Tesla, Panasonic Begin Battery Production At Nevada ‘Gigafactory’ – The two companies jointly designed and engineered the lithium-ion batteries being made at its Reno, Nev., plant “to offer the best performance at the lowest production cost in an optimal form factor for both electric vehicles and energy products.”
Beyond The Pricetag: The Real Benefits of Off-Grid Solar – If you’ve ever used kerosene the way many low income families do, in a tiny tin with a small wick for lighting, you’ll inhale a lot of smoke, the entire place will reek of gas and smoke, and your children will strain to read under its dismal light.
Is biomass a sustainable energy solution for off-grid villages in Developing countries? – Off-grid renewable energy systems are expanding rapidly to service more than one billion people worldwide who lack access to electricity. Change is driven by declining costs and increasing performance for small hydro, solar PV and wind turbines, as well improved electricity storage and control.
Remote Australian Solar-Diesel Hybrid Mini-Grid To Get 1.9MWh Battery Storage – A remote solar-diesel hybrid mini-grid that is being used to power a remote indigenous community in northern Australia will soon be fitted with battery storage, after German energy storage expert Qinous won the tender to supply and install a 1,987kWh lithium-ion system.
Microgrids Seen as Answer for 620 Million Africans Without Power – Power grids that work at a fraction of the scale of a traditional utility, called microgrids, have gained support from banks and developers as a way to bring power to the 620 million people across Africa that lack access to electricity.
Romblon’s Cobrador Island Gets 24-Hour Power From New Hybrid Solar-Diesel System – An Asian Development Bank (ADB) supported solar-diesel hybrid power generation system today began providing round-the-clock electricity for the first time to all 244 households on the island of Cobrador in Romblon province in the central Philippines.