Scottish Island to Receive Electricity for 24 Hours for the First Time Ever!

An island in Scotland is to be powered by electricity for 24 hours for the first time ever. Fair Isle, located between Orkney and Shetland and currently home to 55 people, has only had access to power between 7.30am and 11.30pm every day. It will now benefit from around-the-clock electricity …

Vestas To Test Solar & Wind Hybrid System In Spain

In a press release today the renewable energy companies Vestas and Energias de Portugal Renováveis (EDPR) describe a hybrid demonstration setup based on wind and solar photovoltaics to be installed at an EDPR wind farm in Cádiz, Spain. An array of 372 kW of solar photovoltaics will be coupled to …

Sunnova Introduces Solar-Plus-Storage Offering “SunSafe”

Houston-based solar power company Sunnova has this week expanded its offerings to bring it into the solar-plus-storage market alongside its bigger-name competition Tesla and Sunrun with the introduction of its Sunnova SunSafe solar and home battery storage service. As the residential solar market continues to expand, so too does the …

Scottish Islanders Secure £1.3m for Community Renewables System

Residents of the Isle of Canna off the west coast of Scotland have secured £1.3m to largely ditch their diesel power generators in favour of a new community-owned renewable electricity system based on solar PV, wind, and battery storage technologies in a bid to cut fuel usage and costs. Construction …

Green Light for Swindon Council’s Giant 50MW Battery Project

Swindon could soon become home to one of the UK’s largest energy storage projects, after a council-backed company secured planning permission for a giant 50MW facility on a brownfield site in the town. Public Power Solutions (PPS), a wholly-owned company of Swindon Borough Council, secured planning consent for the project …

ENGIE North America Secures 320 Megawatt Solar Pipeline In SoCore Energy Acquisition

ENGIE North America has this week announced the acquisition of Chicago-based SoCore Energy and its 320 megawatt pipeline of operational and late-stage development solar and battery storage projects. The North American subsidiary of French multinational electric utility company ENGIE announced on Monday that it had signed an agreement to acquire …

Tesla’s Massive Australian Battery Responds to Coal Power Outages in Milliseconds

Tesla’s massive lithium-ion battery storage facility, which was designed to feed South Australia’s unstable power grid, is already proving itself by responding to power outages within milliseconds. The system—the largest of its kind on planet Earth—was tested twice just this month. According to CleanTechnica, on Dec. 14, the Loy Yang …