Energy Management Systems

Panasonic to build PV-powered residential microgrid in western Japan

PanaHome, a unit of Panasonic, has revealed plans to connect 117 homes in western Japan to a solar-powered microgrid system, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

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.

European Commission releases dataset of solar generation time series

In order to help policymakers come up with an energy framework that would better reflect the solar power generation potential across Europe, the European Commission’s science and knowledge service Joint Research Center (JRC) has produced a dataset of solar energy production at national, regional and local level, by the hour for the last 30 years, based on the existing PV fleet at the end of 2015.

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. 

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.