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Joanna Schroeder

  • Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a USD 420,000 preparation grant to Jumeme – Rural Power Supply Ltd (JRPS) to support the development of a portfolio of independent solar-hybrid mini-grids in rural growth centres in Tanzania. Specifically, the SEFA grant will finance the costs related to technical studies, lender’s due diligence support, legal and financial advisory services. Tanzania’s national electricity coverage is estimated at about 21%, with transmission grid covering a minor part of the country and leaving out most of the territory, particularly in western and southern regions.
  • Innovative Solar Systems (ISS) has secured all approvals and is ready to start construction on an 80MW Solar Farm Project in North Carolina. ISS has all approvals in place including interconnection agreements, purchase power agreements, state, federal and regulatory approvals for Innovative Solar 46, an 80MW solar farm project located in Hope Mills, NC. This project will be the single largest solar farm project ever built in the United States on this side of the Rockies.
  • HOMA Pump Technology is now generating 100 percent of its anticipated electricity usage at its Ansonia, Connecticut facility from a recently completed solar project designed, engineered, and installed by the Ross Solar Group. Commissioned in December of 2014, the 104,640-watt installation is comprised of 320 high-efficiency SunPower solar panels, and four SMA Tripower 24000 TL inverters. The system is expected to generate in excess of 125,000 kilowatt hours of clean energy per year.
  • According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from distributed energy storage systems (DESSs) is expected to grow from $452 million annually in 2014 to more than $16.5 billion in 2024. The report analyzes global market forecasts for power capacity, energy capacity and revenue through 2024.
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