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Australia’s largest integrated battery with a solar farm powers up in Gannawarra

Victoria’s Gannawarra Energy Storage System (GESS), the largest integrated solar and battery storage facility in Australia, is now exporting and importing electricity to the grid and is ready to support the national energy system as demand rises over summer.

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First solar power and battery minigrid system to be installed at Virunga National Park in Congo

GivePower Foundation’s first minigrid system has been installed at the Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which is Africa’s oldest national park and most biologically diverse protected area. Virunga is home to nearly a quarter of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas.

The project was made possible through a collaboration with Empowered by Light, an organization dedicated to improving lives and the environment through renewable energy technologies. Solar energy will provide new power sources to three sector posts within Virunga, enabling park rangers to utilize essential tools – including security lights, radios and more – for their work protecting the park’s wildlife.

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Paring solar PV with battery storage could virtually eliminate electric bills for affordable housing owners in California

New economic analysis makes the case for including battery storage in California’s billion-dollar investment plan for expanding solar access to low-income residents.

A new report demonstrates how battery storage combined with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems would lead to significant electric bill savings for both property owners and residents of multifamily affordable rental housing in California.

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First hybrid solar power and battery storage plant commisioned in Brazil by Ingeteam

Spain-based Ingeteam, a renewable energy company, announced last week the commissioning of  the first-of-its-kind hybrid plant in Brazil to be connected to the public grid, combining PV energy and battery storage.

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