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The leading minds of SecurEnergy GmbH, Photon Energy Solar GmbH and IWE group bundle their know-how having founded securenergy solutions AG, which will focus on ground-mounted photovoltaic systems within Germany. After several years of successful cooperation, SecurEnergy GmbH from Berlin, Photon Energy Solar GmbH, and IWE group from Denmark combine their common expertise. Therefore, the shareholders and managing directors Holger Stabernack (SecurEnergy GmbH), Karsten Becker (Photon Energy Solar GmbH) and Casper Rasmussen (IWE group) have founded securenergy solutions AG. From now on, the entrepreneurs will cooperate even more closely and focus on planning and realisation of utility-scale photovoltaic systems in Germany. The projects are managed from the Berlin headquarters. About Holger Stabernack, SecurEnergy GmbH Think economically - act ecologically. This is how SecurEnergy GmbH summarizes its basic intention. Since 2015 the company is successfully managing the entire solar project pipeline, starting with acquisition of open-site and rooftop systems, through planning and construction, and the turnkey handover of the photovoltaic system to the investors. Led by Holger Stabernack from Berlin, the company has installed modules with a total output of over 60 megawatts on over 250 roofs so far. “By building large-scale photovoltaic systems we want to actively increase our contribution to environmental protection. With

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Berlin, 7 May 2020: Off-grid solar module manufacturer OPES Solutions is expanding its commitment to the use of solar technology in safety-related applications. In addition to panels for smart lighting solutions and traffic sensors, the company supplies integrated solar technology for maritime safety ladders made by the Danish manufacturer Port-Safety. The patented “LifeLadder” is an innovative safety feature for quay walls and is currently installed in the industrial ports, city wharfs, and marinas of more than 22 countries worldwide. The ladders make harbor fronts  safer by addressing two major issues: visibility and maintenance. Made of reinforced synthetic modules, the ladders are non-corrosive, maintenance-free and have already proven their worth in harsh maritime environments. LifeLadder’s bright-yellow modules make them highly visible in the daytime, while solar-powered LED lights illuminate them at night and thus providing a clear “signpost” to safety. Mostly unlit, traditional quay wall ladders are barely visible at night and difficult to find in an emergency. The LED lighting significantly increases LifeLadder’s safety performance, even during normal operation. Solar energy supply even in the far north “The LifeLadder is a good example of how solar power makes new functions possible in products and applications that were previously hardly feasible,” says Robert Händel,

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Brussels/Freiburg, May 5, 2020 - The coalition ‘Solar Europe Now’, which has been officially launched today, is calling for the recognition of solar energy as a key driver to deliver on the European Green Deal ambitions. This coalition which gathers currently over 90 actors from the European solar value chain is concerned that the current lack of financial and R&D impetus in the sector will hinder its development, halt the EU’s industrial sovereignty in strategic technologies and limit the EU’s effectiveness in achieving decarbonisation throughout the continent. Consult the call-to-action of ‘Solar Europe Now’ here Sun-generated energy is widely-recognised as crucial to build a secure and sustainable energy system for the future, at both European and global level. All future energy scenarios developed by the EU to achieve climate objectives by 2050 foresee a key role for solar photovoltaic energy. (Commission Communication ‘A Clean Planet for All: A European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy’ (COM(2018) 773), 28 November 2018 and ‘In depth analysis in support of the Commission communication’ 28 November 2018.) Yet, the communication from the European Commission on the Green Deal, which constitutes the roadmap for EU authorities to encourage energy transition in the

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5 May 2020, Malaysia – TNB Renewables Sdn. Bhd. (“TRe”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (“TNB”), the national electricity utility company, is partnering Envision Digital International Pte Ltd (“Envision Digital”) to deploy big data analytics applications in its large scale solar (LSS) farm in Sepang, Selangor in Malaysia to improve energy productivity and operational efficiency.  The 50 megawatts (MW) solar farm is one of the largest in Malaysia with 238,140 solar panels generating more than 110,000 megawatt-hour (MWh) of energy in its first year of operation in 2019.  The project with Envision Digital will involve the deployment of its cloud-based digital analytics applications. Powered by Envision Digital’s AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) operating system, EnOSTM, the applications will strengthen TRe’s ability to actively contribute to the growth and use of renewable energy sources across the company’s portfolio of energy assets. Together the end-to-end solution will help TRe’s operations team to have quick, real-time access to the farm’s operation status, generation performance, power output, and accurate power forecasts. This will improve operational and maintenance efficiency, and ensure TRe can manage grid supply and demand effectively. Mohd Yusrizal, Managing Director of TNB Renewables said: “We constantly seek innovative technology solutions that will help accelerate

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With the revised version 2020 of their program for heat pump systems, GeoT*SOL, Valentin Software is once again expanding the area of ​​application of the design tool. A new system variant with a bivalent heat pump system consisting of a hydraulic switch and separate buffer tanks for domestic hot water and heating represent an application that is often used in practice. By using a hydraulic switch, the heat pump loads the heating buffer tank and supports the heating for domestic hot water. Reheating via a conventional heat generator is mainly responsible for heating domestic hot water, but also supports heating at low temperatures. For this system, as for all previously available system interconnections, the characteristic values ​​can also be calculated according to the latest VDI guideline 4650. The extensive database has been updated and, with over 3,900 products, contains all heat pumps eligible for support according to BAFA (as of January 2020). The most important plants can be mapped As before, air heat pumps and those with geothermal probes that extract their heat through drilling down to a depth of 100 meters can be calculated and simulated. And it is also possible to design heat pump systems that use groundwater or geothermal

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Augsburg, May 05, 2020 – meteocontrol GmbH has successfully obtained certification for its blue’Log XC controller for PV self-consumption on the Spanish power grid. The controller meets all requirements according to the Royal Decree (RD) 244/2019. This guarantees grid connection approval to the power system for operators of photovoltaic systems with zero feed-in. The blue’Log XC has already been extensively installed by the company's Spanish cooperation partner SolarProfit. The independent Certification Entity for Renewable Energies, S.L. (CERE), which is accredited for ISO/IEC 17025, has confirmed: the blue’Log XC controller complies with all the requirements to enable PV self-consumption systems to be legally connected to the Spanish power system. Following measurements in five demanding tests, the blue’Log XC has been certified in accordance with Real Decreto 244/2019. This certification provides operators of systems in Spain with certainty about grid integration combined with excellent energy efficiency. Control with blue’Log XC also represents a standardised solution with which operators of zero feed-in solutions can meet all the requirements easily and quickly by parameterisation. “Internationally, the decree currently places the most exacting technical requirements on self-consumption systems. We are proud to have successfully obtained certification. It confirms our role as a pioneer and underlines the fact

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Digital transformation in power management is delivering more competitive solar power for 500 MW of new facilities, enough electricity to power 250,000 households ABB is supporting the transition from fossil fuels to renewables in Europe, supplying smart power systems to one of Spain’s largest new solar power plants. The company’s digitization of power management is lowering barriers to adoption for renewables, a key element in ABB Electrification’s Mission to Zero. ABB is supplying low-voltage solutions to manage the clean energy produced at new, large-scale solar farms under construction by Solarcentury in Extremadura and Andalusia, Spain. ABB technology will be monitoring and controlling the energy flowing from more than a million solar panels at the sites. With a combined 500 MW of solar power, the plants will be able to produce enough electricity to power 250,000 households, reducing CO2 emissions by around 285,000 tonnes per year. ABB’s global product manager for ABB Ability Ekip UP, Fabio Monachesi, said: “ABB enables companies and communities around the world to access cleaner, smarter power, aiding the adoption of renewables. ABB’s solution for the new generation of 800V AC photovoltaic systems reduces hardware costs, increasing the viability of solar projects.” At the heart of the solution is ABB’s Ekip UP

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Convenient PV planning from roof assembly to electrical system design   (Wels, 29/04/20) Quick, easy and user-friendly – PV system planning with the networked planning tools K2 Base and the Fronius Solar.configurator. K2+, the planning software from K2 Systems, provides a direct interface to the online tool from Fronius, which enables even complex systems to be precisely dimensioned and perfectly planned.  All system data only needs to be entered once, significantly reducing the time and effort spent on planning. First, the appropriate mounting system is planned in just five steps using the K2 Base software. The project data entered is then transferred with a single click to the Fronius online tool, where the configuration of the system is finalised using the latest solar module and inverter data. Simply specify the inverter, the module type and, if necessary, a battery storage system, and the number of solar modules required and their required circuitry appears in an instant. The clear report provides all design-relevant data on a single page. That's all there is to it! All the benefits of K2+ at a glance: Interconnectivity: easy transfer of layout changes Reduced complexity Data no longer needs to be entered multiple times Less time spent on planning

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Latest U.S. PV Leaderboard report by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables reveals that Q CELLS claimed more than a quarter of the U.S. residential market share in 2019, while also rising to a leadership position in the commercial sector with 13.3% share of the market.   [Irvine, United States, April 27, 2020] Q CELLS, a renowned total energy solutions provider in solar cell and module, energy storage, downstream project business and energy retail, announced today the achievement of earning top market share in the U.S. residential and commercial solar module markets, once more affirming its strong leadership in the industry. According to the Q1 2020 U.S. PV Leaderboard report by leading energy research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, Q CELLS nearly doubled its market share in the U.S. residential market in 2019 to 25.2%, a marked increase from the 14.1% market share in the previous year. The Leaderboard report also ranked Q CELLS as the U.S. commercial market leader with 13.3% market share – a performance that confirmed Q CELLS as an unrivaled module manufacturer in the distributed generation market segment. It is the first time for Q CELLS to attain No.1 market share in both the U.S. residential and commercial

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India’s silicon PV manufacturer Central Electronics plans to put together its technical expertise to ramp-up the production of ICU ventilators. It has expressed desire to join hands with ventilator manufacturers, as part of the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Somik Das, Senior Power Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The need for ventilators is on the rise due to the current pandemic situation. Ventilator shortage has been an issue that the government has been closely monitoring, and several steps are being taken to ensure hospitals are well equipped and face no shortage of ventilators that are essential in managing the critical COVID-19 patients. “Recently, the government reached out to five automakers - Tata Motors Ltd, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd (M&M), Hyundai Motor India Ltd, Honda Cars India Ltd, and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd to explore the possibility of manufacturing ventilators at their plants.” The data shows there are only 8,432 ventilators in the public sector in India. The scarcity is mostly present in the major pandemic hit areas. For instance, Mumbai has 800 to 1,000 ventilators, while states such as Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh have 1,500 and 1,800, respectively. The city of Bengaluru has approximately

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