HOMER Energy Assists with Mini-Grid Solar Project in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania– Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency provided a grant to Rex Energy, one of Tanzania’s largest renewable energy solutions providers, for a minigrid project in the Lake Victoria Islands, where only one percent of the population has access to electricity. The grant supports the development of a full-scale business model and financing plan necessary to implement a hybrid solar photovoltaic (PV) minigrid with a cumulative capacity of 2 […]

Renewable Energy Can Unlock Socio-Economic Benefits for Islands, IRENA Reports Find

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Locally generated renewable energy would improve energy access and reduce electricity costs for Vanuatu, Fiji and the Marshall Islands Developing the vast renewable energy resources of Fiji, the Marshall Islands and Vanuatu would provide substantial socio-economic benefits for their citizens, according to three reports released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewables Readiness Assessments for the three island nations find that a combination of solar, wind, geothermal, marine, biomass and biofuel could […]

Pacific Island Countries and Territories Explore Pathways to Transform Energy Systems

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In an ongoing effort to solve the region’s significant energy challenges, Pacific Island countries and territories and development partners are meeting this week (July 21 to 23) in Honolulu to share experiences on increasing the use of renewable energy. Key speakers will discuss comprehensive approaches to energy sector transformation, including the importance of enabling legal and regulatory frameworks, capacity building, and financing. The workshop will examine a number of Pacific case studies, such […]

Energy and Mines Summit: Renewables, Energy Efficiency & Carbon Reduction for Mines

Renewables, energy efficiency and carbon mitigation for mines Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 22-23, 2015 The mining sector is facing a tough business environment with low commodity pricing, rising energy costs and constraints, increasingly remote locations and heightened stakeholder opposition. In this environment, the need to reduce operational power costs and gain stakeholder buy-in is critical to mining’s success. Energy and Mines’ 3rd Annual Toronto Summit will bring together the mining leaders and renewable […]

Intersolar North America 2015 Kicks Off in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, July 14, 2015— As the North American solar energy market looks toward another record-breaking year, a standing-room only audience packed the Grand Ballroom at San Francisco’s InterContinental Hotel to hear fresh insights on the challenges and opportunities impacting the industry during the keynote session of Intersolar North America, the solar industry’s most-attended exhibition and conference dedicated to the North American market. “As the first major industry show in the United States each […]

Solar for All Contest Focuses on Solar Village and Mini-grid Solutions

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Fraunhofer ISE and Canopus Foundation start second edition of the award Solar power gained from photovoltaics (PV) will soon be the cheapest form of electricity in many regions of the world, as a recent study on long-term scenarios by Fraunhofer ISE on behalf of Agora Energiewende shows. In sunnier regions, for applications in rural areas, one kilowatt hour (kWh) gained from solar energy already today is cheaper than a kWh produced by a […]

Booz Allen, Siemens and Power Analytics Partner with New York Communities to Win 16 NY Prize Microgrid Projects

NY Prize Supports Microgrid Planning and Development Across the State of New York Booz Allen Hamilton, Siemens and Power Analytics will study the technical and economic feasibility of installing community microgrids in 16 cities across New York. These communities were each awarded $100,000 in initial microgrid funding through New York State’s NY Prize competition in order to evaluate how microgrids—local energy networks that are able to separate from the larger electrical grid—can expand […]

Revenue from Community Resilience Microgrid Implementations is Expected to Total Nearly $7 Billion from 2015 to 2024

Current interest in these microgrids appears to be greatest in the United States, Navigant Research report finds A recent report from Navigant Research examines the global market for community resilience microgrids (CRMs), including global market forecasts for the incremental capacity and implementation revenue of community microgrids and both utility and third-party CRMs through 2024. During the last 15 years, electricity outages have cost the global economy billions of dollars, triggering efforts to make […]

Saft Li-ion Battery to Power the ExoMars Rover as it Searches for Life on the Red Planet

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HOMER Energy Industry Partner Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has signed a contract worth over one million euros from Airbus Defence and Space Ltd (UK) to develop, qualify and test a specific lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery system to power the ExoMars Rover vehicle. The Rover is the key component of the ExoMars Programme, run jointly by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Roscosmos, the Russian Federal […]

Brooklyn Army Terminal Announced as a Project of the Year Finalist for 2015

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Princeton Power Systems’ energy storage Microgrid takes one of the top Solar Projects in North America at Intersolar’s Annual Event Princeton Power Systems, a leading global designer and manufacturer of technology products and embedded software for energy storage, microgrid operations, and electric vehicle charging, has announced that their Brooklyn Army Terminal project is a finalist for the 2015 Intersolar Project of the Year Award. Princeton Power’s Alcatraz Island Microgrid was named a 2014 […]