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April 23, 2020, Bethel, CT:  Solar Data Systems, Inc., an official provider of Solar-Log® hardware-agnostic energy monitoring, control, and management, has teamed up with EmaZys. As a supplier of the EmaZys Z200 PV Analyzer, Solar Data Systems can offer local support and resources to U.S.-based customers. The Z200 PV analyzer is a new technology that not only detects plant faults and failures but also pinpoints the exact location of the failure within the array. This unique capability saves an average of 2.5 hours per troubleshooting task. Once connected and activated, the portable, battery-powered instrument will perform impedance spectroscopy between connected string terminals, as well as measure the terminal voltages and currents flowing under various DC loads introduced by the instrument. By combining the results from these various measurements using the on-board computer, critical faults in the system can be defined and located. “Even in the midst of these precarious times, we strive to keep providing our customers with exceptional products and quality service. Therefore, we are proud to now offer local support for our USA-based customers through the partnership with Solar Data Systems, Inc.,” said Anders Andersen, CEO of EmaZys. “We focus on being the ultimate Monitoring as a Service provider,” said Silvia Blumenschein,

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FuturaSun’s PV modules can be installed on Australian roofs, as they comply with safety standards and fully meet the requirements of the Clean Energy Council. FuturaSun enters the Australian market. The Clean Energy Council – the peak body for the clean energy industry in Australia – has approved the modules of the Italian company. After a long and intense verification process, FuturaSun modules have been validated and then included in the public database https://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/industry/products/modules/approved-modules, the only list to which accredited installers must refer. CEC raises the bar in terms of quality and safety of the panels admitted on the Australian market. Year after year, it updates the list of accredited products, eliminating those that no longer meet the requirements and including the newly-certified ones. FuturaSun designs and manufactures quality modules that meet the stringent CEC requirements. In particular, FuturaSun modules have passed the IEC 61730 fire test, which makes them suitable for rooftop installation, which is a fast-growing sector in Australia.

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Bonn, April 23th, 2020. IDEEMATEC, a German manufacturer of tracking systems for utility large scale solar PV installations was presented the Top Brand PV Award MENA by Joint Forces for Solar and EUPD Research. They were awarded for being a leading supplier and developer of a market leading single axis tracking systemsfor solar projects and for their outstanding contributions towards the development of the solar PV sector in the MENA region. In the past years, IDEEMATEC has positioned itself as market leader with high brand recognition among downstream industry players. The Top Brand PV Award is recognized as a leading certification within the global solar and energy storage industries and honors best-in-class players along the entire value chain for their outstanding contribution towards the development of the solar PV sector on both a country and regional level. Award winners are identified in a thorough approach by taking quantitative as well as qualitative factors into consideration, including market shares and industry recommendation levels derived from interviews conducted by EUPD Research and Joint Forces for Solar. IDEEMATEC was awarded for their contribution to the development of solar energy projects in region having supplied to significant volumes especially for solar projects in Jordan, Egypt and

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[Shenzhen, China, April 23, 2020] Today, Huawei launched its next-generation DC fast charging module, HUAWEI HiCharger, in an online conference. Thanks to the reliable, efficient, intelligent, and low-noise design, HUAWEI HiCharger effectively will eliminate the pain points of the charging facility industry to boost its healthy development. Two versions are being released globally: 30 kW (within China), and 20 kW (outside China). Reliable, efficient, intelligent, and low-noise HUAWEI HiCharger adopts the full potting and isolation technologies that suite application scenarios of charging piles to avoid the failure of air cooled charging modules due to environment impact. In addition, the long-term reliability of the product in harsh scenarios has been verified through dust and high humidity tests, accelerated salt spray tests, and long-term reliability tests in outdoor areas across Hainan, Xishuangbanna, Dunhuang, and Lhasa in China. Therefore, operators' O&M costs will reduce considerably. As a new iteration of previous-generation charging modules, HUAWEI HiCharger delivers the efficiency of up to 96.55% in the 20 kW version (outside China) and up to 96.4% in the 30 kW version (inside China). The patented high-efficiency topology, effective control algorithm, and low-loss components together reduce the loss and consumption. Furthermore, smooth ventilation channel design and accurate fan speed adjustment

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Integrated module-level solution boosts installation efficiency Zhejiang, China and Dublin Ohio – April 22, 2020. Ginlong Technologies (Stock Code: 300763.SZ), a global leader in photovoltaic string inverter manufacturing, rolls out its portfolio of SunSpec-certified residential, hybrid and commercial inverters to the U.S. market. Upon successful completion of the SunSpec Modbus certification, Solis single and three phase inverters now include the SunSpec communication protocol for rapid shutdown, in accordance with NEC 2017-2020 module-level requirements. “As one of the first manufacturers to implement the SunSpec Modbus and Rapid Shutdown programs, our certification achievements speak to our commitment to the U.S. market,” says Susanna Huang, U.S general manager. “We appreciate the solar eco-system nurtured by SunSpec and support its effort in promoting industry collaboration.” Solis residential, hybrid and commercial inverters seamlessly embed SunSpec RSD technology into its transmitters, helping contractors slash install time and cost. Solis has engineered a rapid shutdown transmitter into its wiring box, avoiding costly connections to external enclosures. The integrated transmitter sends independent signals to each string, ensuring efficient rapid shutdown. This plug-and-play solution means no extra wiring – no extra setup – and no extra time. In addition to installation efficiencies, the Solis MLRS feature is technology agnostic and can be paired with

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Shenzhen/Munich, April 22, 2020 – BYD Co. Ltd., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of rechargeable batteries, has been ranked as one of the top market share holders for residential storage systems in Germany by EuPD Research. BYD and sonnen had the highest market shares at 19% and 20% and clearly dominated the market for residential energy storage, with BYD representing the most successful Asian brand in the market segment. According to the market analysts the demand for residential energy storage continued to increase in Germany last year. With a total of 206,000 residential batteries installed by the end of the year, the market volume doubled in just two years. EuPD sees the demand for electric vehicles and household solar combined with rising electricity prices as key drivers of the increasing demand for storage systems. Just as important are the additional solar installations and trend towards self-consumption. A joint installation of solar PV systems with battery storage currently makes up almost 90% of all residential installations in Germany. According to calculations of the market and economic research firm, the number of residential energy storage systems amounted to 65,000 in 2019. This includes new installations as well as retrofitting solar PV systems

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Charging with 100% green power at the Kreuz Hilden junction in Germany Wittenberg/Hilden, Germany, 22 April 2020 — The German manufacturer Tesvolt is supplying energy storage containers offering a total capacity of 2 megawatt hours (MWh) for Europe’s largest electric car charging park at the Kreuz Hilden junction. Various companies will offer a total of 114 charging stations, including 40 V3 Tesla Superchargers and 22 fast charging stations from Dutch supplier Fastned. Every charging station will be supplied with 100-percent green power, sourced in part from a large rooftop photovoltaic installation above the charging park. The site will also host office buildings and a bistro with a vertical farming greenhouse. The Seed & Greet charging park will be operated by an organic baker from Hilden. Around 235,000 cars pass through the Kreuz Hilden junction connecting the A3 and A46 motorways in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, every day. This is where the largest charging park project in Europe will come to fruition, set to cover 12,000 square metres. Motorists will be able to charge their electric vehicles at 62 fast charging stations from Tesla and Fastned boasting charging power of up to 350 kilowatts (kW). In addition, there are another eight public charging stations

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As a leading global solar technology company, LONGi has established a business model covering the whole photovoltaic industry chain, from monocrystalline silicon ingots and wafers to cells and modules, and has continuously explored the road toward green energy. When asked about the novel coronavirus pandemic, Li Wenxue, Vice President of LONGi Group, told Journal of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference that he firmly believed China’s economy to be extremely resilient and that the pandemic would not have a lasting impact on economic development. Talking specifically about the photovoltaic industry, Li said that the pandemic would inevitably have an impact on the global market, with installations likely to drop by 10GW but, on the whole, the pandemic was still controllable, and China’s photovoltaic market was gradually overcoming its impact. LONGi was still optimistic about China’s photovoltaic market in 2020 and would not change its expectations for the whole year. However, Li also said that the pandemic was likely to have an impact on the future structure of the industry, and was certain to intensify competition. This competition could eliminate a number of companies with poor production and operational infrastructure. In the long run, the pandemic would accelerate the process of “survival of the fittest”, and force

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Spain, April 21, 2020. Ingeteam, a global technology Group specialized in electric power conversion, has launches its new-generation wind power converters developed for high power DFIG application. Ingeteam's DFIG converter series offer cost-optimized products for each market and application. The wind converters are extremely grid-friendly, and include FRT, SCR and SSR features, enabling them to be deployed anywhere in the world. To this day, DFIG converters remain the most proven, efficient and cost competitive drive train topology for onshore applications. The new DFIG converters can be modulated to bring customized solutions that will effectively minimize wind turbine LCoE. Ingeteam’s vast knowledge and experience have been mobilized to generate design processes that combine development and validation, to ensure the supply of optimized DFIG Power Converters in the wind market for high power applications in the range of 6 to 8 MW. The overall design ensures high-quality performance with regards to reliability, availability and maintainability. They are highly versatile in order to interact with a wide range of grid connection situations, regardless of the particular local grid codes and conditions. The full certification of any new product design is a “must” for the company and, therefore, guarantees the converters can obtain the most demanding certification

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VesBox launches solar energy tool to help the world Abstract: the renewable energy solar sector has seen a spike in demand for utility scale and residential solar as corporates and household owners aim to achieve energy security. VesBox has positioned itself as the ideal pre-feasibility tool to enable decision makers measure and analyse their renewable energy solar projects in less than 10 seconds. It is time to work smart and not hard. The world is changing as we know it. The emergence of COVID-19 has drastically changed the way we do business. Renewable energy industries are now adopting to this new norm by implementing better ways of conducting preliminary site assessment without having a physical presence for safety reasons. “Renewable energy solar will be a victor when this pandemic is over. There will be a huge influx in demand for both utility and residential solar energy. We estimate that initial requests for feasibility studies will be conducted via online software platforms with VesBox leading this trend” Dr Kofi Mbuk, Co-founder - VesBox.

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