Category: Solar Energy News
Solarplaza Shines Light on Blockchain Green Energy Prospects

Solarplaza Shines Light on Blockchain Green Energy Prospects

Amidst growing experimentation, a mix of factors leads energy industry pros to believe Africa has is fertile ground for applying blockchain in the power-energy sectors.

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New Secretary of Defense James Mattis Supports Solar Military Microgrids To ‘Remove Tether of Fuel’

New Secretary of Defense James Mattis Supports Solar Military Microgrids To ‘Remove Tether of Fuel’

As Coalition Forces stormed Baghdad in 2003, the commanders knew they had a significant Achilles heel. They didn't know how long they had to defeat Saddam's regime before the ...

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Solar PV, Renewable Microgrids Stand Out in 2017 IRENA/ADFD Joint Facility Awards

Solar PV, Renewable Microgrids Stand Out in 2017 IRENA/ADFD Joint Facility Awards

Four renewable energy projects in Africa and the Pacific region will receive $44.5 million in IRENA-ADFD Joint Facility loans that come with low interest rates and other favorable ...

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Off-Grid Solar Hits the Ground Running in Rural Nicaragua, Panama

Off-Grid Solar Hits the Ground Running in Rural Nicaragua, Panama

A chance meeting the clean energy and water poverty he witnessed during his travels across Nicaragua and Panama led Marc Henrich to create Solubrite. Now the solar-social ...

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Tesla-SolarCity Swoops In On Nascent Island Microgrid Market

Tesla-SolarCity Swoops In On Nascent Island Microgrid Market

Successive news announcements makes it clear that Tesla-SolarCity has had its eyes on island solar-storage microgrids for quite some time.

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World’s First Open Microgrid Lets Commercial Zones Co-Invest and Optimize Energy Resources

World’s First Open Microgrid Lets Commercial Zones Co-Invest and Optimize Energy Resources

Two new pilot projects, dubbed 'E-Cloud' seek to develop and optimize open microgrids in Belgium's industrial zones. E-cloud is funded by the local Wallonia government.  The ...

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Hybrid Solar Microgrids Up and Running in Colombia’s Forbidding Darièn

Hybrid Solar Microgrids Up and Running in Colombia’s Forbidding Darièn

Installed by Cali's Tecmac Ingeniera, the five community solar-diesel microgrids have created jobs for locals and reduced pollution and energy costs, thereby improving human and ...

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USAID, RBL Bank Partner to Expand Off-Grid, Rooftop Solar in India

USAID, RBL Bank Partner to Expand Off-Grid, Rooftop Solar in India

The $75 million USAID loan guarantee will significantly enhance RBL's ability to extend loans to Indian SMBs installing off-grid and rooftop solar energy systems in poorly served ...

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Solar Microgrid Helps Save Lives, Brighten Prospects in Rural Myanmar

Solar Microgrid Helps Save Lives, Brighten Prospects in Rural Myanmar

A community solar-energy storage is delivering emissions-free electricity throughout a village in Myanmar's central Dry Zone, enabling health clinic staff to store anti-venom and ...

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Haiti Microgrid Developer Wakes Up To Daunting New Role In Wake Of Hurricane Matthew

Haiti Microgrid Developer Wakes Up To Daunting New Role In Wake Of Hurricane Matthew

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Sigora was on hand to support emergency relief efforts. Now the clean energy microutility is raising $96k and leveraging its ...

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