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Higeco More launches Central Plant Controller for new Italian solar regulations

Higeco More has developed Senergy, a turnkey solar plant controller solution to meet the new standards introduced by Italian electricity market regulator, ARERA.

Sofarsolar launches intelligent RESS

Shenzhen-based inverter and battery storage manufacturer Sofarsolar is launching an intelligent residential energy storage system in May. The product will be available in Europe and other PV markets. It combines a battery system with an inverter in one unit. The modular and integrated design provides for easy transportation and installation. Lithium iron phosphate batteries increases safety and can be easily scaled.

‘Choosing the inverter well results in reliability’

Alter Enersun has started its relationship with inverter manufacturer Huawei. The Spanish developer’s CEO Jose Morlanes says that the company follows a route of choosing Tier 1 suppliers for all its components, including inverters, to keep downtime of his projects at the bare minimum. With Huawei he found an inverter supplier to fulfill he high demands.

Innovation spreading through Argentina’s largest PV plant

Argentinian state-owned power company Jemse built the country’s largest PV facility between 2017 and 2020 under the RenovAr program for large-scale renewables. Thus far, the 300 MW project has produced more than one million MWh of clean electricity and is now on the verge of being expanded to 500 MW, with the addition of 30 MW/100 MWh of storage. pv magazine recently spoke with Willy Hoerth, the president of Jemse’s Cauchari Solari unit, and its project director, Guillermo Giralt. The 300 MW asset was financed with funds from Export-Import Bank of China, and a $210 million bond issued by the Argentinian province of Jujuy. Jemse has full ownership of the project. Huawei was the supplier of the string inverters in the first phase and likely for the second phase.

For your convenience

In Thailand, the 7-Eleven convenience store chain uses PV systems at its shops to lower its electricity consumption. Cristobal Chin, the CEO of Chow Energy, shared his thoughts on these projects.

‘Solar plants should work for 35 years’

Engineering, procurement and construction companies must take special steps to ensure that PV plants operate reliably and efficiently. Japan’s ORIX Renewable Energy Management (OREM) is one such company. pv magazine recently caught up with Executive Vice President Kazuhisa Yurita to discuss the current challenges of O&M.

Big batteries in Africa

Huawei Digital Power Technologies, a unit of Chinese multinational tech giant Huawei, recently signed a deal with Ghana-based solar developer Meinergy Technology to build a 1 GW solar plant coupled with 500 MWh of storage in Ghana over the next years. Under the terms of the deal, Huawei will supply solar-plus-storage systems for the project. Meinergy will be responsible for the development and construction of the facility. pv magazine recently spoke about the project with Kevin Wu, CEO of Meinergy, and Peter Acheampong, Deputy Director of Renewables for the Bui Power Authority, which owns the installation.

Green steel – powered by a rooftop

SolarApex has built what it calls the world’s largest rooftop PV array. A 140 MW project on a steelmill will help Turkish steelmaker Tosyali to shift its production to carbon-free ‘green steel.’ Chief Marketing Officer Besime Özderici says the project could be an example for other energy-intensive industries.

AE Solar wins Solar Energy Innovation and Business Excellence Award

The Solar Energy Innovation and Business Excellence Award concluded on Wednesday, Mar. 30, with a ceremony aimed at recognizing top firms in the renewables sector for outstanding performance in technology breakthroughs and technical performance.


Skyfri acquires Avi Solar to automate solar asset management

Skyfri Group, a cleantech company headquartered in Oslo, Norway, has acquired India’s third largest O&M provider Avi Solar.