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.

Solar COVID-19

US solar companies call for action from Congress on COVID-19

554 US solar companies have sent a letter to the US Congress underscoring the impact COVID-19 is having on the solar industry, via industry body, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

Live webinar series – COVID-19: Utility Crisis Management

Join this live virtual discussion where we bring you the best insights from key utilities around the world who have dealt with or are dealing with the challenge of keeping services operational in an age of social distancing and isolation.
China COVID-19

Renewables set to win during China’s COVID-19 lockdown

Renewables' non-dispatchability and preferential status in China's power system are allowing them to grow while power demand declined during the COVID-19 lockdown. IHS Markit expects this trend to continue as the world continues to fight the pandemic.
Offshore wind forecast

Offshore wind set to soar to 200GW by 2030 says report

As the offshore wind sector’s global expansion trend continues to grow, increased awareness of the risks and effects of climate change is likely to lead to a greater focus on decarbonisation efforts in both the supply chain, and means of component production, says a new report by the Energy Industries Council (EIC).
US solar jobs

US: Five ways COVID-19 could derail renewables

Although COVID-19 can strengthen the call for resiliency and distributed renewable generation, there are at least five ways that the disease could ruin renewables in the near-term.
renewable energy demand

Europe: Demand for renewables outstripped supply in 2019

The growth in renewable energy demand outpaced renewable energy supply in 2019, according to new statistics from the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB).
Oman solar

Oman’s largest solar PV plant reaches financial close

ACWA Power, GIC and AEPC have achieved financial closure for a 500 MW solar PV plant at Ibri in Oman, currently the largest solar PV plant in the country.

Coal-fired plants find new life as data centres and clean energy...

As coal-fired power plants become uneconomic and are shut down for good, a new sort of recycling industry is taking shape: the repurposing of those plants.
NSW solar

NSW announces first hydrogen storage, new solar/storage plants

The Australian state of New South Wales has announced seven new energy projects to help improve energy affordability across the region, including the first state-owned hydrogen storage system
solar street lighting

Nigeria trialling solar street lights in Lagos

In Nigeria, the Lagos State Government has commenced testing the use of solar-powered traffic lights in a bid to tackle the lack of electricity for traffic control, which caused congestion in the state.

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