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2019
27 Jun

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.
18 Apr

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.
8 Apr

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.
20 Feb

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.
17 Jan

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.
2018
11 Dec

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.
24 Oct

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.
3 Oct

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.
6 Sep

Inergys

10 Aug

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.
31 Jul

Connected Energy

9 May

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.
11 Apr

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.
4 Apr

ENGIE and Fenix complete acquisition for affordable power to Africa

Global utility company ENGIE and off-grid energy leader Fenix International have closed their acquisition agreement. Fenix is the first Solar Home System company to join a major worldwide energy company and has already delivered clean, safe and affordable energy and financial services to over one million people.
2017
16 Nov

World's largest BiOPV installation completed

The world's largest BiOPV installation completed in France using Heliatek's Solar Film Solution, HeliaSol®. In a joint project with partner and investor ENGIE, the largest OPV project on a roof to date has been completed by Heliatek.
13 Oct

Heliatek raises an additional 15 million Euro

Heliatek has announced today that it has raised €15 million from new and existing investors.
30 Jan

Huge bet on hydrogen economy

In January 2017, it was announced that Toyota Motor Corporation and four of its biggest automotive competitors are joining oil and gas giants including Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Total SA with plans to invest a combined 10 billion euros ($10.7 billion) in hydrogen-related products within five years.
2016
22 Sep

Heliatek raises 80 million Euro

Heliatek, has put together an €80 million ($88 million) round to finance the expansion of its HeliaFilm manufacturing capacity by one million m² p.a..