Distributed generation

News and analysis concerning the use of distributed energy resources (DERMS), distributed generation, distributed energy, on-site generation or district/decentralised energy and energy storage performed by a variety of small, grid-connected devices. Analysis includes impact on utilities and existing transmission and distribution networks, connection of renewable energy to the grid and trends in decentralisation.

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Preparing for DER and growing revenues

DISTRIBUTECH speaks to Ken Budka, Senior Partner, Bell Labs Consulting, Nokia about what utilities should be doing to prepare for the growth...
2020 Solar

IHS Markit says China’s solar will bounce back after COVID-19

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in China in late 2019, solar manufacturing was severely disrupted in the first quarter of 2020 notes says research agency IHS Markit, but the sector has the potential to reach full capacity by the middle of the year.
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Vestas closes two Spanish factories amidst coronavirus fears

Danish wind developer Vestas has ceased production at its Spanish manufacturing facilities in Daimiel and Viveiro, as part of efforts to curb the COVID-19 epidemic.
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Coronavirus crisis could promote smart grids in Latin America

CONICET's Patricio G. Donato discusses how hte current Coronavirus crisis can result in the development and implementation of smart grids in Latin America.
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Battery storage can balance the grid and store excess energy says...

Battery storage systems are emerging as one of the key solutions to effectively integrate high shares of solar and wind renewables in power systems worldwide.
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Vattenfall pulls out of Dutch offshore wind tender citing COVID-19 concerns

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall has retraced its bid in the tender for the 700MW Hollandse Kust North offshore wind zone in the Netherlands, over uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 epidemic.
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Insight-driven decisions are required to operate digital energy grids – and...

Last summer, I had an experience that made me realise how, in the future, utility network operators will need to work based on data they get from assets they may or may not own.
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The big benefits of microgrids in disaster

Jeff Schlegelmilch of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University explains the benefits of microgrids during a disaster.
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JinkoSolar donates 1 million masks worldwide in COVID-19 relief effort

China's JinkoSolar, the largest exporter of solar PV cells globally in recent years, has announced that it will donate one million face masks and other protective equipment items to several countries severely affected by COVID-19.
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India: Tata Power announces expansion of rooftop solar to 90 cities

The rollout, says the company, comes at a time when consumers across all major categories including commercial, industrial, residential and public sector are now adopting solar energy as a reliable and sustainable solution to meet their energy needs that also holds tremendous potential to save costs.

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