Statoil installs Batwing storage project at the Hywind site.

Statoil installs Batwing storage project at the Hywind site.

In March, Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil announced plans to embark on a ground-breaking pilot project to develop and install an innovative new battery storage solution for offshore wind energy. In a double first, the novel system, known as Batwind, will also be located in the first ever floating offshore windfarm, the Hywind pilot […]

ACWA to reach beyond Bokpoort CSP in South Africa.

ACWA to reach beyond Bokpoort CSP in South Africa.

Located on a dead flat piece of land about an hour-and-a-half’s drive from Upington and close to the Orange river, the curved solar collector mirrors, gleaming pipes and large molten-salt tanks of the 50 MW Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) plant stand in stark industrial contrast to the vast expanse of grass and shrubs, distant […]

Coal-free South Australia and batteries could fill the energy gap.

Coal-free South Australia and batteries could fill the energy gap.

South Australia’s last coal-fired power station closed on Monday this week, leaving the state with only gas and wind power generators. The Northern Power Station, in Port Augusta on the northern end of the Spencer Gulf, has joined Playford B – the state’s other coal-fired power station which has already been retired. The coal mine […]

Global Leaders gather in D.C. to begin implementing Paris Agreement.

Highlights from Climate Action 2016 summit include efforts around cities, transport, land-use, energy, resilience and analysis & tools: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for rapid action to limit climate change and achieve Paris Agreement goals New Climate Economy, WRI Ross Center and C40 announce a major new international initiative that will make the economic case […]

SolarCity and Tesla Energy walk into solar utility business.

SolarCity and Tesla Energy walk into solar utility business.

SolarCity will produce the electricity, Tesla Energy will store it – and the SolarCity Utilities Services will deliver it to you at night. Recently, Tesla said they would install more energy storage with Solarcity in 2016 than the USA installed in 2015. This morning SolarCity put out two press releases – one announcing the focus on Utility and Grid […]

Louise Vickery of ARENA: the COP21 agreement a “game-changer” for all renewables.

Louise Vickery of ARENA: the COP21 agreement a “game-changer” for all renewables.

The global COP21 agreement could be the impetus for investment in 
solar thermal energy in Australia, given the technology’s potential
 for energy storage as well as electricity generation. ARENA general manager of projects Louise Vickery yesterday told the
 Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative conference in Melbourne
 this week the COP21 agreement was a “game-changer” for […]

Community solar power farm installed by Anesco.

Community solar power farm installed by Anesco.

A community solar power farm has been installed by Anesco at Oxcroft on behalf of Chesterfield Community Energy. Profits made by selling the electricity will be deposited in a community fund to support local residents. The solar farm is expected to generate about 4,000 MW of electricity annually. Additionally, it is anticipated that it will produce electricity […]