Solar


How storage helps turn gold mines green

BY RICHARD HEAP: This week, BayWa and Suntrace fired up a 30MW solar plant with a 15.4MWh battery storage system at the Fekola gold mine in Mali in west Africa. The project is set to…


Scatec secures $1.2bn SN Power for storage sprint

Scatec’s 53MW Los Prados solar project in Honduras (Pic source: Scatec Solar)   BY RICHARD HEAP: Norwegian operator Scatec Solar wants to leapfrog its European rivals by expanding in hydro, storage and wind. Soon it…


PV plus storage saves in Costa Rica

 By Mike Stone A recently-completed solar-plus-storage microgrid has contributed to “eyebrow raising” savings for a medical manufacturing facility in Costa Rica.


How solar storage helps Hawaii’s grid

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.



What the Dubai tender means for CSP

By Jason Deign Concentrated solar power (CSP), a renewable technology seemingly on the wane, could be back in vogue following a record low tender bid announced Monday.