Articles tagged with: Microgrid

QCELLS invests in Australian DER software company SwitchDin

QCELLS invests in Australian DER software company SwitchDin

4 Jun 2020, 09:16

QCELLS has invested AU$5 million (US$3.45 million) in SwitchDin, an Australian distributed energy resources (DERs) software company that offers capabilities including virtual power plant aggregation and microgrid-forming.

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Smart neighbourhood, smart microgrid

27 Apr 2020, 10:37 • By Molly Lempriere
Smart neighbourhood, smart microgrid

Microgrids can offer a resilient and secure alternative for both rural and city communities. Molly Lempriere looks at some of the microgrids around the world that are transforming the way neighbourhoods produce and consume electricity.

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The outlook for mini-grids

21 Apr 2020, 04:08 • By Baptiste Possémé
The outlook for mini-grids

Mini-grids offer a quick route to electrification in parts of the world where grid extensions are unfeasible. Baptiste Possémé looks at the some of the technological and regulatory trends influencing the deployment of mini-grids in Africa and Asia.

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SPONSORED: The ‘new animals’ of the grid: why energy optimization is your best investment

22 Sep 2019, 18:43 • By Andy Colthorpe
SPONSORED: The ‘new animals’ of the grid: why energy optimization is your best investment

A new white paper from Wärtsilä Energy shows that being able to integrate and then optimise all of these different assets is the key to ensuring that your project - and your investment - is going to provide the maximum benefit, longest possible lifetime in the field - and the best business case. Risto Paldanius, Director of Business Development, Energy Storage and Integration at Wärtsilä told us a bit more about what optimization really means in today’s energy market.

100MWh ASEAN ‘pathfinder’ project for Wärtsilä

100MWh ASEAN ‘pathfinder’ project for Wärtsilä

30 Jul 2019, 11:53

Wärtsilä remains tight-lipped on the exact location of a hybrid power plant including 100MW / 100MWh energy storage in Southeast Asia which will “leverage abundant wind and solar resources”.

Salmon fishing in Alaska gets a battery-powered renewable boost

Salmon fishing in Alaska gets a battery-powered renewable boost

11 Jun 2019, 14:32

Cordova, Alaska, is isolated from the grid, but fortunate to be blessed with hydropower resources - and now a 1MWh battery storage system will help this coastal Arctic community increase its self-reliance in a “harsh and unforgiving climate”.

Space the latest frontier for flow batteries

Space the latest frontier for flow batteries

23 May 2019, 16:45

Following announcements from various manufacturers of deployments and partnerships in new territories, the latest wave of flow battery news includes an agreement that could put batteries in space for mission critical applications at the likes of NASA and the International Space Station.