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Both companies have a similar philosophy Two leading names in the PV industry intensify their cooperation. The Heckert Solar GmbH is another wholesale distribution partner of Solar-Log™. Heckert Solar customers now have direct and unlimited access to the intelligent products and services of Solar-Log™. From the point of view of both companies, the cooperation is a logical step. Both are leading the dynamic photovoltaic market with constant innovations and live a comparable company philosophy. Sustainable thinking, high quality awareness and production "Made in Germany" stands for responsible action at both companies. SDS Sales Manager Germany Cyrus Heravi is pleased: "Heckert Solar as a company producing in Germany has a strong customer base. These customers benefit from the new cooperation and now have, potentially, access to the best of both worlds." Jörg Niche, CSO at Solare Datensysteme GmbH, adds: "This gives our two companies the opportunity for many additional contacts. It's a win-win situation." Heckert Solar GmbH, located in Chemnitz/Saxony, is one of the leading European manufacturers of high-performance photovoltaic modules, exclusively "Made in Germany". It ensures its long-term success in the extremely dynamic international photovoltaic market by using the latest technologies and innovative materials, by the outstandingly high quality and performance level of

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The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Leaders’ Summit 2020 kicked off on 15th June, marking 20 years of uniting business for a better world. This year’s Summit was held virtually, which allowed participants and Global Compact Local networks to join in their own time zone. Global leaders and enterprise representatives from all over the world came together to discuss how to rebuild inclusive and sustainable economic and social solutions to achieve a world that combines social justice, low-carbon development, climate resilience. LONGi is the only Chinese company involved in the Summit which saw participation of over 10,000 companies from 156 countries. On the morning of June 16th, Founder and President of LONGi Group, Mr. Li Zhenguo, spoke about “How to invest in an orderly and better way for the global sustainable future under the COVID-19 epidemic” in his keynote at the Asia-Pacific Arena, together with Dr. Gao Li, WHO Representative of China and Nicolas Vix, CEO of the French Agricultural Credit Bank (China) Co., Ltd. "The COVID-19 outbreak inevitably brings challenges to renewable energy companies. This epidemic, now in every part of the world, will eventually ends. Countries will renew focus in the development of their energy security and localization. The short-term imbalance of supply

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Globally, more cities are turning to IoT-enabled sensors that offer increased accuracy at a lower price point June 17, 2020 – Boulder, Colo. – A new report from Guidehouse Insights analyzes the global market for Internet of Things (IoT) air quality sensors for hardware and software and services. Global market forecasts for deployment and revenue, broken out by segment and region, extend through 2029. Increasing urbanization and a better understanding of the health effects of poor air quality are creating a growing market for municipal IoT-enabled air quality sensors. Many cites already have one or two expensive, regulatory-grade air quality sensors. However, as research suggests that air quality can change dramatically over only a few hundred feet, additional measures are needed. Cities are installing IoT-enabled air quality sensors that have an acceptable level of accuracy at a much lower price point. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @WeAreGHInsights, global deployments of municipal IoT air quality sensing units are expected to increase from 10,250 units in 2020 to 67,522 units by 2029, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.3%. “The IoT air quality monitor market has seen accelerated growth in the past few years that is expected to continue,”

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BUCHAREST, Romania, June 17, 2020 – Half of infosec professionals (50%) revealed that their organisations didn’t have a contingency plan in place, or didn’t know if they did, for a situation like COVID-19 or a similar scenario. This lack of forward planning has come at great risk, as 86% of infosec professionals admitted that attacks in the most common attack vectors were on the rise during this period. Cyberwarfare and IoT as an attack vector were reported to be up by 38%, and APTs and cyberespionage IP theft and social media threats/chatbots by 37% — all of which could be an indication of a bumper year for breaches. Infosec professionals know that strategic changes need to be made rapidly, with 81% sharing their beliefs that COVID-19 will change the way their businesses operate in the long-term. These findings, and more, are revealed today in the first instalment of Bitdefender’s yet to be released global 10 in 10 Study. The section — The Indelible Impact of COVID-19 on Cybersecurity — details the pressures faced by infosec professionals during COVID-19. It explores how these pressures are testing the effectiveness of security measures, and highlights the changes they will need to make within their

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In cooperation with Max Bögl Wind AG, Vestas is expanding its industry-leading tower portfolio of different tower technologies and heights to include concrete hybrid towers. Towers with hub heights of 166 and 169 meters are certified for the V162-5.6 MW and V150-5.6 MW turbine models of the EnVentus platform for Germany and Austria. Type approvals and relevant documentation packages are immediately available, so that Vestas customers can plan their EnVentus wind projects with these new towers. Josef Knitl, CEO of Max Bögl Wind AG, is convinced of the success of the collaboration: "We are continuously working on the resource-saving and economic further development of hybrid towers with high hub heights. For the EnVentus platforms V162-5.6 MW and V150.-5.6 MW, we have developed an ideal tower design based on our hybrid tower 2.0, which meets Vestas' technical requirements." Jürgen Joos, Commercial Director of Max Bögl Wind AG, adds: “We see high potential in the cooperation with Vestas for the further development of even more efficient wind turbines for the German and Austrian markets. Especially in future, the hub height in combination with efficient turbine technology will be decisive for the success of wind power in the electricity market.” “Our partnership with Max Bögl Wind

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Web portal elevates service and accelerates resolution ROCKLIN, Calif. (June 16) – SMA America has launched a new Online Service Center to elevate service quality and expedite response. Installers can now access resources that previously required calling a service technician. In the new online service center, customers can track the progress of a service case, inverter exchange or request a rebate, sign up for an extended warranty and update delivery details.  To access the online service center, visit our website here. The new platform features case tracking for all activities concerning both individuals and companies. Service communications for each case are collected in a single feed which simplifies customer communication. This streamlined approach also provides a needed solution when there are multiple logins per company account. Now, each login can see all open cases, making it easier for installers to manage their service operations. The platform will also offer unprecedented access to information. “We are excited to bring even more access to customers and empower our installers with all the documentation and support they may need,” said Charles Morrill, vice president of customer service with SMA America. “The new Online Service Center platform is a one-stop shop for customers to do a range of activities

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WinGD has unveiled a new technology designed to slash methane emissions and cut fuel consumption in its X-DF dual-fuel engines. The launch of Intelligent Control by Exhaust Recycling (iCER) is the first development to be introduced as part of X-DF2.0, WinGD’s second-generation dual-fuel engine platform. As shipowners factor greenhouse gas reduction targets into their upcoming newbuild projects, X-DF2.0 technologies will enable improved engine performance with both LNG and future carbon-neutral fuels. The iCER system delivers enhanced combustion control through the use of inert gas. The result is a reduction in methane slip emissions of up to 50% when using LNG and a significant reduction of fuel consumption, of 3% in gas mode and 5% in diesel mode. By advancing the performance of dual-fuel engines, X-DF2.0 will help shipowners prepare for shipping’s transition to carbon-neutral fuels. Building on the successful X-DF platform, the next-generation technologies minimise methane slip in expectation that these emissions will be regulated by IMO to help meet its 2050 greenhouse gas targets. Improved fuel efficiency will also be a key factor in reducing emissions further during the first phase of the transition. “By adjusting the recirculation rate of inert gas and controlling parameters like fuel admission and ignition timing, we

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Research from Cornwall Insight shows that Feed-in Tariff (FiT) costs for the upcoming quarterly levelisation* could reach an all-time high, covering the period April – June 2020. The combination of extremes in sunshine hours and low energy demand resulting from the COVID-19 lockdown has created the perfect conditions to drive up FiT costs this quarter. Electricity suppliers are due to be invoiced for FiT levelisation on 28 July, with payments due 11 August 2020. Costs are expected to be well above last year’s level of £8.0/MWh. Tim Dixon, Wholesale Team Lead at Cornwall Insight, said: “In the first two months of the quarter, the UK saw 39% higher sunshine hours and 18% lower demand compared to the same period last year. As solar PV dominates the capacity installed under the scheme and that scheme costs are levied on units of electricity demand during the quarter, these all point towards the prospect of higher costs than perhaps suppliers factored into their tariffs. “Energy Third-party Charges (TPCs) have been in the limelight recently, and rightly so as less consumption from non-domestic sectors is resulting in greater recovery of money from domestic households. Several measures have been taken to date to protect domestic suppliers and consumers from the

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IMEON ENERGY announces the release of a new innovative application that can be installed free of charge on IMEON solar inverters! The "LED Smart Lighting" application allows IMEON inverters to interact with the smart lights from Philips Hue range of products. What is the point of having a solar inverter communicate with the lighting in a home? The objective of this application is to send information using light, to encourage owners of IMEON inverters to optimize energy savings by adapting their electricity consumption habits! IMEON ENERGY developed this particular application after observing that typical users of IMEON ONLINE monitoring platform reduced their electricity consumption by an average of 10% while those who do not monitor their solar systems kept their electricity consumption stable. The conclusion was that users who are aware of their electricity consumption are strongly inclined to reduce it. It was therefore interesting to innovate and find a way of transferring messages to users in real time, in a non-intrusive way, without them needing to login to the monitoring platform. By making the user aware of the times when electricity consumption is elevated as well as the times when the solar installation with energy storage is capable of high energy output,

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Reducing risk for solar power plant operators and investors Berlin/Germany, Marlborough/USA, June 16, 2020 – PI Berlin has developed a unique process that for the first time allows a deep dive assessment of the production quality of lithium-ion batteries used for solar energy storage. Since an energy storage system is only as good as the batteries which are used, the demand for reliable quality assessments has increased as the number of energy storage projects grows. Evaluating a complete energy storage system without an in-depth review of battery quality is often not sufficient to detect battery-related risks. Not only can battery performance sometimes lag far behind expectations, but poorly produced batteries can cause safety hazards in the field. PI Berlin’s new assessment process reveals weaknesses in battery production and provides specific risk mitigation advice for owners and investors. Global boom in the number of solar power storage projects The number of solar energy storage projects is rising rapidly around the world, with international growth rates for photovoltaic storage reaching between 70 and 150 percent in recent years, according to BloombergNEF. Lithium-ion batteries have been the dominant technology to date. The number of battery manufacturers is also growing quickly, with many new suppliers based in

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