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Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd (SMMT) showed that combined, Battery Electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) accounted for 17.2% of new car sales in June, with BEVs accounting for more than one in 10 registrations. Despite the boom in electric vehicle (EV) sales, Cornwall Insight's research shows around 17 EV tariffs are available, with some of the tariffs still in testing phases and not available to all customers. On top of this number, there are 11 Time of Use (ToU) EV tariffs on offer. Katie Hickford, Analyst at Cornwall Insight, said: “The latest SMMT data saw the second-highest monthly EV sales recorded for 2021 behind March, with 19,842 BEVs and 12,139 PHEVs registered in June. Looking at 2021 to date, 73,893 BEVs have been registered, up 139% on YTD 2020 (30,957 vehicles). PHEV YTD data shows a 197% increase on 2020 YTD, with 58,207 cars registered. This means that total EV sales for 2021 exceed 132,000, surpassing total diesel car sales (93,087). “New models coming onto the market in 2021 are set to increase consumer choice, with EVs from BMW, Nissan, Kia, and Mercedes, amongst other brands, set to launch in the UK this year. Volkswagen's ID.4 was

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Alencon will demonstrate the industry’s most extensive and flexible range of high voltage, high power DC:DC conversion and optimization technology at Solar Power International in New Orleans Figure 1:  Alencon Systems will demonstrate its extensive array of high power, high voltage DC:DC converters and optimizers at SPI 2021 in New Orleans September 21 – 23, 2021 in booth 5413. Alencon’s line-up of DC:DC converters includes the galvanically isolated SPOT and BOSS and the non-isolated CUBE. Hatboro, PA – Alencon Systems LLC will demonstrate the industry’s most extensive line-up of high power, high voltage DC:DC conversion equipment at SPI 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana, September 21 – 23 in booth #5413.  The Alencon products on display at SPI 2021 will include the latest version of Alencon’s galvanically isolated DC:DC converters, the SPOT and BOSS Version 7 series, along with the company’s soon to be released CUBE. The CUBE is slated for official release in 2022.  In addition, Alencon will be displaying its full range of accessories including the GARD for string level arc and ground fault detection and ACE control system along with a variety of deployment form factors, including its stackable, paralleled solutions. “Alencon aims to be the market leading provider of high

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For pumping potentially explosive gases Explosion-proof interior Applications in analytics, industry or research & development Asslar, July 26, 2021. The new pumps in the HiScroll ATEX range meet the requirements of the European directive ATEX II 3/-G Ex h IIC T4 Gc X +5° C ≤ Ta ≤ +40 °C and are therefore suitable for pumping potentially explosive gases. Depending on the operational requirements, the ATEX directives are subdivided into different categories based on the conditions under which the pumps are allowed to operate. The HiScroll ATEX conforms to equipment category 3G based on contact with the pumped substance and meets temperature class T4. This allows all gases up to and including explosion group IIC to be pumped. It is even possible to pump hydrogen. With these properties, the HiScroll ATEX covers many applications in the field of analytics, industry or research & development. Explosion-protected devices are used in many sectors, including in industrial processes such as generating and pumping hydrogen. The HiScroll ATEX is also used in laboratories for pumping solvent-based liquids and gases which can produce combustible vapors. The ATEX certification is awarded since the HiScroll ATEX has no sources of ignition for potentially hazardous gas mixtures. Pfeiffer Vacuum scroll

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In Shanghai, Meyer Burger Trading Co. becomes the competence center for sales and service of high-precision metrology products of Meyer Burger's subsidiary Pasan in Asian markets. In Singapore, services will continue to be provided for existing Asian customers of Meyer Burger. Services for existing customers in Europe and the USA will continue to be provided from Meyer Burger's European and US locations As part of the Meyer Burger's transformation into a manufacturer of high-performance solar modules, demand for the service business for existing customers of production equipment is decreasing as expected. Meyer Burger's board of directors has therefore decided to concentrate these activities at the Shanghai and Singapore locations going forward. The product portfolio of high-precision measurement technology products of Meyer Burger's subsidiary Pasan will continue to be marketed to customers worldwide. In Shanghai, Meyer Burger Trading Co. will become the competence center for Pasan sales and services in the Asian market. In Singapore, services for existing Asian customers of Meyer Burger will continue to be provided. The existing sites in Taiwan, Korea and Malaysia will be closed and the Shanghai site will be downsized. In total, around 70 employees will be affected by the restructuring, with about 20 continuing to

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Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) was informed on Friday, July 23, 2021 through a press release as well as a letter from Oxford Photovoltaics Limited (Oxford PV) that the company considers the companies' collaboration agreement, in place since 2019, terminated for own strategic reasons. In view of the unexpected announcement by Oxford PV, Meyer Burger is considering legal options to enforce its rights. With the collaboration agreement closed in March 2019, Meyer Burger and Oxford PV agreed on an exclusive partnership to jointly develop the required technology for mass production of perovskite tandem cells based on Meyer Burger’s heterojunction silicon cell technology (HJT) as well as necessary novel perovskite production equipment from Meyer Burger. Meyer Burger is the largest single shareholder of Oxford PV with a share of 19.76%. Meyer Burger's assessment was and is that the perovskite tandem technology will only reach the required technology and process maturity, product reliability and cost structure for competitive mass production in a few years. Any consequences of Oxford PV's announcement therefore have no impact on the success of Meyer Burger's transformation nor on Meyer Burger's communicated guidance. The perovskite tandem technology is an integral part of Meyer Burger's technology roadmap. Based on

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SINGAPORE, 23 July 2021 — General Steelworks Pte Ltd and Oilfield Supplies & Equipment Pte Ltd have signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with sustainable energy developer, URBAN RENEWABLES to provide clean solar energy sourced from a solar PV rooftop installation at their joint industrial facility in Singapore. The solar rooftop installation, which has an installed capacity of 392.22 kWp, will generate majority of the facility’s daily consumption and will allow both General Steelworks and Oilfield to achieve significant reduction in their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. URBAN RENEWABLES is contracted to supply the solar power and will own and manage the solar asset. In the partnership, URBAN RENEWABLES will also provide free EV Charging stations, under the URBAN CHARGE brand, at the companies’ facility in Singapore and will further implement energy efficiency improvements. “We are happy to support both General Steelworks Pte Ltd and Oilfield Supplies & Equipment Pte Ltd in taking an important step towards achieving their long-term sustainability goals. This project is a good example to not only show how an industrial facility can be turned into a more sustainable business and achieve carbon neutrality, but also shows how neighbors within the community engage and support each other towards the

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Ingeteam and BYD have tested and certified at their respective R&D laboratories, the compatibility of the BYD Battery-Box Premium HVS and HVM high voltage batteries with Ingeteam's INGECON® SUN STORAGE 1Play TL M hybrid inverter (solar-plus-storage inverter). The use of both items of equipment together makes it possible to create hybrid systems that combine PV power generation with energy storage, with no need to add additional solar PV inverters. Moreover, Ingeteam's hybrid inverter, in combination with the BYD batteries, allows for operation in off-grid, back-up (UPS) and self-consumption modes. Thus, for grid-connected systems, the solar energy generated during the day can be stored for night-time consumption, giving the highest possible self-consumption ratios and, thanks to the possibility of operating in backup mode (UPS), the power supply is maintained in the event of a grid outage. The BYD high-voltage lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, with capacities ranging from 5.1 kWh to 22.1 kWh (depending on the model) are designed for residential and commercial use. Their patented modular plug-in design makes it possible to connect the different battery modules with no need for wiring, making installation incredibly quick and easy. Specifically, the following BYD battery models are compatible with the Ingeteam hybrid inverter: HVS

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July22-Shenzhen- Two key products from Huawei FusionSolar Residential Smart PV product suite --- SUN2000 Smart Energy Controller and LUNA 2000 Smart String Energy Storage System (ESS) --- have recently been honored with iF Design Awards 2021. These awards demonstrate the global recognition of Huawei's creative and user-friendly designs that blend function and emotion, and fuse tech with nature. This marks the second such iF Design Award bestowed upon Huawei residential Smart PV solution, following the success of FusionSolar App in 2020. Huawei has always adhered to user-centered and innovative product design principles to meet the needs of customers around the world. Since 1953, the iF Design Award is organized by Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, the oldest industrial design institute in Germany, and has become one of the world's three most prestigious design awards, and also known as the “Design Oscar”. It builds its reputation on independent, rigorous, and reliable guiding principles. Since 1953, the iF Design Award has been recognized internationally as a symbol of design excellence. The jury of almost 60 world-renowned experts from more than 20 countries select products that excel in design, user experience, and innovation based on rigorous criteria and procedures. SUN2000 Smart Energy Controller The SUN2000 Smart

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LONGi, the world leading solar technology company, has been recognized with the 2021 Intersolar award in the Photovoltaics category for its high efficiency Hi-MO 5 (182mm) series module during an online ceremony forming part of the smarter E industry days held by Intersolar’s organisers. The Intersolar award is presented to companies making a substantial contribution to the success of the PV industry, recognising technological innovations and groundbreaking solutions. Over a period of more than 10 years, the flagship award for the solar industry has provided companies with a unique platform to gain broad international recognition and distinguish themselves from the competition, with LONGi receiving this year’s award based on the advanced technology and innovation behind its Hi-MO 5 series module. The Hi-MO 5 module adopts high-performance bifacial + PERC technology. Designed for large solar plants worldwide, the module features gallium-doped wafers and integrated segmented soldering ribbon connectors, based on the company’s proprietary “Smart Soldering” technology. The wafer (M10 standard) material minimizes output losses over time, while the connectors allow cells to be packed more densely, in turn boosting  efficiency to an impressive 21.3%. The high efficiency and power of Hi-MO 5 can reduce BOS costs at solar plants and, combined with a reduction

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Pforzheim, July 21, 2021. Pioneering projects for a sustainable energy industry have now been honored with The smarter E AWARD 2021. BayWa r.e. Solar Projects, Boreal Light, and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy have been announced as the winners in the Outstanding Projects category. The prize in the Smart Renewable Energy category was awarded to HPS Home Power Solutions. The award ceremony was held online as part of The smarter E Industry Days from July 21 to 23, 2021, when the Intersolar AWARD and ees AWARD innovation prizes were presented too. Lots of the winners and finalists will be showcasing their innovations at The smarter E Europe Restart 2021 at Messe München from October 6 to 8. This year, companies were once again rewarded for their pioneering solutions with the most important innovation prize in the energy industry, The smarter E AWARD. Projects completed in the areas of solar, storage, and energy management took center stage in the Outstanding Projects category. And it was a home hydrogen solar energy storage system that wowed the panel of experts this year in the Smart Renewable Energy category. On July 21, 2021, the winners of The smarter E AWARD were honored in a live-streamed virtual

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