest form of energy, but is also poised to become king of global electricity markets. The intergovernmental organization which works with countries around the world to shape energy policies for a secure and sustainable future, made …

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Off-Grid Solar Project – U-Solar

MERCOM INDIA – U-Solar was declared the winner in the ‘Best Off-Grid Solar Project’ category at the Solar Awards 2021 in the recently-held Mercom India Solar Summit 2021. The U-Solar’s micro-grid with storage project and diesel generator backup was developed for retailer Big Basket at its warehouse in Kataria, Gurugram, Haryana. The project is one of the first off-grid solar …

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Generating Solar Energy at Night

SAUR ENERGY INTERNATIONAL – Can solar panels generate energy even when the sun isn’t around? In a major breakthrough, researchers at the University of California have designed a unique night solar panel (NSP) that can produce 50 W under ideal conditions at night, one-fourth of what traditional solar panel produce during the day. In their paper entitled ‘Nighttime …

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Maintain Grid Security as Coal Retires

RENEW ECONOMY – The electricity industry is making a rapid transition towards 100% renewable energy, but do we know for sure how to keep the grid stable without any old-style, ‘synchronous’ coal generators? Australia’s energy ministers are poised to release a proposal from Energy Security Board for a redesign of the National Electricity Market.  This question of ‘security’ …

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