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Trina Solar and Australia’s Solar Juice Sign MoU for Modules Totalling 1GW
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Trina Solar and Australia’s Solar Juice Sign MoU for Modules Totalling 1GW

Trina Solar,the world’s leading PV and smart energy total solutions provider, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Australian solar wholesale distributor Solar Juice. Under the agreement, Solar Juice will purchase 1GW of Trina Solar Vertex modules over a three-year period, representing a significant proportion of residential and commercial solar capacity going into the Australian market. Trina Solar will make available to Solar Juice its full range of Vertex N modules for Australian residential and commercial projects. The modules include the: -Vertex S+ NEG9R.28 andNEG9RC.27; 450W+ mono-facial modules designed primarily for residential - Vertex NEG18R.28, a 500W+ n-type i-TOPCon dual-glass module, specifically designed for commercial & industrial (C&I) ...
Bifacial Perovskite Solar Cells Point to Higher Efficiency
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Bifacial Perovskite Solar Cells Point to Higher Efficiency

A bifacial perovskite solar cell, which allows sunlight to reach both sides of the device, holds the potential to produce higher energy yields at lower overall costs, according to scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The dual nature of a bifacial solar cell enables the capture of direct sunlight on the front and the capture of reflected sunlight on the back, allowing this type of device to outperform its monofacial counterparts. “This perovskite cell can operate very effectively from either side,” said Kai Zhu, a senior scientist in the Chemistry and Nanoscience Center at NREL and lead author of a new paper published in the journal Joule: “Highly efficient bifacial single-junction perovskite solar cells.” His co-authors from NREL...
Sungrow and Memodo Sign MOU for a Broader Cooperation on C&I Energy Storage Market
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Sungrow and Memodo Sign MOU for a Broader Cooperation on C&I Energy Storage Market

Sungrow, the global leading inverter and energy storage system supplier, has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Memodo, one of the largest distributors in Europe. This strategic partnership will focus on the commercial and industrial (C&I) storage market, showcasing the two companies’ commitment to energy storage development and innovation. As trusted long-term partners, Memodo and Sungrow have increased their joint sales in the past years significantly. Memodo currently distributes Sungrow's inverters and energy storage systems solutions in all major German-speaking countries, the Netherlands, Italy, and other regions. The rising demand for electric vehicle charging infrastructure and renewable energy in Europe has led to increased costs for manag...
Hydrom Signs $20 bn Deals for Green Hydrogen in Oman
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Hydrom Signs $20 bn Deals for Green Hydrogen in Oman

Omani hydrogen company Hydrom has signed agreements to develop green hydrogen projects requiring an investment of $20 billion, according to news from the Gulf nation's state news agency. Three memoranda of understanding were signed, with BP Oman, Amnah consortium and the Green Energy Oman alliance, the report said. Together, the projects are expected to generate 500,000 metric tons of green hydrogen a year from more than 12 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity. Oman's announcement comes as countries in the Middle East ramp up investments in renewables as they seek to transition from fossil-fuel-funded economies. Last month, Saudi Arabia's NEOM Green Hydrogen achieved financial closure on an $8.4 billion green hydrogen facility that will produce 600 metric tons per day of carbon-...
Zendure Showcases Innovative Solar Power Solutions at Intersolar Europe in Munich
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Zendure Showcases Innovative Solar Power Solutions at Intersolar Europe in Munich

Zendure, the fastest-growing clean energy tech startup, shows its latest portable, solar power solutions at Intersolar Europe in Munich, the Premier Global Solar Industry Event, from June 14-16, 2023. Zendure presents its latest innovations at Booth B0.336 during Intersolar Europe. Among the showcased products are SolarFlow, a plug-and-play storage system designed for harnessing balcony solar energy, and SuperBase V, the first modular, portable power station featuring semi-solid-state batteries for safer and cleaner solutions. BALCONY ENERGY STORAGE SOLUTION FOR COST-CONSCIOUS USERS Zendure SolarFlow is a user-friendly plug & play storage system that can be easily installed, assembled, and disassembled in just a few steps. Available as a complete package with a solar panel an...
Canadian Solar Launches It’s First Residential Energy Storage System EP Cube at Intersolar Europe in Germany
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Canadian Solar Launches It’s First Residential Energy Storage System EP Cube at Intersolar Europe in Germany

Canadian Solar unveils its first residential energy storage system EP Cube, a self-designed-and-developed product by Eternalplanet, at Intersolar Europe 2023, marking another milestone in the European market. One of EP Cube's remarkable advantages lies in its stylish design. The all-in-one design allows EP Cube to apply various home scenarios and simplifies transport and installation. EP Cube also adopts a stackable modular design to meet homeowners' specific energy needs, offering capacity options ranging from 6.6kWh to 19.9kWh. As a power guarantee, EP Cube impresses both stakeholders and customers. EP Cube can automate power supply in outages, ensuring high-power electrical appliances operate normally even if the grid goes down. With EP Cube, homeowners will no longer worry about...
CubicPV Receives First Stage of $103M in Equity Financing
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CubicPV Receives First Stage of $103M in Equity Financing

Solar manufacturing innovator, CubicPV announced it has secured new firm equity commitments in excess of $100 million dollars in support of its U.S. factory plans and tandem product roadmap. The investment will be split into two tranches, with the first $33M released immediately. The second tranche investment is tied to specific project milestones. Cubic’s strong shareholder base, led by SCG Cleanergy (a wholly owned subsidiary of SCG) with contributions from Hunt Energy Enterprises and Breakthrough Energy Ventures, committed the capital to further accelerate the Company’s growth strategy. The investment reflects investors’ considerable confidence in Cubic’s ability to meet the expected demand for U.S.-produced wafers and lead the market transformation to tandem module technology. The ...
Maxeon Solar Showcases It’s Solar Energy Innovations at Intersolar Europe 2023
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Maxeon Solar Showcases It’s Solar Energy Innovations at Intersolar Europe 2023

Maxeon Solar Technologies,a global leader in solar innovation and channels, is attending Intersolar Europe 2023, where it is showcasing its latest solar panel technologies and new energy solutions at Booth A2.430. The company has also announced it’s new partnership with electric vehicle charging software company, ev.energy, in which the two organizations will collaborate to help consumers unlock more benefits from their SunPower Drive, Maxeon's electric vehicles (EV) mobility solution. Ralf Elias, Maxeon's Chief Product Officer, said: "This new cooperation with ev.energy is an exciting extension of the SunPower One ecosystem, expanding our proposition for consumers and enabling them to take the clean energy produced by their Maxeon panels on the road in their electr...
TotalEnergies signs a 25-year PPA for a 1 GW Wind Project in Kazakhstan
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TotalEnergies signs a 25-year PPA for a 1 GW Wind Project in Kazakhstan

TotalEnergies confirms its commitment to the energy transition in Kazakhstan with the signature of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the Mirny project. This will be the first PPA signed in the country for a wind project of such scale. Located in the Zhambyl region, the project aims to build a 1 GW onshore wind farm combined with a 600 MWh battery energy storage system for a reliable power supply. It represents an investment of about $1.4 billion. After Irak, it is another prime example of TotalEnergies’ ability to leverage its position as a major partner in the upstream sector to speed up the development of renewable energy in oil and gas countries. The electricity to be produced by the Mirny project will be sold in its entirety to the Financial Settlement Center of Renewable Energy...
JinkoSolar’s Subsidiary to Construct 56GW Cell & Module Manufacturing facility in Shanxi, China
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JinkoSolar’s Subsidiary to Construct 56GW Cell & Module Manufacturing facility in Shanxi, China

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that its majority-owned principal operating subsidiary, Jinko Solar Co., Ltd. has entered into an investment framework agreement with the Management Committee of Transformation Comprehensive Reform Demonstration Zone of Shanxi Province for an integrated project manufacturing monocrystalline silicon pull rod, silicon wafer, high-efficiency solar cells and modules. According to the Agreement, Jiangxi Jinko plans to construct production lines with a total annual production capacity of 56 GW for each of monocrystalline silicon pull rod, silicon wafer, high-efficiency solar cells and modules in the Transformation Comprehensive Reform Demonstration Zone of&nb...