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    1. EDF Renewable Energy Launches Distributed Electricity and Storage Unit

      EDF Renewable Energy Launches Distributed Electricity and Storage Unit

      EDF Renewable Energy has created a new business unit, Distributed Electricity and Storage (DES), which will focus on distributed solar and storage projects up to 30MW. The DES unit will look for emerging distributed-energy opportunities to offer products and services to commercial, industrial (C&I) and utility customers in the US. EDF set the foundation for the new business by acquiring solar project developer groSolar last year, while also expanding its DES staff by hiring two industry veterans in Tom Leyden and Felix Aguayo.

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    2. Enel in Uganda, New Solar Roofing Programme, Commercial PV in California

      Enel in Uganda, New Solar Roofing Programme, Commercial PV in California

      Enel Green Power is providing 2,600 thin-film PV modules for a 280.24kWp plant to help power a new paediatric surgery hospital in Entebbe, Uganda. The rooftop PV system will be connected to the local grid, giving the hospital a new level of energy independence and sustainability. As well as providing the panels, Enel is also providing the engineering and site assistance during installation and testing. The project was a group effort between Enel and other Italian donors including Santerno, Agatos and Terni Energia.

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      Mentions: CA NV Africa
    3. How US Solar Capacity Will Double Year-Over-Year

      How US Solar Capacity Will Double Year-Over-Year

      Despite a whopping 4,143MW of solar PV installed in the US in the third quarter of last year, Q4 2016 is expected to surpass that historic total, according to latest figures from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). 2016 is set to be a record year for solar on all counts; shattering all previous quarterly installation results.

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      Mentions: Australia Asia Canada
    4. EDF and Off Grid Electric Announce Solar JV for West Africa

      EDF and Off Grid Electric Announce Solar JV for West Africa

      EDF and Off Grid Electric, a distributed solar company in Africa, have announced a large-scale partnership to supply off-grid solar power in West Africa. The companies will install and maintain solar PV kits for rural and quasi-urban households who need it most. According to World Bank figures, 62% of Africans in the rural Sub-Saharan region live with almost no access to electricity. The kits include solar panels and batteries for storing energy. The joint venture will see nearly 2 million people in the Ivory Coast receive power by 2020, with plans to extend the partnership’s initiatives to other countries in the region.

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      Mentions: Africa
    5. Younicos, Xcel Energy, Panasonic Corp. to Develop Solar Storage System

      Younicos, Xcel Energy, Panasonic Corp. to Develop Solar Storage System

      Energy storage company Younico has signed off on a deal with Panasonic to design and develop a solar-plus-storage system at Peña Station NEXT in Denver, Colorado, which includes the operations hub for Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company and Panasonic CityNOW. The installation will utilise multiple Younicos Y.Cubes, a “storage-in-a-box” solution for C&I applications from the German-American industry company. The project will see four Y.Cubes installed at the Panasonic facility in Denver, Colorado. The 1MW system, which will be connected to Xcel Energy’s power grid, will offer frequency regulation, solar grid integration through ramp control, grid peak shaving, passive energy arbitrage, and backup power. This system will allow Panasonic and other microgrid stakeholders to gain maximum energy yield from Xcel Energy’s 1.6 MW solar PV system located on a nearby parking structure, along with 259 kW of PV on the building’s rooftop.

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    6. NEC Energy Solutions Provides Largest Battery-Grid, Energy-Storage Project in New England

      NEC Energy Solutions Provides Largest Battery-Grid, Energy-Storage Project in New England

      NEC Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, announced that it is supplying the Sterling Municipal Light Department (SMLD) of Sterling, Massachusetts, with a 2MW, 3.9 MWh energy storage solution. Once the project is completed in December 2016, it will be the largest battery-based energy storage system installed in New England and the first utility-scale project in Massachusetts. The installation will help boost grid resiliency against weather-related power outages, while also generating enhanced clean energy usage and cost savings to the town of Sterling. The project was funded in part due to a US$1.46 million grant from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) — along with additional financial and technical assistance from the US Department of Energy, Office of Electricity (DOE-OE).

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      Mentions: DoE MA CESA
    7. The Rise and Rise of US Storage

      The Rise and Rise of US Storage

      Written by ESA's Matt Roberts - Energy storage in the United States is going through a meteoric rise, fuelled by a combination of increasing value and market access, enhanced regulatory structures and plummeting system costs. This ascent is taking different forms across the country. Last month, Massachusetts became the third state in the US to pass energy storage procurement goals, following a trend born on the West Coast. California is pursuing a goal of 1.325GW of energy storage by 2020 for its public utilities and Oregon has followed suit with its own targets.

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      Mentions: CA HI U.S.
    8. Texas utility goes coal-free with solar focus

      Texas utility goes coal-free with solar focus

      Texas and New Mexico-based utility El Paso Electric (EPE) has eliminated coal generation from its portfolio to concentrate on utility-scale solar and a community solar programme. Just two years ago, the company said its future energy supply would come from a mixture of natural gas plants and utility-scale solar after connecting the 50MW Macho Springs PV plant and doubling its utility-scale solar capacity.

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      Mentions: CA New Mexico TX
    9. Duke's Front and Back of Meter Ultracapacitor-Battery Goes Live

      Duke's Front and Back of Meter Ultracapacitor-Battery Goes Live

      A large-scale system combining advanced batteries and ultracapacitor energy storage to provide both grid services in front of the meter and behind the meter solar shifting is up and running in North Carolina, according to one of the project’s partners. Maxwell Technologies’ director of business development, Dr Kimberley McGrath, told Energy-Storage.News that the ‘hybrid ultracapacitor-battery energy storage system’ which combines multiple applications simultaneously, is an “ideal pilot” and is now operating.

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      Mentions: IN TX Duke Energy
    10. Energy Storage 'Doubles Savings' from PV for California's Renting Families

      Energy Storage 'Doubles Savings' from PV for California's Renting Families

      The economic benefits of adding energy storage to solar in California at affordable multi-family dwellings could far outweigh the costs, even doubling savings on energy bills, a new report claims.The report, ‘Closing the California clean energy divide’, has been produced by the Center for Sustainable Energy, the California Housing Partnership Corporation and the Clean Energy Group. Allowing families in affordable rented housing to take some stake in controlling their energy production and demand could have “significant electric bill savings”, the authors said.

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    11. MENA to Europe 'Supergrid' Could Bring Regions Close to 100% Renewables, Says Fraunhofer

      MENA to Europe 'Supergrid' Could Bring Regions Close to 100% Renewables, Says Fraunhofer

      Using PV, wind and CSP, a ‘Supergrid’ interconnecting North Africa and Europe could take both regions close to 100% renewable energy by 2050, but would require political will and ambitious market design, an expert at Fraunhofer ISE has said. Teams from several related disciplines at the Germany-headquartered research institute have been conducting the Supergrid Study since 2011. Examining the possibility of a grid spanning Europe, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt and Libya, the academics found that an interregional grid would enable high proportional use of renewable energy, shared and balanced across networks and key technologies.

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      Mentions: CA Asia Africa
    12. Asian Super Grid Gets Support from China, Russia, S.Korea and Japan

      Asian Super Grid Gets Support from China, Russia, S.Korea and Japan

      State Grid Corporation of China, Korea’s main utility, one of Japan’s biggest renewables developers and Russia’s grid operator have formally indicated their interest in building a massive interconnected grid across Asia. The signing of an MoU (memorandum of understanding) for Asia Super Grid took place on 30 March between State Grid, Korean utility KEPCO, Russia’s PJSC ROSSETI and Softbank, the mobile provider-turned renewable energy developer which from Friday joins Japan’s newly deregulated electricity market. The co-signees are undertaking feasibility studies for a grid in the Northeast Asian region which could allow for electricity, including power sourced from renewables, to be sent across that part of the continent. Japan has had problems over the past couple of years with overproduction of renewable energy, leading to the first curtailments of utility-scale PV under new rules in February. Softbank said in a statement that the four companies will request support from governments and businesses to realise the plan if feasibility can be proven.

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      Mentions: Japan Asia Europe
    13. South Australian Solar, Wind and Storage Project Reaches Financial Close

      South Australian Solar, Wind and Storage Project Reaches Financial Close

      A hybrid off-grid project from renewables firm Energy Developments Limited’s (EDL) including 4MW wind, 1MW solar and a 1MW/250kWh battery system in South Australia has reached financial close. The Coober Pedy Renewable Diesel Hybrid project, which will run alongside EDL’s exisiting 3.9MW diesel power station, will provide the town of Coober Pedy with up to 70% clean energy over its lifetime. A 20-year power purchase agreement has been signed with the District Council of Coober Pedy, supported by the South Australian Government. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is providing AU$18.4 million funding support.

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      Mentions: Australia
    14. India's SECI to Tender Utility-Scale Energy Storage with Wind and Solar Hybrid Project

      India's SECI to Tender Utility-Scale Energy Storage with Wind and Solar Hybrid Project

      The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited expressions of interest for what may be India’s first utility-scale energy storage project to be combined with a solar and wind hybrid project at Rangreek in the mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh. The tender is for the design, procurement, construction, commissioning and associated transmission system for 2MW of grid-connected solar and a 0.5MW wind hybrid project with 1MWh of energy storage. The tender also includes five years of operations and maintenance work at the site in Lahaul and Spiti district.

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      Mentions: India
    15. 'World's Biggest' Battery Test Facility in Japan Set to Take Lead in Standardisation

      'World's Biggest' Battery Test Facility in Japan Set to Take Lead in Standardisation

      Japan is set to play host to what is expected to be the world’s biggest energy storage battery and system testing facility to date. The National Institute of Technology and Evaluation’s (Nite) new NLAB facility is located in the city in which the manufacturing bases of lithium-ion battery makers including Panasonic, Hitachi Maxcell and GS Yuasa are also situated. Nite is preparing to begin testing large-scale batteries this summer at the recently completed NLAB facility. Located in the city of Osaka, an hour's flight from Tokyo, traditionally a strong manufacturing region, it is hoped that the centre will become integral to ongoing efforts to develop standards for the international energy storage industry.

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    16. Energy Storage Included in Major Indian PV Tender

      Energy Storage Included in Major Indian PV Tender

      Energy storage is to be included in India’s state-run solar energy tenders for the first time under plans to help smoother integration of renewables into the grid. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a state-owned entity helping to drive the India's National Solar Mission (NSM), will float a tender for PV capacity within the 750MW Ananthapurama Solar Park in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh including energy storage capacity, a SECI spokesman has confirmed to PV Tech.

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      Mentions: India
    17. Fair Market Conditions’ More Important Than Subsidies, Says German Storage Association

      Fair Market Conditions’ More Important Than Subsidies, Says German Storage Association

      A trade association representing some of Germany’s energy storage industry has welcomed the renewal of a support scheme for batteries, but says that establishing “fair market conditions” for storage would be more important. At present, Germany’s federal government offers around €600 per kilowatt (US$634) of new PV installations, or slightly more for retrofits, coordinated by the ministry of economics and technology (BMWi), applicable to lithium-ion battery-based energy storage systems.

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    18. US' First Trade Group for Distributed Energy Resources Launches in Hawaii

      US' First Trade Group for Distributed Energy Resources Launches in Hawaii

      A trade council has been formed to support Hawaii’s aim of achieving 100% renewable energy generation by a group of behind-the-meter, distributed energy resource companies that includes solar microinverter maker Enphase. The newly formed Distributed Energy Resources Council (DERC) groups together six names in solar, energy storage and sustainability and energy consulting which share common goals to accelerate the deployment of flexible and distributed resources including solar, smart grids and storage on the islands’ energy networks.

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      Mentions: HI Stem
    19. India Commits to 40% Alternative Energy by 2030

      India Commits to 40% Alternative Energy by 2030

      India has pledged to source 40% of its installed electric power capacity from non-fossil fuel based energy sources by 2030, along with a 33-35% reduction in the carbon intensity of its GDP from 2005 levels. The country submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) late on Thursday, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference, COP21, to be held in Paris in December.

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      Mentions: India Europe China
    20. Southern California Edison Looking for 100MW of Clean Energy Sources

      Southern California Edison Looking for 100MW of Clean Energy Sources

      Utility Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched a Request For Offers (RFO) to acquire renewable energy, capacity and load reduction from new sources. The RFO serves as the second action launched to support SCE’s Preferred Resources Pilot (PRP) in central and southern Orange County and is looking for 100MW for delivery in 2018. Preferred resources for the RFO include renewable distributed generation, demand response, energy storage and renewable generation linked with energy storage.

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    21. Hawaiian Island to Meet Evening Demand with 52MWh Solar Storage Battery

      Hawaiian Island to Meet Evening Demand with 52MWh Solar Storage Battery

      A solar farm connected to a huge battery will be built on the Hawaiian island of Kauai to use solar in the evenings to meet peak demand, under a 20-year contract between SolarCity and an electric utility co-operative. As much as 95% of daytime demand on Kauai is met by solar at present but Kaua’I Island Utility Co-operative (KIUC) is keen to extend that further. SolarCity’s grid-connected project still requires approval at county and state level as well as from the state’s regulator, the Public Utilities’ Commission, but if it gets the go-ahead will see a 52MWh utility-scale battery facility built to deal with up to 13MW of solar power.

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      Mentions: DoE HI SolarCity
    22. Enphase Goes to Australia First for AC Battery Launch

      Enphase Goes to Australia First for AC Battery Launch

      After dropping a series of strong hints, Enphase has confirmed that its AC battery will be launched in Australia first. The US-headquartered microinverter and PV energy management specialist announced the news via its company blog yesterday. The blog quoted Nathan Dunn, managing director for Enphase Asia-Pacific, saying that Australia has “always been a strategic market” for Enphase. The blog gave an unspecified time frame for launch but said it would be during 2016, while an Enphase spokeswoman confirmed the news morning to PV Tech Storage.

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      Mentions: Australia Asia
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