Posts tagged as storage

What are microgrids?

Microgrids are stand-alone power generating, distribution, and storage systems which can be operated independently or connected to the primary utility grid. By locally optimising various generation sources, such as solar PV, gensets, the grid and energy storage, a microgrid can create a range of financial and environmental value streams for an organisation. This article describes […]

Solar power overnight

Vast Solar has built a modular, grid-connected 6 MWth CSP plant with thermal energy storage, at Jemalong, New South Wales, Australia. The plant is designed to achieve high efficiency at low cost. Each of its five, small array-modules concentrate solar radiation on a dedicated thermal receiver tower 27 m in height. The five modules connect […]

Upgrading a pumped storage power plant

ABB’s generator circuit-breaker technology will help to enable smooth integration of renewables and modernise one of UK’s key power plants. The Dinorwig pumped storage power plant in North Wales has been hailed as one of the world’s most innovative construction projects. Dinorwig power plant is the fastest pumped storage installations of its kind, capable of […]

Mines need to transition to cleaner, more efficient forms of energy

Speaking at a breakfast meeting at the recent Mining Indaba in Cape Town, Nkululeko Buthelezi, the interim chairperson of the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), said that South Africa’s economy is energy intensive and since the mining sector is a member of the Energy Intensive User Group (EIUG), it is important that clean […]

Black company makes renewable energy history

A 100% black-owned company has made history in the highly competitive South African renewable energy industry by pioneering and leading the development of a large-scale concentrated solar power (CSP) station that is now supplying electricity to Eskom’s severely constrained national grid. The R11-billion, 100 MW Ilanga CSP1 power station is the first of 92 large-scale […]

Affordable home solar kit

The Voltex Group has launched the Voltex Home Solar kit, a complete solution for electrical contractors wishing to provide efficient domestic installations. It is also an affordable option for the homeowner. The 5 kW VHS kit comes with 15 x 265 Wt solar panels and a 4000 W LiFePO4 battery. Voltex supplies a backboard prewired […]