BAODING, China, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PV bifacial technology rises gradually in recent years, and it quickly becomes the highest technology of mass production in the PV industry. Along with the bifacial power generation market gradually enlarging, industry constraints are also being emphasized. International test standards in the PV industry are basically about traditional mono-facial power generation PV devices, which are not applicable to evaluate the performance and unable to test the electrical parameters accurately of bifacial PV devices. The fact that there is no international standard for bifacial power generation leads to two disadvantages. Firstly, the nominal module output impact directly on the interests of both buyers and sellers, so they have lots of disagreements on how to indicate that figure. Secondly, ultimate nominal output of bifacial module will impact directly on the design of PV power plant.

Dr. Chirstos, who comes from TUV Rheinland which is an internationally recognized third-party certification body, leads the way of organizing the writing of the bifacial module test method earlier this year. The discussion group was formally established, and the official publishing of this test method will hopefully solve the complicated problem.

Yingli Solar, the leader in N-type bifacial technology, participated actively in the draft discussions and verification tests, and finally became one of the first companies who have finished the test draft. Recently, Yingli N-type PANDA BIFACIAL module became the first officially defined product for the TUV Rheinland bifacial module test method draft, and got the final test report.

Yingli Solar has a powerful voice in the field of bifacial power generation technology with 8 years' experience. In 2016, Yingli Solar, cooperated with China General Certification (CGC) center, prepared jointly the standard of PV Industry Association "Electrical Performance Testing Method for Bifacial Module". At the end of 2016, Yingli Solar received the bifacial module certification from CGC, and became the first and currently the only company which get this certification.

Yingli Solar has been engaged in research on N-type bifacial technology for years. From 2016, the N-type bifacial module named PANDA BIFACIAL SERIES has been launched and became the principal product of the company. Mr. Vincent Yu, Vice president of Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., Ltd., said that Yingli's PANDA BIFACIAL modules is far beyond IEC standards for PID, high humidity and salt-mist test. The quality of PANDA BIFACIAL modules is completely guaranteed.

Meanwhile, Yingli's PANDA BIFACIAL modules could generate more energy. On May 23rd, 2017, Yingli's 50MW N-type bifacial power plant, one of "Top Runner Projects" which has been officially approved by the State, had been successfully inspected. According to the actual generating data, the cumulative output is 60.88 million kWh in 10 months after connected to the grid. For each month, the energy yield of PANDA BIFACIAL power plant is 10.4 - 15.6% higher than the regular multi-crystal power plant. From the beginning of 2017, Yingli Solar has established official power plant database, energy yields of PANDA BIFACIAL modules in distributed PV systems are about 20% more every month, and the highest yield gain is greater than 30%. So PANDA BIFACIAL modules could be called as the national treasure in the PV industry.

The draft of international test standard for bifacial power generation is expected, and it will be sure that PANDA BIFACIAL modules have not just been on the domestic stage. In future, Yingli will carry out wider and deeper cooperation with TUV Rheinland, which makes Yingli "PANDA BIFACIAL" create infinity possible.

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PUNE, India, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

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Increase in the usage of the renewable sources of energy such as solar energy in residential, non-residential, and utility sectors is expected to drive the growth of the solar PV glass market during the forecast period from 2017 to 2022.

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Among applications, the utility segment of the solar PV glass market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period from 2017 to 2022. 

Among applications, the utility segment of the solar PV glass market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2017 to 2022. The growth of the utility segment of the market can be attributed to increasing number of utility-scale solar power plant installations across the globe. The Asia-Pacific region led the utility application segment of the solar PV glass market in 2016. Rise in the installations of utility-scale solar power plants and increase in government investments to harness solar energy are expected to drive the growth of the utility application segment of the Asia-Pacific solar PV glass market.

Among types, the AR coated segment of the solar PV glass market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2017 and 2022. 

The AR coated type segment of the Solar PV Glass Market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2017 to 2022. Anti-reflective coated glass is used in photovoltaic (PV) modules, owing to its high power and energy output. The manufacturers of solar cells across the globe are making efforts to enhance the efficiency and reduce the production costs of solar modules.

The Asia-Pacific region led the solar PV glass market in 2016. 

The Asia-Pacific region led the solar PV glass market in 2016. China, India, Japan, and South Korea are the key countries contributing to the high demand for solar PV glass in the Asia-Pacific region. The Asia-Pacific solar PV glass market is projected to witness significant growth during the forecast period, owing to the rising demand for solar energy and increasing initiatives undertaken by governments of different countries of the Asia-Pacific region to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. In addition, the introduction of renewable sources of energy for the generation of electricity has also contributed to the growth of the solar PV glass market in the Asia-Pacific region.

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AGC Solar (Japan), Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan), Taiwan Glass Ind. Corp. (Taiwan), Xinyi Solar Holdings Ltd. (China), Sisecam Flat Glass (Turkey), Guardian Glass (Thailand), Saint-Gobain Solar (France), Borosil Glass Works Ltd. (India), Henan Huamei Cinda Industrial Co., Ltd. (China), Guangfeng Solar Glass (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. (China), Flat Glass Co., Ltd. (China), Interfloat Corporation (Germany), Guangdong Golden Glass Technologies (China), Hecker Glastechnik GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), F solar GmbH (Germany), Emmvee Toughened Glass Private Limited (India), and Euroglas (Germany) are some of the leading players operating in the solar PV glass market. These key players mainly focus on new product launches, expansions, and mergers & acquisitions to enhance their position in the solar PV glass market.

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SYRACUSE, N.Y., June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BlueRock Solar, an affiliate of BlueRock Energy, the total energy solutions provider of utility products and services, today announced plans for a community solar project just outside Buffalo, NY in Grand Island. On Monday, the town board voted unanimously to approve the project which will be completed in partnership with Active Solar Development. BlueRock Solar expects to break ground later this summer and complete the installation within 2-3 months.

The 18-acre solar array will be the largest New York State community solar installation project in the state and will power up to 400 homes and businesses.  At least 60 percent of the power generation will be allocated for residential customers with a guaranteed savings as compared to the incumbent utility.  The project will consist of approximately 12,000 solar panels installed off I-190 between Bedell Road and Industrial Drive.

"Community solar projects are a gateway for those who are looking for clean renewable energy," says Michael Francis, General Manager of BlueRock Solar. "We would like to thank the town of Grand Island for approving Active Solar and BlueRock to begin work on this exciting project. Grand Island businesses, home owners and renters will now have easy access to solar energy and can reap the benefits of going green."

This will be BlueRock Solar's second community solar project and one of only a few in the state. Earlier this year, the company successfully completed installation and interconnection of a community solar project in Millport, NY, in a partnership with Ithaca, NY-based Renovus Solar.  The project supplies roughly 80 customers with clean energy across three and a half acres. Millport is the first New York State community solar project with no upfront payment required of customers, instead operating as a "pay as you go" model.  Grand Island is expected to operate in a similar fashion.

Grand Island Town Supervisor Nate McMurray told Spectrum News this type of development was made for Western New York.  "Once upon a time, this was a groundbreaking area for science and technology. Some of the first electrical projects were done right here by Nikola Tesla."

Grand Island is across the Niagara River from the recently shuttered Huntley Power Station. The coal burning plant in the town of Tonawanda was retired last year. It is also the same region powered in the late 1800's by the then-revolutionary Niagara Falls Project, the world's first hydro-electric power plant.

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BlueRock Solar is the newest division of BlueRock Energy, a total energy solutions provider of utility products, renewable resources and energy efficiency services, located in Syracuse, New York. BlueRock Energy is a privately held New York based energy solutions company with over 19,000 customers in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. BlueRock Solar was launched to provide another component of energy service to the company's growing customer base. BlueRock Energy is also the official sponsor and energy supplier of the Buffalo Bills.

About Active Solar Development

Active Solar Development, LLC was founded in 2012, with the original goal of designing, manufacturing and installing some of the largest and most efficient solar systems in use today. Over 15 years of combined experience in solar PV, Active Solar has continuously brought unmatched efficiency and professionalism to clients which include Local, State, & Federal Government Authorities, School Districts, Universities, and Industries across the country.

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DEER PARK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PureGen Power, LLC, a solar power asset development company, today announced the addition of Velvet Voelz as director of asset management, Jim Domencich as director of finance and Trevor Curry as director of engineering. They join David Brochu, CEO; Bob Leah, COO; and Mitch Randall, CAO & general counsel, on the leadership team.

PureGen Power, formerly known as Entelek Power, is committed to accelerating the transition to 100% clean power by applying its extensive development, finance, operations and asset management experience to optimize performance of clean power assets. The company purchases solar power plants and invests in improvements to increase operating efficiency, extend life and get the most value from existing clean power infrastructure.

“Velvet, Jim and Trevor bring valuable expertise to our leadership team, which has more than 50 years of combined experience developing, financing and operating global solar projects,” said David Brochu, CEO, PureGen Power. “We are deeply focused on improving clean energy asset performance through innovation, technology, analytics and hard work.”

Voelz brings extensive renewable energy experience to her new position, where she will be responsible for asset management functions including P&L accountability, budgeting, contractual and regulatory compliance, performance improvements, and risk and project management. In her previous role at Recurrent Energy, she oversaw asset management for approximately 775 MW of utility-scale solar projects. She has also worked for GCL Solar, Pacific Gas & Electric Company and Fotowatio Renewable Ventures. She earned an MBA and MS in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawaii.

Domencich has five years of experience in renewable energy project finance, including sales and financings of over 1 GW of utility-scale PV projects. He will be leading corporate and project finance functions including FP&A, acquisition and term financings, and portfolio sales. Before joining PureGen Power, he was a senior manager, project finance at Recurrent Energy and worked at Viseon Energy prior to that. He earned an MS in Operations Research from Florida Institute of Technology, an MBA from University of Notre Dame and a BA from Ripon College.

Curry has more than a decade of experience optimizing design and providing strategy using economics-based engineering approaches to over 5 GW of clean power plants. In his role, he will be responsible for engineering functions including power plant design improvement strategy and implementation, hardware and technology validation, and interconnection and offtake contract compliance. He previously served as Director, Engineering at Recurrent Energy and has also worked at Black & Veatch, Sargent & Lundy and American Electric Power. He holds an Executive MBA from Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, a BS in electrical engineering from The Ohio State University, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois and California.

Before founding PureGen Power, Brochu led the development, construction and operation of thousands of MW of solar power plants and billions of dollars of profitable investments in his executive roles culminating as CEO of Recurrent Energy and prior to that as president and CEO of UPC Solar. He holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a BS from Texas A&M University.

PureGen co-founder Leah has extensive experience managing development of large-scale solar projects, from greenfield siting through commercial operation, for Recurrent Energy and UPC Solar. He earned an MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

Rounding out the leadership team is co-founder Randall, an expert in the development, financing and construction of utility-scale solar projects. Randall previously served as the president and general counsel at Recurrent Energy. During his tenure as president of Recurrent Energy, the company raised over $3 billion of financing to fund the completion of over 1,000 MW of utility-scale solar projects. Prior to joining Recurrent Energy, Mitch was a partner with Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he represented energy, real estate, development, health care and technology companies in complex transactional, permitting and regulatory matters. Randall earned a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a BS from the University of Colorado.

Brochu added, “We believe that 100% clean power is possible in our lifetime. Our goal is to use our experience and expertise to make clean power ubiquitous and affordable for everyone.”

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PureGen Power acquires and creates the assets that generate, store and distribute clean power and invests in them to improve operating efficiency and profitability. By streamlining processes, extending power plant life, maximizing performance and optimizing the existing infrastructure, PureGen Power seeks to deliver better value at lower cost – accelerating the transition to clean power, providing above-average returns to investors and protecting precious natural resources for future generations. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter at @puregenpower.

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TOKYO, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sungrow, the global leading PV inverter system solution supplier, announced that it has partnered with YUASA Trading Co., Ltd, a renowned Japanese trading company, to distribute its PV inverters in Japan, aiming to provide better sales services for Japanese customers.

This partnership has turned YUASA, a 350-year trading company now with up to JPY 100 billion of its JPY 500 billion annual revenue coming from new energy business, into one of the most important distributors for Sungrow in Japan. YUASA will continue to promote Sungrow's PV inverters through various ways, including showcasing them during the upcoming YUASA trade fairs this July and October. As a result of their cooperation, a batch of SG49K5J string inverter customized for the Japanese market has been delivered to YUASA's national sales network this May.

"Sungrow's PV inverters are known for its high quality and stable performance. We are confident that our cooperation will bring the latest PV inverter technologies to Japan and further benefit the Japanese solar market," said a senior manager from YUASA.

"YUASA is a highly reputable trade firm with a long history. Backed by the complete trading system of YUASA, we can upgrade our sales network in Japan and our cutting-edge PV inverter technologies will better service Japanese customers," said Professor Renxian Cao, president of Sungrow.

About Sungrow

Sungrow is a global leading PV inverter system solution supplier with over 31GW installed worldwide as of December 2016. Founded in 1997 by University Professor Renxian Cao, Sungrow is a global leader in research and development in solar inverters, with numerous patents and a broad product portfolio offering PV inverter systems as well as energy storage systems for utility-scale, commercial, and residential applications. With a 20-year track record of growth and success, Sungrow's products are available in over 50 countries, maintaining a market share of around 25% in Germany and over 15% globally. Learn more about Sungrow by visiting:


Founded during the Edo Period in 1666, the Yuasa Trading Group is a group of specialized trading companies contributing to "lifestyle and industry" support, engaging in trade, solution provision, design and construction, development and manufacturing, and processing in relation to machine tools, industrial equipment and tools, air and fluidic control systems, housing and building supplies, construction machinery, energy, home appliances, consumer goods and lumber.

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DENVER, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SolRiver Capital (, a Colorado based solar investment fund, today announced the launch of its free Solar Developer Platform. The Platform helps developers seeking solar project funding to efficiently close investments with SolRiver. The platform offers online solar finance models to price investments and a guided approval process. It also has tools to help set up future projects, such as the PPA Rate Finder and Solar Finance Contract Library.

"We wanted to make it as easy and efficient as possible for developers and installers to close solar project investments with SolRiver," said Brandon Conard, Managing Partner of SolRiver Capital. In particular, the Platform features the Project Optimizer and SolRiver's Guided Evaluation Process to put projects on the fast track to financing.

SolRiver's Project Optimizer provides developers direct access to SolRiver Capital's financial model. Developers can fine tune over 110 different project parameters to understand exactly how SolRiver prices investments. The Optimizer allows developers to run scenarios, so they can see how a change to a project would affect the price SolRiver would offer. It even provides recommendations on how to change project terms to maximize what they get paid.

The Guided Solar Project Diligence Process tells developers from the beginning what SolRiver's approval requires. "It lists the documents SolRiver asks for. It also explains what we're looking for in each document," Mr. Conard explained. "We want developers to know what they need to do from day one. We think the process goes a lot faster when everyone knows what's around the next corner, and the reason why," said Conard.

SolRiver's Platform also gives solar installers and developers the tools needed to propose bankable projects with confidence, including the Rate Finder and the Contract Library.

Mr. Conard's favorite tool is the PPA Rate Finder because "Developers frequently ask us what the PPA Rate needs to be in order to hit an EPC price of $X. The PPA Rate Finder gives them the model to answer that question." To use the Rate Finder, developers enter basic information about a project along with a desired purchase price. From there, the Rate Finder combines the developer's inputs with SolRiver's financial model. The result is the PPA rate that SolRiver needs to see in order to pay the developer's target purchase price.

SolRiver has also built an impressive Solar Contract Library. It has forms for many common solar agreements, including PPAs, O&M agreements, Site Leases, and EPC Agreements. SolRiver hopes these contracts will help developers put together deals that will flow smoothly through SolRiver's investment approval process.

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SolRiver Capital is a turnkey solar finance platform for high-quality mid-size projects. The company offers solar project acquisition capital. SolRiver's focus is on large commercial and small utility-scale projects, ranging from 500kw to over 10MW. It uses straightforward pricing and clear criteria so projects can close quickly. Our team combines top-tier developers, financial professionals, and operational experts with over a decade of experience each. The group has managed over $400MM of solar totaling 180MW of capacity from 300 projects.

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LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shoals Technologies Group (“Shoals”), the global leader in solar electrical balance of systems, announced today an investment by funds managed by the Power Opportunities group of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”). Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

Founded in 1996, Shoals designs and manufactures a diverse range of technically advanced and highly reliable products for solar and energy storage projects, including combiner boxes, junction boxes, wiring, and monitoring solutions, among others. The company has deployed its products on more than 25 GW of solar projects in markets across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

“We are very proud of the innovation, performance and reliability we have brought to the solar industry over the past two decades,” said Dean Solon, Founder and CEO of Shoals Technologies Group. “Today, we are seeing incredible demand for our BLA™ solution, an integrated wire harness that eliminates combiner boxes and significantly reduces installation cost. Partnering with Oaktree provides Shoals with the resources, expertise, and support to help drive further growth and success in the rapidly expanding international solar and energy storage markets.”

Oaktree’s Power Opportunities group has a strong track record of investing in successful companies in the energy industry. The team seeks investments in leading companies that provide equipment, services and software used in the generation, transmission, distribution, and consumption of electricity and other energy and utility resources. Targeting growing, successful businesses, Oaktree partners with company management to drive growth and value creation.

“As the solar market matures, customers are demanding high-quality and long-lasting system solutions that deliver maximum value,” said Peter Jonna, Senior Vice President of Oaktree’s Power Opportunities group. “Shoals delivers the highest standards of innovation, quality, and performance within the solar equipment industry. We have long admired Shoals as the leader in this market, and we are very excited to partner with Dean and his team to support their continued growth and success.”

About Shoals Technologies Group

Shoals Technologies Group is a leading manufacturer of balance of systems solutions. Consistently providing customers with innovative designs and superior quality products has contributed to the company’s exponential growth since its founding in 1996. With over 25 GW of BOS products deployed globally, Shoals maintains a diverse portfolio of solar balance of systems products, including, combiner/re-combiner boxes, disconnecting combiner boxes, custom harnessing solutions, junction boxes, wire, in-line fuses, racking and monitoring solutions.

About Oaktree

Oaktree is a leading global investment manager specializing in alternative investments, with over $100 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2017. The firm emphasizes a value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt (including high yield debt and senior loans), control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the firm has over 900 employees and offices in 18 cities worldwide. For additional information, please visit Oaktree’s website at

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ROSEVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sunworks, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUNW), a leading provider of solar power solutions for agriculture, commercial, industrial (ACI), and residential markets, co-hosted the first “Solar Day at the Almond Orchard” event, a highly immersive experience in sustainable almond farming for enthusiastic, next generation leaders in the industry. The event, held at Chamisal Creek Ranch, was a first of its kind for the Almond Board of California Leadership Program.

“Solar Day at the Almond Orchard” was part of a year-long mentoring and immersion program for individuals involved in the California almond industry. The program includes over 100 hours of seminars and cooperative events on leadership training, communication strategies, networking, and educational assignments. Veteran almond industry volunteers teach and interact with the participants, instilling a set of responsibilities that are critical to the future of almond growing.

The program cultivates young agricultural leaders who are considered the industry’s best and brightest. They represent nearly every aspect of almond farming, from growers to retailers. Participants receive hands-on training in food safety, biomass utilization, honey extraction, and nutrition research. In recent years, these projects have led to important breakthroughs for almond growing, resulting in the development of revolutionary, sustainable methods that have made a direct impact on today’s almond farmers.

Chamisal Creek Ranch, a Blue Diamond Grower and current Sunworks customer, has a legacy built on environmental stewardship, proper plant health, and sustainable business operations across its 700-acre operation. Sunworks and Chamisal Creek Ranch seek to encourage sustainable almond growing practices and mentor the industry’s next generation of leaders. Sunworks has years of experience in agriculture-optimized solar technology, working with growers and processors across California to build sustainable energy initiatives that help them achieve low-cost electrical usage.

Mike Doherty, owner of Chamisal Creek, said, “Sustainability is a core commitment and key philosophy that inspires our family-owned, 40 year ranch to strive for environmental excellence. Sustainability is about ensuring that people, profit, and the environment are all considered while conducting daily business.”

Rita Edwards, Director of Marketing for Sunworks and a member of the Almond Growers Leadership Board, said, “We are extremely pleased to have co-hosted the Almond Board Leadership Program with Chamisal Creek Ranch. We are committed to establishing long term relationships with almond growers and to integrating solar power to enhance the efficiency of almond farming methods.”

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Founded in 1983, Sunworks, Inc. is a premier provider of solar power solutions. We’re committed to quality business practices that exceed industry standards and uphold our ideals of ethics and safety.

Today, Sunworks continues to grow its presence, expanding nationally with regional and local offices. We strive to consistently deliver high quality, performance oriented solutions for customers in a wide range of industries including agriculture, commercial and industrial, federal, public works, utility, and residential. Our dedication to excellence is reflected in our 25-year warranty, a benchmark that we standby to support our customers above and beyond their expectations.

Sunworks’ diverse, seasoned workforce includes distinguished veterans who are devoted to providing the very best customer experience. All of our employees uphold our company’s guiding principles each day. Sunworks is a member of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and is a proud advocate for the advancement of solar power.

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 21, 2017) - In Ovations Holdings, Inc. (OTC PINK: INOH) has hired Dr. Kenneth Hughes to lead INOH's entry into the Cannabis Industry. 

Dr. Hughes is a business and technical specialist with broad experience in translating complex chemical and biological technologies into Industrial, Consumer, and Military commercial products and strategically building businesses around these products and technologies. He has many years in the Venture and Private Equity space matching investors to these new businesses and has served as the principal investigator on programs supported by the DOD, EPA, NSF, and USDA. He is currently developing technologies that are strategic to the burgeoning Cannabis Industry including organic fertilizer production using vermiculture, environmental controls focused on HVAC and indoor air quality, and devices that generate gases capable of controlling microbial contamination. Dr. Hughes has numerous patents granted or pending, with many others in development related to indoor agriculture. Dr. Hughes received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Purdue University and is a former Chemistry and Biochemistry professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

According to Dr. Hughes, "INOH's entrance into the Cannabis Industry comes at a time when communities hosting these operations are demanding greater environmental stewardship with respect to energy and water use and addressing community issues associated with plant culture waste, facility cleanliness, and odor release." Dr. Hughes further stated, "I am excited to be a part of INOH's entrance into this Industry and look forward to addressing the sustainability and profitability needs of this evolving Industry."

Mark Goldberg stated, "We are proud and delighted to have Dr. Hughes on board and look forward to his assistance in driving INOH's product and technology development efforts, as well as helping to bring the results of those efforts to the new partners, clients and other key relationships we will be establishing through our Cannabis acquisition and investment efforts."

Additional information on our new products, technologies, and team members will be made available as appropriate.

Atmospheric Water Solutions ("AWS") is a controlled subsidiary of Aquarius Brands™, a group of companies specializing in water generation, conservation and education for homes, businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, utility companies and more. Aquarius Brands™ products include AWS AquaBoy® air to water generators™, Boomerang™ high-capacity compact bottling machines™, Retrax solar solutions™ and DroughtBuster™ water saving devices.

In Ovations Holdings, Inc. is a minority owner of Aquarius Brands.

Through its subsidiary, Electro Verde Inc., it has entered into a marketing distribution agreement with Seychelle Water Environmental Technologies, Inc., which manufactures and supplies revolutionary water filtration systems featuring breakthrough technology, most notably, Ionic Adsorption Micro Filtration. Seychelle is a prominent company in the fast-growing water filtration industry who markets a complete line of top-quality portable water filtration products and brands in North America and worldwide.

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In Ovations Holdings, Inc. does not grow, process, sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (US.CSA).

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seizing on a global push for cost-efficient, environmentally responsible and innovative transportation solutions, international aircraft manufacturing leaders have teamed with aerospace, aviation and research institute Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to provide expertise, research and funding to design the world's first hybrid-electric turboprop aircraft.

Led by the university's Eagle Flight Research Center (EFRC) at its Daytona Beach, Fla., Campus, and in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory, the Embry-Riddle Hybrid Consortium is working with contributing members Airbus, Boeing, GE Aviation, Textron, Rolls-Royce, Hartzell, Cape Air and more to explore the design space for turbine/electric aircraft propulsion systems that reduce noise, emissions and operating costs. The goal is to produce a commercially viable, nine-passenger hybrid turboprop by 2025, and a large hybrid-electric jet by 2035.

"The confluence of modern controls, batteries and the overhaul of the regulatory landscape make this the right time to design the air vehicles of the future," said EFRC Director and Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Dr. Richard "Pat" Anderson, who is the founder and lead for the consortium.

The three-phase, multi-year project aims to produce a prototype 600 SHP turboprop engine. Utilizing battery packs as the power source, the integrated design will address weight concerns and technology needs. Having completed Phase I (conceptual design of clean-sheet hybrid turboprop airframes and propulsion systems), the consortium is now in Phase II, which includes designing the motor, battery packs and battery management systems. Phase III is completing a design of the prototype engine and associate systems, increasing ground test facility capabilities, manufacturing and testing the prototype motor.

"Forward-thinking research, collaborative knowledge sharing and ultimately, successful implementation of needed solutions for the transportation industry as a whole is at the core of this consortium," said Embry-Riddle President Dr. P. Barry Butler.

Initial seed money for the consortium has been provided by the university and partner companies. Federal funding and additional collaborators are being sought for advanced research and support.

"Airplanes have looked fundamentally the same for the past 115 years," Anderson said. "This consortium is a catalyst to move the aviation – and the entire transportation – industry from the old paradigm into a new and excitingly different design space."

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The global MOCVD market to grow at a CAGR of 13.59% during the period 2017-2021.

Global MOCVD Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion operating in this market.

According to the report, one driver in the market is increased demand for renewable sources of energy. The requirement for generating electrical energy from renewable energy sources is rising rapidly across the world. It is projected that global energy consumption will increase by more than 60% by 2030, which is expected to boost the adoption of power electronics in different renewable technologies such as solar and wind power. These devices are used in grid converters, wind turbine converters, and inverters used in solar panels to increase the switching speed and power efficiency.

One trend in the market is emergence of high-powered electronic devices. The consumers of electronic devices have high expectations. They want products that are fast, innovative, lightweight, energy-efficient, and small. For silicon, all these demands are tough to achieve without compromising on performance.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is high complexity of MOCVD process. MOCVD technology involves complex chemical processes that include the nature of chemical precursors and chemical reactions in the gas phase. In addition, MOCVD precursors used in the deposition process are highly toxic, explosive, and corrosive. The MOCVD process is usually carried out at a very high temperature, which limits any substrate to be coated with the semiconductor material.

Key vendors:

  • Taiyo Nippon Sanso
  • Veeco Instruments

Other prominent vendors:

  • Agnitron Technology
  • Alliance MOCVD
  • CVD Equipment Corporation
  • HC SemiTek
  • Xycarb Ceramics

Key Topics Covered:

Part 01: Executive summary

Part 02: Scope of the report

Part 03: Research Methodology

Part 04: Introduction

Part 05: Technology landscape

Part 06: Market landscape

Part 07: Market segmentation by end-user

Part 08: Geographical segmentation

Part 09: Decision framework

Part 10: Drivers and challenges

Part 11: Market trends

Part 12: Vendor landscape

Part 13: Appendix

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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Solar Industry Equipment Transportation Market 2017-2021" report to their offering.

The analysts forecast the global solar industry equipment transportation market to grow at a CAGR of 7.24% during the period 2017-2021.

Global Solar Industry Equipment Transportation Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the Key vendors operating in this market.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from the research team said: One trend in the market is increase in government support for solar energy projects. Policies are being framed to increase the investment in solar energy production and improvement of existing technologies. A case in point is the FiT policy, which has been framed to encourage the investments in energy generation (renewable).

According to the report, one driver in the market is increased requirement for safety and security. Transportation of solar equipment calls for special and customized requirements. This equipment is generally expensive. Solar equipment or parts of solar equipment, during transportation, must be packaged efficiently to avoid damage to the equipment. Primary vendors, such as DB Schenker and DHL, offer customized transportation for solar equipment.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is increased government regulations. An increase in government regulations in the transportation logistics industry has restricted the movement of the solar energy equipment by road transportation. These regulations include compliance with homeland security, policies related to the manufacturing of refrigeration carriers' carbon emission regulations, taxes on fuel, and federal environmental standards.

Key vendors

  • DB Schenker
  • DHL
  • Maersk Line

Other prominent vendors

  • Alder Energy Systems
  • Bolloré Logistics
  • Global Shipping Services
  • KBH Production Automation
  • Logistics Plus
  • McCollister's Transportation Group
  • SSI Logistics

Key Topics Covered:

Part 01: Executive summary

Part 02: Scope of the report

Part 03: Research methodology

Part 04: Introduction

Part 05: Market landscape

Part 06: Market segmentation by mode of transportation

Part 07: Geographic segmentation

Part 08: Key countries

Part 09: Decision framework

Part 10: Drivers and challenges

Part 11: Market trends

Part 12: Vendor landscape

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    HOUSTON, TX, June 21, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Traditional solar panels used to power satellites can be bulky with heavy panels folded together using mechanical hinges. An experiment that recently arrived at the International Space Station will test a new solar array design that rolls up to form a compact cylinder for launch with significantly less mass and volume, potentially offering substantial cost savings as well as an increase in power for satellites.

Smaller and lighter than traditional solar panels, the Roll-Out Solar Array, or ROSA, consists of a center wing made of a flexible material containing photovoltaic cells to convert light into electricity. On either side of the wing is a narrow arm that extends the length of the wing to provide support, called a high strain composite boom. The booms are like split tubes made of a stiff composite material, flattened and rolled up lengthwise for launch. The array rolls or snaps open without a motor, using stored energy from the structure of the booms that is released as each boom transitions from a coil shape to a straight support arm.

ROSA can be easily adapted to different sizes, including very large arrays, to provide power for a variety of future spacecraft. It also has the potential to make solar arrays more compact and lighter weight for satellite radio and television, weather forecasting, GPS and other services used on Earth. In addition, the technology conceivably could be adapted to provide solar power in remote locations. The technology of the booms has additional potential applications, such as for communications and radar antennas and other instruments.

The ROSA investigation looks at how well this new type of solar panels deploys in the microgravity and extreme temperatures of space. The investigation also measures the array's strength and durability and how the structure responds to spacecraft maneuvers.

"When the array is attached to a satellite, that spacecraft will need to maneuver, which creates torque and causes the wing, or blanket, to vibrate," explains principal investigator Jeremy Banik, senior research engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. "We need to know precisely when and how it vibrates so as not to lose control of the spacecraft. The only way to test that is in space."

The investigation will monitor the array deployed in full sun and full shade and collect data on how much it vibrates when moving from shade to light. This vibration, known as thermal snap, could present challenges in operating satellites with sensitive functions, and the researchers want to learn how to avoid those challenges with ROSA.

"This structure is very thin, only a few millimeters thick, and heats up very quickly, dozens of degrees in a few seconds," Banik says. "That creates loads in the wing that could cause it to shudder. That would create problems, for example, if a satellite was trying to take a picture at the same time."

The investigation will measure power produced by the array to see how ROSA's thin, crystalline photovoltaic cells hold up during launch. In addition, researchers want to see how the array handles retraction.

"We want to show that we can pull the wing back in in a predictable way," Banik says. "A practical reason is that we have to pull it back for stowage after this investigation, but it will be good to know it can be done for future applications, potentially for a highly maneuverable spacecraft."

The intent of this investigation, Banik explained, is to compare on-orbit ROSA data to model predictions previously validated by on-ground measurements in a simulated environment.

"Recognize that we are trying to learn how it behaves - this is an experiment and not a demonstration - so we'll glean useful data even if it doesn't behave the ways we expect," Banik said.

Investigators on the ground will initiate video of deployment and retraction, and sensors embedded on the array will record data on photovoltaic performance, temperature, and accelerations.

"When launching into space, mass and volume are everything, and ROSA is 20 percent lighter and four times smaller in volume than rigid panel arrays," Banik says. "You realize big cost savings from shaving off a little mass and volume, which makes it possible to raise bandwidth on a communications satellite and, for example, make GPS more accessible and reliable for everyone."

In other words, this little array could really change how solar power rolls.

ROSA was developed as part of the Solar Electric Propulsion project sponsored by NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate. NASA tested the ROSA technology in vacuum chambers on Earth several years ago, and this is its first test in space. This solar array technology was developed to power large spacecraft using highly-efficient electric propulsion on missions to deep space including Mars and the moon.

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