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Lachen, Germany, 12 November 2020. The leading manufacturer of PV cleaning systems SunBrush® mobil from Lachen (Germany) has commissioned its new device TrackFlex in Chile for the first time. The operator of the PV plant Eiffage Energía will use the device to clean its 103 MW solar power plant in the Atacama Desert. The company that is specialized on electrical infrastructures, renewable energies and construction has built the tracking systems with 300,000 solar panels on 150 hectares of public land. With an articulated arm and a brush that can simply be moved with a joystick in any direction, TrackFlex can clean the panels in every position, regardless of the orientation and the tilt angle. It is therefore not necessary to stop the tracking system during the cleaning process, thus saving time and money. TrackFlex can be mounted quickly and easily on all carrier vehicles such as tractors or wheel loaders and is ready for use within minutes. Sweeping the sand away In deserts, TrackFlex can just sweep away light soiling like sand and dust from the solar panels without any water. To remove heavy soiling like encrusted desert sand, wet cleaning is possible without any modifications as well. The patented Washtronic solution compensates

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As the UK aims to meet targets to achieve net-zero status by 2050, FIMER teams up with Custom Solar UK to install the country’s largest 6.5MW commercial rooftop solar array. The UK’s largest commercial rooftop solar system is being unveiled today (November 11th) at the Port of Hull, one of 21 Ports owned and operated by Associated British Ports (ABP). The Humber region is fast becoming the UK’s leader in renewable energy. The array of 21,000 solar panels covers the port’s warehouse roofs and spans 34,980 square meters, making it the largest rooftop project ever installed in the UK, producing 6.5MW of energy and more than doubling ABP Humber Ports’ renewable energy generation. The £6.8 million investment will save ABP 2,600 tonnes of CO2 per annum, which equates to the energy needs of 1,450 average UK homes. The iconic project involved two years of planning prior to construction, starting in October 2019 through to completion in August 2020, and marks FIMER’s first major rooftop solar development in the UK. FIMER’s chairman Filippo Carzaniga, comments: “FIMER is delighted to be supporting this new era for solar energy in the UK. This was a ground-breaking project, which is our largest installation of its kind in the country.

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On November 7, the grand occasion of the 3rd China International Import Expo (hereinafter referred to as "CIIE") was still in full swing. At the UK Pavilion, LONGi's founder and president Li Zhenguo announced " Net Zero carbon Photovoltaic, created by LONGi " keynote speech, and announced that LONGi officially joined the "EV100" and "EP100" initiatives by the Climate Group. This is another feat in continuing to promote climate action after LONGi joined the RE100 initiative. "We joined EV100 and are committed to laying appropriate chargers in all of our premises over the next decade to guide more than 50,000 employees around the world in converting their cars to EVs." Mr.Li Zhenguo said, "At the same time, we are anchoring the EP100's development goals and are committed to installing Energy Management Systems in all of LONGi's production and operation sites, the goal is to commit to a ten-year effort to achieve a 35% increase in energy productivity by 2025."  Li Zhenguo also said "LONGi will continue to focus on global climate change and energy transformation, continuously reduce corporate greenhouse gas emissions, and achieve economic benefits and environmental protection goals. Helen Clarkson, CEO of the Climate Group, expressed her congratulations to LONGi via video: "We are delighted to see LONGi become the first Chinese business to

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Acquisition sees Q CELLS secure development rights for 10 solar projects in Spain’s Aragon and Castilla y León autonomous communities. RIC Energy will oversee the development of each site to bring them to Ready to Build status by Q4 2021. Q CELLS, a renowned total energy solutions provider in solar cell and module, energy storage, downstream project business and energy retail, has secured the project development rights for a 429 MWp solar portfolio in Spain from RIC Energy, further boosting Q CELLS’ downstream solar pipeline in the country. Q CELLS’ Downstream Business Unit signed on September 18, 2020 an agreement to purchase 429 MWp of new solar capacity in Spain, which is projected to achieve Ready to Build status by the fourth quarter of 2021. RIC Energy, the renewable energy developer from which the portfolio was acquired, has agreed as part of the sale to oversee the development of the ten sites to bring them to Ready to Build status over the next year. All ten of the project sites are located in Spain’s autonomous communities of Aragon and Castilla y León in Spain’s inner northwest region. Sang Chull Chung, Head of Downstream Business Unit for Q CELLS, said: “Q CELLS is delighted to

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With the new version PV*SOL premium 2021, which will appear in November 2020, the coupling of a PV system with a heating and hot water system can now be designed. PV*SOL premium is a dynamic simulation program with 3D visualization and detailed shading analysis for designing and simulating photovoltaic systems. The program version 2021 has been adapted to the latest technical developments and expanded for future-oriented applications. By integrating the simulation of a complete hot water system with the integration of a thermal building model from the sister program T*SOL, the share of the energy consumption of an electric heat pump to cover the thermal building energy requirement, or the hot water energy requirement, can now be calculated and the respective share of the electricity from the PV system determined. With the new DWD (German Weather Service) data sets, high-quality test reference data sets for Germany are available for the first time in PV*SOL premium 2021, which were generated in 2017 as part of a research project. The global climate data from Meteonorm 7.3 has also been added. The program thus includes the latest climate data records that are currently available. Appliances that are only operated when there is a PV surplus can

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> Largest German PV project which is not owned by a utility > Solar power plant will have an installed capacity of approx. 172 MW > Construction to commence this year; commercial operation to start at the end of 2021 > BELECTRIC with overall responsibility for project development, construction and operation To illustrate your article you can use the attached picture. Please note: The picture shows the solar power plant Templin/Groß-Dölln and not the project acquired by Luxcara. Please use “BELECTRIC” as picture credits. About BELECTRIC: BELECTRIC Solar & Battery GmbH is one of the most successful enterprises in the development and construction of utility scale solar power plants and energy storage systems. The company was established in 2001 and has been expanded to an international group with activities on all continents since then. BELECTRIC has constructed more than 400 solar PV power plants with more than 3 GWp PV capacity. In addition, the company realized battery energy storage systems and hybrid power solutions, which combines different technologies to autarkic systems. As one of the largest O&M providers globally, BELECTRIC’s full-integrated services provide continuous operation. State-of-the-art solar power plant technology and energy storage technology support the grid infrastructure and contribute to cost reductions in the

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Ingeteam has supplied 72 solar inverters for Naturgy's photovoltaic project in Chile. Over the next few months, Ingeteam is set to perform the commissioning work and will be responsible for providing the subsequent O&M services for this project with a power capacity of more than 100 MW. November 3, 2020. Ingeteam has supplied 72 PV inverters for a photovoltaic project that is being constructed in Chile, owned by Global Power Generation (GPG), the international power generation subsidiary of the Naturgy group. Over the next few months, the company is set to perform the commissioning work and will also be responsible for the provision of the operation and maintenance services at both plants, totaling a power capacity of more than 100 MW. This project comprises two plants, San Pedro I and San Pedro IV, with 48 MW and 60 MW respectively, located in the heart of the Atacama desert. Given that this is the most arid desert in the world, with harsh climatic conditions, this project has been a real technological challenge.

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FREMONT, Calif. — November 2, 2020. SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SEDG), a global leader in smart energy technology, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020. Third Quarter 2020 Highlights Revenues of $338.1 million Revenues from solar products of $312.5 million GAAP gross margin of 32.0% GAAP gross margin from sale of solar products of 34.1% Non-GAAP gross margin from sale of solar products of 34.8% GAAP net income of $43.8 million Non-GAAP net income of $65.9 million GAAP net diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) of $0.83 Non-GAAP net diluted EPS of $1.21 1.45 Gigawatts (AC) of inverters shipped “Our third quarter results reflect significant growth in Europe, despite the current economic slowdown caused by the global pandemic,” said Zivi Lando, CEO of SolarEdge. “Our solar business outside the U.S. reached an all-time high and the U.S. market is showing signs of return to pre-pandemic installation levels. In our non-solar business, our e-Mobility team is gearing up to deliver to our customer the first significant batch of full powertrain solutions for assembly in electric vehicles in the fourth quarter. In addition to continuing to generate significant cash from operations this quarter, we raised $618 million, net

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SolarEdge announced today the release of its Sustainability Strategy and 2025 Goals and Targets. The new goals support and accelerate the company’s commitment to shaping the future of sustainable energy production, energy storage and e-mobility, and accelerating the transition to affordable clean energy though innovation. SolarEdge’s sustainability goals focus on: Powering clean energy, including a commitment to powering 2.5M homes with clean energy by 2025 and the production of at least 30,000 GWh renewable energy produced by SolarEdge systems between 2020-2025. Powering people, including the promotion of gender parity and equal pay, and the establishment of a global signature community program with measurable community impact. Powering business, including a 30% reduction in GHG emissions per $million revenue (baseline 2020), near-zero e-waste to landfill, analysis of the life cycle of key products as a basis for planning carbon efficiency improvements, and improvement of the ethical sourcing of key raw materials. SolarEdge’s new Sustainability Strategy, Goals and Targets are part of a deliberate focus by the company’s leadership to make sustainability a core part of all decision-making processes and in doing so, augment positive impact on people, society and the environment. The strategy was developed based on a critical assessment of the company’s capabilities

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Vöcklamarkt, 02 November 2020. The Austrian company BlueSky Energy developed a new battery storage for outdoor installation. The outdoor storage system named Vigos is designed to operate in temperatures from minus 30 degrees Celsius to plus 50 degrees Celsius and withstands rain, snow and frost. The device is scalable from 18 to 96 kWh and is delivered ready for connection. Durable and safe "BlueSky Energy stands for safe power storage," explains managing director Thomas Krausse. He adds: "While our established GREENROCK saltwater batteries are suitable for constant energy supply, Vigos expands our portfolio for outdoor installations in even more extreme temperature ranges. The new all-weather battery has been especially developed for applications where a lot of power is required in a short time." Vigos has a service life of up to 20,000 cycles. Due to its high performance and cycle stability one can charge and discharge it several times a day. BlueSky Energy offers a ten-year warranty. Vigos is compatible with the company's GREENROCK saltwater storage systems. From private homes to agriculture and the hotel business Vigos cuts peak loads and charges electric vehicles out of the batteries within a very short time. The high charging and discharging performance with a C-rate of up to

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