Category: Solar

Q CELLS makes Grid Equity investment into portfolio of Amped Solutions projects

–         Q CELLS accelerates its complete energy solutions for customers and partners with a new financing structure to maximize project value and bankability [Irvine, United States, August 26, 2021] Today Q CELLS North America, a leading manufacturer of PV modules and provider of complete energy solutions, announced that it closed on an investment into a… Read more »

White & Case Advises Brite Energy Partners on US$100 million Investment from BlackRock to Expand Solar Capabilities

27 Aug 2021 … Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Brite Energy Partners (BEP), a South Korean solar energy development and investment company, on its equity financing and further financing commitment in an aggregate amount of more than US$100 million from BlackRock Real Assets, a unit of the world’s largest asset manager… Read more »

Ready to shine: Meyer Burger shines in a new light with an innovative campaign

Meyer Burger launches digital advertising campaign for its high-performance solar modules with the slogan “Ready to shine” New image film stages the power of the sun as a symbol of promise for the future Customer campaign now starts in ten countries across Europe Now that Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has launched its high-performance solar module… Read more »

White & Case Advises Lenders on Financing of Edenvale Solar Park

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised France’s Natixis on the project financing of the 204MW Edenvale Solar Park in Queensland, Australia. The Edenvale Solar Park in the Western Downs region will be 50-50 owned by Tokyo-based trading house Sojitz Corporation and ENEOS Australia Pty Ltd, the Australian subsidiary of ENEOS Corporation, Japan’s… Read more »

Ground source heat pumps eligible under new £160m social housing retrofit fund

As the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) opens to applications, Kensa Contracting is urging local authorities and housing associations in England to act now and bid for a portion of the £160m available in 2021/22 to install highly efficient low carbon ground source heat pumps to tackle climate change and protect their tenants from fuel… Read more »

Meyer Burger completes strategic transformation in the first half of 2021 and successfully launches solar module sales

Meyer Burger is fully sold out until well into the fourth quarter of 2021 with the orders on hand from Europe and the USA. The first projects in the segment for utility-scale and large industrial rooftop systems have been won. The first modules were shipped in July. Production is running in continuous shift operation, but… Read more »

British Solar Renewables (BSR) Announces Acquisition Opportunity

British Solar Renewables (BSR), the largest remaining privately owned UK solar developer and third largest solar developer in the UK, has appointed PKF Francis Clark to advise on the company’s acquisition BSR has successfully developed, constructed and operated fifty-seven solar plants and has an initial 1GW PV development pipeline The company is now entering a… Read more »

Krannich Solar Joins emerce Online Marketplace for Installers

Krannich Solar, a leading photovoltaic wholesaler, will as of now sell components for PV plants, storage solutions, and smart energy systems through the emerce online shop in South Africa.  Krannich Solar broadens the emerce marketplace portfolio by adding the latest generation of JA, Longi, Suntech, and AXITEC solar modules, as well as additional SMA inverters… Read more »

Report commissioned by the UK Embassy for Bolivia shows 2GW of renewables achievable in energy transition

A Cornwall Insight and Turner & Townsend report commissioned by the UK Embassy for Bolivia was presented by COP 26 President Alok Sharma MP to the Bolivian President, Luis Arce. The report –The development of a national energy transition strategy for Bolivia (2021-2051) – provided an assessment of the country’s current energy status and key… Read more »

Meyer Burger informs about the current delivery status of its high-performance solar modules

Meyer Burger has started first PV module deliveries in July 2021 as expected. The cell and module production have transitioned to 24/7 operation as planned. Meyer Burger has secured the supply chain for all required input materials for cell and module production. Bottlenecks in the supply chains for standard components required for the commissioning of… Read more »

XITE ENERGY RACING brings lasting light to a Greenland school

British Extreme E racer Oli Bennett is leading a life-changing legacy programme in Greenland XITE ENERGY RACING and myenergi join forces to deliver solar-powered electric to Kangerlussuaq School Oli to unveil the new system ahead of the Extreme E’s Arctic X Prix in Greenland this month “Going to the frontline in the fight against climate… Read more »

Cindy Tindell, Appointed as Managing Director, Head of US for Matrix Renewables

11 August 2021, Madrid – Matrix Renewables, the TPG-backed global renewable energy platform, has announced the addition of Cindy Tindell to its executive team as Managing Director, Head of US. In her new position, Tindell will lead the strategy and execution of Matrix Renewable’s growth in the US, building out a US-based presence, aligned with corporate… Read more »

Generating solar power with glass facades

ARMOR ASCA’s organic solar cells can even be integrated into safety glass Kitzingen, August 11, 2021. ARMOR solar power films GmbH from Kitzingen, Germany, known under the brand name ASCA®, has developed a new technology that allows organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells to be integrated quickly, easily and flexibly into any glass format and facade. Flat… Read more »

Meyer Burger rejects allegations and sets the record straight

Meyer Burger rejects all allegations made by the recently founded “Schweizerischer Anlegerschutzverein (SASV)” (“Swiss Investor Protection Association”). Meyer Burger conducted its Annual General Meeting in compliance with legal requirements and applicable corporate governance rules. The allegation of unequal treatment of shareholders in the context of the private placement of new shares and a convertible bond… Read more »

Green light for The smarter E South America in October

August 9, 2021: With 45.4 million people (21.4% of the population) fully vaccinated so far overall in Brazil, and 106.8 million people (50.5%) having received their first dose, the reopening of the economy has been given a green light by the authorities starting August 17, 2021. The severe water supply crisis currently facing Brazil makes it… Read more »

PROJOY`S Firefighter safety switch-Effectively ensures the safety for your Photovoltaic system

Rooftop distributed photovoltaic has been used extensively in Europe, the United States, Australia, China and Japan. As the application closest to the human activity area, more and more emergency crew and firefighters of photovoltaic plants are aware of the potential safety hazards of photovoltaic systems. And how to ensure personal safety, how to prevent the… Read more »

Innova completes sale of solar rooftop portfolio to Octopus Renewables

Innova Energy (“Innova”), a private equity-backed solar energy company, managed by Innova Capital, has completed the sale of its commercial rooftop solar portfolio to an investment vehicle managed by Octopus Renewables (“Project Astrid”). The portfolio comprises 57 rooftop-mounted solar PV assets in the UK, all of which benefit from Feed-in-Tariff government subsidy.  Project Astrid represents… Read more »

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES Receives Order for New Pilot Machine for Production of CIGS Solar Modules

The SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES) receives an order for the delivery of a pilot machine of the next generation for selenization machines of the CISARIS CX3 type. After the success of the development work with the process modules delivered in 2020, the commissioning of the CISARIS CX3 is planned for a pilot production in… Read more »

Price cap rising to the highest level with further rises on the horizon

Commenting on today’s Ofgem announcement that the default price cap would increase by £139 to £1,277 for the six months effective from 1 October 2021 for a typical domestic customer, Craig Lowrey, Senior Consultant at Cornwall Insight,said: “Despite serving as a means by which to curtail cost increases, the price cap has seen a large… Read more »

Up to 1900MW of wind eligible for RESS-2

Cornwall Insight’s ‘Route to RESS service’ has examined the potential capacity of wind and solar that could enter the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS-2) auction in Ireland, with the analysis showing that approximately 1900MW (1800GWh) of solar and 1600MW (4800GWh) of wind is eligible to bid for the 3500GWh pot. This analysis is based on… Read more »

SunOyster 16 heat receives Solar Keymark certification

SunOyster Systems (SOS) receives solar thermal quality label and starts regular sales of the concentrating solar technology Berlin/Halstenbek, August 4th, 2021: Severe precipitation events in Germany and heat waves and fires in Southern Europe indicate that climate change is in full swing. In order to still achieve the 2-degree target of the Paris Climate Convention,… Read more »

Gresham House acquires 50MW Low Farm from Anesco as part of £100M solar partnership

A 50MW solar farm in Lincolnshire has been acquired by Gresham House from Anesco, as part of a three-year development and construction partnership valued in excess of £100 million. Earlier this year, Anesco and Gresham House announced that they were partnering on a 200MW ground mounted solar PV portfolio in the UK. The partnership will… Read more »

New Managing Directors for AEROCOMPACT

Mathias Muther hands over management in Europe and USA Satteins, Austria, August 2, 2021. Mathias Muther hands over the operational management of the globally operating expert for PV mounting solutions AEROCOMPACT in the respective country organizations to Manfred Ganahl for the European market and Dirk Morbitzer for the US market. Muther, the company founder and… Read more »

Pfeiffer Vacuum introduces the reliable and low-vibration HiPace 80 Neo turbopump

Hybrid bearing vacuum pump with patented Laser Balancing™ technology Excellent temperature management Compact design and smart functions Asslar, August 2, 2021. Pfeiffer Vacuum presents its new HiPace 80 Neo turbopump, which features a longer life before service and reduced vibration and noise emissions. These benefits are made possible with the new, advanced Laser Balancing™ system… Read more »


Leading tier one global solar inverter supplier, FIMER, has supplied its technology to a 519kW solar system at La Trobe University in Melbourne, helping the organization generate 724MW of solar energy annually and supporting its ambition to achieve net zero emissions by 2029. La Trobe University has seven campuses across Victoria and New South Wales,… Read more »

Meyer Burger plans to expand its product portfolio with innovative solar roof tiles and acquires related intellectual property

Meyer Burger plans to expand its product portfolio with a roof-integrated high-performance solar system that can be installed easily just like traditional roof tiles. To accelerate the market introduction, Meyer Burger is acquiring a technically mature solution from a German engineering service provider that has already been certified according to IEC 61215 and IEC 61730…. Read more »

Does the number of EV tariffs match the EV burgeoning sales?

Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd (SMMT) showed that combined, Battery Electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) accounted for 17.2% of new car sales in June, with BEVs accounting for more than one in 10 registrations. Despite the boom in electric vehicle (EV) sales, Cornwall Insight’s research shows around 17… Read more »

Alencon Systems to Display Industry’s Most Extensive Range of DC:DC Conversion Technology at SPI 2021

Alencon will demonstrate the industry’s most extensive and flexible range of high voltage, high power DC:DC conversion and optimization technology at Solar Power International in New Orleans Figure 1:  Alencon Systems will demonstrate its extensive array of high power, high voltage DC:DC converters and optimizers at SPI 2021 in New Orleans September 21 – 23,… Read more »

Pfeiffer Vacuum introduces new HiScroll ATEX scroll pump

For pumping potentially explosive gas mixtures Explosion-proof interior Applications in analytics, industry or research & development The new pumps in the HiScroll ATEX range meet the requirements of the European directive 2014/34/EU and are marked according to ATEX II 3/-G Ex h IIC T4 Gc X +5° C ≤ Ta ≤ +40 °C. This identifies… Read more »

Meyer Burger concentrates its service activities in Asia at the Shanghai and Singapore sites

In Shanghai, Meyer Burger Trading Co. becomes the competence center for sales and service of high-precision metrology products of Meyer Burger’s subsidiary Pasan in Asian markets. In Singapore, services will continue to be provided for existing Asian customers of Meyer Burger. Services for existing customers in Europe and the USA will continue to be provided… Read more »

Meyer Burger is considering legal options to enforce its rights after Oxford PV announces unilateral termination of the collaboration

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) was informed on Friday, July 23, 2021 through a press release as well as a letter from Oxford Photovoltaics Limited (Oxford PV) that the company considers the companies’ collaboration agreement, in place since 2019, terminated for own strategic reasons. In view of the unexpected announcement by Oxford… Read more »

Urban Renewables signs 20 Year Rooftop Solar PPA with General Steelworks and Oilfield Supplies & Equipment for their joint industrial facility in Singapore.

SINGAPORE, 23 July 2021 — General Steelworks Pte Ltd and Oilfield Supplies & Equipment Pte Ltd have signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with sustainable energy developer, URBAN RENEWABLES to provide clean solar energy sourced from a solar PV rooftop installation at their joint industrial facility in Singapore. The solar rooftop installation, which has… Read more »

Ingeteam’s hybrid inverter is compatible with the BYD Premium high voltage batteries

Ingeteam and BYD have tested and certified at their respective R&D laboratories, the compatibility of the BYD Battery-Box Premium HVS and HVM high voltage batteries with Ingeteam’s INGECON® SUN STORAGE 1Play TL M hybrid inverter (solar-plus-storage inverter). The use of both items of equipment together makes it possible to create hybrid systems that combine PV… Read more »

Huawei FusionSolar Residential Smart PV Product Suite Wins iF Design Award

July22-Shenzhen– Two key products from Huawei FusionSolar Residential Smart PV product suite — SUN2000 Smart Energy Controller and LUNA 2000 Smart String Energy Storage System (ESS) — have recently been honored with iF Design Awards 2021. These awards demonstrate the global recognition of Huawei’s creative and user-friendly designs that blend function and emotion, and fuse… Read more »

LONGi wins 2021 Intersolar award for Hi-MO 5 series module

LONGi, the world leading solar technology company, has been recognized with the 2021 Intersolar award in the Photovoltaics category for its high efficiency Hi-MO 5 (182mm) series module during an online ceremony forming part of the smarter E industry days held by Intersolar’s organisers. The Intersolar award is presented to companies making a substantial contribution… Read more »


Pforzheim, July 21, 2021. Pioneering projects for a sustainable energy industry have now been honored with The smarter E AWARD 2021. BayWa r.e. Solar Projects, Boreal Light, and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy have been announced as the winners in the Outstanding Projects category. The prize in the Smart Renewable Energy category was awarded to HPS… Read more »