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 …

Budweiser Brewer Hops Towards Lager Emissions Reductions

AB InBev has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with Lightsource BP. The brewer of Budweiser in the UK has signed a deal to purchase 100% renewable electricity from solar business Lightsource. Through the 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA), AB InBev will receive 100MW of solar electricity, enough to power around 18,000 households across the country. It …

Australian Renewables on Track for 78% by 2030 on Current Trends

If Australia maintains its current rate of solar and wind installations through the next decade, the industry could feasibly account for 78% of the country’s electricity supply along its west and east coast main grids, a substantial increase from its current contribution of 22.5%. Australian energy analysts Green Energy Markets …

France Bids Adieu to 14 of Its Nuclear Power Stations

French President Emmanuel Macron has said the nuclear-reliant nation will close 14 of its 58 operational nuclear reactors by 2035. The leader added between four and six facilities will be closed by 2030 but warned that reducing the proportion of the energy mix derived from nuclear sources does not mean …

New Renewables Cheaper Than Old Coal in Southeast Asia

A new analysis from independent financial think tank Carbon Tracker has concluded that it would be cheaper to build new solar PV and onshore wind capacity in Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines by the end of the next decade rather than continue operating existing coal-fired power plants. Carbon Tracker published …

A Short Guide to Building a Sustainable Shelter in Nature

Imagine you are on a desert island. You are trying to invoke the image of Bear Grylls in hope for some hint on survival technique, but with no success whatsoever. You have nobody else to rely on, only yourself and the ingenuity of your own, and as you are determined …