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The Rancho Seco II solar plant is located on the premises of the decommissioned Rancho Seco nuclear power plant. This solar plant is the largest fixed-tilt photovoltaic project in Sacramento County, California. Ingeteam Inc. Milwaukee, WI. January 25th, 2021. Ingeteam Inc has supplied and commissioned 53 of its solar PV power stations for the 160 MW Rancho Seco II solar plant. This photovoltaic facility, built by Rosendin Electric for DE Shaw Renewable Investments, is the largest fixed-tilt solar plant in Sacramento County, CA. It was commissioned by the end of 2020. “We are proud and appreciative for the opportunity to partner with Rosendin Electric to supply our fully integrated medium voltage inverter stations for this landmark project with DE Shaw”, said Nohra Nasr, Vice President and General Manager of Solar PV and BESS at Ingeteam Inc. “This is another milestone for Ingeteam which boasts our commitment to serve and support the solar and energy storage sector in the US and worldwide. Our proven technology and performance track record in delivering, commissioning, and servicing our product to dozens of significantly large utility-scale projects continue to feed our confidence to be ready for any challenge”. The solar PV plant has been built on the

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Azelio and Svea Solar have signed a MoU to develop projects using Azelio’s long-duration energy storage, TES.POD®, coupled to PV systems. The collaboration will span over at least 3 projects in 2021, 5 projects in 2022, and 10 projects in 2023. A total of 8 MW of installed power and more than 100 MWh in equivalent storage capacity. Svea Solar is Sweden’s largest solar PV installer. In support of expanding its business offerings into the energy storage segment in Sweden in particular and Europe in general, a collaboration is initiated with Azelio, as a developer of long-duration energy storage. Azelio’s storage solution, TES.POD®, stores renewable energy in recycled aluminum. The energy can be dispatched on demand as electricity and heat during the dark hours and at times during the day when direct production is not sufficient. “I am proud to initiate this collaboration and glad that Svea Solar wants to address the energy storage segment together with Azelio. Our solutions complement each other perfectly, extending the use of renewable energy for all hours of the day”, says Jonas Eklind, CEO of Azelio. “Svea Solar is leading the power shift towards renewable solar energy in the Nordics. Together with Azelio we will proudly offer a

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Saarbrücken, 21 January 2021 –Greencells Group (“Greencells”), a global service provider for the development, construction, and maintenance of utility-scale solar power plants, and Blue Elephant Energy AG (“BEE”), a Hamburg-based independent operator of solar and wind power plants, have entered into a joint development agreement for a portfolio of 237 MWp of solar capacity in Italy and the Netherlands. The portfolio includes six solar projects in the region of Puglia in Italy with a total planned capacity of 158 MWp and seven solar projects in the Netherlands with a total planned capacity of 79 MWp. The projects are at an advanced stage of development. The first projects will reach ready-to-built status by 2022. The complete connection of the entire portfolio to the electricity grids is expected by 2025 at the latest. The portfolio will contribute to a reduction of global CO2 emissions by approximately 268,000 tons and will account for the annual electricity consumption of 96,000 households once completed.

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The project, which is now the of world's largest tidal-flat utility PV plant, has an installed capacity of 300MW, spread across a water surface area of 4,516 acres. This project uses Solis-(215-255) K-EHV-5G 1500V string inverters. The solution is comprehensively optimized and protected from the aspects of waterproofing, sandproofing, corrosion prevention, structure and internal electrical arrangement and protective algorithm. This ensures the inverter can operate for a long time, efficiently, safely and stably in the harsh environment. The system solution is high voltage, so the power transmission loss is small, delivering good economic benefits in energy savings and emission reductions. The PV power station comprises 75 PV generation unit arrays. The electricity generated from each array is converted into AC power using Solis 255kW string inverters, before being boosted to 35kV by a box-type substation. This is then connected to the distribution room of 35kV/220kV booster station through 35kV collector lines for grid connection and transmission. As the power plant is located in the tidal flat area, in order to cope with the tidal fluctuations, the string inverters were installed at a greater than normal height of at least 5 meters above the ground. The inverters also needed to meet demanding conditions,

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Neuzeug, Austria. Upper Austrian specialist for leading-edge photovoltaic technologies was able to double half-year sales and increase the number of employees by a third compared to the previous year - and this despite Corona-related restrictions. One of the new additions is Tallal Butt, who is responsible for international sales. "The crisis also reinforced the trend towards more sustainability, independence and self-supply - this was an advantage for our growth," Dr. Gerhard Rimpler, my-PV CEO, is convinced. Innovative products from the technology forge in Upper Austria utilize usage of PV excess energy for hot water and space heating. Thus my-PV offers a lucrative alternative to low feed tariffs. Increased sales could be achieved both domestic and international. Dr. Rimpler: "We currently have an export ratio of over 80 percent - and the trend is rising." For this reason, my-PV strengthened its international sales staff as of October 1st , 2020. Increasing internationality is also reflected in the new sales employee, Tallal Butt: The graduate of the master's program "Sustainable Systems Engineering" at the University of Freiburg, Germany, was born in Pakistan and lived for years in Saudi Arabia. After completing his master's degree, Tallal Butt worked for several years at the Fraunhofer Institute

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WinJi, a Swiss based company leading in artificial intelligence for renewable energy asset management and it’s innovative “True Power” platform, has been selected by Actis, a leading energy asset investor in growth markets across the globe, to implement their True Power platform.. WinJi was chosen following a competitive selection process and is expected to support maximising the overall performance across Actis’ rapidly growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in its long life fund. WinJi will provide its performance and software platform solution for existing and new assets for the Actis long life infrastructure fund (“ALLIF”), which is investing 1.2 billion US$ in operating energy infrastructure projects across Latin America, Africa, and Asia. The True Power platform will be initially integrated into 800 MW of existing renewable assets located in Brazil, Chile and India. WinJi’s best-in-class asset management platform has been specifically developed for asset owners to meaningfully improve the overall profitability, resulting in significant project IRR optimization. By applying sophisticated, AI based data analytics, the True Power Platform identifies performance anomalies, quantifies loss drivers and calculates suggestions to improve production efficiency. Key Performance Indicators help to improve asset management effectiveness, while historic benchmarks support top down decision making. “WinJi’s expertise in AI based

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Pforzheim, JANUARY 14, 2021: The energy industry’s most prestigious international innovation prizes shine a spotlight on pioneering solutions and projects for the new energy world. Market leaders, SMEs, start-ups, and plant and system owners are invited to apply for The smarter E AWARD, the Intersolar AWARD and the ees AWARD by March 31, 2021. The industry’s best will take center stage at The smarter E Europe on June 9, 2021 when they will be honored for innovations that are shaping an intelligent and sustainable energy supply. The smarter E Europe, the continent’s largest platform for the energy industry, brings together four exhibitions and conferences where attendees can discover trends surrounding cross sector, intelligently connected concepts and solutions for the efficient generation, storage, distribution and use of renewable energy. Related to these topics, the innovation prizes The smarter E AWARD, the Intersolar AWARD and the ees AWARD are presented. They showcase particularly groundbreaking solutions and projects, giving international visibility to the winners. Trends in the new energy world From photovoltaics (PV) and storage systems to e-mobility and energy management, climate protection targets and the need to decarbonize industry are increasing demand for technologies, products and services that enable renewable power and heat

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Investment Will Bolster Customer Experience and Fund Market Expansion CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tigo Energy, Inc., the worldwide leader in Flex-MLPE (Module Level Power Electronics) today announced a $20 million round of investment, led by Energy Growth Momentum. “2020 has been a breakout year for Tigo and 2021 has the potential for even greater success,” stated Zvi Alon, Chairman and CEO of Tigo. “We are excited to have the EG Momentum team’s support and their working capital will enable us to better serve our current customer base and invest in the future expansion with new customers, new partners and new projects.” The investment will be used to improve upon existing products and develop next generation solutions that maximize returns for PV customers. A portion of the new funds will be used to efficiently and effectively scale. Tigo’s growth has accelerated significantly recently as the company’s products have reached more customer segments and countries throughout the world. With over 40,000 installations in over 100 countries on all 7 continents, Tigo systems generate more than 1 GWh of daily solar production. Tigo’s solutions are deployed in solar energy generators ranging from single kilowatt residential solar installations to multi-megawatt utility scale sites, roof-top, ground mount and floating systems. Tigo will

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World Market Leader SunBrush® mobil Breaks into the U.S. Market Henderson, Nevada, January 14, 2021. The world market leader for PV cleaning systems from Germany, SunBrush® mobil, is breaking new ground with the opening of its branch office SunBrush USA in the city of Henderson, Nevada. There, the joint venture of SunBrush® mobil and its importer for the UK and Irish market Halse Solar Ltd will sell and maintain the PV cleaning systems of the German company and deliver spare parts to PV power plant operators, O&M companies and site owners across the US. “We will fill a major gap with our products. Up to now, there has been no similar solar panel cleaning device in the US,” says Franz Ehleuter, Managing Director of SunBrush® mobil. The perfect products for various applications The US branch office offers the whole range of SunBrush® mobil´s solar panel cleaners, which can be mounted quickly and easily on carrier vehicles, such as tractors or wheel loaders and guarantee efficient and gentle cleaning either dry or wet. The multi-purpose device SunBrush® mobil Compact removes dust, sand and bird droppings from ground-mounted PV systems. To remove snow, the company offers a Winter Kit upgrade for the Compact with a

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Kyiv, Ukraine, 14 January 2021 – The court case of TIU Canada against the Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant (NFZ) for illegal disconnection goes to trial today in the Kyiv Commercial Court (at 44B Bohdan Khmelnytskoho street).  The 10.5 MW solar station was disconnected from the electricity grid by NFZ on March 2, 2020, despite the fact that under Ukrainian law, only electricity producers may authorize a disconnection from the electricity grid.  TIU Canada is seeking an immediate reconnection to the electricity grid and plans to hold the NFZ and its shareholders fully accountable under the law. The main shareholders of the Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant are Igor Kolomoyskyi, Gennadiy Bogolyubov, and Viktor Pinchuk.  Today’s hearing is the first trial date in the case (910/3844/20 ) from the conclusion of preliminary hearings last month. The Nikopol solar station owned by TIU Canada is on land leased long term from the city of Nikopol. The solar plant connects to a substation on the grounds of the NFZ. On December 23, 2019, TIU Canada received a letter from the General Director of the NFZ, that they would be disconnecting the TIU Canada connection to grids via the substation on the grounds of the NFZ in order

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