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Solar-plus-storage systems bring cheaper, cleaner electricity to Philippines

Clean Technica: The small Filipino town of Paluan on the island of Mindoro has been electrified with the installation of its own Tesla battery powered solar plus storage minigrid. The new minigrid provides power to local residents who had been living on just a few hours of unstable electricity that came and went as inconsistently […]

November 27, 2018 Read More →

Microgrids, renewables should be priorities in Puerto Rico grid rebuild

USA Today: Visitors to Casa Pueblo, a community center in this mountain hamlet, can tour the solar-powered meeting rooms, listen in on the solar-powered radio station or catch a documentary at the solar-powered movie theater. Later, they could lunch at one of Puerto Rico’s first fully solar-powered restaurants just down the street. On an island […]

October 18, 2018 Read More →

Solar mini-grids offer economic option for Nigerian electrification plans

Quartz: Nigeria’s electricity problems mainly revolve around a power generating system that doesn’t produce enough to match demand and an ineffective tariff system that means power distributing companies can hardly make a profit. Just as crucial, there’s a significant infrastructure gap as more than half of Nigeria’s population lacks access to the national power grid. […]

September 12, 2018 Read More →

A Budding Micro-Grid Movement in Australia

Renew Economy: In Onslow, a town used as a base for the huge LNG projects, an even bigger transformation is taking place with a shift towards a renewable energy-focused micro-grid that will reduce the amount of fossil fuels by around 70 per cent. It claims it will be the country’s largest solar and storage micro-grid, […]

March 28, 2017 Read More →