SOLAR+STORAGE

Longi Accelerates New Milestone as First Solar Brand to Exceed 20GW in Module Shipments in 2020

LONGi | December 04, 2020

LONGi has established another precedent for being the first sun based brand to surpass 20GW in quite a while of PV modules in 2020.

Since its establishment in 2000, LONGi has consistently been market arranged and client zeroed in, constantly growing high-productivity, high-dependability and top notch sunlight based items and PV arrangements to furnish clients with esteem added administrations.

Client Focus

LONGi has set up worldwide brought together frameworks for client grumbling taking care of, administration principles, quality observing and the board measures. Clients can thusly be certain that any issues will be settled in an ideal way.

Because of great wafers, high-effectiveness PERC cells and exacting prerequisites with respect to module materials and cycles, LONGi modules reliably exhibit phenomenal execution in outsider unwavering quality tests, energy yield assessments and customer applications. LONGi works with B&V, TÜV SÜD, TÜV Rheinland, RETC and different foundations to fabricate worldwide pilot undertakings to assess the energy yield execution of its modules.

In the PV Tech Bank capacity rankings, LONGi remains the main AAA-Rated module provider for the fourth successive quarter in 2020. This keeps on being driven by the organization's solid history of being a worldwide 20GW module provider.

Obligation to Innovation

With a solid obligation to R&D and advancement, LONGi has a solid history of being a dependable provider with high-proficiency modules (Hi-MO 1 to Hi-MO 5). In light of reserve funds in LCOE and BOS costs, combined with their high energy yield, LONGi modules have procured wide acknowledgment around the globe.

LONGi's all new Hi-MO 5 bifacial module, in view of the recently assembled M10 cell, was dispatched around the world this year for conveyance to speculators in utility-scale PV plants. The organization's new scope of items mirrors its obligation to conveying steady an incentive to worldwide customers through advancement.

Spotlight

The global demand for energy is growing exponentially year on year as countries develop and their population’s increase. From industrialization of Western economies to the expansion of global and local transport, fuelled by coal and oil, the unprecedented rise in Western living standards and the rapid industrialization in China, energy demands are continuously growing, and the supply and where it is sourced from must change to fit demand.


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SOLAR+STORAGE

Ubiquitous Energy Secures Strategic $8M Equity Investment from ENEOS Holdings

Ubiquitous Energy | March 18, 2021

Ubiquitous Energy, the leader in truly transparent solar energy technology, has secured a strategic equity investment of $8M from ENEOS Holdings, one of the most prominent and comprehensive energy, resources, and materials companies in Asia. The investment from ENEOS represents an initial close of Ubiquitous Energy’s Series B financing round and will help support the company’s go-to-market strategy and production efforts — helping to bring its UE Power™ window products to market in the US and internationally. There is a strong strategic alignment and synergy between Ubiquitous Energy and ENEOS. UE is focused on developing new ways to reduce humanity’s carbon footprint by seamlessly integrating solar technology into everyday products and surfaces, without aesthetic compromises. ENEOS has a portfolio that reduces carbon dioxide emissions and have begun investing substantial resources behind their smart city and renewable energy strategies. Working together they will pioneer the cultivation of an accessible low-carbon and renewables-oriented society. “We are very pleased to announce our partnership with ENEOS. They share our commitment to powering the buildings of the future with renewable energy and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with the ENEOS team.” About Ubiquitous Energy Ubiquitous Energy is the world leader in transparent photovoltaics. Its award-winning UE Power™ technology is the world’s only truly transparent solar product. UE Power™ harvests solar energy and serves as an invisible, onboard source of electricity for a variety of end use products. The thin coating can be applied to the surface of window glass to provide electricity generation and energy efficiency while remaining visibly indistinguishable from the fully transparent standard windows on the market today. Originally spun out of MIT, Ubiquitous Energy is now producing its highly transparent, efficient solar cells and windows in its production facility in Silicon Valley.

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PRODUCTS

Leviton Introduces New Smart Evr-Green Electric Vehicle Charging Station for Fast, DC Charging

Leviton | April 12, 2022

Leviton today announced the launch of the Evr-Green DC charging station, the latest expansion to its portfolio of electric vehicle (EV) supply equipment. Ideal for rest stops, retail locations and other commercial and public applications, the Evr-Green DC provides a smart solution for high-power direct current (DC) charging for the latest electric vehicles on the market. "This is a major launch for Leviton as we continue to broaden our electric vehicle supply equipment portfolio, As recent legislation continues to promote and invest in the industry, we are seeing more EVs on the road. The new Evr-Green charging station provides faster charging and allows people to get where they need to go without concern over duration between charges." -Michael Mattei, executive vice president and general manager of Leviton's commercial & industrial business unit. The Evr-Green DC station's self-contained AC to DC power conversion system provides EVs with direct DC power, which unlike AC charging stations, does not require the vehicle to convert power. According to the Alternate Fuels Data Center of the Department of Energy, DC charging stations can average 60-80 miles of range in only 20 minutes of charging, which is more efficient when compared to 2-20 miles of range per hour for an at home Level 1 AC station or more common Level 2 AC station. Built with CCS1 and CHAdeMO charge connectors, the Evr-Green DC allows the latest EV models to charge. An LCD screen on the front of the unit allows drivers to easily interact with instructions and information, making the stations easy to use. The new Evr-Green DC charging station also provides important benefits to station owners. Integrated with ChargePoint Networking Services, station owners can control access, set pricing, display advertising, monitor station status and generate energy usage reports, allowing them to optimize their stations and see a return on their investment. Leviton has partnered with ChargePoint, a market leader in EV charging, for over 11 years to provide customers with the latest most innovative charging solutions. The Evr-Green DC charging station can easily integrate with other Leviton electrical infrastructure solutions, including surge protection devices and safety disconnect switches. In addition to growing its EVSE product portfolio, Leviton has expanded its dedicated EV quality and support team, supporting customers with the application process, installation requirements, local codes, rebates & incentives and more.. About Leviton's Commercial and Industrial Products Leviton's comprehensive line of commercial and industrial-grade electrical wiring devices provide builders, contractors and specifiers with solutions engineered to withstand the most rigorous commercial environments and harshest industrial applications. Leviton manufacturers everything from commercial, industrial and hospital grade wiring devices, to surge protective devices, electric vehicle supply equipment, temporary power solutions, heavy duty motor starter switches, IEC and NEMA watertight rated devices and more. About Leviton Leviton is the smart choice, delivering the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 90 countries across the globe. From simple switches and receptacles to networking systems and smart home automation, Leviton exceeds market needs by delivering innovative products to create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, LED lighting and lighting energy management systems, and security and automation applications. For Leviton, it is clear the FUTURE IS ON.

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SUSTAINABILITY

SGS assesses that NaaS reduces Carbon Emissions by 896,800 tons a year

NaaS | February 14, 2022

It is commonly said that new energy vehicles (EV) promotes green energy and travel, so then just how much are emissions reduced by EVs, as compared to traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles? Recently, NaaS, one of China's leading new energy operations and technology providers, revealed the answer by enabling the transition from ICEs to EVs and facilitating the aforementioned emissions and carbon reduction, receiving recognition from the international testing agency SGS for the amount of emissions reduced in the process. According to SGS's "Assessment Report of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions on Alternative Traveling by NaaS Electric Vehicles" (the "SGS Assessment Report"), in 2021, NaaS, through the Company's cooperation with Kuaidian and other partners, provided charging services that reduced carbon emissions by 896,800 tons, based on emissions of 661,100 tons versus the 1,557,9000 tons that would have been emitted by traditional ICEs for the same distances travelled. The SGS Assessment Report relied on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, and the China Certified Emission Reduction (CCER)'s related process and methodologies to make the assessment, and primarily focused on the greenhouse emissions related to EVs that used NaaS' partner Kuaidian's related charging services. Recently, the global adoption of EVs has reached a breakthrough. In 2021, China's EV sales and penetration rate continues to grow rapidly month on month, and the market has reached a stage of explosive growth. According to statistics from the Public Security Bureau, at the end of 2021, the total number of EVs in China reached 7.84 million, representing 2.6% of all automobiles, and an increase of 59.25% year on year. According to the China Passenger Cars Association (CPCA)'s latest projections, total sales of new EVs is expected to exceed 6 million in 2022, representing a market penetration rate of approximately 22%. In addition, based on the Ouyang Team's analysis and estimates, China's new EV sales will reach between 17 million and 19 million by 2030. In terms of total number of EVs on the road, total EVs in China will reach approximately 100 million by 2030, nearly 200 million by 2035, and nearly 300 million by 2040. Based on the expected increase in the number of EVs on the road in China, it can be anticipated that the trends driving the transition from ICEs to EVs will continue to strengthen, and bring with it an increasingly strong decarbonization effect. These trends also mean that the market for EV charging services in China have tremendous room for growth and potential for development. NaaS, as an enabler and strong supporter of EV adoption and the government's "Dual Carbon" goals, provides the charging infrastructure and services that enables green energy and travel. NaaS, through the Company's electric charging partners, reliable technology, and strong operational capabilities, will continue to contribute strongly to the decarbonization of transportation services. As an EV charging operations and technology provider, NaaS services China's fast public charging network by providing software services, hardware and equipment, and integrated technical support, and is a preferred partner within the EV charging industry. NaaS aims to make EV charging more convenient, faster, and the experience better, and enable all members of the industry value chain to improve efficiency and effectiveness. The Company aims to raise the utilization rates of chargers as part of the structural adjustments in China's energy industry, and help realize "Carbon Neutrality" in the process. SGS is an organization with over 140 years of history in testing, inspection and certification, and is headquartered in Switzerland. SGS is globally recognized for quality and trusted standards assessment. SGS has for six continuous years been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, and for the past three years in the FTSE ESG index. SGS has over 96,000 employees globally in 2,600 related branch organizations and laboratories. In China, SGS' services already cover the apparel and shoe industry, electronics, agriculture, food and beverage, chemicals and petroleum, mining, environmental, transportation and e-commerce industries' upstream and downstream supply chain. About NaaS Established in 2019, NaaS is one of China's leading new energy operations and technology providers. NaaS is China's leading comprehensive EV charging service platform and is servicing China's #1 fast charger network with over 175,000 fast chargers. NaaS also offers hardware, software, and technology services and solutions to charger operators and works with all members of the EV charging value chain. NaaS aims to make EV charging easier, better, and more efficient for all stakeholders, and to promote and ensure decarbonization and carbon neutrality throughout the automotive value chain.

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ENERGY

Scout Clean Energy Appoints Mark McGrail as Chief Commercial Officer

Scout Clean Energy | February 03, 2022

Scout Clean Energy, LLC ('Scout'), a Colorado based renewable energy developer, owner, and operator, is pleased to announce that renewables industry veteran Mark McGrail has joined as Chief Commercial Officer, further strengthening Scout's executive leadership team. Our business continues to experience strong growth stemming from a successfully diversified asset portfolio across multiple renewables technologies and storage. This is an important time to bolster our senior bench as we seek to optimize our 1.2 GW operating portfolio and bring our substantial pipeline of utility scale wind, solar and storage projects through development and construction over the next few years. We are excited to welcome Mark as CCO and a member of the executive team along with John Clapp (CFO), Andrew Young (COO) and me." Michael Rucker, Scout Founder and CEO Mark brings over 23 years of energy industry experience to the Scout platform, including 14 years specializing in renewables. Mark is an energy industry veteran with deep expertise in the development, operation, and management of large-scale renewable energy assets and is excited to help Scout navigate this next growth phase. He was formerly the Vice President / Chief Commercial Officer for the Global Power Generation division of Enel Green Power North America where he was responsible for overseeing commercial offtake contracts with corporate, utility, banking and insurance customers. "I am impressed with the growth and expansion Scout has achieved in recent years," said McGrail. "The level of executive talent across Scout's development and asset management teams demonstrates an unmatched depth of experience in the renewable space. I am proud to bring my skills and experience to bear on behalf of Scout and look forward to helping the team execute on a number of different large scale and high-quality renewable projects for its corporate partners and investors." About Scout Clean Energy Scout Clean Energy is a renewable energy developer, owner-operator headquartered in Boulder, Colorado with over 1,200 MW of operating assets. Scout is actively developing a portfolio of over 12,000 MW of onshore wind, solar PV, and battery storage projects across 17 US states. Scout has expertise in all aspects of renewables project development, permitting, power marketing, finance, construction, 24/7 operations, and asset management. Scout is a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners. About Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners is a specialist investment manager focused exclusively on renewables, storage and grid support infrastructure and operational asset management in the US, UK, and Australia. Quinbrook is led and managed by a senior team of power industry professionals who have collectively invested c.USD 8.2 billion equity in energy infrastructure assets since the early 1990s, representing a total enterprise value of c.USD 28.7 billion or 19.5 GW of power supply capacity. Quinbrook has completed a diverse range of direct investments in both utility and distributed scale onshore wind and solar power, battery storage, reserve peaking capacity, biomass, fugitive methane recovery, hydro and flexible energy management solutions in the US, UK, and Australia.

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The global demand for energy is growing exponentially year on year as countries develop and their population’s increase. From industrialization of Western economies to the expansion of global and local transport, fuelled by coal and oil, the unprecedented rise in Western living standards and the rapid industrialization in China, energy demands are continuously growing, and the supply and where it is sourced from must change to fit demand.

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