Off Grid Electric secures $7.5 million from impact investor, Developing World Markets

  Off Grid Electric (OGE), a leading distributed solar company that operates under the consumer brand Zola in Africa, has secured $7.5 million in debt financing from impact investment manager Developing World Markets (DWM).  This announcement comes on the heels of a major partnership and expansion into Côte d’Ivoire withEDF, a global leader in low-carbon

Jamaica’s national executive office to go solar with 15-kW system

Caribbean nations may make the ideal market for solar energy. They have some of the highest electricity prices in the world, rely heavily on imported fuel for conventional generation, suffer from a lack of grid resilience and what’s more, they are among the countries most vulnerable to the most dangerous impacts of climate change. There

Fronius installs inverters in a former nuclear power plant in Austria

Fronius, the global quality leader for solar energy, has carried out a very special project in Zwentendorf, Austria: a photovoltaic system has been installed on the site of a former nuclear power plant (NPP). Where once nuclear energy was to be produced, today clean, safe energy is generated from natural resources over an area of

Ingeteam awarded operation and maintenance of biomass plant in Mérida, Spain

ENCE has awarded Ingeteam a new contract for the operation and maintenance of its biomass plant in Mérida. This plant, constructed with the latest innovations for the transmission, storage and production of energy using biomass sourced from forest and agricultural-based residues, has a net installed power of 20 megawatts, giving an annual production of 160

White paper: Environmental concerns and siting requirements for small ground mount Canadian solar PV projects

Here’s the intro from a white paper from Endura energy, a UGE company. Read the full paper here.  In July and December, 2014, the Ontario Power Authority (now the Independent Electricity System Operator, IESO) issued 224 MW of Feed in Tariff (FIT) 3 contracts for electricity generated using renewable fuels, 69 MW of which were

UGE Works with Export Development Canada to arrange construction finance facility for international commercial solar projects

UGE International Ltd., a leader in renewable energy solutions for the commercial and industrial sector, today announces that it has arranged a construction finance facility backed by Export Development Canada (“EDC”) to provide the Company with competitive construction financing for the development of its international solar projects. In addition to UGE being a market leader

BDR Fund Award winner: Bringing electric reliability to a Nigerian orphanage

Alternative Energy Southeast of Athens, Georgia, proudly seeks out philanthropic opportunities to benefit underserved communities with installed solar power. The contractor pledges 10% of its earnings toward charitable efforts and is involved with a local installation program called Solarize Athens. Now the company and its president Montana Busch have expanded their charitable nature far beyond

Enphase now shipping AC batteries to Australia and New Zealand

Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company, announced today that it is now shipping AC batteries to its customers in Australia and New Zealand. Demand for Enphase AC batteries continues to exceed expectations, with the company having revised production plans up based on volume projections provided by distributors totalling 70,000 batteries in Australia and New

ViZn Energy Systems provides non-toxic flow batteries to remote African villages

ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of zinc and iron chemistry-based flow battery energy storage systems for utilities and microgrids, announced today that they will be partnering with Jabil Inala to offer turnkey storage solutions to the African power market. Africa has 13 percent of the world’s population, but accounts for only four

EDF Energy Renewables wins contract for 49-MW UK battery storage facility

EDF Energy Renewables has won a contract from National Grid to provide 49 MW of battery storage at its West Burton Combined Cycle Gas power station in Nottinghamshire. It will form part of a new [200 MW] enhanced frequency response system which will be deployed across the UK to balance the UK grid. With the