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California and Hawaii are current market leaders, but new utility business models, sustainability targets, and policies are expected to bring other states to the forefront July 28, 2020 – Boulder, Colo. – A new report from Guidehouse Insights examines the large and promising US state markets for distributed energy storage, providing an overview of market drivers, policies, and new projects in 10 leading states. Recent technological and manufacturing advances have led to significant cost declines in distributed energy storage systems (DESSs) located behind the meter (BTM), creating major motivation for the technology’s uptake. As the number of cities, states, and businesses committed to carbon reduction goals swells and the demand for onsite generation of renewable energy mounts, distributed energy storage is poised to take a leading role in the new energy paradigm shift. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @WeAreGHInsights, in 2020, the top 10 states for distributed energy storage are expected to reach 171.7 MW of DESS capacity. By 2029, these 10 states are projected to deploy 1,072.0 MW of DESS capacity, an approximately sixfold increase from 2020. “The US distributed energy storage market has grown considerably from 2015 to 2020,” says Ricardo F. Rodriguez, research analyst with Guidehouse

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Sunday 19 July the tug Kamarina with barge CC Atlantique carrying more than 8000 tonnes of high voltage cable has safely arrived in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The cables will form the connection of TenneT’s Hollandse Kust (zuid) Alpha Platform to the onshore grid. Blue Offshore is proud to be able to contribute to the Dutch energy transition, as it has been awarded the contract by Van Oord to supply a full cable transport spread for both the Hollandse Kust (zuid) 2020 Alpha and 2021 Beta cable transport campaigns. For this transport Blue Offshore has mobilized the world’s first certified double basket carrousel barge, with each carrousel carrying approximately 4,000 tonnes of cable. The transport took place from Hellenic Cables in Greece to the port of Rotterdam in The Netherlands. For this transport the barge 122m long CC Atlantique has been chartered by Van Oord. Besides two large carousels and the dedicated control systems, all deck engineering, technical crew and complete mobilisation service was provided by Blue Offshore. In the upcoming phase of the project the cables will be loaded into Van Oord’s cable lay vessel the Nexus for the installation offshore. A spare cable will be delivered to TenneT in Eemshaven. The Hollandse

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Insight enables users to easily monitor, operate, and upgrade their solar and storage installation with peace of mind thanks to the advanced cybersecurity Insight is future-ready to support smart homes and EVs Installers will experience a new level of productivity, as Insight is the easy way to configure and remotely support customers’ installations Insight is compatible with Conext™ Gateway Burnaby, BC – July 28th, 2020 – Schneider Electric Solar announced the launch of Insight, its new powerful yet simple energy management platform for residential and commercial users. It is available through their local, cloud, and mobile interfaces. Digital technologies have been transforming energy management. Digitalization utilizes communications technology and data to generate in-depth analysis, help better decision-making, and automate or control operations intelligently at a site level. Insight is a part of Schneider Electric’s residential and commercial solar & storage ecosystem, providing intuitive mobile and web-browser based interfaces for consumers and installers alike. The different insight components are designed in compliance with international cybersecurity standards. Encrypted communication and storage of user information ensure user’s site access and information are always protected, and the data is stored securely. User experience is optimized, either you’re professional or homeowner. For installers, powerful features like remote settings management and

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FIMER, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of solar inverter solutions, has announced new extensions to several of its market-leading ranges.  With further product innovations planned for 2020, the announcements come as it looks to strengthen its global positioning as the fourth largest solar inverter business in the world. FIMER has expanded its best-selling cloud connected, high-power, three-phase string solution, the PVS100/120 range.   The latest version enables installers to choose set-up of one or two MPPTs for east-west orientation, helping to deliver total flexibility and enabling the installer to select parallel inputs during installation and commissioning phase, and deliver a truly responsive system to ultimately improve yields. Suitable for 1000V commercial and industrial applications, large rooftop installations, and the retrofit of ageing inverters in existing plants, the new range will be available from Q3 2020. For microgrid applications, FIMER has also announced a new addition to its MGS-100 range – the MGS-100-15 - available as a 15kW modular system for up to 90kW in one cluster. Designed to provide reliable electricity for remote off-grid sites and back-up power for smaller commercial and industrial facilities, the system offers multiple operating modes for both off- and on-grid applications and brings together all components required for a

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Delta has been participating at Intersolar for many years, as it is an ideal platform to present its latest solar and e-mobility solutions. Although this year´s exhibition was cancelled, Delta is still keen to engage with the delegates that would have attended, to offer them the opportunity to see its latest products.virtual.delta-emea.com In order to do so in a safe and convenient way, Delta has created a virtual tradeshow, which is now live and will be online until July 17. Helping to capture the audience´s attention, is a 360 degree stand tour and video on-demand feature. The starting point for the tour can be found here:  https://virtual.delta-emea.com Thanks to Delta´s virtual tradeshow, visitors can view photovoltaic and e-mobility solutions for residential, commercial, public and utility applications. The highlights on display, include: M250HV string inverter for ground-mounted solar arrays One of Delta´s solutions to be featured, is its M250HV string inverter. With a maximum output power of 250 kVA and an input voltage range from 550 to 1500 V DC, this high-performance inverter is particularly well-suited to large, megawatt-scale ground-mounted solar plants. The M250HV optimises electrical generation for photovoltaic systems with its peak efficiency of 99 percent. In addition, the higher input voltage results in

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Commenting on the National Grid’s 2020 Future Energy Scenarios (FES) James Brabben Wholesale Manager at Cornwall Insight, said: “The latest FES highlight just how dramatically the energy landscape will change in the coming decades. It is clear that existing and new technologies can be deployed to achieve Net Zero by 2050, with three of the four scenarios showing pathways to accomplish this. “More so than previous years, FES 2020 strikes a more confident tone on the practicalities of achieving carbon reductions. A ramp-up in wind and solar deployment, large-scale hydrogen and CCUS build-out and the digitalisation and transparent use of customer data is prevalent across scenarios. Hydrogen is for the first time seen as a front-running technology for heating use, some transport sectors and electricity system flexibility. “While hydrogen forecasts may grab the headlines, the stretching targets for wind and solar deployment and a negative emissions power sector by the early 2030s are also notable components. There is an important subtext in the document about the need to reform and evolve the markets themselves, with a message that “markets must evolve to provide the right incentives”. “We have advocated for some time that wholesale market design needs to be looked at to support investments

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Saarbrücken, July 27, 2020: The global project developer and EPC service provider Greencells Group announces the appointment of Dr. Peter Vest as Chief Strategy Officer. The appointment underlines the Saarbruecken-based company's growth strategy and ambitions to further drive the Group's global expansion. With over 2GWp of solar power plants installed worldwide, Greencells Group is one of the largest service providers in the planning and construction of utility-scale solar power plants. Since its foundation in 2007, the company has been on a steady growth path and achieved an annual turnover of more than US$100 million in the fiscal year 2019. Dr. Peter Vest, a renowned expert in the German energy sector, will take up the newly created position of Chief Strategy Officer. During his long career, Dr. Vest was responsible for the management of Marketing, Sales and Business Development at EnBW, one of the largest German energy suppliers. A further milestone was his position as CEO of Yello Strom, Germany's largest new energy brand. From 2013 to 2019, Dr. Vest was Managing Partner of WIRCON GmbH, where he played a key role in the founding and development of the company, which develops, builds, and operates renewable energy projects internationally.

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Urbasolar is accelerating its growth: In cooperation with the French bank Crédit Agricole, Axpo’s subsidiary, which specialises in photovoltaics, is building 37 new solar plants across 16 French departments. Total project financing amounts to EUR 124 million. This is one of the largest financ- ing volumes for new PV systems in France. Axpo is thus consistently implementing its growth strategy in the renewable energies sector. The 37 solar plants that will primarily be built in Southern France have an installed capacity of 143 MW, and can cover the annual power consumption of 65,000 households. The first plants have already been completed and connected to the grid recently. The total amount of EUR 124 million will be financed by the French bank Crédit Agricole, its subsidiary Unifergie - which specialises in renewable energy projects -, and various regional banks. Axpo systematically focusing on renewables With its subsidiaries Urbasolar and Volkswind, Axpo has strong platforms available for the expansion of its solar and wind business. Just recently, Axpo successfully placed a green bond on the Swiss capital market with net proceeds amounting to CHF 133 million. Said capital will be used to fund projects in the photovoltaic and wind energy sectors. In doing so, Axpo

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The company will supply 12 units of its SG 5.0-145 for the second phase of the Cabo Leones 1 wind farm, which customers have been successfully operating since 2017 Siemens Gamesa has also secured a long-term service agreement for 12 years Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has received a new 60-MW order to extend the Cabo Leones 1 wind project in Chile, operated by the joint venture formed by the French utility EDF Renewables Chile and Spain’s Grupo Ibereólica Renovables. Under the terms of the agreement, Siemens Gamesa will supply, transport and install 12 of its SG 5.0-145 MW turbines for the Cabo Leones 1 extension wind complex at Comuna de Freirina, in the second region of the Atacama in Chile. Since 2017, Siemens Gamesa has successfully managed the Cabo Leones 1 wind project located on the coast in the Atacama region of Northern Chile – one of the best areas for wind resources. With a current installed capacity of 115 MW, the wind farm is equipped with 55 of Siemens Gamesa’s SG 2.1-114 MW turbines with an estimated energy production of 350 GWh per year, equaling the annual electricity consumption of 170,000 Chilean households. “It is an honor for us that customers

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Kiwi Power, a leading global energy technology company, is bringing its distributed energy resource (DER) optimization technology and  expertise to North America. Building on the strong relationship with its first client ENGIE North America, the company has expanded its sales presence in the region. Kiwi Power enters the market offering advanced virtual power plant (VPP) software combined with expertise serving energy flexibility into markets for more than ten years and across ten countries. Kiwi Power is named a world leader in virtual power plant (VPP) technology and energy market optimization in Q1 2020 by Guidehouse Insights, formerly Navigant, and No. 1 for execution. The company offers a simple, yet powerful solution that enables electricity suppliers, energy storage and renewables asset owners, distribution grid operators and independent aggregators to maximize the value of energy assets, secure new revenue streams, and supply cleaner and more affordable power. Kiwi Power’s project with ENGIE North America is now operational in Texas delivering price-based trading and demand response activities for ENGIE North America in the ERCOT market. Part of a larger deployment between the two companies, the relationship builds on a pilot program started last summer in ERCOT for price arbitrage. The project simply and powerfully integrates

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