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IRENA presents $2tn plan to drive 5.5m renewables jobs by 2023

Doubling down on renewable energy investment and energy transition spending is required to ensure a truly green global recovery from the Covid-19 crisis and its economic aftershock, claims the International Renewable Energy Agency.

Waaree lands 300+ MW solar module supply deal

The deal follows 50 MW of orders completed recently for another American developer. Encouraged by the demand, Waaree plans to strengthen its base in the USA by opening a local office in California shortly.

ION Energy’s analytics selected for 581 MWh of large-scale battery storage projects

US-based esVolta will deploy the Edison Analytics software platform across its battery energy storage projects in North America. The software is expected to result in savings of $450,000 annually for esVolta by reducing excess battery degradation through improved heating and discharge management. 

Waaree supplies 50 MW solar modules for an American project

The Mumbai-based manufacturer has a 2 GW state-of-the-art solar module manufacturing capacity in Gujarat and is setting up an additional Rs 11-billion modules and cells factory in the state.

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TERI, FTI Consulting partner on hydrogen roadmap research

The Indian energy thinktank and the US-based consulting firm will research to demonstrate the viability of hydrogen as a sustainable solution for India’s energy needs. 

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Europe will be our next stop – S&W solar interview

Having bagged large orders in the U.S. and Australia, Indian multinational engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services provider Sterling and Wilson Solar is bidding for tenders in regions which have eased up business lines, Europe among them. Kannan Krishnan, S&W’s chief operations officer for solar in India and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation area, speaks to pv magazine about the impact of Covid-19 on the solar EPC business and the company’s expansion plans.

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There’s something fishy about this flow battery innovation

Scientists led by MIT have suggested chitin, a carbon and nitrogen-rich material made from waste shrimp shells, could produce sustainable electrodes for vanadium redox flow batteries and other energy storage technologies.

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Sterling and Wilson bags 194 MW solar project in USA

The PV plant—the EPC provider’s largest in USA—will use bifacial modules and likely be commissioned by November 2021.

Solar EPC firm SunEdison raises US$2.5 million from US investor

Fenice Investment Group will subscribe to compulsorily convertible preference shares (CCPS) of SILRES Energy Solutions at Rs 10 per CCPS. The investment is expected to complete by May 25.

The long read: ‘We’re better off without standards’

Many factors are important in ballasting flat roof systems, such as wind speed and roof shape. In the past, however, wind force has unfortunately been underestimated, says wind expert Hans Ruscheweyh. pv magazine addressed this topic in a recent webinar with initiative partner Schletter, and drew several interesting points from the discussion.

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