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SolarEdge launches new power optimizers for commercial solar

The Israel-based power electronics specialist has unveiled two new optimizers. Both have a rated input DC power of 1,2 kW, maximum efficiency of 99.5%, and weighted efficiency of 98.8%.

SolarEdge investigated for alleged patent violation

The U.S. International Trade Commission launched the investigation following a lawsuit from power electronics competitor Ampt.

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SolarEdge expects to break more records in Q1

SolarEdge has reported record revenue in its latest three-month update and expects to have even more business in the second quarter, even if gross margin and profit has declined.

Saudi Arabian module manufacturer to enter US market

The company currently has a manufacturing capacity of 110 MW, which is planned for expansion to 1 GW by 2023.

Fast charging battery startup to launch research and development hub in California

StoreDot is opening the facility with the hope that the additional research and development capacity will allow the company to commercialize its battery products by 2024.

Startup Sunday: EightTwenty shines light on Oklahoma solar

Also starting up: Watts Battery joins accelerator program, and an autonomous solar plane with a wingspan larger than a 747 takes flight.

Solar module cooling techniques for the desert

Researchers tested solar panel cooling technologies and found that active techniques work better than passive ones under harsh climatic conditions.

Saudi Arabia’s second PV tender draws world record low bid of $0.0104/kWh

The record low price was offered for the 600 MW Al Shuaiba PV IP project, which competed in the second round of the country’s procurement scheme for renewable energy.

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Solaredge records pandemic progress despite tough final quarter

Full-year revenues nudged up despite tough comparisons with the end of 2019 for the final quarter of last year. The inverter maker expects to log revenues of $385-405 million in the current three-month window.

Clean energy funding roundup: batteries under solar panels, carbon capture acquisition, ultracaps

Yotta Energy just won seed funding to install batteries under solar modules — in an architecture analogous to microinverters and optimizers.

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