Energy Management Systems

ABB secures $30m renewable integration contract in Germany

The Swiss power electronics giant has been chosen by Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT to shore-up and stabilize parts of the grid to make them more amenable to intermittent power supply from renewables such as wind and solar.

Panda Green’s H1 PV generation soars 63.9% year on year

Hong Kong-listed PV investor Panda Green Energy’s solar projects in China generated approximately 1,001.9 GWh of electricity in the six months to the end of June, up sharply from 611.2 GWh in the second half of 2016.

US could suffer recession-era economic losses if climate change remains unchecked, study finds

Inequality will widen with many poorer parts of the US on course to see their income reduced by 20% if climate change continues to accelerate.

Dutch firm Solarclarity opens Energy Management Experience Centre

With the solar energy sector 2.0. in its sight, the Dutch PV distributer’s Energy Management Experience Centre will seek to offer energy management solutions to balance out electricity generation and consumption.

Three-year window to limit worst effects of climate change, experts warn

Scientists, governments and business leaders sign letter published in the journal Nature that says the world has just three years to act in order to avert dangerous levels of climate change.

SolarPower Europe outlines 10 steps towards a digital solar future

The European solar body has published ten regulatory asks on solar and digitalization that it believes can help expedite the uptake of PV and smart grids across the continent.

Italy simplifies rules for PV storage

The rules were harmonized with the regulation for revamping and repowering of PV systems issued by the GSE in March.

ABB microgrid control system poised for UK university campus deployment

Swiss power electronics firm to install its state-of-the-art microgrid solution at the University of Chester’s new Energy Centre, in what will be the first energy management system of its kind in the U.K.

Solar leads the way in record-breaking renewable capacity additions, REN21 report says

With 161 GW installed, last year was a record 12 months for global renewable additions, finds the annual overview of the state of renewable energy drafted by REN21. Solar PV accounted for around 47% of the capacity added.

SoftBank unit completes 32.3 MW in Japan

SB Energy — the renewables development arm of Japanese telecoms giant SoftBank — has switched on a 32.3 MW solar array in Yusui, Kagoshima prefecture.