Solar Energy International News

Canadian Solar launches 5GW Module Plant in Texas

A 5GW TOPCon module assembly plant is the first production facility in the US opened by module maker Canadian Solar. The project, which is situated in Mesquite, Texas, was revealed last year with a $250 million US investment from the Chinese manufacturer. The Texas plant employs 1,500 people, according to a post made on LinkedIn […]

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US-Based FTC Solar Brings Hail Stow Solution For Hailstorm Damage

US-based FTC Solar has announced the release of its Automated Hail Stow Solution, meant to lessen hailstorm damage to solar panels. This approach uses cutting-edge technology in conjunction with meteorological data to dynamically reposition solar panels, reducing the risk of damage from hail. According to FTC Solar, solar panel systems are particularly vulnerable to hail […]

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SolarPower Europe Unveils Digital Agrivoltaics Map

Solar trade body SolarPower Europe has launched a digital map to showcase agrivoltaics projects in ten countries in Europe, including Italy, France, Germany and the Netherlands. The map includes more than 200 projects across the continent, amassing a combined capacity of 2.8 gW. The map showcases various technologies used in agriPV projects, whether it be […]

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US Slaps 50% tariffs On Chinese Solar Cells

In its continuing efforts to build, and protect existing US solar manufacturers from Chinese imports, US President Joe Biden has announced a series of tariffs directed towards Chinese goods, including solar cells. Under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, solar cells – whether assembled or not into modules – tariffs will increase from […]

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Grid Optimization: Heimdall Power’s Magic Balls Make A Mark

As our energy demands evolve and renewable sources become increasingly integrated into our power networks, the need for innovative solutions to optimize grid performance has never been more pressing. Especially with higher injections of variable renewable energy, grid optimisation has never been more important. The new form of cutting-edge technologies, from advanced sensors and smart […]

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News In Brief May 9- i2Cool Funding, Risen Energy Financials

Radiative Cooling Solutions Firm i2Cool Attracts HKD100 Million in Series A Financing  i2Cool, a company specializing in electricity-free cooling technology, has attracted nearly HKD100 million (USD13.8 million) in its Series A round financing from Trustar Capital (the private equity investment business under CITIC Capital Holdings Limited), Future Times Technology Holding Company Limited, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited, […]

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Will CATL’s Zero Degradation Battery Deliver On Its Promises?

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL), the world’s largest Li-ion battery manufacturer announced the launch of TENER last month in Beijing, China. The all-new TENER is dubbed as the world’s first mass-producible energy storage system with zero degradation. In addition, the storage system will also come with a considerable increase in capacity of energy storage. […]

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News In Brief May 8- GEAPP, Battery Smart, AEROCOMPACT, ESRI

GEAPP Launches Climate Africa Warsha to Advance Renewable Energy Reporting The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) and its alliance partners hosted the inaugural Climate Africa Warsha on World Press Freedom Day. The “Warsha” which means ‘workshop’ in Swahili creates a platform where journalists can connect with key renewable energy stakeholders, equipping them […]

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Italy’s Solar Ban On Agri Land- Not As Bad As It Sounds

A recent ruling by the Italian government to ban solar PV installations on agricultural land has been met with howls of protest by the country’s solar trade association which has claimed it would cost Italy as much as €60 billion (US$64.5 billion). We believe the protests are unfair at this stage. Keep in mind that […]

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