Highlights from the Wind Energy Powers American Business report

Evwind | June 11, 2020

Many of the businesses across the country that power our everyday lives are increasingly choosing wind energy to power their operations. Once a niche market, corporate customers now routinely represent 40 percent or more of announced wind power contracts in a given year and are some of the most sought-after customers by wind project developers. A new AWEA report released today, Wind Powers American Business, focuses on this growing segment and highlights the top corporate buyers of wind energy in the U.S. The bottom line: Companies powering up with wind is no longer just a trend, it’s the new normal.

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To take the success of the solar-powered flight around the world further, the Solar Impulse Foundation is selecting 1000 solutions that protect the environment in a profitable way and awarding them the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label.

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.


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SUSTAINABILITY

ADVANCED BATTERY CONCEPTS LAUNCHES BATTERIES FOR LONG DURATION STORAGE, A VITAL SOLUTION TO CRITICAL ENERGY DEMAND

Advanced Battery Concepts | September 14, 2022

There is a solution to the worldwide need for adequate electrical power in all places and at all times, said Dr. Edward Shaffer, Founder and CEO of Advanced Battery Concepts LLC. This statement came at the global European Lead Battery Conference (ELBC) in Lyon, France, last week, as a preview to his company's announcement today of commitment and entry into LONG DURATION ENERGY STORAGE (LDES). Long Duration Energy Storage refers to energy storage deployed on an electric grid that stores energy for discharge durations anywhere from 2 to 100 hours. For example, energy storage is needed to bridge the intermittency of renewable power sources (solar and wind) to ensure secure, stable electric supply. It is not a backup, in most cases, but an active part of electrical energy generation, transmission and routine use. Such storage can also help during times of peak demand that affects supply grids for unexpected periods of time at unpredicted intervals. LDES is not new, in fact, the current, 2022 U.S. investment in Long Duration Energy Storage will reach $4 billion by year's end, forecasting a 30 percent CAGR by 2030. It represents a vital component of the global shift to renewable energy sourcing if "decarbonization" goals are to be achieved. What is new is entry by Michigan's Advanced Battery Concepts into large-format energy storage on today's one year anniversary of their HOME EMERGENCY ENERGY STORAGE™ (HEES™) launch. "The HEES™ system designed specifically for the residential micro-grid energy storage market gave us a wealth of insight into user wants, needs, expectations and experiences, We have the battery technology, manufacturing capability and environmental priorities to also serve the large-format energy storage marketplace. This is a recognized standard component of sustainable non-fossil fuel electric generation," -ABC's president, Michael Everett. ABC pioneered new lead battery manufacturing technologies and proprietary bipolar architecture to offer energy storage solutions with superior economics and performance compared to lithium-ion, traditional lead batteries and other rival technologies such as flow batteries and gravity systems. Years of battery developments, numerous patents (54 issued, 60 pending; 49 trade secrets; operating in 10 geographies) has led to the invention of EverGreenSeal™ --their energy storage solution breakthrough battery technology. Here is a battery designed from the inside-out with End-Of-Life "re-manufacturability" as a leading objective within the design and construction of the new EverGreenSeal batteries. This extraordinary battery, after a long service life (25+years), is deconstructed, the primary materials collected and using novel processes, the active materials are efficiently recycled and built into a new EverGreenSeal battery, with full warranty and service life. EverGreenSeal™ batteries were designed for easy disassembly rather than traditional battery "wrecking." The three main components are separated, recycled and fed back into the battery production facility to be processed into new batteries. The spent "leady materials" are converted directly back to starting paste elements. There are no lead fumes or external wastes -- slag, for example, little to no energy input and minimal carbon dioxide emissions, ABC's president explained. "At last, a battery that is more efficiently recycled, capable of long and reliable performance in the Long Duration Energy Storage systems that are essential to the operation of a carbon-free electric grid, Mr. Everett stated. What makes ABC's founder, Edward Shaffer, so confident of his statement about worldwide adoption of LDES and his EverGreenSeal batteries is: "Our bipolar lead battery is built with abundant and safe low-cost domestic materials and low-cost assembly methods resulting in energy storage solutions that cost the end user significantly less than Li-ion or other technologies. Lowest user cost is the key to widespread (global) adoption, one of the three core principles of ABC's mission -- Economically Responsible energy storage that, coupled with two other core principals of Socially Responsible (meaning safe to people and property) and Environmentally Responsible storage, sets ABC apart from competitors in the industry. Carbon reduction from the world's electrical grid is achievable if these principles are included in the solution," Edward Shaffer concluded. About Advanced Battery Concepts: Advanced Battery Concepts manufactures and sells the most economically, socially, and environmentally responsible energy storage solutions available today. The business focuses on residential and long duration energy storage systems, built on a foundation of proprietary technology termed EverGreenSeal™ Technology. ABC's energy storage provides longest life, lowest installation costs, truly safe operation and a 100% evergreen recycling process.

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STRATEGY AND BEST PRACTICES,PRODUCTS

Fossibot Launches F2400 Solar Generator with 2400W High-power and Super Fast Charge

Fossibot | November 21, 2022

Fossibot, a portable power station brand from China, is releasing its first solar generator in the US & Japan. Focusing on large capacity, high-power and super fast charging, Fossibot aims to offer a portable and renewable energy solution. The first product Fossibot F2400 is characterized 2048Wh large capacity, 2400W high-power, and super fast charging within 1.5 Hours. From Nov.21st-Dec.5th, Fossibot F2400 is first released on Official website, Amazon Japan and Rakuten Japan.2048Wh High Capacity and 2400W High-power. The Fossibot F2400 comes with a capacity of 2048Wh, which satisfies a family's emergency use for a half day: LED lights, a projector, a laptop, a router, and charging of smartphones. That's enough for family movie time before going to bed. More than home backup power, the Fossibot F2400 is suitable for 8 people's whole day camping out or your RV's one day use(an average RV uses 2.0kWh power per day). With 2400W high output power, the F2400 can power more and higher-power appliances. Super Fast Charging within 1.5 Hours by AC+solar panels All the solar generators of Fossibot adopt bidirectional technology which enables users to recharge the power station super fast. Fossibot F2400 supports AC charging, solar panel charging, and car charging. By AC charging, F2400 can be fully recharged within 2 hours by 1100W AC charge. By AC and 500W max solar panels charge simultaneously, it only takes 1.5 hours to charge from 0%-100% which is over 2x faster compared to similar products on the market. By car charging, it takes 17 hours @12V, 8.5hours @24V. 16 Ports to Power 99% of appliances Fossibot F2400 comes with16 output ports, among them are 6 AC output ports, 4 USB-C ports, 2 USB-A ports, 2 DC5521 ports, 1 cigarette lighter, and a 12V/25A outlet for RV. With a 2400W total AC output, the Fossibot F2400 can power 99% of your home appliance, gadgets and tools, including microwave, projector, electric grill, electric kettles, mini cooler, space heaters, drone, hair dryers, lawn mower, and other appliances. When the total loads exceed 2400W power, the F2400 can continue to power all the loads by decreasing the voltage until the peak power reaches 4600W and the voltage below 78V. Special Designs for Outdoor Convenience Apart from the large capacity and large power, Fossibot also made some special designs for the body. F2400 designed fan covers are dust-proof and prevents ants or flies from entering which may possibly cause short circuit. For the DC and USB ports, Fossibot designed rubber plug covers for daily life water-resistance and dust-proof. On the top of the machine, there is a space for collecting the charging cables to avoid losing them. Availability: Retail Price: $1699 Presale bonus: $200 off+$200 Coupon code, 4-year warranty Final Presale price: $1299 Presale Period: Nov.21st-Dec.5th Shipment: black version: from Dec.6th; Green version: from Dec. 20th Fossibot Official: https://www.fossibot.com/pages/f2400-promotion

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STRATEGY AND BEST PRACTICES,ENERGY

Cube Green Energy Acquires Maiden Onshore Wind Assets in Germany

Cube Green Energy | December 01, 2022

Cube Green Energy, a renewable energy transition platform recently established by I Squared Capital, has made three strategic investments in operating onshore wind projects across two states in Germany, totalling 28 MW. The acquired wind farms consist of 17 WTGs and an average operating life of 21 years. Cube Green Energy will work on increasing the energy generation at the sites through upgrading and repowering the existing technology, contributing to Germany’s net zero goals. To address the challenges of renewable energy intermittency, Cube Green Energy will work with local stakeholders to optimise the sites for potential storage solutions, including utility-scale batteries. When fully realised, energy capacity and generation at the sites is expected to more than triple, with storage solutions making renewable energy a viable alternative for local consumers and industrial users who require a 24/7 uninterrupted electricity supply. The acquisitions follow the launch of Cube Green Energy in Oct 2021 and build on the stated ambition to initially commit US$500 million over the coming years to build Cube Green Energy into a leading renewables IPP (independent power producer) that can help enable Europe’s transition to a zero-carbon economy. Deploying the team’s strong financial capabilities and energy expertise, Cube Green Energy continues to evaluate additional acquisition opportunities in continental Europe, including in Germany. “These acquisitions sit squarely within Cube Green Energy’s ambition to acquire and upgrade aging renewable energy facilities and to supplement with energy storage and hybrid solutions At Cube Green Energy, we see enormous opportunities in Germany and other countries in Continental Europe to improve the efficiency of the renewable energy fleet and we aim to be at the forefront in implementing innovative solutions to enable the replacement of existing base load power with renewable sources.” -Raghuveer Kurada, Chief Executive Officer at Cube Green Energy The team at Cube Green Energy has drawn on its strong partner network to source these opportunities and exhibited incredible resilience and disciplined underwriting to close these transactions during an unprecedented year of volatility in the European energy markets. Cube Green Energy expects these early acquisitions to be the template for future deals as we ramp up our capital deployment and hasten the pace of project acquisitions. About Cube Green Energy Established in late 2021 by I Squared Capital, Cube Green Energy is a pan-European renewable energy IPP dedicated to improving renewable energy efficiency and availability by upgrading and repowering aging renewable energy farms and optimising sites with the deployment of storage and hybrid solutions. The management of Cube Green Energy has 75+ years of experience in energy investments and managed portfolios of 10+GW in renewable technology globally. Cube Green Energy currently operates 28 MW of onshore wind assets and has a development pipeline of 70+ MW expected to be ready to build over the next 3-4 years.

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SOLAR+STORAGE,STRATEGY AND BEST PRACTICES

Renogy Offers a Detailed Look at its New Home Energy Storage Offerings at Natural Disaster Expo California 2022

Renogy | November 10, 2022

Renogy, a leader in renewable solar energy products, will be offering a detailed look at the Lycan Power Box Pro and the Aura Hybrid Home Battery System, its initial product offerings in the home energy storage market, at the Natural Disasters Expo California 2022 today in Anaheim.Well-known as a pioneer in solar energy solutions for the mobile and off-grid markets, Renogy brings the same reputation for innovation and price-performance to home energy storage at a crucial time. Hurricanes, wildfires, floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters continuously threaten the livelihoods for many and it's important that personal infrastructure is protected. Renogy's initial home energy storage products will include: The Lycan Power Box PRO is a quick-ship, roll-up home battery that can be easily added to an existing off-grid rooftop solar system, usually in a few hours or less. With its rugged industrial design, the Lycan Power Box can be placed indoors or out and is transportable for use away from home. The entry-level Lycan Power Box PRO offers 4.8kWh of energy storage and is expandable to 19.2 kWh. It has an on-board 5,000-watt inverter with maximum solar input of 5,500 watts. The Lycan also can function as a standalone, residential back-up battery for homes without solar. Renogy's Aura Hybrid Home Battery System is a modular and expandable whole home solar battery system that will be compatible with solar inverters from a number of manufacturers. Designed for maximum value and flexibility, the stackable system starts as small as 5 kWh but is expandable up to 20 kWh. The Aura battery system can be added to existing home solar arrays or installed with new rooftop solar systems. Aura is a 48v system and will be fully controllable via a Renogy smart phone app. The Aura system features an elegant design and a 10-year warranty. It's designed for simple installation in five easy steps. In addition to its benefits toward disaster preparedness, solar installation is also incentivized by the U.S. government. With the recently passed U.S. Inflation Reduction Act, the home energy storage system (ESS) sector is anticipating strong growth in the coming years. Both Lycan and Aura are expected to qualify for a 30% investment tax credit under the Act. "Over the past 12 years, Renogy has distinguished itself as a premier provider of solar and renewable energy products for the mobile and off-grid markets, In that time, three customer-focused attributes have set Renogy apart: one-stop solutions, easy set-up and unmatched price-performance." -Yi Li, the company's founder and CEO. We are bringing that same customer-first approach to the home energy storage market as our goal is to provide energy independence for all. To get a detailed look at the Lycan Power Box PRO and the Aura Hybrid Home Battery System, guests are invited to visit booth #843 at Natural Disasters Expo California 2022 from November 9-10. Both systems will begin shipping in Q4 of this year. Interested homeowners, dealers and installers can visit https://www.renogy.com for more information on reservations and working with Renogy. About Renogy Renogy is a leader in solar and sustainable energy with a mission to dramatically accelerate the adoption of clean energy solutions for everyone around the globe. Renogy's all-in-one solutions are easy to choose, install and operate, and the company's solar panels, accessories, portable products, and batteries deliver more power for the best value on the market today. All so that more people can enjoy the benefits of clean, renewable energy at home, off-grid or on the move. Renogy's goal is to help 50 million people achieve energy independence by 2030, freeing them of the burden of harmful emissions, rising energy bills and disruptive power outages.

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To take the success of the solar-powered flight around the world further, the Solar Impulse Foundation is selecting 1000 solutions that protect the environment in a profitable way and awarding them the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label.

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.

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