Smart Grid

Trump infrastructure priority plan includes transmission, wind, energy storage

Dive Brief: A 50-item list of infrastructure priorities compiled by the Trump administration and released by McClatchy and the Kansas City Star includes provisions for transmission expansion, wind and energy storage, among other power sector projects. It is not clear if the $137 billion wish list is a draft or final version, the outlets reported, but is […]

Solar in Middle East: DEWA’s new HQ to be world’s smartest governmental building

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), recently welcomed a high-level delegation from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) headed by Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA.  During the meeting, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer highlighted the features of Dewa’s new […]

SolarCity and Tesla: Tau Microgrid

The island of Ta’u in American Samoa, located more than 4,000 miles from the West Coast of the United States, now hosts a solar power and battery storage-enabled microgrid that can supply nearly 100 percent of the island’s power needs from renewable energy. This provides a cost-saving alternative to diesel, removing the hazards of power […]

DEWA and Huawei sign strategic partnership to accelerate smart city initiatives

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and Huawei, a global ICT solutions provider, today announced a strategic partnership aimed at enhancing cooperation in technical and scientific fields. The partnership is aligned with DEWA’s efforts to achieve the Smart Dubai initiative, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister […]

Bringing Tailored Renewable Energy Solutions together with Strong Partners – Chris Voet, LTI ReEnergy

During Intersolar Europe 2016 we spoke to Chris Voet, Chief Sales Officer at LTI ReEnergy about the specific approach of the company towards their customers. Unlike many of actors on the solar and renewable energy markets who are focusing on sales of standard products, LTI ReEnergy is bring Tailored Renewable Energy Solutions to the final […]

SolarCity and PG&E Collaborate on Distributed Energy Resource Projects

Technology testing in San Jose, Calif. aims to unlock additional benefits of solar power, battery storage, smart inverters for enhanced grid stability and control SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY), best known as the nation’s number one provider of rooftop solar to consumers and businesses, today announced a collaboration with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to demonstrate how […]

ABB inaugurates microgrid in South Africa, boosting renewables and power reliability

Zurich, Switzerland, June 8, 2016 – Innovative solar-diesel solution provides continuity of power supply for ABB’s premises in Johannesburg and helps reduce carbon emissions ABB today commissioned an integrated solar-diesel microgrid installation at its 96,000 square meter Longmeadow facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. This is a world premiere for the innovative solution with fully grid-connected […]

The Future of the Grid – SolarCity Launches Utility and Grid Services

 SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY), best known as the nation’s number one provider of rooftop solar to consumers and businesses, today introduced a new set of services for utility and grid operators. SolarCity’s new services include installation, financing, and consulting services for utility-scale solar and energy storage resource development, as well as advanced controls for demand response, distributed […]