A Glance At Australia’s Renewable Energy Space

June 11, 2019 | 135 views

With the International Energy Agency (IEA) anticipating a rise in world electricity demand by 70 per cent by 2040, the requirement for clean and inexhaustible sources of energy has arisen. The renewable energies neither produce greenhouse gases nor polluting emissions. Such energies are created using renewable sources like hydro, wind, solar, landfill gas, etc. Australia is continuously making efforts to assess and increase the use of renewable energy in the generation of electricity, in the form of thermal energy and fuel in transport. Australia’s Renewable Energy Association, Clean Energy Council is committed to transforming Australia’s energy system to one that is cleaner and smarter.

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A vision for renewable energy

Article | July 16, 2022

Right now, renewable energy makes up a very small part of the entire energy sector of Bangladesh. But as we move into the future, and concerns about the environment become too great to ignore, exploring cleaner and greener sources of energy becomes the need of the hour. Our economy is booming, and our population is growing, so it goes without saying that our energy requirements are immense. There is plenty of scientific evidence that burning fossil fuels indiscriminately is not sustainable in the long term, so we do need to up our game in looking at alternatives.

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2020: The Year of Convergence in Corporate Renewables

Article | July 29, 2022

The rapid growth of corporate renewable procurement has been nothing short of a buyer-driven revolution in the United States’ electric sector. Almost 20 gigawatts (GWs) of corporate power purchasing agreements (PPAs) were completed in 2019 across the globe, up from 13 GWs of corporate PPAs in 2018 and triple the numbers from 2017.1,2 And the majority of this growth has come from the United States. Fortunately for those of us committed to renewable energy, we expect this trend to continue. But as should be expected in such a dynamic, buyer-driven sector, we are starting to see some noticeable shifts in the marketplace as it evolves and grows. I wanted to highlight some of the trends Constellation is watching for this year.

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2020 Trends That Will Make Waves In The Energy Industry

Article | September 17, 2022

In the renewable world, energy is generated by weather and the amount of energy that can be produced depends on the current conditions. Energy storage can ensure a power supply is maintained when weather conditions are not optimal for generating energy. While energy storage products have already been introduced to all levels of the market there are several technology hurdles to overcome before energy storage will reach maximum potential. We believe there will be great advancements in 2020 on:

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Solar Power, Great For The Environment? Or Is It The Last Thing We Need?

Article | February 10, 2020

Solar power is an undeniably a green, renewable form of electricity generation - but many organisations with questionable motives (even here in New Zealand) are trying to persuade the public (and Government – hi lobbyists!) that solar power isn’t that environmentally friendly, and that it's even harmful. At the expense of bullish corporate profits, solar power is often thrown under the bus. This article lists the facts - putting an end to the negative spin on solar so often found in the media. When solar panels produce power, they do not; create any air pollution, use zero water, create carbon emissions, noise pollution, and they won’t disturb surrounding ecosystems. Solar power is a renewable energy source, the sun’s rays are infinite, fill your boots.

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Pivot Energy Helps Extra Space Storage's Solar Portfolio Cross 15 MW Milestone

Pivot Energy | January 27, 2023

Pivot Energy, a national renewable energy provider, is set to deploy nine additional rooftop solar systems on Extra Space Storage's facilities, adding a capacity of 946.8 kilowatts to an already expansive renewable energy portfolio that has now reached 15 megawatts (MW). The rooftop solar arrays developed as a result of this collaboration will generate approximately 20 million kilowatt-hours of clean electricity annually, enough to power over 2,500 homes. Since 2018, Extra Space Storage and Pivot Energy have developed 150 solar projects in twelve U.S. states: California, Colorado, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Rhode Island, Michigan, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Tennessee. Each solar system produces 80 to 100 percent of the facility's energy, making Extra Space Storage a leader in promoting renewable energy. Extra Space has been an industry pioneer in solar adoption for over a decade and was the first self-storage company to receive Nareit's award for displaying excellent and continuous sustainability practices. It has won this award three years in a row, from 2020 onwards. Pivot Energy is a commercial solar provider that helps municipalities, schools, universities, businesses, and non-profits reduce operating costs and electricity consumption by maximizing state and federal incentives and making their operations more sustainable. Erik Bruner, Director of Business Development for Pivot Energy, shared, "We deeply value our longstanding partnership with Extra Space Storage." He added, "It is a delight to work with a client that's genuinely enthusiastic about incorporating solar into their business model, and they've truly paved the way for their industry. This 15 megawatt milestone is certainly not the end of the road for Extra Space, and we look forward to helping them achieve even more of their sustainability goals in the future." (Source – PR Newswire) About Pivot Energy Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Pivot energy is a national solar provider that designs, finances, constructs, and manages solar energy and energy storage projects. Its goal is to decarbonize electricity, improve access to clean energy for local communities, and deliver cost savings for families and businesses. The company provides a distributed energy platform that includes various software and services designed to serve the entire solar ecosystem. It is a Certified B Corporation with a corporate strategy that aims to impact society positively.

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EVLO and Wildstone to Partner for Summerland's First Solar Plus Storage Project

EVLO Energy storage | January 17, 2023

EVLO Energy Storage Inc., an energy storage company and subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, has recently announced its partnership with Wildstone Construction Group, a general contracting group, and Skyfire Energy, a leading provider of solar panel installation services, to deliver Summerland's first utility-scale solar installation that utilizes battery energy storage system (BESS) technology. This technology will extend the system's output into hours with the greatest energy demand. The project includes a 0.4 MW solar array, 4 EVLO 1000 battery energy storage units, and a proprietary EMS control system that will provide a total storage capacity of 4 MWh. The storage system will allow for peak shaving, minimizing short-term demand spikes and reducing peak loads, lowering the overall cost of demand charges. In addition, the solar installation will be geo-ballasted, eliminating the need for ground anchors or concrete during construction, thereby reducing the project's carbon footprint. EVLO's industry expertise and battery technology are based on Hydro-Québec's decades of research and development on battery materials, holding hundreds of patents in the field. The company is uniquely qualified to develop products and services that meet the specific requirements of utilities and independent power producers due to Hydro-Québec's experience in the control, operation, and simulation of electric power systems. Sonia St-Arnaud, President and CEO at EVLO, stated, "We are honored to support this green energy initiative that stems from the district's vision. As our first solar plus storage installation in Western Canada, EVLO is proud to work alongside Wildstone to provide our leading energy storage solutions and industry expertise for this first-of-its-kind project for the Summerland region." She adds, "As we celebrate our second anniversary, this project builds upon our rapidly growing portfolio as we expand into markets throughout North America and abroad." (Source – Business Wire) About EVLO Energy Storage Inc. Based in Varennes, Québec, EVLO, a subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, is a storage system service provider that offers customized battery energy storage systems, installation, control software, commissioning, inspection, operation, and management, as well as an end-of-life recycling program. The energy storage systems from the firm range from large, containerized utility-scale systems to small, rack-mounted commercial systems. EVLO's eco-friendly, patent-protected battery chemistry results from forty years of research by Hydro-Québec's advanced innovation lab. The company designs, delivers and manages energy storage systems with innovative sustainability and safety features to power a brighter future for the world.

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CSI Energy Storage Signs Battery Supply Agreement with Pulse Clean Energy

Canadian Solar Inc. | January 09, 2023

Canadian Solar Inc., recently announced that CSI Energy Storage, a majorly owned subsidiary CSI Solar Co., Ltd., has been chosen to provide 550 MWh of SolBank energy storage products to Pulse Clean Energy to be used in multiple UK-based projects. The 550 MWh of energy storage projects covered by the agreement will use a proprietary battery energy storage solution, CSI Energy Storage's SolBank, which is designed and produced for utility-scale applications. As per the agreement, CSI Energy Storage will also deliver commissioning services for the products in addition to long-term warranties and performance guarantees. The new arrangement expands the relationship between CSI Energy Storage and Pulse, following Pulse's announcement in May 2022 that it had selected CSI Energy Storage to provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for four projects totaling 100 MWh. In addition, a long-term services agreement (LTSA) spanning ten years for the operation and maintenance of the facilities was also included in the contract. Pulse has developed a pipeline of over 2,000 MWh of grid-scale battery storage and energy optimization opportunities in the United Kingdom. SolBank from CSI Energy Storage will be deployed to support the grid's capacity requirements at a number of these sites and additional sites in the United Kingdom. CSI Storage introduced SolBank in September 2022, a proprietary energy storage battery solution. CSI Energy Storage also aims to expand its battery manufacturing capacity from 2.5 GWh to 10 GWh by the end of 2023. About Canadian Solar Inc. Founded in Canada in 2001, Canadian Solar Inc. is one of the largest global solar technology and renewable energy companies. A leading producer of solar photovoltaic modules and supplier of solar energy and battery storage solutions., the company is also a developer of utility-scale solar power. Canadian Solar has successfully deployed approximately 82 GW of solar photovoltaic modules to customers worldwide over the past 21 years. Canadian Solar has also developed, constructed, and connected over 7 GWp in over 20 countries worldwide from 2010 onwards. Since its 2006 NASDAQ listing, Canadian Solar has been one of the most bankable solar and renewable energy companies.

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Pivot Energy Helps Extra Space Storage's Solar Portfolio Cross 15 MW Milestone

Pivot Energy | January 27, 2023

Pivot Energy, a national renewable energy provider, is set to deploy nine additional rooftop solar systems on Extra Space Storage's facilities, adding a capacity of 946.8 kilowatts to an already expansive renewable energy portfolio that has now reached 15 megawatts (MW). The rooftop solar arrays developed as a result of this collaboration will generate approximately 20 million kilowatt-hours of clean electricity annually, enough to power over 2,500 homes. Since 2018, Extra Space Storage and Pivot Energy have developed 150 solar projects in twelve U.S. states: California, Colorado, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Rhode Island, Michigan, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Tennessee. Each solar system produces 80 to 100 percent of the facility's energy, making Extra Space Storage a leader in promoting renewable energy. Extra Space has been an industry pioneer in solar adoption for over a decade and was the first self-storage company to receive Nareit's award for displaying excellent and continuous sustainability practices. It has won this award three years in a row, from 2020 onwards. Pivot Energy is a commercial solar provider that helps municipalities, schools, universities, businesses, and non-profits reduce operating costs and electricity consumption by maximizing state and federal incentives and making their operations more sustainable. Erik Bruner, Director of Business Development for Pivot Energy, shared, "We deeply value our longstanding partnership with Extra Space Storage." He added, "It is a delight to work with a client that's genuinely enthusiastic about incorporating solar into their business model, and they've truly paved the way for their industry. This 15 megawatt milestone is certainly not the end of the road for Extra Space, and we look forward to helping them achieve even more of their sustainability goals in the future." (Source – PR Newswire) About Pivot Energy Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Pivot energy is a national solar provider that designs, finances, constructs, and manages solar energy and energy storage projects. Its goal is to decarbonize electricity, improve access to clean energy for local communities, and deliver cost savings for families and businesses. The company provides a distributed energy platform that includes various software and services designed to serve the entire solar ecosystem. It is a Certified B Corporation with a corporate strategy that aims to impact society positively.

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EVLO and Wildstone to Partner for Summerland's First Solar Plus Storage Project

EVLO Energy storage | January 17, 2023

EVLO Energy Storage Inc., an energy storage company and subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, has recently announced its partnership with Wildstone Construction Group, a general contracting group, and Skyfire Energy, a leading provider of solar panel installation services, to deliver Summerland's first utility-scale solar installation that utilizes battery energy storage system (BESS) technology. This technology will extend the system's output into hours with the greatest energy demand. The project includes a 0.4 MW solar array, 4 EVLO 1000 battery energy storage units, and a proprietary EMS control system that will provide a total storage capacity of 4 MWh. The storage system will allow for peak shaving, minimizing short-term demand spikes and reducing peak loads, lowering the overall cost of demand charges. In addition, the solar installation will be geo-ballasted, eliminating the need for ground anchors or concrete during construction, thereby reducing the project's carbon footprint. EVLO's industry expertise and battery technology are based on Hydro-Québec's decades of research and development on battery materials, holding hundreds of patents in the field. The company is uniquely qualified to develop products and services that meet the specific requirements of utilities and independent power producers due to Hydro-Québec's experience in the control, operation, and simulation of electric power systems. Sonia St-Arnaud, President and CEO at EVLO, stated, "We are honored to support this green energy initiative that stems from the district's vision. As our first solar plus storage installation in Western Canada, EVLO is proud to work alongside Wildstone to provide our leading energy storage solutions and industry expertise for this first-of-its-kind project for the Summerland region." She adds, "As we celebrate our second anniversary, this project builds upon our rapidly growing portfolio as we expand into markets throughout North America and abroad." (Source – Business Wire) About EVLO Energy Storage Inc. Based in Varennes, Québec, EVLO, a subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, is a storage system service provider that offers customized battery energy storage systems, installation, control software, commissioning, inspection, operation, and management, as well as an end-of-life recycling program. The energy storage systems from the firm range from large, containerized utility-scale systems to small, rack-mounted commercial systems. EVLO's eco-friendly, patent-protected battery chemistry results from forty years of research by Hydro-Québec's advanced innovation lab. The company designs, delivers and manages energy storage systems with innovative sustainability and safety features to power a brighter future for the world.

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CSI Energy Storage Signs Battery Supply Agreement with Pulse Clean Energy

Canadian Solar Inc. | January 09, 2023

Canadian Solar Inc., recently announced that CSI Energy Storage, a majorly owned subsidiary CSI Solar Co., Ltd., has been chosen to provide 550 MWh of SolBank energy storage products to Pulse Clean Energy to be used in multiple UK-based projects. The 550 MWh of energy storage projects covered by the agreement will use a proprietary battery energy storage solution, CSI Energy Storage's SolBank, which is designed and produced for utility-scale applications. As per the agreement, CSI Energy Storage will also deliver commissioning services for the products in addition to long-term warranties and performance guarantees. The new arrangement expands the relationship between CSI Energy Storage and Pulse, following Pulse's announcement in May 2022 that it had selected CSI Energy Storage to provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for four projects totaling 100 MWh. In addition, a long-term services agreement (LTSA) spanning ten years for the operation and maintenance of the facilities was also included in the contract. Pulse has developed a pipeline of over 2,000 MWh of grid-scale battery storage and energy optimization opportunities in the United Kingdom. SolBank from CSI Energy Storage will be deployed to support the grid's capacity requirements at a number of these sites and additional sites in the United Kingdom. CSI Storage introduced SolBank in September 2022, a proprietary energy storage battery solution. CSI Energy Storage also aims to expand its battery manufacturing capacity from 2.5 GWh to 10 GWh by the end of 2023. About Canadian Solar Inc. Founded in Canada in 2001, Canadian Solar Inc. is one of the largest global solar technology and renewable energy companies. A leading producer of solar photovoltaic modules and supplier of solar energy and battery storage solutions., the company is also a developer of utility-scale solar power. Canadian Solar has successfully deployed approximately 82 GW of solar photovoltaic modules to customers worldwide over the past 21 years. Canadian Solar has also developed, constructed, and connected over 7 GWp in over 20 countries worldwide from 2010 onwards. Since its 2006 NASDAQ listing, Canadian Solar has been one of the most bankable solar and renewable energy companies.

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