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.

ARENA renewables

ARENA funds study for Australia’s first coordinated renewable energy zone

ARENA has issued $5 million in funding to TransGrid as part of efforts to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy in Australia.
US solar pv

US solar PV system costs falling faster than expected

Solar PV system costs in the US are falling faster than anticipated across all market segments, primarily driven by module price reduction, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie.
utilities microgrids

Utilities to increase microgrid capacity by nearly five times by 2029

Global utilities are expected to increase their microgrids capacity by 19% per annum between 2020 and 2029, according to Guidehouse Insights.
andalusia

EIB funds largest solar project in Spain’s Andalusia

Solarcentury has secured €43.5m in funding from EIB to complete the construction and ensure the operation of the largest solar energy project in Andalusia.
Apple ev charging

Mainstreaming EVs: Apple unveils charging points in maps update

Apple has announced a sweeping update for iPhone users with the release of iOS 14 and one of the updates includes EV charging stations in its maps feature.
emissions, climate change south asia

A historic turning point in tackling the global climate crisis

Ministers must seize the opportunity to turn the COVID-19 crisis into a defining moment in the fight against climate change, the CCC says.
renewables capacity

US: Wind and solar remain fastest-growing energy sources

Renewables produced 27.1% more electricity than coal during the first four months of 2020, according to the US Energy Information Administration.
solar pv

Global annual solar PV repairs and maintenance market to hit $9bn

Annual solar pv repairs and maintenance spend will grow to $9 billion by 2025, according to a new study released by Wood Mackenzie.
scada

RWE invests in Siemens’ new SCADA system to optimise renewables monitoring

Siemens is supplying RWE with its new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system Optime, to manage renewables assets in Europe.
distributed energy

DER investments to reach nearly $1 trillion by 2030

The global annual investments in distributed energy resources (DER) will increase by 75% by 2030.

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