Silfab Solar | February 28, 2023
Silfab Solar Inc., a leading photovoltaic (PV) modules manufacturer in North America, has recently announced that the next generation of Silfab ELITE – a more powerful and visually pleasing line of American-made solar panels – is now being shipped to installers throughout the country.
The company utilized its patented X-pattern technology to create an efficient and robust solar panel that merges integrated cell design with an innovative conductive backsheet. Silfab ELITE generates 410 watts of power with an efficiency rating of 21.4%, with one of the best warranties in the industry. Additionally, the solar panels are exclusively manufactured in Washington at one of the most technologically advanced facilities in the United States.
Silfab has manufacturing facilities across North America to serve the expanding US solar market. The company uses industry-leading automation for ultra-high efficiency module production, enables partnerships for next-gen technology applications, and provides 30-year performance warranties for its entire line of solar panels. Consistently ranked as a top provider of solar panels in terms of durability and efficiency, Silfab is the result of stringent testing and quality assurance measures coupled with superior customer service.
Paolo Maccario, Chief Executive Officer at Silfab, shared, "Silfab has designed, engineered, and developed the most powerful and absolutely stunning solar panel exclusively manufactured in the United States. With its all-black sleek look, ELITE provides the aesthetics homeowners have been looking for," He added, "ELITE is another example of Silfab's 40-year record of technological and engineering prowess that give American homeowners and businesses the energy independence they deserve. ELITE puts America solar products back on top."
(Source – PR Newswire)
About Silfab Solar Inc.
Silfab Solar, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, is a leading North American manufacturer of premium quality PV modules. The company's 40+ years of experience in the solar industry have enabled it to become a design and development leader in its field. Silfab operates from Toronto, Canada and Bellingham, Washington (USA), with automated ISO 9001-2015 quality production lines that use just-in-time manufacturing to deliver top-notch PV panels. The panels are specifically designed for and dedicated to the North American market, ensuring they meet the region's unique requirements.
Canadian Solar Inc. | March 16, 2023
Canadian Solar Inc., a solar technology and renewable energy company, has recently announced that its three solar power projects in Japan, particularly in Gunma Takasaki, Oita Kitsuki, and Yamaguchi Hofu, have reached their commercial operation in early 2023, totaling about 42 MWp.
Canadian Solar's bifacial BiHiKu modules powered these projects. The grid operators from the respective areas purchased the energy generated from the projects through Japan's feed-in-tariff program. This purchase would continue for about 19 years at the rates of JPY32 (US$0.24), JPY14.49 (US$0.11), and JPY14.25 (US$0.10) per kWh in approximation. The projects would produce about 53,000 MWh of renewable energy. This energy will power over 15,000 households and avoid approximately 24,000 tons of carbon emissions per year. It is delivering more clean, safe and affordable solar energy to the world. Of the total project pipeline, 2.9 GWp of projects are in late-stage development and have secured energy offtake agreements. In addition, it has a geographically diversified utility-scale solar power project pipeline of around 10 GWp.
Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar Inc., Dr. Shawn Qu said, "We are delighted to be part of the green transformation that Japan is going through with these additions to our portfolio. Our teams worked closely with the local communities and governments to bring these projects to fruition. Working closely with the local community to cultivate a sustainable long-term relationship is one of our ESG sustainable development goals. Canadian Solar's Sustainability Report provides a detailed discussion on our ESG goals, targets and approaches."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
About Canadian Solar Inc.
Headquartered in Guelph, Ontario, Canadian Solar Inc., a renewable energy semiconductor manufacturing company, offers solutions for solar projects, solar panels, PV applications, bankability, solar modules, solar farms, renewable energy, and sustainability. It has been working as a global energy and solar energy solutions provider and solar PV modules manufacturer since 2001. It has conducted successful business subsidiaries in different countries and delivered about 55 GW of solar modules worldwide. It runs solar power projects and plants with the commercial operation, with a resale value of approximately US$1.2 billion. It was listed as Bloomberg New Energy Finance's Tier 1 Module Manufacturer in bankability for Q4 2018. GTM Research named it the Top 3 Global Utility-scale Solar PV Project Developer for 2017.
Fluence | February 23, 2023
On February 22, 2023, Fluence Energy, a global leader in energy storage products, services, and cloud-based renewables and storage apps, launched Fluence Mosaic™, an innovative bidding software for grid-scale energy storage and renewable assets, in the ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) wholesale power market. Over 350 MW of battery-based energy storage systems will commence operations with Mosaic in 2023. This announcement marks Mosaic™'s first project in ERCOT, with the bid optimization software tailored to the Texas energy market's rules and products.
Mosaic™ will maximize energy and ancillary services bids and offers in ERCOT's electricity market, beginning in 2023, with two assets expected to come online. This is part of a framework agreement with a large power company for its new energy storage assets in ERCOT. Utilizing AI, the solution automates the creation of advanced price projections and optimal hourly and intra-hour (up to 5 minute) bids.
This assists asset owners and traders navigate ERCOT's complex electricity market, enables energy storage systems to respond quickly and effectively to grid requirements, and maximizes market participation revenue. Currently, the solution for ERCOT supports any technology provider's energy storage systems.
Mosaic™ accommodates detailed market rules and real-time data to allow asset owners and traders to optimize participation in wholesale electricity markets and leverage the complete value of their assets. The solution is also available in the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM) and the California ISO (CAISO) market. Currently, the software is enhancing over 5 GW of clean energy assets worldwide, with a total of over 9 GW awarded or deployed.
Fluence offers two SaaS products as part of the Fluence IQTM Digital Platform: Fluence NisperaTM and Mosaic™, with a combined portfolio of more than 18 GW of contracted or managed assets worldwide. NisperaTM is an asset performance management software powered by AI that lets owners and managers of solar, hydro, wind, and storage assets minimize downtime, uncover hidden performance issues, and maximize energy production.
Based in Arlington, Virginia, Fluence is a market leader in energy storage services and products, along with cloud-based software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 40 global markets, the company provides modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive services, and the Fluence IQTM Platform, which offers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage. Fluence transforms the energy industry by helping customers create more sustainable and resilient electric grids.