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CANADIAN SOLAR COMPLETES SALE OF AGUASCALIENTES SOLAR PROJECT TO BLACKROCK

GUELPH, Ontario, and MEXICO CITY: Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced it has completed the sale of its 68 MWp Aguascalientes solar project in Mexico to BlackRock Infrastructure Fund II. Canadian Solar developed, arranged construction and long-term project financing, built and […]

Global Automotive Lithium Ion Battery Pack Market: Development History, Current Analysis and Estimated Forecast to 2025

Edging out the Nickel-Cadmium (NiCad) rechargeable batteries, the manufacturers in the automotive industry are steering away towards environment friendly and cost effective options. Benefits of the lithium batteries will continue to overshadow the loopholes of nickel cadmium batteries and will remain more preferred among the manufacturers. As the older version of the battery packs such […]

Bills to boost storage R&D emerge in both chambers

Two competing bills emerged on Capitol Hill today to spur more research and development dollars into grid-scale battery storage. The first measure — unveiled by Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), among others — represents the first in what is expected to be a litany of Senate Republican measures to infuse additional research […]

Report: This Year, the US Will Become the World’s Largest Market for Grid-Connected Battery Energy Storage

The United States in 2019 will become the world’s largest market for grid-connected battery energy storage, as solar-plus-storage and peaking capacity requirements drive increased procurement, according to IHS Markit. Deployments of grid-connected energy storage in the United States this year are expected to amount to 712 MW. This represents a near-doubling from 376 MW in […]

Amid climate crisis, renewable energy poised for rapid growth

Our climate is changing, and not only is it happening faster than expected, but extreme weather events are destroying the very electricity system we rely on. We only have about 12 years to act before the damage is irrevocable. The good news is that we have the technology and solutions to decarbonize our electricity system, and the […]

Saft’s 2.5MWh ESS containers: Customers now demand ‘energy as well as power’

Customers procuring energy storage systems are emphasising their demand for energy, as well as power, as the market shifts to longer durations, a representative of Saft has said. The European battery manufacturer has been active in the energy storage system (ESS) market since 2012, delivering around 100MW of operational projects to date. The recent launch […]

New lease of life: Business models, batteries keep Japan’s solar boom afloat

Thanks to “innovative business models” and the combination of PV with batteries, Japan’s “solar boom” is far from over, market expert Izumi Kaizuka of RTS PV has said. Despite the imminent demise of higher level subsidy payments for solar energy fed into the grid, Japan’s consumers, businesses and utilities continue to demand clean energy solutions, […]

Fuel Retailers Urge Lawmakers to Support Private Investment in EV Charging Infrastructure

Fuel Retailers Urge Lawmakers to Support Private Investment in EV Charging Infrastructure ALEXANDRIA, Va.: NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) today encouraged lawmakers to support private investment in […]

Car industry seeks ‘jump-start’ for electric vehicle chargers

Car companies will urge the re-elected Morrison government to help drive investment in a vast network of electric-vehicle charging stations, with some pushing the idea of a dedicated “future fund”. Electric vehicles (EVs) became a prominent election issue after Labor unveiled an ambitious target for 50 per cent of all new car sales to be […]

Nissan appoints Delta Electronics as EV charging systems provider in Thailand

Nissan in Thailand today announced the official appointment of Delta Electronics (Thailand) PCL as the primary provider of electric vehicle charging systems. The deal supports Thailand’s electrification goal of 1.2 million units on the road by 2036 and will provide Nissan Leaf owners in Thailand international-standard charging facilities with Delta’s quality standard of service, certified […]