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New grid-scale LFP battery from Canadian Solar

The company said it plans to quadruple its battery manufacturing capacity by the end of 2023. The 2.8 MWh lithium-ferro phosphate battery will be unveiled at the RE+ conference in California.

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Canadian Solar to unveil all-in-one residential battery and inverter

The battery, called EP Cube, is compatible with new and existing solar arrays and is customizable from 9.9 kWh to 19.9 kWh capacities.

Heliene to source solar glass from Canadian Premium Sand

Canadian Premium Sand is building a new manufacturing facility in Manitoba to handle the demand from Hanwha and now Heliene, for its patterned glass.

Remote Yukon gold mine encampment now powered by solar, batteries

The 27 kW solar array and 121 kWh battery bank were delivered via helicopter to the mine.

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Sunrise brief: Bloomberg analyst forecasts a 30% increase in global PV deployment this year, and double-digit growth through 2025.

Also on the rise: US 2021 solar panel shipments total $9.8 billion at $0.34/W. Nearly all smart inverter manufacturers will be delivering smart inverters within a year. And more.

Only one PV project to compete in Quebec’s 780 MW renewables tender

The 40 MW solar park is under development by Saint-Augustin Canada Electric Inc and planned to be located in Bas Saint Laurent, with completion scheduled for October 2026. Wind and hydropower were the prevailing sources in the procurement exercise.

Vehicle-integrated photovoltaics for low-speed electric vehicles

Canadian startup Capsolar claims its flexible solar modules can be adapted to any type of low-speed electric vehicle with no extra modification and custom work. The panels have an efficiency of 21.3% and rely on 24%-efficient solar cells provided by US manufacturer SunPower.

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Qcells to secure solar glass from Canada for its US manufacturing operation

Canadian Premium Sand and Hanwha sign agreement for patterned solar glass manufactured in Manitoba.

Sunrise brief: EV battery recycling startup claims 95% recovery yield using 10 times less energy

Also on the rise: Minnesota’s value-of-solar law helps protect consumers from rising natural gas prices. Massachusetts bill would eliminate clean energy choice. And more.

Canadian government awards Peak Power $765,000 to deploy 117 EV chargers

The electric vehicle chargers will reduce range anxiety while also encouraging adoption of zero-emission vehicles.

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