Top 3 Hybrid Energy news (Solar- and Wind-Diesel-Hybrid + Minigrids)

Published: Wed 21 Oct 2015
A blog entry by Thomas Hillig

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Thomas Hillig
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THEnergy

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This edition of our “Top 3 Hybrid Energy News” is about two ABB systems, a crowdfunding project and Africa’s biggest solar/diesel hybrid project in Uganda.

Top 1: Two ABB minigrid projects – wind/diesel and solar/diesel hybrid
PowerStore flywheel-based microgrid stabilization for wind/diesel hybrid projet in Kenya: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/abb-powerstore-assist-renewable-energy-202008798.html

750 kWh PV/Diesel  hybrid with 380 kWh battery storage in South Africa: http://electricenergyonline.com/detail_news.php?ID=543277&titre=ABB+to+install+microgrid+solution+in+South+Africa+integrating+multiple+energy+sources&cat=;52

Top 2: Crowdfunding for second mobile solar/diesel hybrid container in Mali started
The first container of the German manufacturer Multicon was financed within 90 hours through the platform bettervest. The company Mobile Solarkraftwerke Afrika GmbH & Co. KG has started in the meantime another crowdfunding campaign for a similar solution in Mali on the platform Greenvesting.
http://www.social-startups.de/crowd-finanzierung-des-zweiten-solarcontainers-gestartet/

Top 3: Africa's biggest Solar Diesel-Hybrid plant finished on Ugandan island:
1.6 MW thermal solar/diesel hybrid plant on Bugala Island is part of Kalangala Infrastructure Service (KIS) projects – supported among others by Uganda Development Corporation (UDC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Infraco Ltd funded mainly by DFID of UK, Ned Bank Capital, Emerging Africa Infrastructural Fund and Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC).https://www.yowerikmuseveni.com/news/president-commissions-kalangala-infrastructure-projects

For the extended "Top 5" version with a hybrid system on a carport and Eaton’s launch of a new hybrid inverter, please have a look at:

http://www.th-energy.net/2015/09/21/top-5-hybrid-energy-news-solar-and-wind-diesel-hybrid-minigrids-september-2015/