World’s Largest Solar + Battery Plant Unveiled in Hawaii

Hawaii has a new, game-changing tool in its renewable energy arsenal. Power producer AES Corporation and the not-for-profit Kaua’i island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) unveiled what’s claimed to be the world’s largest solar-plus-storage peaker on the island of Kauai on Tuesday, the Lāwa’i Solar and Energy Storage Project. This is a significant step to help the Aloha State reach its 100 …

Uganda Celebrates Completion of 24MW Solar Farm

The $25 million Kabulasoke Solar Power Park has completed vital critical commissioning tests. Uganda is celebrating the completion of a new 24MW solar farm in the south of the sub-Saharan nation. The $25 million (£19.6m) Kabulasoke Solar Power Park, which has been developed by a consortium made up of of Great …

New York Completes 1.2MW Community Solar Array

New York has completed the construction of a 1.2MW community solar array. Nearly 200 households and businesses are already benefitting from the site in Brooklyn, which entered operation earlier this month. The project was funded by the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) and developed by Daroga …

Global Solar Installations to Soar 18% in 2019

A new report expects new worldwide solar capacity to total 123GW in the next year. Global solar installations are forecast to rise 18% through 2019. That’s the verdict from a new report published by IHS Markit, which expects new capacity to reach 123GW in 2019. It expects around two-thirds of new solar capacity …

Solar Geoengineering Could Be ‘Remarkably Inexpensive’ – Report

Cooling the Earth by injecting sun-blocking particles into the stratosphere could be “remarkably inexpensive”, according to the most detailed engineering analysis to date. The fear of a rogue nation or military force unilaterally taking control of the global climate is unfounded, the researchers added, as the many thousands of high-altitude …

Solar Power ‘Will Help Europe Avoid Blackouts’

Sun Investment Group says photovoltaic panels can prove highly effective in covering gaps in supply. Solar power will prove an important technology in stopping power outages across Europe in coming years. That’s the verdict from Sun Investment Group, which uses the island of Tilos as an example of how effective panels can prove …

Chernobyl Goes Solar

Chernobyl in Ukraine is infamous for having been the site of a nuclear disaster in what was then the Soviet Union. For the past 30-odd years, since the catastrophic meltdown at the local plant in 1986, the area has been deemed unfit for human habitation. That has led to a …