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Lithium-ion fire fears spark recall of 433,000 solar LED umbrellas in US, Canada

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada have issued a joint recall of patio umbrellas due to fires caused by the overheating of lithium-ion batteries.

US startup unveils non-flammable batteries for EVs, storage

Alsym will produce its new batteries – made of readily available materials, without lithium or cobalt – for electric vehicles, stationary storage, and marine applications.

Microsoft to purchase power from a 100 MW Amplus Solar project in India

On the road to becoming carbon negative, Microsoft increases the amount of zero-carbon electricity it’s procuring through long-term contracts.

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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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.

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.  

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