Solarcentury and London Distillers to deliver East Africa’s largest rooftop solar project

UK solar energy giant Solarcentury has teamed up with London Distillers to ensure that its building in Athi River, Kenya, will soon house the largest rooftop solar project in East Africa.

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AES takes Advancion utility-scale energy storage to Europe, Asia and Africa

US-based Storage provider AES Energy Storage has made significant expansions away from established markets into relatively untapped regions across the globe.

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Solar energy leads Heineken’s sustainability efforts

Heineken has revealed that it utilises solar PV more than any other technology to increase the share of renewables in its energy mix, having installed 13MW at its breweries around the world.

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Heineken lauds sustainability success as brewery ramps up energy saving efforts

Dutch brewery Heineken has lauded the success of its corporate sustainability scheme and revealed it has saved the company more than €70 million in energy costs since 2009.

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COP21: Renewables-plus-storage can help developing world decarbonise, faces challenges

Renewables with energy storage can help build low carbon energy networks in the developing world – but the twin technologies still face competition from natural gas while they gradually mature, according to an electric power systems maker and integrator.

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Government to close RO support for onshore wind in April 2016

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has confirmed that it will be closing the renewable obligation to onshore windfarms from 1 April 2016, one year early.

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S&C uses lead acid batteries and solar to power Zambian schools

S&C Electric Europe has used locally-sourced lead acid batteries combined with 80W solar panels to provide electricity for two primary schools in Zambia.

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Microgrid firm Powerhive becomes Kenya’s first private utility

Microgrid developer Powerhive has become the first private utility in Kenya after being granted a licence to sell electricity to the public.

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24/7 solar-plus-pumped storage plant could join Chile’s rapidly growing renewable efforts

Chilean authorities have received plans for an ambitious 600MW PV plant project which could be connected to a 300MW pumped hydro energy storage plant, from developer Valhalla Energy.

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