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

This edition of the Top 3 hybrid energy news is about a PV project with storage in mining for TNG, the French islands PV tender and an UNHCR tender. In the extended Top 5 you find a PV tender for solar in mining and on an island.

Just one day late for the Top 3, but as it is one of the most interesting solar-diesel hybrid energy projects, we have added a fourth new item about the beginning of the constructions of the hybrid plant at the Degrussa mine in Australia.

Construction starts on the DeGrussa Solar Hybrid Project

The project is owned by French Renewable IPP Neoen, supported by ARENA, financed by CEFC, developed, built and operated by juwi. The 10.6MW solar PV plant will be built at the off-grid DeGrussa Copper-Gold Mine, owned by Australian mining company Sandfire Resources(ASX: SFR). Neoen,who recently acquired the juwi-developed project, has provided the construction equity and will be the long-term owner-manager. The EPC and O&M functions will be provided by juwi, onsite assembly will be undertaken in conjunction with Perth based infrastructure and survey solutions company OTOC Australia.The installation,based on single-axis trackers and a 6MW battery, will be the largest integrated off-grid solar power system in use by the mining industry in the world.

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TNG considers solar for Mount Peake project

After having announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a vanadium battery manufacturer for the potential supply of a vanadium redox battery, Australian mining company TNG has now signed an MoU with renewable energy group Energy Made Clean (EMC) to evaluate and implement energy supply options for its Mount Peake vanadium project, including the potential supply of a solar power system to the project. The MoU could be the basis for a solar power system and vanadium redox battery power storage system at the Mount Peake mine site, in the Northern Territory. TNG is about to finish its advanced feasibility study for Mount Peake, a potentially long-life strategic metals project producing high-purity vanadium pentoxide, iron oxide and titanium dioxide.


Simulation shows that French islands PV tender carries a $ 100 million potential for energy storage

The cost of electricity generation on the French islands without connection to the mainland grid is particularly elevated. This is why solar and wind energy have been extremely successful in recent years. On average, they contribute approximately 25% to the total electricity generation in these locations. The tender that ends on November 22nd is meant to foster innovative solutions for the French islands’ minigrids (


UNHCR tender finishes on July 15th: PV-Diesel hybrid power systems


UNHCR intends to install another eleven borehole water supply schemes with PV-diesel-hybrid systems. Each of them has an existing diesel powered generator running a pump that relays water to elevated steel water tanks. Water is then conveyed through a network of pipelines of varying sizes to tap stands located in strategic sites within the camps. Follow us on twitter to receive information earlier:

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Here you find information about two tenders: one for mining in Botswana and the other for 5 MW on the Seychelles.

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