News Briefs May 30- Google, Meta Solar PPAs, LONGi’s Hi Mo X6 Modules…

News Briefs May 30- Google, Meta Solar PPAs, LONGi’s Hi Mo X6 Modules…

Google Signs First Solar PPAs In Japan

Technology giant Alphabet, which owns Google, has signed its first solar PPAs in Japan.

The virtual power purchase agreements (PPAs) adding up to 60 MW have been signed with two Japanese companies. The larger firm, involved with 40 MW of the planned capacity is Clean Energy Connect (CEC), a partner of the Itochu Corporation. CEC will construct around 800 small-scale solar plants across multiple Japanese grids, generating 40MW ac of power, which CEC expects to commission by September 2026.

Meta Signs 204 MW Deal For Solar In US

Facebook owner Meta has signed an environmental asset purchase agreement (EAPA) with Pinegate renewables for a 204MW solar PV project in Temple, Texas. The deal is meant to power a Meta data centre located close to the Limewood Bell Solar project of Pinegate.

LONGi Launches Hi-MO X6 ‘Standardised Wafer’ Size Modules

Global solar manufacturing major LONGi has launched a new solar module, which it said exhibits the benefits of standardised module and wafer sizes in the solar industry.

The Hi-MO X6 Max series module will be built at LONGi’s  Jiaxing facility in China exceeding 30GW of annual production by Q3 2024. LONGi said that the modules are designed to meet the needs of distributed PV customers and feature ‘TaiRay Inside’ and Hybrid Passivated Back Contact (HPBC) cell technologies, offering increased stability and efficiency

Featuring rectangular 72-cell silicon wafers, the wafers deployed in these modules are 182.2mm x 191.6mm M11 products.

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