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‘Virtual big battery’ in Canberra turns 250 rooftop PV systems into lucrative grid resource

A 250-home ‘virtual big battery’ was switched on in Canberra, Australia last week, allowing residents to sell solar-generated power at a significantly higher price than available to them through feed-in tariff (FiT) policies. In the past couple of weeks, mentioning Australia and energy storage in the same sentence was likely a reference to Tesla powering up its 100MW / 129MWh lithium-ion system in South Australia. However, the Canberra project was being referred to as householders’ own ‘big battery’.

https://www.energy-storage.news/news/virtual-big-battery-in-canberra-turns-250-rooftop-pv-systems-into-lucrative

Decisión de EE.UU. sobre neutralidad de la red, limita el Internet libre e igualitario: MinTIC

El Ministro de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones, David Luna, informó este jueves que la decisión adoptada por la Comisión Federal de Comunicaciones de Estados Unidos (FCC) de poner fin a la neutralidad de la red, limita el Internet libre e igualitario. "La neutralidad de la red está consagrada en la Ley colombiana desde el año 2011, es por eso que no compartimos dicha decisión", explicó el Ministro Luna.

http://www.mintic.gov.co/portal/604/w3-article-62105.html

Vestas desarrollará soluciones de almacenamiento de energía eólica con el fabricante de baterías Northvolt

La multinacional danesa -primer fabricante de aerogeneradores del mundo- y la empresa Northvolt -fundada el año pasado por un equipo de expertos en almacenamiento de energía- anunciaron el viernes un acuerdo de colaboración tecnológica cuyo objetivo es "el desarrollo de una batería de litio ión para las instalaciones eléctricas de Vestas". El fabricante danés de aerogeneradores va a invertir, en la primera etapa de este proyecto, diez millones de euros.

https://www.energias-renovables.com/eolica/vestas-desarrollara-soluciones-de-almacenamiento-de-energia-20171217

Utility solar photovoltaic capacity is dominated by crystalline silicon panel technology

Most of the growing number of installations of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) operating capacity across the United States have been systems that make use of crystalline silicon panels. In 2016, 70% of U.S. utility-scale PV capacity used crystalline silicon modules. Thin-film technology accounted for 28% of capacity.

https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=34112

GREEN BONDS LAY THE FOUNDATION FOR COLOMBIA’S GREEN BUILDINGS

Urban housing isn’t known for being green, but a new apartment building in Colombia—going up in a forest located in a fast-developing metropolitan area—is helping to re-define “green growth.” VerdeVivo, a sustainable housing project created by the construction company Conaltura, meets high-level international environmental standards that guarantee sustainability from the planning phase onward.

http://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/NEWS_EXT_CONTENT/IFC_External_Corporate_Site/News+and+Events/News/CM-Stories/Colombia-green-bonds-green-buildings?CID=IFC_TT_IFC_EN_EXT