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RELIABLE ENERGY TO KICKSTART THE ECONOMY

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s energy infrastructure – 99 percent hydropower — is in desperate need of refurbishment and the 260 MW Nseke hydropower plant is no different. Located on the Lualaba river in the extreme south of the country, Nseke was originally commissioned by GE in 1956 but has been operating at a […]

Lithium-ion batteries ‘will be cheapest way to store power by 2050’

Lithium-ion batteries will be the cheapest way to store power by 2050. That’s the verdict from researchers at Imperial College London, who say the technology suits most storage applications, such as making sure energy grids do not suffer large fluctuations and allowing consumers to manage their bills. These features are important as the world increasingly relies […]

BMR Energy acquires 5MW Cayman Islands solar plant

BMR Energy announced today its acquisition of a 5 MW solar plant in the Cayman Islands from Entropy Cayman Solar I. The Virgin Group company will take over all operations of the country’s only utility-scale solar project and the power purchase agreement with the local utility, Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd. (CUC). The Bodden Town Solar […]

World’s largest windfarm opens off Cumbria coast

The world’s largest offshore windfarm, capable of supplying enough green energy to power around 600,000 homes, has opened off the coast of England. The Walney Extension, a Danish-led and funded project in the Irish Sea off Cumbria, consists of 87 turbines covering an area of 145 square kilometres – roughly equivalent to 20,000 football pitches. […]