Solar Energy Round-up - Feb 27, 2018

Wind, solar could meet 80 percent of US demand: study

Wind and solar power could meet 80 percent of United States of America demand for electricity. According to the report in the journal Energy and Environmental Science, a few years ago, these renewable energy sources were thought to be capable of supplying only about 20-30 percent of US needs. Options can include hydroelectric and nuclear power generation, as well as managing demand.

Solar Energy Round-up - Feb. 23, 2018

AES and KIUC break ground on Hawaii’s largest solar-plus-storage system

AES Distributed Energy, a subsidiary of AES Corporation, and nonprofit transmission firm Kauai Island Utility Cooperative has broken ground on a 28MW solar and 100MWh five-hour duration battery energy storage system in Kauai, Hawaii.

Source: PV-TECH


Karnataka extends deadline for 1.2GW solar tender due to ‘technical issues’

Solar Energy Round-up - Feb. 20, 2018

Solar to lead global renewables growth for next five years — KPMG

The KPMG said in it's latest report that the PV capacity will expand more over the next five years than any other renewable-energy technology. The accounting and financial services firm drew its findings from a survey of 200 renewable-energy investors, which was conducted in the third quarter of 2017. It will be improved more the next five years.

Solar Energy Round-up - Feb. 19, 2018

Enel starts operations at 103MW Brazil solar park

A subsidiary of Italian power giant Enel, Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (EGPB), has begun operations at its 103MW Horizonte solar park in the municipality of Tabocas do Brejo Velho, in the north-eastern state of Bahia, Brazil. In Brazil, the Enel Group, through its subsidiaries EGPB and Enel Brasil, has a total installed renewable capacity of nearly 2.9GW.

Source: PVTECH

Solar Energy Round-up - Feb. 14, 2018

ALEC Energy signs 6.5MW PV rooftop deal with Emaar for Dubai mall

ALEC Energy, the renewable energy arm of the ALEC Engineering and Contracting LLC, signed off on a contract to develop a 6.5MW rooftop solar plant with Emaar Development for the Dubai Hills Mall project which is currently under construction.

Source: PV-TECH


Innogy to acquire rights to 460MW of solar projects in New South Wales