Category: Solar Energy News

Competition Heats Up in Kenya’s Off-Grid, Mobile Pay-Go Solar Market

Competition Heats Up in Kenya’s Off-Grid, Mobile Pay-Go Solar Market

An average 800 Kenyan households per day are signing up for d.light's new D30 off-grid solar home system.

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VizN to Build Solar-Flow Battery Microgrid at Luxury Nicaraguan Residential Resort

VizN to Build Solar-Flow Battery Microgrid at Luxury Nicaraguan Residential Resort

The 200kW/800kWh zinc-iron flow battery will be linked with an 800kWp PV solar array to provide multiple energy services at the Ranco Santana luxury residential/vacation resort on ...

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EnerDel Sees Bright Prospects for Utility, as well as Military Hybrid Microgrids, Mobile Power Conversion

EnerDel Sees Bright Prospects for Utility, as well as Military Hybrid Microgrids, Mobile Power Conversion

With a USAF-Univ. Dayton Research Institute project wrapping up, EnerDel sees prospects for its mobile and stationary hybrid microgrid technology improving in both the commercial ...

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Solar Crowdfunding Non-Profit Wins DOE-SunShot “Solar in Your Community” Seed Funding

Solar Crowdfunding Non-Profit Wins DOE-SunShot “Solar in Your Community” Seed Funding

Innovative non-profit, community solar-focused RE-volv will use an initial $100,000 seed grant to further develop its plans to install solar PV systems for 10 local non-profits ...

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20-Plus Million Bangladeshis Now Have Access to Clean, Affordable Home Solar

20-Plus Million Bangladeshis Now Have Access to Clean, Affordable Home Solar

Driven primarily by rapid deployment of small-scale, off-grid home solar PV-energy storage systems, access to electricity in Bangladesh has risen from 47% to 80% since 2009.

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Episcopalian, Methodist Churches Plow $60MM into Developing World Off-Grid Solar

Episcopalian, Methodist Churches Plow $60MM into Developing World Off-Grid Solar

The Church Pension Fund and Wespath Benefits and Investments have invested $60 million ($30 million each) in Developing World Markets’ (DWM) landmark $60.8 million ORCA (Off-grid ...

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Commissioning of Multi-Platform Solar-Storage Microgrid Under Way on Sardinia

Commissioning of Multi-Platform Solar-Storage Microgrid Under Way on Sardinia

Designed and built by Electro Power System and partner FZSoNick for Sardinia's water management agency, the hybidized microgrid integrates concentrating solar thermal and ...

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MTN, Lumos Global Expect to Empower 1 Million Nigerians with Launch of Mobile Electricity Service

MTN, Lumos Global Expect to Empower 1 Million Nigerians with Launch of Mobile Electricity Service

The advent of off-grid, mobile pay-go household solar energy systems is producing amazing results in a growing range of Sub-Saharan nations. The MTN-Lumos partnership serves as a ...

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USAID Adds Momentum to Sub-Saharan Off-Grid Solar with $4 Million of New SOGE Grant Awards

USAID Adds Momentum to Sub-Saharan Off-Grid Solar with $4 Million of New SOGE Grant Awards

USAID will award Scaling Off-Grid Energy Development Grand Challenge grants of up to $500,000 each to Sub-Saharan start-ups that demonstrate commercially promising innovations and ...

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Haiti Solar Micro-Utility Amps Up, 20x Expansion in Customer Base on Tap

Haiti Solar Micro-Utility Amps Up, 20x Expansion in Customer Base on Tap

The first to be awarded funding from ElectriFi, pioneering renewable energy micro-utiliy Sigora International aims to expand the customer base of its pilot, community solar ...

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