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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.

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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.

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AE Solar launches new solar module series, increases warranties

AE Solar has launched a new solar module series. The Aurora products feature power outputs of between 325W and 670W and efficiencies ranging from 19.88% to 21.4%.

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JinkoSolar Tiger Neo demonstrates the n-type advantage

JinkoSolar is making big moves into n-type PV technology, with plans to dedicate double-figure gigawatts of production capacity to its Tiger Neo TOPCon module this year. And it has done its homework with this product, able to illustrate an advantage for its n-type products in virtually every market segment. As the Tiger Neo heads out to the field, it’s worth examining what the introduction of TOPCon modules will mean on a system and project level.

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Solarstone launches patented framing kit for BIPV market

Solarstone has launched a universal aluminum framing kit that it says essentially renders any solar panel into a two-in-one weatherproof roofing material without the need for additional sublayers.

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Hevel unveils new BIPV product based on HJT technology

Russian-based solar module and cell manufacturer Hevel Group unveils a new building-integrated PV product based on heterojunction technology.

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