Grids & Integration

Decentralized energy: how much of it?

An emerging topic in today’s discussions for renewable energy is the extent to which decentralized structures of energy replace the old centralized systems. pv magazine captures the debate.

Sonnen wins US$1.5 million Zayed Future Energy Prize

The German battery manufacturer was chosen by the prize as the winner in the small & medium enterprise category. Sonnen CEO Christop Ostermann received the US$1.5 million award at the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.

PV, micro-grids win the bulk of IRENA funding for developing countries

The fourth round of a joint project facility between Irena and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development that finances renewable energy projects in developing countries has been announced. Solar PV and micro-grid technologies attract the main bulk of funding.

AES, Mitsubishi tie up on India’s first grid-scale storage array

The U.S. power group and the Japanese industrial giant will jointly supply a 10 MW Advancion energy storage bank to help integrate renewables such as solar into a grid network operated by Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL) in New Delhi.

Indian firms request more time to install rooftop plants

With India’s rooftop market set to boom in 2017, the Faridabad Industries Association (FIA), which represents businesses in the Faridabad region of India, has requested an extension to the December 31st 2016 deadline to install rooftop solar on commercial and industrial units.

India to spend $1.8bn on power lines to support growing solar base

As part of the green corridor project, the Power Grid Corp. of India will build power lines to transmit 20 GW of power capacity across 34 individual solar power plants. Project cost to run to $1.8 billion.

Azure Power completes first phase of 14 MW Delhi Metro solar installation

The Indian renewables developer has finished phase one of the rooftop project at the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s Sultanpur facility at a tariff of $0.083/kWh.

Interview: Younicos discusses latest 49 MW UK storage deal

Following this week’s announcement that Younicos will supply a 49 MW storage system in the U.K., pv magazine caught up with the company’s president and CEO Stephen L. Prince to find out more about the project, and Younicos’ wider objectives.