Abengoa and BrightSource Energy agreed to jointly develop, build, and operate what the companies say will be the world’s two largest solar power towers. GE began operating a...
Island, Osaka, began operating in February 2014. Over the next three years, the system will measure the smoothing effect of energy output fluctuation from the nearby Hikari-no-mori solar farm, and will aim to establish a large-scale power storage technology utilizing discarded EV batteries.
IKEA plugged in four Blink electric vehicle charging stations at one of its Chicago-area stores as part of its partnership with Car Charging Group . This initiative represents the 13th such U.S. project for IKEA, with installation underway at other locations. Current plans will bring to 54 the number of Blink charging stations available at IKEA locations.
Distributed Energy Resources
NRG Energy and Virgin Limited Edition entered into a diesel reduction agreement for the provision of renewable power to Necker Island, in the British Virgin Islands. Pursuant to this agreement, NRG will develop a renewables-driven microgrid for the entire island, supplying reliable electricity powered at least 75 percent by an integrated array of solar, wind, and energy storage technologies. This system will be supported by new energy efficiency and energy control automation designed to reduce overall energy use and synchronize energy consumption with renewable energy production on the island.