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Zhejiang, China – Sep 30, 2020. Ginlong Technologies (Stock Code: 300763.SZ), a global leader in photovoltaic string inverter manufacturing, Solis won the “Best PCS Supplier Award in China's energy storage industry 2020”at the 10th China International Energy Storage Conference in Shenzhen. ''We are honored to have won this award, which is the market's recognition of Solis' products'' says Sandy Woodward, Sales Director - Europe. ''The energy storage segment has grown rapidly and we are expanding our solutions to ensure suitability for home energy storage systems all over the world.'' The Solis hybrid storage inverter is the best choice for integrated storage solutions connected to the grid, with this new technology it can be choose the power consumption mode in real-time according to the market electricity price saving system owners money, it can also be set to run separately from the power grid helping to drive less reliance on weak grids and promote energy independence. Some of the advantages of Solis Hybrid RHI-(3-6)K-48ES-5G inverter series are: • Uninterruptible power supply switching within 20ms • 5kW rated off-grid power supply capacity • No fan design, for longer service life • Intelligent Battery Management System (BMS) to improve battery reliability • 24-hour intelligent energy management, for real-time grasp of PV power status •

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After just one year, FuturaSun’s Taizhou plant has doubled its production capacity of photovoltaic modules. One year ago, FuturaSun announced the opening of a new plant in China, in the Taizhou photovoltaic district, near Shanghai. Initially, the new plant ensured a production capacity of 500 MW per year but, as the company highlighted, the aim was to reach 1 GW. Despite the pandemic, after just one year, the GIGA-project is a successful achievement. FuturaSun opens a new production plant, next to the previous one, with other two production lines, whose annual capacity is 550 MW. The new highly automated production lines will process half-cut cells (166 mm to 210 mm) for 2120 mm x 1050 mm modules. The half-cut configuration and the increase in number of busbars – the distinctive feature of FuturaSun’s latest top-range modules – improve the panel’s efficiency and duration. FuturaSun’s production has always aimed at applying quality technical improvements to achieve high efficiency and performance. The Italian team focuses on research and development, allowing FuturaSun’s production plants to use state-of-the-art technologies, including IBC technology, cylindrical ribbon, glass-glass solutions and modules with independent sections.

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The more rigid targets brought around by the latest revision to Germany’s renewable energy act (EEG) in June aims for the country to achieve 65%, instead of the originally targeted 50%, of its electricity consumption comes from renewable sources by 2030. Such stricter targets would mean that, during 2021-2030, the country’s solar photovoltaic (PV) and onshore wind would need over 2GW and 3GW of annual installations, respectively – a highly optimistic target in such an uncertain scenario. Making the targets more stringent may be in line with the broader EU green deal agenda and sustainability objectives, but such a call - made a year before elections - may be fuelled by a political motivation rather than be an achievable goal, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Somik Das, Senior Power Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “For all of the nation’s renewable sectors to be GHG neutral by 2050, the electricity industry needs to evolve at a much faster pace than has been seen in recent years. Solar PV is now aimed to see a deployment of 18.8GW of capacity from 2021 to 2028, with planned capacity at increments of 1.9-2.8GW. However, with respect to the country’s capacity mix in 2019,

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#1 position among global independent software vendors  Arnhem, 7 October – DNV GL, the world's largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, today announced its GreenPowerMonitor (GPM) unit leads the renewables monitoring industry according to Wood Mackenzie. In its “Global solar PV monitoring update 2020” GPM ranks #1 with 34GW of wind and solar energy under management. DNV GL acquired GreenPowerMonitor (GPM) in July 2016, intending to complement its wind expertise with GPM's solar asset management and monitoring solutions. The unit experienced a growth of 76% since 2017 and it is currently positioned as the organic fastest-growing company with a leading position in the utility and industrial segments. The flexible and customizable solutions are highly valued and put GPM one step ahead of the other companies and underscore its ability to develop advanced tools constantly. Ditlev Engel, CEO of  DNV GL -  Energy said: “I am really proud of the team at GPM achieving this important milestone in this relatively short time we are together now. When we started in 2016 we knew that combining our knowledge and customer base would position us as the independent experts in the solar sector.  We are proud to see how our customers recognise our

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As India aims to meet ambitious targets to achieve 175 GW (gigawatt) of installed renewable energy capacity by 2022, FIMER has installed its PVS980-58 2MVA (megavolt-ampere) central inverter to power the country’s largest single-site solar power plant.  Situated in Rewa in the state of Madhya Pradesh, the REWA Ultra Mega 750MW (megawatt) solar park is predicted to reduce carbon emissions by up to 1.5 million tons of CO2 per year. It consists of three solar generating units with a capacity of 250MW each and spans 1,500 hectares of land. FIMER has supplied 188MW out of total 750MW through Mahindra Susten for Mahindra Renewables. The plant was formally inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi on July 10, 2020. Developed and built by Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), the solar park will supply energy to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). It is a joint venture between the Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikash Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) and the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). Mahindra Susten, one of India’s leading IPPs (independent power producer) and EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) companies, played a key role in executing and delivering the project within two years. Commenting on the success of the project,

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NX HorizonTM solar tracker selected by Neoen and Sterling & Wilson to deliver substantial yield gains for Western Downs Green Power Hub SYDNEY, October 6, 2020 – Nextracker™, a Flex company, announced that its solar tracker technology, NX Horizon™ has been chosen for Australia’s largest solar farm, a 460 megawatt-peak installation in Queensland’s Western Downs. Independent power producer Neoen and the project’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor Sterling and Wilson selected Nextracker based on the company’s proven track record of delivering significant energy yield gains. Installation of the trackers on Western Downs Green Power Hub is due to begin in 2021. 80 percent of the project was contracted to CleanCo, a Queensland Government Owned Corporation (GOC) under one of the country’s most substantial power purchase agreements to date. The project will help CleanCo reach its target of one gigawatt of newly installed renewable energy by 2025 and further the state’s broader target of 50 percent renewable electricity by 2030. “We’re honored to be chosen by leading global companies, Neoen and Sterling and Wilson for this project. This milestone power plant builds upon Nextracker’s existing portfolio of four gigawatts in Australia,” said Peter Wheale, managing director at Nextracker Australia & Oceania. “We have led the market by passionately

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Spain, October 5, 2020 -  Ingeteam, a global technology Group specialized in electric power conversion, presented today the rigorous validation process undergone by its new high power DFIG wind converters. Ingeteam’s converters are tested and labelled to comply with and facilitate the full wind turbine certification process, whatever the site. As the amount of installed renewable power steadily increases around the world, the critical issue of grid stability has become increasingly complex. Grid codes are in constant evolution and the validation and certification process is an area of risk on the critical path of every development project. Ingeteam’s new generation of high power DFIG wind converters have been specially developed to minimize this risk, making them the most grid friendly and cost competitive drive train topology for onshore applications. “At Ingeteam, our engineers and researchers work in direct contact with international regulatory bodies – IEC, UL, DNV-GL… – and take part actively in the elaboration process of new standards. Thanks to our experience and in-depth knowledge of the standards, the latest regulatory developments are integrated in our innovative designs. Our manufacturing sites are certified to confirm the high quality of the manufacturing process and all required quality tests are integrated in our

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Kahl am Main, October 05, 2020 - SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES has received an order from one of the largest Japanese photovoltaics manufacturers, for the delivery of a production machine for high-performance heterojunction (HJT) solar cells. The signed contract includes processing equipment of the SILEX II type for the wet-chemical treatment of heterojunction solar cells. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinck, Chief Executive Officer of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, remarks: “Our customer already achieved a high conversion efficiency for HJT cells of more than 26 % and intends to transfer this result into mass production choosing the best available production equipment on the market provided by SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES. We are very pleased to have received this order from the leading solar manufacturer for our SILEX II wet processing machine.” The SILEX II with various processing baths uses an optimized zone-based cleaning step, the merits of which are short process times, versatility and ease of handling, along with very attractive low usage of chemicals. This process step plays a vital part in improving solar cell efficiency and cutting production costs. Compared to traditional wet tools with RCA cleaning, the SILEX II including ozone technology enables producers of solar cells to implement a substantially more cost-efficient and environmental-friendly production

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Faber Infrastructure launches container-based power supply Saarbrücken, 5 October 2020. In October, the subsidiary of one of Europe's leading cable distributors, Klaus Faber AG, has launched the compact solar battery container Mobile Power System and started series production. This intelligent overall solution combines a 24-kW solar system with 80-kWh lithium-ion battery storage and an emergency power generator. Modular construction system The new power supply of Faber Infrastructure GmbH is characterised in particular by its modular architecture and plug & play design. All components are stowed in a standardised 20-foot container for transport. On site, the solar wings can be quickly and conveniently folded out and put into operation. Individual module units such as the 24/7 backup unit are compactly mounted on slide-in grid-frame modules and easily accessible. The system is operated and monitored via the control panel on the container door. If required, both the generation and storage capacity can be retrofitted at any time. “We wanted to develop an environmentally friendly power supply that saves on fossil fuels, reduces noise and exhaust emissions and can be flexibly expanded. In addition, it should be easy to transport and quickly put into operation. With the Mobile Power System we have achieved our goals”, explains Ulrich

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Aerocompact launches new long rail system for solar power plants Satteins, Austria, 05 October 2020. The Austrian manufacturer Aerocompact has developed a new attachment solution for installations parallel to the roof on sandwich panels and trapezoidal sheet metal roofs. The CompactMETAL TR65 long-rail system requires neither special approval from panel manufacturers nor additional proof it can withstand heavy snow loads or be used with large purlin spacing. This is because the system is self-supporting and fully braced on the roof structure. Thus, it relieves the load on the panels, which cannot support large loads as they are built with steel sheet outer shells and mounting foam. The long rail system is suitable for accessible roofs with inclinations between 0 and 70 degrees. The substructures can be made of wood, steel or aluminium. At the heart of the new fastening solution is the TR65 long rail, which will be available from October as part of the CompactMETAL system kit for metal roofs. Quick and easy installation First, the TR08 trapezoidal short rail is fastened as a base support with thin sheet metal screws to the raised profiles of the sandwich panels (high beading). The screws absorb all shear forces. Then the TR08 is additionally connected

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