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Huawei, SolarEdge settle patent litigation lawsuits

Huawei and SolarEdge have settled all of their pending lawsuits in Germany and China through a global patent license agreement.

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New method could potentially produce hydrogen from biogas for $2/kg

Kore, an energy startup in California, has developed a new way to produce hydrogen from biogas, and is now poised to build a commercial-scale demonstration facility in Los Angeles. It said half of the carbon in the feedstock can be converted into gas, while the other half can be converted into solid elemental carbon char.

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Cost comparison between lithium batteries, fuel cells, reversible solid oxide cells as storage for off-grid rooftop PV

Scientists in the United Arab Emirates have looked at how off-grid rooftop PV could be combined with batteries, fuel cells or reversible solid oxide cells for energy storage. The modeling assumed a typical commercial building in Los Angeles.

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The Hydrogen Stream: Hydrogen-powered foiling chase boat

The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory has shared its findings on the use of perovskite materials to produce renewable hydrogen, while a number of entities have announced new projects in Europe, North America, and China.

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Lebanon issues 11 solar licenses for 165 MW

The Lebanese government has approved 11 licenses for 165 MW of PV capacity. The licenses are part of a 180 MW solar tender that the country initiated in January 2017.

Smarter E Products: Stackable dual-voltage battery from Weco

Weco’s new 5.3 kWh battery can be used as a wall solution or in a stackable configuration. Up to 15 modules can be stacked without additional components, thanks to a special casing.

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UAE utility opens bidding for 1.5 GW of solar in Abu Dhabi

Emirates Water and Electricity Co. (EWEC ) has started accepting expressions of interest to develop a 1.5 GW solar project in Abu Dhabi.

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The Hydrogen Stream: Oil producers showing rising interest in hydrogen

A team led by CoorsTek Membrane Sciences has demonstrated a system to convert methane via proton ceramic reactors, while Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser has received an order from an undisclosed Indian refinery for an alkaline electrolyzer, in a deal that underscores how oil and gas companies are becoming increasingly interested in the hydrogen sector.

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Smarter E Products: New solar module cleaning solution from Ecoppia

The solar cleaning system moves horizontally and cleans the panels vertically, while a patented auto-switch allows the robot to clean from either side of the module row, which the manufacturer said minimizes cleaning time. The device weighs up to 50 kg and has a cleaning speed of 22 m per minute.

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Details emerge of solar tower delays at Dubai mega project

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has indicated that parts of the concentrating solar power element of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park could be running more than four months behind schedule, as well as a 3 MW slice of the promised solar panel capacity.

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