UK awards £50m for clean energy projects in Africa

Winning projects include solar farms in Kenya, geothermal power stations in Ethiopia and battery storage across sub-Saharan Africa

Centrica and sonnen create ‘UK’s most advanced’ virtual power plant

A network of 100 domestic batteries have been installed and aggregated in a cloud platform that can be charged or discharged according to the needs of the grid

Wind and solar power to dominate new US electricity capacity in 2020

The renewable energy sources are forecast to represent almost 76% of new capacity additions

Rolls-Royce takes majority stake in energy storage company

The British multinational engineering firm’s interest has increased to 73.1%

Wind and solar infrastructure
New $105m funding approved for renewable energy projects across eight nations

Projects include the installation of 20 biogas digesters which will convert organic waste into energy in Nepal and an 8MW solar and wind hybrid power plant in Antigua and Barbuda

Statkraft charges ahead with 11MW battery storage unit in Ireland

It is located at the site of the company’s first Irish onshore wind farm, which will have a total capacity of 23MW

Syama gold mine digs solar energy and battery storage

UK firm Aggreko has been awarded a contract to install, operate and maintain the hybrid plant by Resolute

NYSERDA approves 20MW storage project in Ulster, US

The facility, which will help balance the local grid, will replace planned fossil fuel projects when it is completed in early 2021

UK energy storage sector sees ‘massive growth’

The total capacity of battery storage planning applications has soared from nearly 6,900MW a year ago to more than 10,500MW today

Black Friday deal: E.ON offers £400 off for in-roof solar panels

The Big Six supplier offers flexible payment options, enabling householders to spread the cost over one, two or three years with interest-free credit