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The long read: Tapping the solar data trail

US-based energy tech company Enphase Energy appears to have overcome the adversity it faced in the mid-2010s, when it was grappling with competition from string inverters and slower growth in the residential segment. Now that rooftop solar is hot again, Enphase’s co-founder and chief product officer, Raghu Belur, sat down with Tristan Rayner to discuss the microinverter pioneer’s approach to quality in a time of rapid change and the growing utility of connected devices.

CubicPV, Waaree sign five-year deal for annual solar cell supply of 1 GW

USA-headquartered CubicPV will supply, per annum, 1 GW of Direct Wafer silicon solar cells to Indian manufacturer Waaree Energies under a five-year contract. The cells will be supplied from its upcoming 2 GW factory in India.

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Torrent Power acquires 50 MW solar plant from Canadian developer SkyPower

The solar plant, located in Telangana, benefits from a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the State discom at a fixed tariff of approx. INR 5.35/kWh. It has a remaining useful life of approx. 20 years.

BlackRock, Mubadala to invest in Tata Power Renewables

Tata Power has raised INR 4,000 crore (US$ 525 million) from a consortium led by the world’s largest fund manager BlackRock Real Assets and Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Company to fund the growth of its renewable energy business.

Powin, O2 Power sign battery storage supply agreement

The agreement will see Powin supply and commission its advanced Stacks battery storage product lines for round-the-clock renewable energy projects undertaken by O2 Power.

IntriEnergy secures solar patent in India

The USA-headquartered clean technology company has been granted a patent for its PV cell technology platform that can increase the energy output of solar panels by up to 60% without increasing the panel size.

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US EV battery manufacturer demonstrates 750+ mile range, raises $65 million

Michigan’s Our Next Energy (ONE) said it will use the funding led by BMW to accelerate R&D and build a US manufacturing facility.

Adani Group to explore hydrogen fuel cell manufacture in India

Adani and Canadian PEM fuel cell producer Ballard Power Systems will examine various co-operation opportunities including fuel cell production.

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Ohmium to sponsor CSIR-CECRI research on advanced materials for electrolyzers

Ohmium has collaborated with India’s CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute as it aims to make green hydrogen not only cost-effective but also scalable to meet the world’s demand. The sponsorship enables it to leverage CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute’s deep expertise and resources for further development of electrolyzer technology.  

Solar power prices rising with demand

Recent BloombergNEF research shows that corporations procured a record 31GW of renewable energy in 2021, and LevelTen Energy says that growth occurred despite more than a year of price increases.

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