17. February 2016 · Comments Off on Getting ahead of the wave: Hawaii’s renewables transformation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Driven by market forces and evolving customer demands, Hawaii has, in a relatively short time, integrated a significant amount of distributed renewables. To better understand the renewable transformation currently underway in Hawaii, the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and energy consulting firm ScottMadden Inc. led a group of international energy industry executives to explore the state’s renewable energy market through face-to-face meetings with thought leaders and decision makers — including the Hawaiian electric utility, transmission and renewable energy industries; government, trade, and industry associations; and market experts — who are adapting to the state’s dynamic and challenging environment.

Source: Getting ahead of the wave: Hawaii’s renewables transformation – SmartGridNews

01. February 2016 · Comments Off on Solar plus storage defining renewable energy · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The success of solar plus storage is defining the growth potential of renewable energy. Solar plus storage is a key necessity for solar to overcome limitations like intermittency and the lack of power after dark.In fact, Lux Research predicts that distributed storage for solar systems will be worth $8 billion in 2026, as solar combines with storage to continue its remarkable growth.

Source: Solar plus storage defining renewable energy – SmartGridNews

14. January 2016 · Comments Off on Enabling the clean energy revolution · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Across Asia, companies and governments are adopting more renewable energy as concerns over climate change and carbon emissions move up the development agenda. The Asian Development Bank estimates that the share of renewables in electricity generation in the region will increase from 1.9 per cent in 2010 to 7.1 per cent in 2035.As these new sources such as wind, solar and hydropower become part of the electrical grid, they also introduce instability as energy is produced only under certain weather conditions. Utility operators must therefore find a way to keep the grid stable, says Sven Wagner, Director, ConnectedEnergy at Bosch Software Innovations in a recent interview.

Source: Enabling the clean energy revolution | News | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific

18. December 2015 · Comments Off on Uruguay’s Smart Move into Renewable Energy · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

As global warming worsens condition, the climate summit held in Paris discussed ways on how to properly deal with this worldwide crisis. And one country announced their outstanding performance in dealing with it – Uruguay’s smart move by shifting into renewable energy.In just 10 years, Uruguay has shifted to getting 95% of its electricity from renewable energy. They use wind and solar energy to back-up their hydro power plants which was able to sustain the country’s electricity demands.

Source: Uruguay’s Smart Move into Renewable Energy – Health Aim

15. December 2015 · Comments Off on Asia: Energy storage, renewable energy set to soar in 2016 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

As the need for the integration of renewable energy into the power grid grows, Asia will emerge as dominant region for energy storage, according to Frost & Sullivan. That need is expected to drive significant interest in community and grid-scale energy storage solutions next year, particularly in Japan, China and South Korea.

Source: Asia: Energy storage, renewable energy set to soar in 2016: pv-magazine