A smart-grid project combining PV generation and battery storage has been unveiled in Haiti. The project is the result of collaboration between the Biohaus Foundation and relief organization NPH Germany. The project will substantially reduce the nation’s reliance on diesel generators.
In Argentina’s new renewable energy tender, solar came in second with the quota of 450 MW.
Solar PV array to be installed at the Barbados Government headquarters on Bay Street by Solar Watts Systems. Retrofit is expected to reduce government’s energy bills by $16 million.
The new PV capacity will be part of a plan to add 1.5 GW of new generation capacity and to address the state of emergency of the country’s electricity system.
The Brazilian government said it is planning to issue a decree to include the installation of rooftop PV arrays in all new buildings erected under the program by the end of 2017.
The tender, which was launched in December 2016, was open to solar-plus-storage projects and PV projects for self-consumption.
The new rules will apply to large-scale projects as well as to residential and commercial PV.