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Palmetto’s Clean Energy Marketplace Now Expanded to Arizona

Palmetto | March 19, 2021

Palmetto has opened its marketplace in Arizona thus serving around 20 states in the country. Palmetto is a fast expanding tech company facilitating the switch to solar energy of thousands of American homeowners through an innovative approach. They offer solutions from start to finish and helping them accomplish their environmental and monetary targets.

Palmetto works to democratize access to clean energy. With a strong belief that renewable energy is a right and not a privilege, their technology, marketplace business model, and mobile application have been simplified to make it easier for homeowners to make the switch to solar energy. They can calculate their utility expenditure by moving to solar, install their systems by working with local technicians according to their requirements and get long-term customer support.

Thanks to Palmetto, homeowners can make educated buying choices as with their easy-to-understand software tools. Ongoing data energy insights will give consumers better knowledge about their long-term energy usage.

Palmetto is a member of a non-profit called Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association (AriSEA) that represents the solar and storage industry, businesses related to solar energy, others expanding in the field of solar and storage tech in the state of Arizona. To ensure public health, safety, and wellbeing by carefully designing, installing, operating, maintaining solar energy and related infrastructure, Palmetto and AriSEA have both pledged to conduct business safely.

About Palmetto

Palmetto has created a clean energy marketplace with technology simplifying and making it more inexpensive for homeowners to get energy from sustainable energy sources like solar. They aim to democratize energy by inspiring and putting the customers in charge of making environmentally responsible choices. They invest in communities to reduce the effects of climate change. Solar Sister and Nature Conservancy are their current partners.

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For three generations, the Cortese family worked in the oil and gas business. While the family is still in the business today, Vincent Cortese has decided to forge his own path by providing clean energy alternatives to Chicago households as a Sunrun Solar Energy Consultant.


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Indiana Governor Acknowledges Doral LLC’s $1.5 Billion Mammoth Solar Project During the 2022 State of the State Address

Doral Renewables LLC | January 15, 2022

Indiana Governor, Honorable Eric Holcomb delivered his 2022 State of the State address on Monday. Nick Cohen, President and CEO of Doral LLC was present as the Project was showcased by the Governor. Indiana is leading its Midwestern neighbors in economic success and Mammoth Solar is part of it. The project is being developed in Starke and Pulaski counties in Northwest Indiana and covers 13,000 acres of farmland. During construction, it is expected to provide approximately 500 jobs to area residents. Upon completion, it will generate 1.3 gigawatts of clean renewable energy, enough to power over 200,000 Indiana households annually. The project represents an economic investment of approximately $1.5 billion. “After I visited Tel-Aviv last year, Doral Renewables announced that they were building the largest solar farm in the United States on 13,000 acres in Starke and Pulaski Counties. Eventually, it would generate enough electricity to power hundreds of thousands of homes, all by cultivating the sun. Thank you, Nick (Doral LLC’s President and CEO), for your confidence and an incredible investment in the state of Indiana and our people,” said Governor Holcomb during his address. Governor Holcomb, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), and the people in Starke and Pulaski counties support of this project has been very strong. Indiana is a leader in the energy sector. Its effort to form the strongest industry cluster is working. Farmers and rural communities are seeing a revitalization as jobs, reduced taxes and millions in new revenue are delivered to the residents of the counties as a result of solar.” Nick Cohen, President and CEO of Doral LLC About Doral Renewables LLC (Doral LLC) Doral LLC was founded in 2019 as a joint venture between Doral Group and Clean Air Generation. Doral LLC currently has over 6 gigawatts of projects under development and over 30,000 acres of land control, mainly in Midwest and Mid-Atlantic U.S. The management team of Doral LLC includes experienced multidisciplinary individuals who worked together for many years in the renewables industry in the US.

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LG Energy Solution Expands Joint Research Projects to Europe

LG Energy Solution | June 07, 2022

LG Energy Solution (LGES; 373220) is expanding its joint battery research programs with leading institutions across the world as it aims to drive next-generation battery technology amid the fast-changing industry. LGES today announced that it is partnering up with academic organizations in Germany. The company will be working with Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology (MEET) of University of Münster and Helmholtz Institute Münster (HI MS) of Forschungszentrum Jülich. These institutions will take part in a joint battery research program funded by LGES's Frontier Research Laboratory (FRL). Researchers from all three parties (LGES, MEET and HI MS) will be working on a research for the next generation lithium-ion battery technology using green materials and processes. In particular, the joint research team will be looking into ways to boost battery cell performance including its energy density and cycle life. Through its FRL programs, LG Energy Solution has been leading the industry by continuously driving battery-related studies with prestigious academia across the world. LG Energy Solution first established the FRL program with the University of California San Diego to develop a new type of an all-solid-state battery by putting together a solid-state electrolyte and advanced electrode techniques. Separately, LGES started the FRL program with Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), a national university, for base techniques on elements of next-generation batteries last October. LG Energy Solution said it will continue to expand its FRL program globally as it hopes to explore and preoccupy next-generation battery techniques while offering scientists to focus on battery-related researches. "Through multiple FRL programs worldwide, LG Energy Solution will thrive to lead the commercialization of next-generation battery techniques," - Youngjoon Shin, Chief Technology Officer of LG Energy Solution. About LG Energy Solution LG Energy Solution (KRX: 373220), a split-off from LG Chem, is a leading global manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, mobility, IT, and energy storage systems. With 30 years of experience in revolutionary battery technology and extensive research and development (R&D), the company is the top battery-related patent holder in the world with over 24,000 patents. Its robust global network, which spans North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, includes battery manufacturing facilities established through joint ventures with major automakers such as General Motors, Stellantis N.V. and Hyundai Motor Group. At the forefront of green business and sustainability, LG Energy Solution aims to achieve carbon neutral operations by 2050, while embodying the value of shared growth and promoting diverse and inclusive corporate culture.

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Amshore Names New Renewable Energy Vice President of Development

Amshore | February 23, 2022

Amshore, a renewable energy development leader, announced the promotion of senior project developer Aaron Young to the role of Vice President of Development. In his new role, Aaron leads the development strategy, execution and team focused on helping utility companies and independent power producers expand their renewable energy projects throughout North America. Aaron joined Amshore in 2014 and has developed and assisted in the development and construction of key projects throughout the country. Over the last 20 years, Amshore has originated and developed solar and wind energy facilities generating 2.9 gigawatts of power covering over a half a million acres. We continue to invest in our team and capabilities as a leading renewable energy developer to help our valued clients. With his in-the-field renewable energy development experience and his history at our company, Aaron will continue to deliver results for our clients and help shape the future of Amshore as we grow and expand.” Deana Strunk, Owner, Amshore “Development is at the core of one of the most exciting industries within the energy sector—renewable energy,” said Young. “Our highest priority is helping our clients and partners bring clean power to the world. I look forward to leading our team as we continue to invest in our renewable development services.” Aaron received a Bachelor of Science degree in Wind Energy with a concentration in project development from Texas Tech University. About Amshore Amshore Renewable Energy specializes in developing sustainable energy solutions for utility companies and independent power producers looking to expand their renewable energy projects throughout North America. Amshore has originated and developed solar and wind energy facilities generating 2.9 gigawatts of power covering over a half a million acres, and the company offers advanced energy management control and novel energy storage systems. Established in 2002, Amshore is based in the Dallas, Texas, area.

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Ubiquitous Energy Installs First Transparent Solar Window Façade

Ubiquitous Energy | January 30, 2021

Ubiquitous Energy, the leader in transparent solar technology, has installed the world’s first truly transparent solar window façade at its company headquarters in Redwood City, CA. Approximately 100 square feet of transparent solar windows have been installed as an exterior facing window façade replacing the previous single pane windows. This Ubiquitous Energy window façade installation demonstrates the ability to generate clean, renewable energy while maintaining aesthetic beauty, high transparency, and color neutrality. Each double pane window has been glazed into a fiberglass frame, matching the existing aesthetic of the building’s windows. The windows produce electricity that is being used to power the LED lighting in the adjacent room, while simultaneously maintaining the performance of standard commercial window glass. The façade is also connected to an energy management system that monitors and logs its power generation. “Not only did we improve the thermal insulation in the conference room by replacing the single pane windows, but also our Ubiquitous Energy windows generate enough electricity to power the lighting in the conference room. We are thrilled with the outcome of this installation and look forward to completing other installation projects in the near future,” said Ubiquitous Energy Co-founder and CTO Miles Barr. “I have been looking at BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaic) since 1999 and this is the best thing I have ever seen in BIPV,” said Scott Thomsen, former Guardian Industries President. Applied directly on glass using standard glass coating equipment, Ubiquitous Energy’s coating is highly transparent and color neutral. The transparent solar coating selectively absorbs and converts non-visible light (ultraviolet and infrared) to electricity while maintaining visible transparency. It also doubles as a low-E and solar control coating in addition to its electricity generation by blocking infrared light that is commonly known as solar heat. The transparent solar coating can be applied to vertical surfaces of buildings turning traditional windows into aesthetically pleasing, highly energy efficient, and electricity generating windows that are desired by architects, designers, and occupants. About Ubiquitous Energy At Ubiquitous Energy, the world leader in transparent photovoltaics, we envision a world in which every pane of glass generates renewable electricity from sunlight, dramatically reducing the carbon footprint of buildings—among the world’s biggest energy consumers—without compromising the transparent, vibrant experience occupants expect from their windows. After nearly a decade of R&D, Ubiquitous Energy has developed an award-winning technology, the world’s first aesthetically acceptable, electricity-generating alternative to traditional windows. Ubiquitous Energy’s coating harvests solar energy and serves as an invisible, onboard source of electricity for a variety of end products. The thin coating can be applied to the surface of window glass to provide electricity generation and energy efficiency. Originally spun out of MIT, Ubiquitous Energy is producing its highly transparent, efficient solar cells in its production facility in Silicon Valley.

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For three generations, the Cortese family worked in the oil and gas business. While the family is still in the business today, Vincent Cortese has decided to forge his own path by providing clean energy alternatives to Chicago households as a Sunrun Solar Energy Consultant.

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