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First Grid-Connected Utility-Scale Solar and Storage Project for Australia

First Grid-Connected Utility-Scale Solar and Storage Project for Australia

The 13 MW Lakeland Solar and Storage Project in Queensland has started feeding electricity into the grid, becoming Australia’s first grid-connected, utility-scale solar and battery energy storage facility. And while ‘flicking the switch’ to connect Lakeland I to the grid, project developer and owner Conergy announced Lakeland Stage II. When completed, Lakeland I and II, will deliver solar electricity to the

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Nordex Wins Twin Greek Windfarm Deals

The Nordex Group has won a contract from Hellenic Capital Partners for the construction of two neighbouring windfarms in Greece. Nordex will install 16 wind turbines of its N117/2400 and N100/2500 series. The company has also secured a 15-year service deal. Patxi Landa, chief sales officer of Nordex, said the deal is “a key step for our business

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Solving the Power Generation Puzzle in Africa

Power generation all over the world is a lifeline to every economy. Developed countries all over the world are setting great paces with power generation. For example, the German utility companies in December 2017 paid their citizens to consume power as the wind energy generated more output than was needed for consumption. It was forecasted

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Zimbabwe: GE Shows Interest in Hydropower Project

American multinational conglomerate General Electric (GE) has shown interest in investing in Zimbabwe’s Batoka Hydropower project. The company’s top executives recently appeared before parliament’s committee on mines and energy and have expressed their willingness to invest in aviation, locomotives, power and healthcare, reports the African Independent. The delegates included Serame Toukobong, the chief marketing officer

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Increased Renewables Share Could Boost EU Economy

A new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has found that the European Union (EU) can increase the share of renewable energy in its energy mix to 34% by 2030. Presenting the findings during a launch event in Brussels, ‘Renewable Energy Prospects for the European Union’ – developed at the request of the European

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Emergence of a commercial market for mini-grids in Africa

Energy access remains a critical piece of the African development story. Some 600 million people in the region are still without access to modern forms of energy, relying instead on rudimentary fuels, such as charcoal and wood, for cooking; costly kerosene, candles and batteries for lighting; and spending significant and increasing amounts of time and

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Kenya to Relook Thermal Power Amidst Drought Season

The Kenyan Energy Cabinet Secretary, Charles Keter, has indicated that government will be forced to use more thermal power to meet the current demands. Keter said this while on a tour of the Sondu-Miriu hydroelectric power station in Kisumu County. According to the Daily Nation, Kenya Power usually buys electricity from the thermal producers at

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ZERA Reviews Electricity Tariff Application

The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) has once again applied for a tariff increase, Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority’s (ZERA) technical director engineer, Misheck Siyakatshana confirmed. Speaking to the Herald, Siyakatshana said: “We have an application (for tariff review) at the moment and we are reviewing it.” It is reported that ZERA takes about 45 days

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