PPA signed for Middle East’s ‘largest’ solar-plus-storage project

The power purchase agreement (PPA) for what is claimed to be the Middle East’s largest solar-plus-storage project has been signed.

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Middle East interest in energy storage ‘ramping up significantly’, I.H.S says

There is increasing high-level interest in the potential for energy storage in the Middle East, with grid-connected systems forecast to reach 1.8GW in the region by 2025, according to I.H.S Markit.

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Delhi Discom and Indian research firm work on grid integration to promote rooftop PV uptake

Not-for-profit research firm The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has collaborated with a Delhi distribution company BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) to investigate technical challenges and solutions for renewable energy grid integration.

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Indian tax reform uncertainty concerns energy storage industry

A lack of clarity around India’s recently enforced Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill has caused a PV tender delay in the state of Gujarat and prompted the nation’s energy storage alliance to write a letter of appeal to the government.

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India to add more than 1GWh of lithium-ion battery assembly capacity this year

Orders for distributed energy storage and the rise of an electric mobility market have kick-started a battery assembly push in India.

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Dubai Electricity & Water Authority awards 250MW pumped hydro consultancy to EDF

A consultancy contract for a 250MW pumped hydro energy storage plant in Dubai has been awarded to French power company EDF by the emirate’s main public infrastructure company.

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India’s large-scale solar-plus-storage tender held up by record low PV prices

India’s first grid-scale solar-plus-storage tender has been held up by the extreme drop in the country’s solar PV prices this year, according to Rahul Walawalkar, executive director of the Indian Energy Storage Alliance.

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India’s NTPC invites bids for 24MWh battery storage to pair with 17MW PV farm

India’s biggest utility, NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation) is seeking bidders to add a 6MW / 24MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) to a 17MW PV plant in Manglutan, South Andaman.

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IHS: Global utility-side-of-meter pipeline reached 3.4GW in first quarter of this year

The world pipeline for energy storage on the utility side of the meter has doubled in the past year, reaching 3.4GW, according to new research by I.H.S.

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ViZn partners Raychem to provide flow batteries to India’s major network operator

Flow battery manufacturer ViZn Energy Systems has won a contract to provide a 1MWh zinc-iron flow battery to India’s majority network operator and utility Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL).

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Lead acid storage firm Ecoult receives ARENA funding to help India expansion

Sydney-based lead-acid energy storage specialist Ecoult has secured AU$4.1 million (US$3.13 million) recoupable funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to develop and commericalise its UltraBattery products.

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