City of Sydney Goes 100% Renewable

As of July 1, Sydney, the largest city in Australia, will power all its operations — street lights, sports facilities, buildings, and the historic Town Hall — with 100% renewable energy from local sources. The clean energy transition, made possible by a power purchase agreement put together by Flow Power, …

IRENA Puts Energy Transformation at Heart of Sustainable Recovery Agenda

Governments can align immediate economic stimulus needs with medium to long-term decarbonisation and sustainable development objectives by targeting policy measures and public spending towards the energy transformation, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published recently finds. Post-COVID recovery: An agenda for resilience, development and equality outlines immediate …

Battery Storage Paves Way for a Renewable-Powered Future

Battery storage systems are emerging as one of the key solutions to effectively integrate high shares of solar and wind renewables in power systems worldwide. A recent analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) illustrates how electricity storage technologies can be used for a variety of applications in the …

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 …