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Birla Carbon to launch energy storage solutions

The carbon black solutions manufacturer will launch its Conductex i and Conductex e range of products for lithium ion and lead acid battery applications at The Battery Show Europe 2021. With this launch, it aims at reaching out to energy storage market customers in Europe and globally.

Modison Metals to expand into battery storage, EV charging in partnership with Russian firms 

The electrical contacts manufacturer will join hands with battery storage firm RENERA and EV charger manufacturer L-Charge for its business expansion into these segments.

The long read: A messy perovskite separation

There are increasing signs that a new era for PV production in Europe may be dawning. However, two pioneers of PV technology have decided, at this moment, to part ways. And while at present there are more questions than answers, technology and business strategy both appear to have played a role.

Danish electrolyzer firm Stiesdal next in Reliance new energy plans 

Reliance New Energy Solar has signed an agreement with Danish firm Stiesdal A/S to develop and manufacture Stiesdal HydroGen electrolyzers for green hydrogen production in India.  

Reliance New Energy Solar to invest $29 million in German wafer manufacturer NexWafe

The Reliance Industries Ltd arm, which plans solar gigafabs in Gujarat, has raised a stake in German wafer manufacturer NexWafe with an investment of EUR 25 million ($29 million). 

Reliance Industries acquires 100% stake in REC Group, plans new manufacturing bases

India headquartered multinational Reliance Industries, through its subsidiary Reliance New Energy Solar Limited, yesterday announced the acquisition of Norway headquartered module manufacturer REC Group. The move comes as Reliance pushes forward with its US$10 billion plan to move in on the renewable energy industry, having also this week announced acquisition of a 40% share in EPC provider Sterling & Wilson.

bp invests in electric mobility startup BluSmart

The venture capital arm of British energy company bp has invested $13 million in BluSmart in a $25 million Series A funding round. The investment will help BluSmart bring its electric vehicles and charging stations to five major cities.

Sterling and Wilson Solar lands its first waste-to-energy project

The Indian multinational solar EPC player has won a project worth INR 1,500 crore for its recently created business segment of waste-to-energy. The project also marks its first order in the European market.

Aerocompact starts making flat-roof solar racking products in India

The Austrian solar racking solutions provider, which is currently making sheet-metal roof mounting products in India, has started local production for flat roofs too. The India-made flat-roof PV mounting products shall be available from January next year. 

Axitec unveil 540Wp mono PERC solar modules in India

The German solar brand shall start commercial production of 540Wp mono PERC modules through its India subsidiary starting next month. The modules are 20.9% efficient.