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Finance for 49 mini-grids in Sierra Leone and Uganda

Winch Energy has announced the project, which it hopes will be a significant bridgehead towards building $100 million worth of off-grid systems within two years, alongside Franco-Japanese partner Neot Offgrid Africa.


Mitsubishi and Japanese university offer peer-to-peer trading alternative to FIT payments

Blockchain systems are being tested as a means of offering solar households revenue for excess power they generate, now the FIT program has ceased.

Testing floating PV, storage and hydrogen at Netherlands’ largest off-shore wind complex

Energy companies Shell and Eneco have secured the tender to build the 759 MW wind power plant. The partners will build a pilot solar park, short-term storage capacity and a green hydrogen plant at the facility, to assess their capabilities of balancing intermittent power.


Indonesia plans domestic electric vehicle industry

A presidential decree has enacted a range of incentives for e-mobility roll-out with domestic content requirements increasing over time.


Mitsubishi consortium to acquire Dutch utility Eneco

Publicly-owned power company Eneco has explored the possibility of an IPO since early 2017 and now appears set to pass into new ownership.


The rise and rise of Bboxx: Off-grid solar supplier lands another $50m

The solar home system company, which enables customers to pay their solar electricity bill through an app on their mobile on a PAYG basis, has conducted a monumental funding round as it eyes expansion to become a fully-fledged pay-as-you-go utility.


Mitsubishi offers residential solar-plus-storage EV charging in Japan and Europe

The Dendo Drive House includes a solar system, residential storage and a bi-directional charger. Mitsubishi says it reduces electric bills and fuel costs by enabling battery charging from the grid at night, when power prices are cheaper, and can also draw power from an electric vehicle.


India a $50bn market for energy storage, says US energy firm chief

Given its ambitious goal of achieving 175 GW of renewable power generation capacity by 2022 – and push for electric mobility – the world’s second most populous nation presents a potentially huge investment opportunity.


Sunverge to build VPP project for TEPCO in Japan

Sunverge Energy has revealed plans to install “dozens” of energy storage units in eastern Japan, as part of a virtual power plant (VPP) project under regional utility Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO).

Eneco and Mitsubishi build 48 MW battery in Germany

The storage system EnspireME is expected to become operational by the end of this year. Through an additional pilot project, surplus power from local wind plants will be managed and stored.


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