Monthly Archives: August 2020

Incorporating solar harvesting into the side of buildings could enhance energy sustainability

If builders could incorporate solar harvesting into the siding of a building, the amount of energy from the grid that a structure would need may significantly decrease. In research published recently in Renewable Energy, a team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, led by Diana-Andra Borca-Tasciuc, a professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering, demonstrated the potential of wedge-shaped luminescent solar

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SunPower to Report Second Quarter 2020 Results

Second Quarter Company Highlights Exceeded revenue, gross margin, megawatt (MW) and Adjusted EBITDA guidance Positive cash generation of approximately $30 million SunPower Energy Services (SPES) U.S. Channels outperformance / Commercial Direct business – positive Adjusted EBITDA New product expansion –SunVault, our Equinox residential storage solution; OneRoof for new homes market SunPower Technologies (SPT) Strong recovery in international distributed generation (DG) demand

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Suntech to Expand Its High-efficiency Module Production Capacity by 1.5GW in Wuxi

On August 1st, Suntech announced that the 1.5GW high-efficiency module expansion in the Wuxi module manufacturing facility was officially put into production. With a total investment of 490 million RMB, the new 1.5GW high-standard smart module manufacturing facility which covers an area of 150,000 square meters has been set up. The newly installed equipment will improve the production efficiency for

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Sonnedix to achieve financial close for 5.5 MW of operational capacity in the Shimane prefecture

On 17 July 2020, Sonnedix Japan, on behalf of the Sonnedix Group of companies (Sonnedix Group), completed a JPY 2.4bn (EUR 20 million) project financing led by Iyo Bank. The financing covers two operational solar PV plants acquired earlier this year in the Shimane prefecture totalling 5.5 MW. Both are ground-mounted plants and have been in operation since 2018. “We

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SMA and its project partners using artificial intelligence to create even more reliable and efficient PV and storage systems

Solar energy is already capable of replacing conventional energy generation systems in many regions of the world. This trend is being driven by digitalization and connectivity. Therefore, SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) and its project partners eoda GmbH, TESVOLT GmbH, KEO GmbH, the University of Kassel and Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) are now investigating the potential of

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