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CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tigo Energy, Inc., the worldwide leader in Flex-MLPE (Module Level Power Electronics), announced today that it has received UL PV Rapid Shutdown System (PVRSS) certification for multiple new inverters from FIMER, the fourth largest inverter manufacturer in the world. There are now 15 different FIMER inverter models, ranging from 3.3 kW to 60 kW that have been UL listed with Tigo’s industry leading rapid shutdown devices. 15 different FIMER inverter models are now UL listed with Tigo’s rapid shutdown Flex-MLPE devices “FIMER is very excited for this certification and compliance with Tigo Energy’s rapid shutdown devices as it opens up the market for FIMER’s residential and commercial inverters,” said Eduardo Casilda, CEO USA at FIMER. Featuring light, compact designs, integrated monitoring and user interface, and a quick commissioning process, FIMER string inverters are an ideal solution for rooftop, carport, and ground mount solar installations. The UL listing includes the entirety of Tigo’s TS4 family of Flex-MLPE, providing customers that use FIMER inverters significant flexibility with the features they want from their Module Level Power Electronics (MLPE). With Tigo, customers have the freedom to choose from a menu of features – such as optimization, monitoring, or just the rapid shutdown function – according to the

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Azelio wins a first commercial order for its long-duration energy storage from ALEC Energy, thereby achieving a major milestone for the company. The storage unit will be part of a system in the fourth phase of one of the world’s largest solar parks, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Complex in Dubai. This strategically important order is placed on commercial terms, reflecting that it is for a single unit. Azelio’s energy storage TES.POD® will be part of a system powering a visitor center at the phase IV of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Complex. The system will combine Azelio’s technology with PV and fast-response equipment such as state-of-the-art li-ion batteries. Azelio’s TES.POD® will handle energy shifting for baseload power in the system, while batteries will be used to manage mini-grid stability. The MBR Solar Complex is spread over a total area of 77 square kilometers in Dubai. Noor Energy 1, a company owned by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), ACWA Power and Silk Road Fund, is currently developing 950 MW of solar energy technology (phase IV) in the solar park. By 2030, the capacity in the MBR Solar Complex is planned to amount to 5,000 MW. The

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Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) and Ecosolifer Ltd have agreed to draw a line under a project from 2015. The 2015 contract included the delivery of an earlier generation heterojunction cell line for the manufacturing plant in Csorna, Hungary. Ecosolifer, on its own initiative, had temporarily suspended the project and therefore the planned acceptance could not be completed in 2016. Meyer Burger had to store the equipment for a longer period of time. After the resumption of the project, the plant could be put into operation despite difficult conditions and has now been finally accepted by Ecosolifer under a settlement agreement. Meyer Burger will continue to provide services for Ecosolifer. In accordance with the agreement, Ecosolifer will make an advance payment of CHF 0.89 million. In return, Meyer Burger will make an impairment charge of CHF 2.86 million for 2020 on the installations from 2015. As a result, this transaction will result in a net loss of CHF 1.97 million and a net cash inflow of CHF 0.89 million. For Meyer Burger, the closing of this chapter is a further step to free itself from its past and to concentrate on the new captive business model and to enter

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-       Landis Knorr, formerly of Chubb, joins as Senior Underwriter in San Francisco -       GCube prepares for further growth in 2021 as it supports renewables asset owners on key Natural Catastrophe, construction and operations risks San Francisco, December 8th 2020 – GCube Insurance Services (GCube), the leading insurer for renewable energy projects, has appointed Landis Knorr to the position of Senior Underwriter in its US team. This latest hire comes as GCube plans to expand its new and existing business throughout North America in 2021.  Based in San Francisco, Knorr will support GCube’s Newport Beach and New York teams underwriting large-scale solar and onshore wind projects across the US and Canada. He will report to Brian Tyluki, Senior Vice President and Senior Underwriter, who heads up North American Underwriting.  GCube has continued to build its team as it helps asset owners manage their exposure to a changing risk landscape in the US, encompassing a growing severity of Natural Catastrophe (Nat Cat) losses, as well as ongoing supply chain and cost reduction pressures in wind and solar.  Investment in experienced personnel, alongside sustainable approaches to underwriting new business, have been essential in this market environment, while GCube has also focused on building its risk modelling capabilities for Nat Cat since its acquisition

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Interview with Dr. Yuhao LUO. APsystems co-founder and CTO, based in Cupertino, Silicon Valley, unveils the technological background of the most powerful microinverter on the market: the NEW dual DS3 (for Dual, Single- phase, 3rd generation) coming in Q1 2021. Dr. Luo, APsystems is planning to launch its 3rd generation dual Microinverter very soon, how does this product differ from previous generations? « It has now been a decade since we gradually established ourselves as the global benchmark in multi-module microinverters for the solar industry. Our expertise in power electronics allows us to design and manufacture a wide range of MLPE solutions (Module-Level Power Electronics) on top of our well-known range of microinverters. Regar- ding our dual microinverter range, the 1st generation with the YC500, launched eight years ago, has received a phenomenal reception in the world market and has strongly reinforced our idea that a dual microinverter architecture solution with 2 MPPT connecting two modules makes complete sense. Since then, we have not stopped innovating, year after year, with ever more powerful, integrated and intelligent products. In 2017, we launched the 2nd generation of single-phase dual, the YC600, which, beyond superior AC output power, incorporates Zigbee communications with all the competitive advantages

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Recognized as the world leader in robotic solutions, Ecoppia maintains its competitive advantage, completing initial offering stage at $300 million valuation.  HERZELIYA, ISRAEL – December 1, 2020 – Ecoppia Scientific LTD., (TASE: ECPA),  the pioneer and world leader in robotic solutions for photovoltaic solar, launched an initial public offering (IPO) on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), after successfully completed the public tender phase. Ecoppia secured $82.5 million from leading institutional investors with a company valuation of $300 million. During the public tender phase, Ecoppia marked yet another meaningful achievement as public demand reached $76.74 million, despite the fact that the company offered shares for just $1.5 million. During the institutional tender, Ecoppia received $144.7 million in demand, yet accepted only $83.3 million. Discount Capital Underwriting along with Barak Capital and Orion led the initial offering. Ecoppia offers fully autonomous, water free robotic cleaning solutions for PV modules, ideally for large scale PV installations located in dry and arid regions. Deployed globally in utility-scale sites operated by leading energy players on three continents, Ecoppia’s solutions clean 10 million panels every night and have been field-proven to keep solar panels at a year-round peak performance while minimizing O&M costs. Despite the unique challenges of the

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Q CELLS is the first solar module manufacturer in the industry to pass TÜV Rheinland’s new Quality Controlled PV certification, which has been created to set new and unique standards in solar module production, performance and durability. [Berlin, Germany, December 1, 2020] Q CELLS, a renowned total energy solutions provider in solar, energy storage, downstream project business and energy retail, confirms today that it has become the first solar module manufacturer in the industry to successfully complete and pass a stringent new module testing certification program from TÜV Rheinland. The Quality Controlled PV testing standard has been developed by TÜV Rheinland in order to raise the bar in terms of monitoring, testing and recognizing solar module quality. For Q CELLS, Quality Controlled PV will become the company’s official certification standard, beginning with its latest range of Q.PEAK DUO-G9+ solar modules. The Company has adopted the TÜV Rheinland Quality Controlled PV certification in order to strengthen its position as the leading quality provider in the PV industry, backed by a testing scheme that is not only the most extensive and stringent available to date, but is also the only certification in the entire industry to involve independent and random onsite testing from running production,

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Installation on storage pond powers town’s wastewater treatment New York, November 30, 2020 – C2 Energy Capital LLC, a rapidly growing investor in renewable energy and storage assets, has purchased California’s largest floating solar project from Ciel & Terre®, one of the leading companies developing and building such systems. “The acquisition of this advanced floating solar system further diversifies and strengthens our power-generation portfolio,” said Candice Michalowicz, co-founder and managing partner of C2 Energy Capital. “C2 Energy Capital continues to lead by adopting novel photovoltaic technologies that reduce greenhouse gasses and generate clean renewable energy.” Located in Windsor, California, the 1.78-megawatt system uses Ciel & Terre’s patented Hydrelio® technology to float a grid of 4,959 high-performance solar modules on the surface of the Town of Windsor’s largest recycled water storage pond. The system covers 22% of the pond’s surface and can be easily expanded. Cooled by the underlying water, the array helps slow surface evaporation and algae growth with no impact on the pond’s ecology. As part of the project, the Town of Windsor has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement that will demonstrate substantial savings. The system generates approximately 90% of the energy needed for water reclamation and associated operations and will reduce

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With its digital solution, Eturnity AG has managed to simplify the daily work of over 180 installers and energy suppliers throughout Europe. The Swiss greentech company accomplished this by developing two easy-to-use software solutions designed to facilitate planning and sales of residential PV and heating systems. The result for customers: Up to 80% time savings in consulting and quotation processes and up to 30% more deals. Simplify your everyday work now – free of charge for two weeks Software solutions from Eturnity are now also available in the UK, and customers such as Solar South West Ltd. are already using the software solution successfully. In order to allow even more British customer consultants to experience the benefits of the solution for themselves, the Swiss company offers a free two-week trial period to all interested parties. "We hope that this will enable us to remove potential initial obstacles for the installation companies and energy suppliers. They should be able to test how and whether our digital solution simplifies their everyday work without having to invest money beforehand. Throughout the test phase, our support team is available for all questions free of charge. We are looking forward to seeing which innovative companies will choose to

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Cornwall Insight’s Renewable Pipeline Tracker service has examined the potential capacity that could enter the Contract for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round (AR) 4, with the analysis showing there is currently 17GW* of technologies likely to be eligible to bid. This analysis is based on Cornwall Insight’s unique tiering system in the Renewables Pipeline Tracker service, which assesses viability based on a range of criteria across planning and grid connection status, project sizing, route to market confirmations and ongoing project activity. Of the total 17GW eligible almost half (7.9GW) is offshore wind. The rest is made up of 7.6GW of “Pot 1” (established technologies) and 1.4GW of “Pot 2” (less established technologies). “Pot 1” technologies have been re-integrated into the scheme for AR4, and the analysis shows over 5GW of onshore wind and 1.7GW of solar PV could be eligible to bid, with a number of further solar PV sites known to be in the grid connection queue. Lucy Dolton, Analyst at Cornwall Insight, said: “Recent announcements by BEIS have confirmed the CfD AR4 auction will take place in “late 2021” and will look to procure up to double the ~6GW seen in AR3. With a potential of up to 12GW available, it is easy to

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