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AEMC issues new rules to stabilize Australian grid

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has introduced new regulations to stabilize the national grid as coal-fired plants are increasingly phased out and more solar and wind capacity is brought online.

GFG Alliance to buy Australia’s ZEN Energy

SIMEC Energy, a unit of India’s GFG Alliance, has acquired a majority stake in Adelaide-based PV and battery storage installer ZEN Energy, as part of a broader strategic partnership.

REI exhibition: India will surpass 175 GW renewable target, says MNRE

Secretary of the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy Anand Kumar believes the country can confound doubts about its bold solar ambitions and smash its 175 GW of renewables by 2022 target.

Interview: India’s storage market readies the ground for growth

The executive director of the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) Rahul Walawalkar, talks to pv magazine about India’s vast energy storage potential ahead of next week’s World Energy Storage Day.

Sonnen reports record solar storage sales for August

The German provider sold 1,000 storage systems in August alone.

Smart Energy Hackathon kicks off in Bangkok

More than 80 energy experts, coders and product designers from across Southeast Asia gathered in Bangkok today for the Smart Energy Hackathon, a 30-hour competition that aims to foster the development of new digital energy solutions such as public blockchains for the provision of PV generation data.

Sonnen, E3 / DC, Senec and LG Chem dominate German residential PV storage market

Nearly two-thirds of all solar storage systems sold in Germany come from these four suppliers. According to EuPD Research, about 16,800 photovoltaic storage systems were sold in the country in the first half of the year. Falling prices and an attractive rooftop market are driving demand upwards.


Itochu to develop 507 kW array with storage in Indonesia

Japanese trading firm Itochu has revealed plans to install 507 kW solar on the roof of a new mall in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

Technology making micro-grid ‘remoteness’ less remote, investment more attractive, finds new report

Report by TFE Consulting shows how investment in micro-grid businesses and technology is bridging the informational, operational and psychological gap between the end customer and micro-grid developers and investors.


BYD posts $260 million H1 profit as solar sales sag

China’s BYD has recorded a profit attributable to owners of the company of CNY 1,723 million ($259.8 million) for the first half of 2017, down 23.8% year on year, as revenue from its PV and rechargeable battery business slid 15.8% from a year earlier.


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