Category: Solar Energy News
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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Off-Grid Renewable Energy Bringing Universal Electricity Access to Africa

Off-Grid Renewable Energy Bringing Universal Electricity Access to Africa

Widely available and cheaper than ever, PV solar is spreading rapidly across sub-Saharan Africa as a first generation of local clean energy entrepreneurs taps into support from ...

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Tabuchi America Joins Electric & Gas Industries Association to Launch ¨Solar Plus Storage¨ Loan Program

Tabuchi America Joins Electric & Gas Industries Association to Launch ¨Solar Plus Storage¨ Loan Program

The US subsidiary of one of the world's largest solar inverter manufacturers, Tabuchi has partnered with energy efficiency and renewable energy advocacy EGIA to launch the $300 ...

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Sharp Launches New Mid-Tier, C&I Solar-Energy Storage Financing Program

Sharp Launches New Mid-Tier, C&I Solar-Energy Storage Financing Program

Sharp's Energy Systems & Services Group expects to finance more than 12 MWs worth of hybrid commercial and industrial (C&I) ¨solar plus storage¨ projects in the next 12 ...

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War of Currents Unsettled as DC Microgrid, EV, DER, and Efficient Loads Favor DC

War of Currents Unsettled as DC Microgrid, EV, DER, and Efficient Loads Favor DC

New DC Microgrid Opportunities Are Opening Up, Causing Many To Rethink The Entire Electric Grid. Universities, companies, and governments have been lining up for years to ...

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Mobile Phone Adoption In Africa Can Provide Tools, Demand, and Lessons for Off-Grid Electrification

Mobile Phone Adoption In Africa Can Provide Tools, Demand, and Lessons for Off-Grid Electrification

Hundreds of millions of phones (and smartphones) have been activated in Africa. But the aspiration of portable and renewable off-Grid solutions for all households still appears ...

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