How PV-and-battery systems are being used to light up remote African villages

Africa GreenTec is planning to install solar-plus-storage containers across hundreds of villages in Mali and Niger. Pic: Africa GreenTec.

Africa GreenTec is planning to install solar-plus-storage containers across hundreds of villages in Mali and Niger. Pic: Africa GreenTec.

By Jason Deign

German start-up Africa GreenTec is ramping up production of containerised solar-plus-storage systems in a bid to meet rural electrification demand from hundreds of African villages.
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PV plus storage saves in Costa Rica

Demand Energy’s storage-plus-solar-PV microgrid, the largest in Central America, provides improved power quality, energy savings, and renewables integration for Establishment Labs. Pic: Demand Energy.

Demand Energy’s storage-plus-solar-PV microgrid, the largest in Central America, provides improved power quality, energy savings, and renewables integration for Establishment Labs. Pic: Demand Energy.

 By Mike Stone

A recently-completed solar-plus-storage microgrid has contributed to “eyebrow raising” savings for a medical manufacturing facility in Costa Rica.
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How solar storage helps Hawaii’s grid

Dan Nordloh, executive vice president of EnSync Energy Systems, speaks at ground breaking event for University of the Nations. Pic: EnSync, © Nadia Take 2015.

Dan Nordloh, executive vice president of EnSync Energy Systems, speaks at ground breaking event for University of the Nations. Pic: EnSync, © Nadia Take 2015.

By Jason Deign

A solar-plus-battery project in Hawaii is showing how energy storage can help take the stress off the grid while delivering benefits to utility customers.
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