Top 5 Hybrid Energy News (Solar- and Wind-Diesel-Hybrid + Minigrids) – October 2015 by THEnergy 

The October edition of our “Top 5 Hybrid Energy News” features Rio Tinto, First Solar, Tag Pacific, Mpower, ARENA, Pfisterer, ads-tec, DHYBRID, Imergy, Juno Capital and Tesla Energy.

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At Rio Tinto’s Weipa mine 1.7 MWp solar-diesel hybrid plant finished

The 1.7 MW Weipa solar plant will generate electricity for Rio Tinto’s Weipa bauxite mine, processing facilities and township on the Western Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia. It is planned to extend it in a next step to 6.7 MW incl. storage. First Solar, Tag Pacific / Mpower and ARENA were also involved in the project.
http://reneweconomy.com.au/2015/rio-tinto-switches-on-largest-solar-plant-at-australian-mine-76382

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Pfisterer launches mobile solar-diesel hybrid solution
The new mobile microgrid-solution features an intelligent power manager system. The containerized plant allows for diesel savings of up to 50%. It contains a storage system from ads-tech.
http://www.ads-tec.de/fileadmin/ads-tec/documents/Presse/20150901%20ees%20Magazine%2003_2015_Artikel_CrossPower.pdf

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Solar diesel hybrid plant with 1 MWp PV
is now supplying the Caribbean island of Mustique
DHYBRID builds a 1 MWp PV plant that is expected to save 490,000 liters of diesel per year. The plant will be located on the tourist island Mustique in the Caribbean. DYHBRID says that the pay-back time of the investment is only 3.5 years for this plant.
http://www.stlucianewsonline.com/new-dhybrid-project-in-the-caribbean-commissioned-490000-liters-of-diesel-fuel-saved/

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Imergy and Juno Capital displace diesel in the telecom sector
Imergy Power Systems announced this morning that it has signed a two-year deal with China’s Juno Capital Group. The two companies will develop energy storage systems based on Imergy’s Energy Storage solution for telecoms base stations. In telecom we often see a leap-frogging: diesel consumption is not only reduced with PV, but completely replace with PV-storage.
http://storage.pv-tech.org/news/silicon-valleys-imergy-tackles-china-telecoms-diesel-use-with-flow-batterie

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Modi’s Tesla visit underlines India’s huge interest in off-grid and hybrid
India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, visited the Tesla factory. Tesla CTO, JB Straubel, showed him the inside of a lithium-ion battery. CEO Musk said that the parties also discussed the possibilities and potential for solar with storage. Many remote Indian communities are not connected to the grid. Microgrids based on solar-diesel hybrid and solar plus storage are often the cheapest solution.
http://storage.pv-tech.org/news/round-up-musk-modi-and-solar-storage-scotland-forms-trade-group-harvard-tea

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