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13 European PV equipment makers pitch their machines to U.S. PV manufacturers

A $1 to $1.5 billion U.S. market opportunity awaits PV equipment manufacturers through 2030, said a McKinsey consultant, at a Washington D.C. event that brought together potential equipment buyers and sellers.

2022 saw a drop in solar funding, strong rise in acquisitions

Mercom reports that it was the second highest year for solar mergers and acquisitions, with an estimated 66 GW of solar projects sold to new buyers in 2022.

ADS-TEC Energy to open U.S. EV charging manufacturing facility in Auburn, Alabama

The German company plans to invest $8 million into the new facility which will lead to 180 new jobs.

Ideematec trackers support a 7 GW portfolio in Texas

Solar Proponent and Ideematec are working together with an EPC contractor to finalize the delivery schedules for the first Texas project of approximately 650 MW.

Sunrise brief: Canadian Solar business inks battery deal with UBS

Also on the rise: Michigan’s regulator appears friendlier to solar. Canadian Solar’s battery business inks a large supply agreement for a global investor. And more.

Solar-powered Sion EV to feature enhanced driver-assistance systems from Continental

The listed EV company expanded its partnership with Continental to provide driver assistance, smart key and passive key access, and crash sensors.

Solar tiles connected to an air heat pump

Germany’s Paxos is currently testing the solar tile in a testing facility connected to an air heat pump. The panel can provide heat and electricity at the same time, while also improving the heat pump’s coefficient of performance by around 25%.

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A case for residential solar sharing

Technische Universität München researchers have run a series of tests to investigate the growing share of rooftop PV in Germany. They found that the sale and purchase of electricity between households could reduce consumption peaks and prevent grid bottlenecks.

Enphase partners with Home Connect to manage home appliances from a single app

Integrated clean home energy and smart appliances platform lets users run appliances on battery-stored solar energy in pre-determined time frames.

Industrial process for ‘mobile’ solar module recycling

German company Flaxres has developed an industrial process to recycle PV modules, and has begun operating a pilot facility at its new site where 10 tons of solar modules can be recycled daily. Flaxres plans to make equipment based on this facility available to international customers.

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