ENGIE acquires Mobisol, becomes market leader in off-grid solar Africa
ENGIE expands its decentralized energy offering in Africa through the acquisition of Mobisol, a pioneer of off-grid solar solutions. Mobisol has operations in Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya and has installed more than 150,000 solar home systems, providing clean and reliable energy to over 750,000 people in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Energy storage system uses EV battery packs
Investment into a stationary, energy storage system which uses electric vehicle battery packs after they have completed their useful lives on-board vehicles.
Starbucks to power 360 stores with solar power
Starbucks Coffee Company, Cypress Creek Renewables and US Bank are teaming up on a portfolio of solar farms across Texas. As a part of the deal, two solar farms developed, built and now operated by Cypress Creek, one of the nation's leading solar companies, are providing enough energy for the equivalent of 360 Starbucks stores in Lone Star State, including stores in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano and Arlington.
ENGIE inaugurates first mini-grid in Zambia
Chitandika, located in the East of Zambia, counts 378 households (1500 inhabitants) who previously were deprived access to electricity. With the installation of this first PowerCorner, ENGIE confirms its progress in off-grid renewable energy solutions to improve electricity access in Africa.
Storage of solar energy and wind power in metal powder
Hydrogen researchers are involved in a large European project on hydrogen storage. The goal is to develop a novel prototype tank that will store at least 50 kilograms of hydrogen in a minimum space. The European Union is funding the project with €2 million in the frame of the "Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking - FCH JU". Some €150,000 are earmarked for the Helmholtz researchers.
Largest battery storage system in Texas enters commercial service
The battery system, which is the largest energy storage project in Texas and seventh largest in the United States, is located on the site of Luminant's 180-megawatt Upton 2 Solar Power Plant in Upton County, Texas.
ENGIE on Africa's energy deficit
Despite being home to 15 percent of the world's population, Africa only accounts for one 20th of global energy use. In this sense, energy consumption per capita across the continent is three times lower than the global average.
Palau to host world's largest microgrid
The Republic of Palau announced the signing of a 30-year Power Purchase Agreement of a proposed plan to develop and deploy a 35MW solar PV and 45MWh battery storage microgrid in Palau.
A report from the Global Microgrid Innovation Forum Part 2
IDTechEx attended the Global Microgrid Innovation Forum in London September 12th- 14th. The event was attended by a broad mix of academic and commercial stakeholders as well as project developers and financers.
ENGIE to build 8 hybrid solar power plants in Gabon
ENGIE has signed an agreement with CDC, the Gabonese financial institution Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, to deploy eight hybrid solar power plants in Gabon, representing a combined capacity of 2.2 MW.
Heliatek cooperates with Engie on its Harmony advertising campaign
Engie, the French energy group, recently launched the international advertising campaign 'Engie Harmony'. The campaign's first project is called 'Solar Graffiti' and features an installation on a sports field near Mexico City that combines the graffiti art of the local Street Artists N3O with Heliatek's solar films to power innovative and sustainable lighting.
Hitachi, Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE explore electric car batteries
Hitachi Europe Ltd., Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE have demonstrated a pioneering project to explore the potential for electric vehicles to act as a means of energy storage for an office building.