Category: Solar

YTL PowerSeraya Collaborates with TNB Genco to Import 100MW of Electricity to Singapore

Singapore, 30 January 2023 – YTL PowerSeraya Pte. Limited (“YTL PowerSeraya”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of YTL Power International Berhad (“YTL Power International”), and TNB Power Generation Sdn Bhd (“TNB Genco”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (“TNB”) have jointly announced an agreement to export and import 100 megawatts (MW) of electricity from Malaysia to… Read more »

Microsoft and Qcells announce strategic alliance to curb carbon emissions and power the clean energy economy

SAN FRANCISCO — Jan. 25, 2023 — Qcells, a global solar leader investing in building a U.S. solar supply chain, and Microsoft Corp., a global technology company with a commitment to be carbon negative by 2030, are partnering to enable a strong supply chain for new renewable electricity capacity projected to require at least 2.5… Read more »

Ingeteam signs a supply agreement for almost 500 MW of photovoltaics in Spain with Matrix Renewables

January, 2023. Ingeteam has announced that it has signed an agreement with Matrix Renewables, the global renewable energy platform backed by TPG Rise, under which the two companies have agreed to supply 500 MW to equip seven photovoltaic plants during 2023. Under this framework agreement, Ingeteam will supply state-of-the-art specialised components to Matrix Renewables. The… Read more »

A record-breaking year: SUNOTEC builds solar parks with an output of 2.3 gigawatts

Market leader brings more than 70 new photovoltaic plants onto the grid Sofia/Munich (25/01/2023): Last year, SUNOTEC delivered photovoltaic projects with an output of around 2.3 gigawatts peak (GWp). By way of comparison, the whole of France built PV plants supplying 2.7 GWp in the same twelve-month period. 2022 turned out to be the most… Read more »

ABB launches world’s first virtualized protection and control solution

ABB is launching the first virtualized protection and control solution with Smart Substation Control and Protection SSC600 SW. The virtualized product enables customers to use the hardware of their choice and gain access to the same proven protection and control functionality as with ABB’s turnkey solution. SSC600 SW is the virtualized version of the Smart… Read more »

Qcells bullish on Belgium market ahead of InterSolution solar trade fair

[Berlin, Germany, January 23, 2023] The organisers of the 11th InterSolution exhibition have announced that this year’s show – the 11th iteration of the solar trade fair, held in Ghent – will be 40% larger than last year: a reflection of the soaring solar demand in Belgium, which is a market that Qcells is extremely… Read more »

SolarEdge Begins Shipment of New Battery Cell Line for Stationary Energy Storage Applications

MILPITAS, Calif. – January 18th, 2023 – SolarEdge Technologies, a global leader in smart energy technology, announced today that its Energy Storage division has begun shipping new battery cells designed for stationary energy storage applications. The new line of Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) pouch cells, manufactured at Sella 2, the Company’s new battery cell manufacturing… Read more »

Newly optimised Vanguard 1P rechallenges the photovoltaic industry as the most reliable solution for desert scenarios.

19th January 2022, TrinaTracker, a Global Leading Smart Tracking Solutions Provider, presented the latest optimization of Vanguard 1P features that position this tracker as the best option to maximise energy production in desert scenarios.  Vanguard 1P is part of TrinaTracker smart holistic solution showcased at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi. The… Read more »

Maxeon Solar Technologies Listed Among the World’s 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights

Singapore, January 18, 2023 – Maxeon Solar Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MAXN) (“Maxeon” or the “Company”), a global leader in solar innovation and channels, announced today that it has been included in the 19th annual Corporate Knights’ 2023 Global 100 Index of the most sustainable corporations after just its second full year of operations. Maxeon earned… Read more »

Aggreko wins power solution contract with EDF La Réunion to convert coal power plant to 100% biomass

Conversion will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 640,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year 17 January 2023: Aggreko, a world-leading provider of mobile modular power, temperature control and energy services, has been selected through a competitive tender by EDF La Réunion to provide 24MV diesel mobile power units to the Bois-Rouge power plant in… Read more »

Ingeteam, record new orders for operation and maintenance in 2022

12 January 2023. Ingeteam ended 2022 with record new operation and maintenance orders, having signed contracts for 2.25 GW, which brings the total power it manages worldwide to more than 22 GW, equivalent to the energy consumed by more than 22 million homes. The company has thus strengthened its position as an international leader in… Read more »

Africa Carbon Markets Initiative builds on momentum from COP27 Announces 13 action programs

16 January 2023, Abu Dhabi – Today, the Africa Carbon Markets Initiative (ACMI) announced 13 action programs. Steering committee members, made up of African leaders, CEOs, and carbon credit experts, met at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to build on early momentum and set out further ambitions. In the lead-up to COP28 ACMI’s action programs aim… Read more »

Qcells Invests $2.5 Billion in Building Complete Solar Supply Chain in U. S.

The company aims to have 8.4-gigawatt of solar panel production capacity by 2024 and hire 2,500 people in the clean-energy sector. It is the largest investment in U.S. solar history to build the nation’s only complete and sustainable solar supply chain Seoul and Atlanta, Jan 11, 2023 — Qcells, a global leader in complete clean… Read more »

Are hybrid renewable projects the future?

Hybrid projects aren’t new. The industry has been exploring the benefits of co-locating different types of renewable generation and storage technology for many years now. But while there is lots of talk of “energy parks”, “virtual power plants” and other hybrid concepts, in reality we continue to see the vast majority of wind, solar and… Read more »

JinkoSolar Launches Second Generation Tiger Neo Family

SHANGRAO, China, January 10, 2022  —  JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today revealed its Second Generation Tiger Neo panel family – one of the world’s most efficient and powerful solar panels. The upgraded Tiger Neo family includes three series with up to 445Wp for 54-cell, 615Wp… Read more »

EnfraGen’s Fontus Renewables enlists Verano to build a pipeline of solar projects in Chile

Verano Energy, a leading renewable energy developer in Latin America, announces that it has commenced construction of eight solar PV projects in Chile with a total capacity of 76 MWdc (59 MWac). Verano was selected by EnfraGen subsidiary, Fontus Renewables to carry out the EPC and O&M contracts, which is the largest third-partyEPC contract for… Read more »

Franklin Whole Home Receives Permitting Green Light from Honolulu

San Francisco, CA. – January 10th, 2023. FranklinWH, a leading whole-home energy management solution provider, announced today that it has received the coveted Materials and Methods (M&M) Certification from the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP). With the announcement, solar energy storage system (ESS) installers on the island of Oahu… Read more »

Anesco appoints Hildagarde McCarville as new CEO

The board of Anesco is pleased to announce the appointment of experienced international CEO and energy transition specialist, Hildagarde McCarville, as its Chief Executive Officer. With 15 years’ executive experience in the European energy and utility sector, Hildagarde takes over the reins at Anesco from Mark Futyan, who will remain with the company as a… Read more »

NRG Systems Provides Monitoring Solutions for Canada’s Largest Solar Farm

Hinesburg, Vermont, USA – NRG Systems, Inc., the global leader in wind and solar resource measurement and intelligence, is proud to announce that they have provided Solar Resource Monitoring (SRM) Systems to the Travers Solar Project in Alberta, Canada. The turnkey systems capture a range of site-specific parameters, including solar irradiance, module temperature, and soiling conditions, as well… Read more »

ABB to divest UK technical engineering consultancy business to TÜV Rheinland

ABB today announced it has signed an agreement to divest its UK technical engineering consultancy business, a technical engineering consultancy part of its Energy Industries division, to TÜV Rheinland. The transaction is expected to close in Q2 2023. The financial terms of the transaction will not be disclosed. ABB’s UK technical engineering consultancy including a… Read more »

ArcVera Renewables launches recruitment drive to support accelerating growth in key market segments

ArcVera Renewables, a leading global provider of consulting and technical services for wind, solar and energy storage projects, has revised its strategic growth objectives upwards as market demand in key renewables project services segments rapidly expands. The company is looking to fill multiple roles in all business areas to support its new targets.  Over the… Read more »

Meyer Burger achieves production plan with volume of 321 megawatts for the year 2022

With a production volume of 321.1 MW for 2022, Meyer Burger Technology AG has achieved the guidance of at least 320 MW published in August last year. Meyer Burger’s second production line has been in test operation in August 2022 and in production ramp-up since the end of September 2022. Meyer Burger’s team was able… Read more »

Anesco begins optimising 15MW battery assets for Gresham House

Anesco has entered into a new agreement to optimise 15MW of operational battery storage capacity for Gresham House, building on a long-standing relationship held between the two companies. The assets are being managed by Anesco’s Revenue Optimisation team, who provide complete, data-driven revenue optimisation services for storage assets, with a focus on maximising their health… Read more »

BayWa r.e. Australian Wind Farm Sales Provide Capital to Grow Development Portfolio

BayWa r.e., global renewable energy developer, service provider and distributor, today announced the sale of its Ferguson and Diapur wind farms located in Victoria, Australia. Sold to Australian independent profit-to-members superannuation fund Prime Super in December 2022, the acquisition adds to the fund’s renewable energy portfolio, part of a strategy to grow its number of… Read more »

Delta to Showcase its High Efficiency FLEX Series Three-phase String Inverters at Energaia 2022

Delta will showcase the Flex Series string inverters, which are suitable for commercial and industrial rooftop PV installations. Flex Series highlights include its compact design with a large front door, a uniform mounting plate and integrated type 2 surge arresters on both sides. The inverters are easy to combine, while setup and system monitoring and… Read more »

Climate Change Committee Progress Report 2022

The Climate Change Committee today (December 7) published its Progress Report for 2022 and also its first five-yearly review of Scottish Emissions Targets. Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said: “The Climate Change Committee is right to highlight the need to accelerate our transition to net-zero and for The Scottish Government to… Read more »

Apricum acts as sell-side M&A financial advisor for depsys’ deal with Kraken

Apricum, the transaction and advisory firm specialized in clean technologies, acted as the exclusive sell-side M&A financial advisor to depsys for its M&A transaction with Octopus Energy Group’s Kraken. The resulting acquisition of depsys and its GridEye solution is expected to help drive the global renewable energy transition by accelerating the penetration of digital energy… Read more »

Ideematec Selected for Texas Solar Portfolio

Horizon L:TEC® 1P trackers chosen for bankability and ability to deploy in extreme weather environments Phoenix, Arizona December 1, 2022 – Following a successful RE+ show, Ideematec, a leading provider of utility-scale solar tracking systems has the great pleasure to announce reaching an agreement to support Solar Proponent’s approximate 7GW pipeline of projects in Texas using… Read more »

Meyer Burger receives award for solar roof tiles and announces first sales partner

As part of the pilot phase of its solar roof tile, Meyer Burger Technology AG announced its first distribution partner from the roofing trade: With immediate effect, Dachdecker-Einkauf Süd eG (DE Süd), one of the market-leading specialist roofing distributors in Germany, is to supervise the first pilot projects and implement these together with their customers… Read more »

New features for the Fronius Wattpilot

(Wels, 24/11/2022) There’s a lot going on with the intelligent charging station from Fronius. The Fronius Wattpilot boasts load management, greater flexibility, a higher IP rating, and even more sustainability. Designed to move. Constant improvement is part of the Fronius philosophy. “We work on enhancing our products and solutions every day of the week. The… Read more »

Solar Energy is the Hottest Trend this Coming Winter

As you head further north, away from the equator, the difference in seasonal daylight hours becomes more pronounced. At the furthest reaches of human habitation there is no daylight at all for months on end. From a solar PV perspective, that’s pretty much the end of the conversation! Thankfully, most people live somewhere more hospitable…. Read more »

Pfeiffer Vacuum Welcomes this Year’s Röntgen Prize Winner Dr. Victoria Grinberg

Asslar, Germany, November 28, 2022. This year, the prestigious Röntgen Prize was awarded by the Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) to the astrophysicist and science advocate for her groundbreaking research in X-ray astronomy. In the JLU’s academic ceremony on Friday, November 25, 2022, the prize, which is worth €15,000, was awarded to the Junior Research… Read more »

Boviet Solar achieves Bloomberg New Energy Finance Tier 1 status for every quarter of 2022.

SAN JOSÉ, Calif., Nov. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ —  Boviet Solar Technology Co. Ltd. (Boviet Solar), a leading global solar energy technology company specializing in manufacturing of Monocrystalline PERC PV cells, Gamma Series™ Monofacial and Vega Series™ Bifacial PV Modules, has been ranked as a Tier 1 PV module manufacturer by BloombergNEF (BNEF) every quarter in 2022. Boviet Solar… Read more »

Solar tracker leader and manufacturer PVH opens new factory in Saudi Arabia

PV Hardware (PVH) has inaugurated a new factory in the city of Jeddah. The company celebrated the inauguration with a presentation at the facilities with prominent clients and strategic suppliers they have worked with in the area. PVH Middle East was also honoured with the presence of Eng. Fuad Mosa, Deputy Minister of Energy, Mr…. Read more »

JinkoSolar’s 182 mm TOPCon Module Reaches Highest Conversion Efficiency of 23.86%

SHANGRAO, China, November 15, 2022 — JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the “Company,” or “JinkoSolar”) (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that following the record of maximum solar conversion efficiency of 26.1% recently set by its 182 mm and above large-size monocrystalline silicon TOPCon solar… Read more »

BayWa r.e. Appoints Renuka Sharma as Managing Director for BayWa r.e. Thailand, the First Female Managing Director for BayWa r.e. in Southeast Asia

BayWa r.e., a global renewable energy developer, service provider and distributor, today announced the appointment of Renuka Sharma, as Managing Director of BayWa r.e. Thailand. With over 16 years of professional experience in the construction and renewable energy business, Sharma will be responsible for BayWa r.e. Thailand’s continued efforts in accelerating renewable energy transitions within… Read more »