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Brazil's smart grid market to grow

Northeast Group has released a study, Brazil Smart Grid: Market Forecast 2012-2022, stating that smart grid investments in Brazil are set to reach US$36.6 billion by 2022.

Standards development for smart grid

The IEEE Standards Association has announced five new standards and a modified standards development project to aid the efficient rollout of smart grids worldwide.

Germany: Off to Ulm for battery development

Baden-Württemberg’s Environment Minister Franz Untersteller visited the ZSW labs for battery technology eLab in Ulm, Germany today. In the spotlight is the advancement of a ‘Made in Germany’ technology base for batteries.

Germany: Micro smart grid concluded in Berlin

Schneider Electric has collaborated with the Innovation Center for Mobility and Social Change (InnoZ) to complete a micro smart grid at the EUREF-Campus in Germany’s capital city.

A growing global smart grid market

Smart grids are set to grow as Pike Research’s report shows. Meanwhile Echelon Corporation has announced two micro grid deployments in India and South Africa that will integrate distributed generation to compensate disruptions in utility-supplied power.

China: Big PV project possibilities, but grid and policy issues exisit

The consensus at Solarpraxis’ first “Project implementation conference – China 2012” in Shanghai is clear: the potential of photovoltaic project development in China is huge, particularly in light of falling system costs. However, overcoming policy and grid connection issues is key.

Bharti Airtel to enhance solar installations in Africa

India-based telecommunications company, Bharti Airtel, has chosen to increase the use of solar, and other renewable energies, to replace its diesel-powered generators. The aim is to reduce its carbon footprint in Africa and cut operational costs.

Norway’s green battery vs. hydrogen storage

According to the industry experts present at the first “Energy Storage” conference, held this week in Düsseldorf, Germany, either technology could win the race to enable Germany’s renewable energy future.

Large scale storage solutions critical to future dominance of solar

During the second day of Solarpraxis’ “Energy Storage” event in Germany’s Düsseldorf, it was claimed that the storage bottleneck needs to be broken, in order to develop large-scale storage solutions, which are critical to the future dominance of both solar and wind.

Pay-as-you go PV picks up award

Off-grid photovoltaic system provider, Eight19 has picked up an award, as Climate Week kicked off across the U.K. yesterday. The company, which has pioneered a pay-as-you go solar system in Africa, was named Best Initiative for Small or Medium-Sized Business.

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