GENNEVILLIERS, France, April 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Exide Technologies (www.exide.com), a global provider of stored energy solutions for the automotive and industrial markets, is announcing two new photovoltaic installations with a total capacity of 3.8 MWp in Portugal. These will be situated at Exide's production facility in Castanheira do Ribatejo and its recycling plant in Azambuja. The production facility will be backed by an energy storage system, using GNB's high-performance battery technology, allowing the energy generated to be consumed as required. It will be one of the largest self-consumption generation units with storage in Europe, showcasing the potential for systems of this kind to be deployed at scale.

Official contract signing involving Exide's Stefan St?bing and EDP's Vera Pinto Pereira
Official contract signing involving Exide's Stefan St?bing and EDP's Vera Pinto Pereira

Today an official contract signing took place at the Castanheira do Ribatejo facility, shortly followed by the official project commencement. Stefan Stübing, President EMEA, was there on behalf of Exide, while EDP was represented by Vera Pinto Pereira, an executive board member and commercial EDP CEO.

This flagship project shows an exciting path forward for energy-intensive manufacturers, with the ability to reduce carbon emissions and move towards products produced free of CO2. The introduction of the BESS (battery energy storage system) allows renewable energy to be leveraged to a greater extent and provides power at nighttime and during periods of reduced sunlight. The project forms part of a range of investments by Exide at its Castanheira plant, including the recent start of a new multi-million AGM Network Power production line.  

The new installations will have approximately 10,000 photovoltaic panels, and the energy produced by the installations would be enough to supply over 2,000 homes. The system will also comprise around 70 inverters and a bank of GNB Sonnenschein A600 batteries for energy storage, providing 500 kWh of energy.

GNB Sonnenschein A600 is known for its exceptional performance in Network Power applications and has been proven over decades in many complex installations around the world. Its maintenance-free gel technology offers a range of safety benefits. It has a tubular plate design and excellent protection against deep discharge for maximum energy efficiency and cycle life. Horizontal mounting enables easier installation and maintenance. The battery is also completely recyclable, minimizing its environmental impact.

The project will be managed and delivered by global energy provider EDP, working closely with Exide to deliver the energy storage component.

"Our Castanheira plant is becoming one of the most advanced of its kind anywhere in the world. We recently undertook a significant investment to increase the facility's network power capacity, and today we're announcing our next-generation industrial energy system," said Stefan Stübing, Exide's President EMEA. "More and more companies will rely on self-generated power backed by a BESS (battery energy storage system) in years to come, especially in energy-demanding sectors like manufacturing. We're delighted to be at the forefront of this development, with companies able to reduce their ecological footprint and achieve operational savings."

"EDP is committed to providing its customers with sustainable and efficient solutions. This is EDP's largest solar energy project in Portugal, and it will allow us to take an important step towards the world of storage technology," said EDP's commercial CEO Vera Pinto Pereira.

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LONDON, April 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Report Scope:
The report is a compilation of the existing reports in Solar energy market.The topics analyzed within the report include a detailed breakdown and analysis of the global markets for solar technologies by geography, technology and application.

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Additionally, included are a review of the different technologies from second generation and third generation solar technologies such as Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs)/Plastic Solar Cells and Multi-junction Photovoltaics (MJPVs) and Concentrating Photovoltaics (CPVs) which are currently in commercial use; a review of early-stage technologies that are beginning to see transfer from research to commercialization and major factors impelling and impeding the global growth.The scope of this report extends to sizing of the solar energy market and an analysis of global market trends with market data for solar installations at global level in 2017, which is being considered as the base year, 2018 as the estimate year and forecast for 2023 with projection of CAGR from 2018 to 2023.

Market data provided in volume is cumulative installed capacity. The report also provides the value in $ millions corresponds to the volume presented in this report.

The report focuses on assessment of solar energy technologies and an analysis of companies/manufacturers and the related system providers.Market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities are also discussed in the report.

The study forecasts the market value of the solar energy market for key technologies like PV and CSP.

Report Includes:
- 39 data tables and 38 additional tables
- Industry analysis of the solar energy technologies
- Analyses of global market trends with data from 2017 and 2018, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2023
- Detailed study of market driving forces, opportunities, restraints and other critical technological and regulatory updates that influence the current and future market dynamics
- Regional dynamics of the solar energy market covering North America, Europe, APAC and other emerging economies from the rest of the world
- Brief outlining of alternative solar photovoltaic technologies industry and its structure, and companies associated with providing these technologies
- Examination of the competitive landscape and market share analysis of the key global players
- Comprehensive profiles of market leading companies within the energy sector, including General Electric Company, Kyocera Corp., Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Schneider Electric, St. Gobain and Parker Hannifin Inc.

Summary
The solar technologies comprise a broad industry that is characterized by a high level of diversity, creativity and flexibility.The industry operates with a fairly high level of tolerance for experimentation and risk-taking which has, in the long term, resulted in overall growth and wider acceptance of the legitimacy of the industry.

It includes technological solutions ranging from commercially viable and mass-produced thin-film products (second-generation) to experimental technologies (third-generation) that are in the early stages of being transferred from academic and private research institutions and consortiums to viable profit-seeking enterprises.

At their core, solar technologies are renewable energy technologies that in some way harness the power of the sun to create energy, mostly in the form of electric power, while leveraging new research and manufacturing techniques to produce cells and modules of materials other than crystalline silicon. In the context of this report, this energy generation has been limited to electric energy generation using solar PV and Thermal products.

Solar PV electric generation is typically thought of in the context of generating electricity for use in residential, commercial or industrial grid-tied or off-grid applications, and this will continue to remain a major application for alternative solar technologies into the foreseeable future. However, solar PV technologies are also employed for novel applications such as integration with portable products to extend battery life through charging with solar cells (electronics integrated photovoltaics, or EIPV), automotive applications, remote sensing and power, unmanned systems, and integration with buildings (building- integrated photovoltaics, or BIPV) through production of windows or roofing structures with built-in PV modules.

On the other hand, the Solar thermal (ST) technologies are products and power installations that capture, concentrate and/or absorb sunlight to provide thermal energy to a process or system. Solar thermal technologies are segmented into two major categories, solar heat (SH) and concentrated solar power (CSP).

The first category, SH, includes all technologies used for residential, commercial and industrial ST installations that do not concentrate sunlight and provide low-grade heat to various heating systems.The following solar thermal technologies are included in the scope of this report under the SH category: unglazed solar collectors, flat-plate solar collectors, evacuated-tube solar collectors, integral collector storage, glazed solar air collectors and transpired solar air collectors.

Because all SH installations must include a component that collects solar radiation, solar thermal collectors and absorbers provide excellent indicators of the market performance and penetration of SH systems.

Able to provide thermal energy for steam generation and other high-temperature concentrating solar power processes, CSP technologies have benefitted from a substantial increase in public and private sector interest for renewable energy technologies.CSP technologies considered in this report include parabolic trough solar collectors, power tower solar collectors, parabolic dish solar collectors and Fresnel reflector solar collectors.

These four ST technologies utilize specific designs to concentrate sunlight onto a receiver to raise heat transfer fluids (HTFs) or working fluids to temperatures well more than 212°F and are used primarily at power generation facilities and sparingly within the industrial or utility heating sector.The parabolic trough system is the most used and commercially mature technology.

The others are mostly used for centralized on-grid electricity and distributed generation.

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PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md., April 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that empowers people and businesses to cut emissions and live cleaner lives, has opened 3 megawatts of community solar capacity for Prince George's County residents. The Simba Community Solar Farm broke ground earlier this year in Cheltenham, Maryland and is nearing completion. Residents that sign-up for the new farm through CleanChoice Energy Community Solar can expect to save approximately 10% off their utility bills. The new community solar project will generate about 4,500,000 kWh of electricity in its first year, which is enough energy to avoid burning approximately 3,500,000 pounds of coal.

Maryland's Community Solar program offers landowners and farmers the opportunity to create predictable, long-term revenue through hosting solar projects, while opening the benefits of solar to the hundreds of thousands of Maryland residents that either do not own their own home or do not have a roof that works for solar. Simba Community Solar Farm subscribers can see up to a 10% savings on their utility bills with no upfront investment, setup fees, or installation.

The CleanChoice Energy Community Solar platform connects people to local Community Solar projects, allowing residents and businesses to sign-up to support local solar in minutes.

Interested residents can sign-up at: https://CleanChoiceEnergy.com/Maryland

About CleanChoice Energy
CleanChoice Energy empowers people and businesses to cut emissions, support renewable energy, and live cleaner lives. Founded in 2012, the company has become one of the fastest growing businesses in America, as ranked on the Inc. 500 and Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™. CleanChoice Energy is a "Best for the World" Certified B Corporation, a member of the American Sustainable Business Council and the U.S. Green Building Council, and is certified with the highest available rating by Green America's Green Business Network. For more information or to become a customer, visit CleanChoiceEnergy.com/Maryland.

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FAR ROCKAWAY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ocean Bay Apartments is shining light on how to combine affordable housing preservation and climate change mitigation. The 24-building, 1,395-unit complex now boasts a 575 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system, designed and installed by Bright Power. The system produces enough power to offset the emissions from 104 cars driven for one year.

As the first New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) property to undergo a conversion under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), Ocean Bay Apartments is leveraging private funds to preserve and improve affordable public housing. RDC Development, a joint venture between MDG Design + Construction and Wavecrest Management, rehabilitated and operates the property. After the complex was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, RDC Development worked with Bright Power to install energy efficiency and storm resiliency measures. In addition to the 575 kW solar PV system, these include the conversion to building-specific hydronic heating from a centralized steam distribution system and relocating the boilers to avoid floods.

“Sustainability is a key consideration in how we must approach the revitalization and long-term viability of our housing stock, and was paramount in our work at Ocean Bay. Bright Power’s partnership was instrumental in the seamless design and implementation of our energy-efficient measures and solar power system. Thanks to their expertise and dedication, over 4,000 residents at Ocean Bay will experience lower utility costs and a healthier, greener place to call home,” said Michael Rooney, Jr., Principal of RDC Development.

“RDC Development’s commitment to resiliency, sustainability, and long-term affordability enables thousands of Ocean Bay residents to have safe, comfortable and affordable homes. We’re proud to have partnered with them on this project.” said Jeffrey Perlman, President & Founder of Bright Power.

About Bright Power, Inc.

Bright Power provides strategic energy solutions to building owners and operators in NYC and across the nation. Specializing in multifamily apartment buildings, Bright Power has worked with over 1,400,000 apartments that cover 1,180,000,000 square feet. Bright Power’s energy management solutions include EnergyScoreCards benchmarking software, energy audits, energy procurement, on-site generation, green building design services, turnkey installation of energy improvements, and ongoing energy management. For more information, please visit www.brightpower.com.

About MDG Design + Construction

MDG Design + Construction (MDG) is a leading real estate firm that develops, constructs, and manages quality affordable housing. MDG specializes in the moderate rehabilitation and new construction of residential apartment buildings in New York City and Long Island, and is the industry leader in occupied rehabilitations. For nearly 30 years, our hands-on approach and people-first philosophy has resulted in effective collaborations with developers, tenant organizations, community groups, and staff to produce high quality homes that residents are proud to live in. To date, MDG has created or preserved 17,000 units of affordable housing and is responsible for nearly $1.6 billion in construction and development. Learn more at www.mdgny.com.

About The Wavecrest Management Team

The Wavecrest Management Team Ltd (Wavecrest Management Group LLC) is a full-service management company that manages approximately 20,000 residential units in over 350 buildings in the New York metropolitan area. Our specialty, for over 30 years, has and is the management of affordable housing, with a majority of the buildings located in The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. Wavecrest employs over 100 full-time individuals to carry out the services necessary to properly manage its portfolio of units. Our main office is located in Queens and we have site offices in The Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn. The cornerstone of our management strategy is a firm belief that given the necessary resources we can and have been successful in the management of the residential buildings that we have been chosen to manage. http://www.wavecrestmanagement.com/

About New York City Housing Authority

NYCHA’s mission is to increase opportunities for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers by providing safe, affordable housing and facilitating access to social and community services. Over 390,000 New Yorkers reside in NYCHA’s 316 public housing developments and PACT/RAD developments formerly managed by NYCHA around the five boroughs. Over 190,000 receive subsidized rental assistance in private homes through the NYCHA-administered Section 8 Leased Housing Program. For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/nycha, and for regular updates on NYCHA news and services, connect with us via www.facebook.com/NYCHA and www.twitter.com/NYCHA.

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NEW YORK, April 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Anti-Reflective and Anti-Fingerprint Coatings Market Anticipated to Reach $1.34 Billion and $1.26 Billion by 2028

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The emergence of functional coatings such as anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint coatings has led to the increased efficiency of the product, thereby providing larger degree of sustainability and additional features.The usage of consumer goods such as mobile phones, tablets, and wearables have become indispensable in the present social scenario.

The fingerprint stains on the surface of touch screen along with the reflectivity issue require the application of efficient coatings that would repel the deposition of dirt and stains and allow minimal reflectance of light.The application of anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint coatings not only makes the product aesthetically pleasing but also help in reducing strain on eyes.

Owing to continuous ongoing research and development in this field, the effectiveness of these coatings is gradually being improved, which is anticipated to increase their utility and adoption in multiple end-user industries in the coming future.

The global anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint coatings market is estimated to witness growth at a CAGR of 7.01% and 5.48% in terms of value over the period of 2018 to 2028. This growth in the market is attributed to the increasing demand from various end-use applications in automotive, building and construction, stainless steel, and solar industries.

The report is a compilation of different segments of the global anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint coatings market, including market breakdown by material type, technology type, layer type, application, and geographical areas.Herein, the revenue generated from the material types (silicon-based, titanium-based, and others), technology types (vacuum deposition, sol gel and others), layer type (single-layer and multi-layer), application (automotive, building and construction, consumer goods, solar, stainless steel, and others) and geographies (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America) are tracked to calculate the overall market size in terms of value ($million) and volume (million square meters).

While highlighting the key driving and restraining forces for this market, the report also provides a detailed summary of the global anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint coatings market. It also includes the key participants involved in the industry at the relevant sections.

Key questions answered in the report:
• What are the major driving forces that are expected to increase the demand for the global anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint coatings market during the forecast period, 2018-2028?
• What are the major challenges inhibiting the growth of the global anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint coatings market?
• What is the global anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint coatings market size in terms of value ($million) and volume (million square meters) from 2016-2028 along with the year-on-year growth rates and the CAGR from 2018 to 2028?
• What are the different layer types of anti-reflective coatings and their growth pattern in terms of value in different regions and countries?
• What are the different technology and material types on which anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint coatings are used across all industries and their growth pattern in terms of value in different regions and countries?
• What are the major technologies used for applying anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint coatings?
• What are the new strategies adopted by the existing market players to make a mark in the industry?
• What major opportunities do the anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint coatings manufacturers foresee?
• What are the major end-user industries for anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint coatings globally in terms of revenue generation?
• What is the consumption pattern of the anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint coatings across end users in different regions and countries?
• Which are the major regions and countries that provide growth opportunities for the anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint coatings market?
• What is the competitive strength of the key players in the anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint coatings market on the basis of their recent developments, product offerings and regional presence?
• Who are the key players (along with their detailed analysis and profiles including their financials, company snapshots, key products and services, and SWOT analysis) in the market?

The report further includes a thorough analysis of the impact of the Porter's Five Forces to understand the overall attractiveness of the industry.The most commonly used strategy for a better hold on the market has been product launches from the period January 2015 to January 2019.

Moreover, the company profiles section highlights significant information about the key companies involved along with their financial positions, key strategies, and developmental activities of recent years.

Further, the report includes an exhaustive analysis of the geographical split into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East and Africa, and South America.Each geography details the individual push and pull forces in addition to the key players from that region.

This report is a meticulous compilation of research on more than 100 players in the global anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint coatings market and draws upon the insights from in-depth interviews with the key opinion leaders of more than 50 leading companies, market participants, and vendors. The report also profiles approximately 15 supplier profiles with their financial analysis, SWOT, and product portfolio.

The companies profiled in the report are AGC Inc., Carl Zeiss AG, Daikin Industries, Ltd., Essilor International S.A., NAGASE & CO., LTD., PPG Industries Inc., Royal DSM, and Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Cytonix, LLC, Izovac Ltd., Janos Technology, LLC, Kriya Materials, NANOKOTE PTY LTD, Natoco Co., Ltd., and NIPPON PAINT SURF CHEMICALS Co.,Ltd

Executive Summary
The coatings industry has evolved by leaps and bounds due to the rising needs of the manufacturing processes and innovation in the engineering applications.Coatings are essentially applied for protecting, preserving, and beautification of the products.

The coatings industry has undergone a gradual shift from its traditional usage of providing a quality finish and feel, to being used as a process of surface treatment, thereby adding value to the product.Technological advancements in the manufacturing sector along with extensive ongoing research to improve the existing manufacturing alternatives has laid the foundation for the usage of innovative functional coatings.

Coatings aid in obtaining durability and additional customized features such as corrosion resistance, wear and tear resistance, and fouling resistance, among others.

The demand for coatings with anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint properties has been rapidly increasing on a year-on-year basis.The anti-reflective coatings have a broad utility in major end-user industries owing to their cost effectiveness and glare reduction properties.

This coating provides resistance from reflectance of light which is a key requirement for solar industry as it helps in obtaining absorbing larger amount of energy.The adoption of anti-reflective coating has provided the end-user markets a breakthrough technology which aids in enhancing the quality of the product.

Anti-fingerprint coating, on the other hand, is widely used to provide anti-smudging properties.The anti-fingerprint coating enables in achieving lower maintenance cost and facilitating lesser adhesion of dirt and moisture.

These innovative properties have propelled the growth of anti-fingerprint coatings in the market.

The anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint coatings are being utilized by the end-user companies as a strategy to differentiate their product in a much competitive market.Furthermore, the adoption of these coatings also helps the companies in obtaining a cost advantage and impacts the entire value chain of the production procedure.

The wide range of useful properties of these two coatings have led to the development of a number of applications, which are paving their way toward practical and commercial applicability.Currently, the major application areas of anti-reflective coatings include automotive industry, consumer goods industry, solar industry, building and construction industry, and others.

The specific applicability of anti-fingerprint coatings is found in end-user industries such as automotive, building and construction, consumer goods, and stainless steel, among others.

In terms of value, the global anti-reflective coatings market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.01% during the forecast period 2018-2028. The high growth of anti-reflective coatings can be attributed to their increasing demand and wide acceptance in different end-user industries. In addition, increasing use of anti-reflective coatings in the automotive industry to help drivers to have a clear view during night travel, thereby averting the chances of hazardous accidents, has further increased the market for anti-reflective coatings, globally. Furthermore, the rise in production of consumer goods and solar glass in countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and India has propelled the growth of the anti-reflective coatings market.

Anti-fingerprint coatings market, on the other hand, is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.48% in terms of value during the forecast period of 2018-2028. The expected growth in the global anti-fingerprint coatings market is attributed to its functionalities, such as ease of cleaning and resistant to dirt and oil, further helping in providing enhanced aesthetic looks. Some of the major factors behind the expansion of the global anti-fingerprint coatings market are: rising need for anti-fingerprint coatings in ceramic sanitaryware application to provide hygiene to the consumers, increasing demand from consumer goods industry and rising production of white consumer goods due to increasing population, rapid urbanization, and rise in disposable income of the consumers.

Some of the key players operating in the anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint coatings market include AGC Inc., Carl Zeiss AG, Daikin Industries, Ltd., Essilor International S.A., NAGASE & CO., LTD., PPG Industries Inc., Royal DSM, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Cytonix, LLC, Izovac Ltd., Janos Technology, LLC, Kriya Materials, NANOKOTE PTY LTD, Natoco Co., Ltd., and NIPPON PAINT SURF CHEMICALS Co.Ltd. The key players operating in this market have increased the research and development activities over the recent years to generate efficient coating to compete with the competitors' product portfolio.

Countries Covered
Asia-Pacific
China
Japan
South Korea
India
Taiwan
Thailand
• Rest-of-Asia-Pacific
Europe
Germany
France
Italy
• The U.K.
Russia
• Rest-of-Europe
North America
• U.S.
Canada
Mexico
Middle East and Africa
Iran
South Africa
Turkey
• Rest-of-MEA
South America
Argentina
Brazil
• Rest-of-South-America

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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "US Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2019" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

"US Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2019" offers comprehensive information about the renewable energy policies of the US and its states. The report provides a clear overview of the regulatory framework, plans, programs and incentives initiated by the US and individual states to promote renewable energy sources. It provides information regarding the financial incentives, renewable energy auctions, net-metering, renewable targets, and other plans implemented by the fifty states.

Scope

  • Study of regulatory framework in the US and for fifty states
  • Key policies and regulations supporting the development of renewable energy by country and state level.
  • Information on strategy, roadmaps and other programs to achieve the renewable targets and goals by country and state level
  • Financial incentives including Feed-in-tariff, rebates, loans, grants, tax credits and exemptions to support the implementation of the renewable energy by country and state level.

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  • Facilitate decision-making based on policies, plans, targets and strategies of the US and its fifty states.
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  • Position yourself to gain the maximum advantage of the regulatory framework of US and its fifty states
  • Identify key programs and fiscal incentives of individual state.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Table of Contents

1.1 List of Tables

2 Introduction

2.1 Renewable Energy Policy

2.2 the Author Report Guidance

3 Renewable Energy Policy, US

3.1 Overview

3.2 Federal Initiatives

3.3 Federal Initiatives for Solar Power

3.4 Federal Initiatives for Wind Power

3.5 Federal Initiatives for Biopower and Biofuels

3.6 Common State-Level Incentives

4 Appendix

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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--kWh Analytics, the market leader in solar risk management, today announced the first refinancing supported by the Solar Revenue Put. The portfolio of 41 projects totaling approximately 28 MW DC of capacity is located in Arizona and Massachusetts. The facilities are managed by AES Distributed Energy (DE), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (AES). The AES Distributed Energy portfolio is being funded by Silicon Valley Bank and a Japanese financial services company. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, a leading global corporate insurer, is providing capacity for the Solar Revenue Put.

The Solar Revenue Put is structured as an insurance policy on solar production and revenues, which serves as a credit enhancement for financial investors. Using its proprietary actuarial model and risk management software (“HelioStats”), kWh Analytics developed the Solar Revenue Put to drive down investment risk and encourage development of clean, low-cost solar energy.

“AES Distributed Energy is focused on helping our customers affordably and reliably meet their sustainable energy needs, and strategically-timed refinancings enable us to re-deploy capital to build more clean energy projects,” says Brian Cassutt, Chief Financial Officer at AES Distributed Energy. “The Solar Revenue Put will help sharpen our competitive edge by enhancing our returns and reducing our downside risk.”

“We’re pleased to continue our support of AES Distributed Energy as they deploy innovative distributed solar and energy storage projects,” says Bret Turner, Managing Director and Market Manager of Project Finance at Silicon Valley Bank. “The strong collaboration between SVB, the Japanese financial services company, and kWh Analytics enabled us to deliver a transformational financing for AES DE and the market.”

A recent survey of the solar industry’s most active lenders indicates that more than 40% of active lenders value the Solar Revenue Put as a credit enhancement. Solar portfolios ranging from thousands of residential rooftops to more than ten utility-scale plants have utilized financing structures supported by the Solar Revenue Put. Portfolios supported by the Solar Revenue Put are securing debt sizing increases of 10% on average.

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About the Solar Revenue Put

The Solar Revenue Put is a credit enhancement that guarantees up to 95% of a solar project’s expected energy output. kWh Analytics’ wholly-owned brokerage subsidiary places the policy with risk capacity rated investment-grade by Standard and Poor’s. As an ‘all-risk’ policy, the Solar Revenue Put protects against shortfalls in irradiance, panel failure, inverter failure, snow, and other system design flaws. The Solar Revenue Put provides comprehensive coverage that banks rely upon, enabling financial institutions to more easily finance solar projects on terms more favorable to the sponsor.

About kWh Analytics

kWh Analytics is the market leader in solar risk management. By leveraging the most comprehensive performance database of solar projects in the United States (20% of the U.S. market) and the strength of the global insurance markets, kWh Analytics’ customers are able to minimize risk and increase equity returns of their projects or portfolios. kWh Analytics also provides HelioStats risk management software to leading project finance investors in the solar market. kWh Analytics is backed by private venture capital and the US Department of Energy.

About Silicon Valley Bank

For 35 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. Learn more at svb.com.

About AES Distributed Energy

AES Distributed Energy (AES DE) is a wholly owned subsidiary of The AES Corporation, a Fortune 500 and publicly traded international energy company. Our daily mission at AES DE is to bring reliable and cost-effective distributed energy systems to utilities, municipalities, corporations, schools, and commercial and industrial customers. AES DE’s proven project development, financing, and operating experience empowers energy consumers to benefit from the distributed energy solutions we deliver. Learn more at aesdistributedenergy.com

About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is a global provider of risk transfer solutions including insurance and non-insurance products. The Solar Revenue Put is an insurance policy issued by a Swiss Re Corporate Solutions insurance carrier that is appropriately licensed and in some jurisdictions the Solar Revenue Put may only be available through a licensed surplus lines insurance broker.

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WASHINGTON, April 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart spacesuits and solar surfing may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but they are just two of the technology concepts NASA has selected for further research as part of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. The program will fund 18 studies to determine the feasibility of early-stage technologies that could go on to change what's possible in space.

The funded technologies have the potential to transform human and robotic exploration of other worlds, including the Moon and Mars. One researcher, for example, will study an affordable way to mine the ample ice at the Moon's polar regions. NASA aims to send astronauts to land on the Moon's South Pole in five years.

"Our NIAC program nurtures visionary ideas that could transform future NASA missions by investing in revolutionary technologies," said Jim Reuter, acting associate administrator of NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate. "We look to America's innovators to help us push the boundaries of space exploration with new technology."

The latest NIAC selections include Phase I and Phase II awards. The selected Phase I studies cover a wide range of innovations. Each Phase I award is valued at approximately $125,000, helping researchers define and analyze their proposed concepts over nine months. If the initial feasibility studies are successful, awardees can apply for Phase II awards.

The new Phase I selections are:

Bioinspired Ray for Extreme Environments and Zonal Exploration (BREEZE): Combines inflatable structures with bio-inspired kinematics to explore and study the atmosphere of Venus
Javid Bayandor, State University of New York, Buffalo

Power Beaming for Long Life Venus Surface Missions: New approach to support a Venus surface mission with power beaming
Erik Brandon, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, California

SmartSuit: An intelligent spacesuit design with soft-robotics, self-healing skin and data collection for extravehicular activity in extreme environments that allows for greater mobility for exploration missions
Ana Diaz Artiles, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, College Station

Dual Use Exoplanet Telescope (DUET): A novel telescope design to find and characterize planetary systems outside the solar system
Tom Ditto, 3DeWitt LLC, Ancramdale, New York

Micro-Probes Propelled and Powered by Planetary Atmospheric Electricity (MP4AE): Similar to the ballooning capabilities of spiders, these floating microprobes use electrostatic lift to study planetary atmospheres
Yu Gu, West Virginia University, Morgantown

Swarm-Probe Enabled ATEG Reactor (SPEAR) Probe: An ultra-lightweight nuclear electric propulsion probe for deep space exploration, designed to keep mass and volume low for commercial launch
Troy Howe, Howe Industries LLC, Tempe, Arizona

Ripcord Innovative Power System (RIPS): An investigation of a drag using ripcord unspooling power system for descent probes into planets with atmospheres, such as Saturn
Noam Izenberg, Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Maryland

Power for Interstellar Fly-by: Power harvesting from ultra-miniature probes to enable interstellar missions
Geoffrey Landis, NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland

Lunar-polar Propellant Mining Outpost (LPMO): Affordable lunar pole ice mining for propellant production
Joel Serce, TransAstra Corporation, Lake View Terrace, California

Crosscutting High Apogee Refueling Orbital Navigator (CHARON): Novel system for small space debris mitigation
John Slough, MSNW LLC, Redmond, Washington

Thermal Mining of Ices on Cold Solar System Bodies: Proposes using a unique heat application on frozen volatiles and other materials for resource extraction
George Sowers, Colorado School of Mines, Golden

Low-Cost SmallSats to Explore to Our Solar System's Boundaries: A design for a low-cost, small satellite heliophysics mission to the outer solar system
Robert Staehle, JPL

Phase II studies allow researchers to further develop concepts, refine designs and start considering how the new technology would be implemented. This year's Phase II selections address a range of cutting-edge concepts from flexible telescopes to new heat-withstanding materials. Awards under Phase II can be worth as much as $500,000 for two-year studies.

The 2019 Phase II selections are:

The High Étendue Multiple Object Spectrographic Telescope (THE MOST): A new, flexible optical telescope design that can be a deployed in a cylindrical roll and installed upon delivery, on a 3D printed structure
Tom Ditto, 3DeWitt LLC, Ancramdale, New York

Rotary-Motion-Extended Array Synthesis (R-MXAS): A geostationary synthetic aperture imaging radiometer with a rotating tethered antenna
John Kendra, Leidos, Inc., Reston, Virginia

Self-Guided Beamed Propulsion for Breakthrough Interstellar Missions: An effort to advance self-guided beamed propulsion technology
Chris Limbach, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, College Station

Astrophysics and Technical Lab Studies of a Solar Neutrino Spacecraft Detector: A small-scale neutrino detector study to advance detector technology for future probe missions
Nickolas Solomey, Wichita State University, Kansas

Diffractive LightSails: A study to design and advance passive and electro-optically active diffractive films for missions in low-Earth orbit, inner solar orbits and to distant stars
Grover Swartzlander, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York

Solar Surfing: A materials-science study to determine the best protective materials to enable heliophysics missions closer to the Sun
Doug Willard, NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

NASA selected Phase I and II proposals through a peer-review process that evaluates innovativeness and technical viability. All projects are still in the early stages of development, most requiring a decade or more of concept maturation and technology development.

For the first time this summer, the NIAC program will select one Phase III research study. The award will be up to $2 million for as long as two years. This final phase is designed to strategically transition a NIAC concept with the highest potential impact to NASA, other government agencies or commercial companies.

"NIAC is about going to the edge of science fiction, but not over," said Jason Derleth, NIAC program executive. "We are supporting high impact technology concepts that could change how we explore within the solar system and beyond."

NIAC partners with forward-thinking scientists, engineers and citizen inventors from across the nation to help maintain America's leadership in aeronautics and space research. NIAC is funded by NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate, which is responsible for developing the cross-cutting, pioneering new technologies and capabilities needed by the agency to achieve its current and future missions.

For more information about NASA's investments in space technology, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/spacetech

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Load banks require an expertise to facilitate an easier, faster, more efficient setup and operation. Implementing QR codes has allowed ComRent to provide an extra layer of safety, security, and accuracy by ensuring all technicians have the necessary information needed to complete a load test effectively.

"Our new system takes people straight to the information they need," said Doug May, Chairman and CEO of ComRent International. "In addition to the user manuals, we utilize QR technology to provide easier access to additional operation and setup information. As long as people have access to the equipment and a smart phone, they can find everything thing they need to safely, accurately, and effectively operate a load bank. We are always striving to make it as easy as possible for our customers."

ComRent has already successfully equipped nearly 500 units of their LPH100 and 922A Medium Voltage load banks. To take advantage of them, the user must have a smart phone with a standard QR code scanner application installed. This simple application is commonly used and is a free download for many devices.

To learn more about ComRent's load bank solutions, visit www.comrent.com.

About ComRent
ComRent International offers mission-critical customers the most comprehensive load bank and service solutions to interconnect systems faster, stay on time and budget, and reduce risk. Through ComRent's global delivering locations, 2,500-unit fleet and over 150 miles of cable, customers receive load banks faster and can confidently rely on ComRent's exceptional service and industry knowledge to do testing right the first time. Fortune 50 data centers, electrical utilities, solar and wind developers, and oil and gas companies rely on ComRent to fulfill their testing and commissioning requirements. Learn more at www.comrent.com.

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PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficient innovations, continues to enable battery-less and maintenance-free IoT with the introduction of its RSL10 Multi-Sensor Platform powered solely with a solar cell. This complete solution supports the development of IoT sensors using continuous solar energy harvesting to gather and communicate data through Bluetooth® Low Energy, without the need for batteries or other forms of non-renewable energy.

The powerful combination of ultra-low-power wireless communications, small form-factor solar cell and low duty cycle sensing applications makes it possible to develop and deploy totally maintenance-free IoT sensor nodes. The RSL10 Solar Cell Multi-Sensor Platform is enabled by the RSL10 SIP, a complete System-in-Package (SiP) solution featuring the RSL10 radio, integrated antenna and all passive components.

The platform combines the RSL10 SIP with a solar cell and a host of low power sensors from Bosch Sensortec, including the BME280 all-in-one environmental sensor (pressure, temperature, humidity) and the BMA400 ultra-low-power 3-axis accelerometer. Together, they will allow developers and manufacturers to create complete IoT nodes that are entirely powered through renewable energy or energy harvested from the sensor’s surroundings.

“After the success of the RSL10 Sensor Development Kit, we are thrilled to work with ON Semiconductor on a new cutting-edge sensor development platform that is entirely solar powered,” said Dr. Peter Weigand, Vice President of Marketing, Bosch Sensortec. “The BMA400 is the first real ultra-low-power accelerometer that doesn’t compromise on performance. Combined with the BME280 integrated environmental sensor, this provides a comprehensive sensing solution for IoT applications such as climate control, intrusion detection and asset tracking.”

Commenting on the release of the RSL10 Solar Cell Multi-Sensor Platform, Wiren Perera, who heads IoT at ON Semiconductor, said: “To support the growth of IoT, manufacturers are actively investigating alternative sources of energy to power their designs, helping to reduce environmental impact and lower manufacturing and maintenance costs. With this solution, established on the RSL10 Bluetooth Low Energy radio, we are proving that a battery-free and maintenance-free approach to smart sensor development is not only possible but can help manufacturers improve their designs.”

There are a growing number of IoT sensor applications where the duty cycle is low enough to support intermittent communications, allowing the energy needed to support operation to be harvested using renewable sources. The energy efficiency of the RSL10 is augmented by the highly efficient power management system and the ultra-low-power sensors implemented in the platform. Applications are expected to include smart home and building automation such as HVAC control, window/door sensors and air quality monitoring. Asset tracking including package open/close detection, shock monitoring, and temperature and humidity data logging are also possible applications.

For easy development, the platform is supplied with all design files (Gerber, schematic and BoM) and customizable source code as part of a CMSIS software package. The RSL10 Solar Cell Multi-Sensor Platform is available now from ON Semiconductor alongside a number of other energy-efficient rapid prototyping platforms for IoT, including the Energy Harvesting Bluetooth Low Energy Switch which just was just named 2018 China’s Most Competitive IoT Solution by China Electronic Magazine.

Additional resources & documents:
Sensor Development Kits Webpage
Energy Harvesting Platforms Webpage
From Battery-Free Sensors to Vision-Making IoT Real Video
Continuous Battery-Free Sensing Technology Blog
Continuous Harvesters and ON Semiconductor’s Low−Power RF Technology Close the Gap in Environmental and Accelerometer Sensors for IoT White Paper
RSL10 Solar Cell Multi-Sensor Platform Webpage

About ON Semiconductor

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) is driving energy efficient innovations, empowering customers to reduce global energy use. The company is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions, offering a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient, power management, analog, sensors, logic, timing, connectivity, discrete, SoC and custom devices. The company’s products help engineers solve their unique design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, medical, aerospace and defense applications. ON Semiconductor operates a responsive, reliable, world-class supply chain and quality program, a robust compliance and ethics program, and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions. For more information, visit http://www.onsemi.com.

ON Semiconductor and the ON Semiconductor logo are registered trademarks of Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC. All other brand and product names appearing in this document are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders. Although the company references its website in this news release, information on the website is not to be incorporated herein.

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On February 28, during its Capital Markets Day, ENGIE shared its ambition to become the world leader in the zero-carbon transition for its customers, in particular corporates and local authorities, with a target of 7 to 9% yearly growth. To reach this ambitious objective, the Group has announced its intention to reinforce its organization. This evolution aims to accelerate the execution of the strategy and the delivery of integrated zero-carbon solutions "as a service", turnkey, tailor-made and co-financed.

The resulting proposed organizational changes are the subject of a consultation process with the relevant employee representative bodies and will therefore take effect at the end of this process in July 2019:

Proposed creation of four Global Business Lines

The Global Business Lines (GBLs) will support the local teams and transversal performance. Each GBL will be led by an Executive Vice President, member of the Executive Committee, assisted by a Managing Director. These GBLs will be made of small teams whose mission would be: to propose the cross-BU strategy for their activity; to prioritize the allocation of resources (CAPEX) between the different BUs; to identify and lead the main transversal digital and excellence programs; to identify and setup the global partnerships; and to support, measure and report the performance of the activities at a global level.

The four Global Business Lines will be:

  • Thermal GBL
  • Gas and Power Networks GBL
  • Customer Solutions GBL
  • Renewables GBL

The Group will maintain its successful, decentralized organization based on its 24 Business Units (BU) in order to always remain close to customers and promote entrepreneurship.

Proposed creation of ENGIE Impact

ENGIE Impact will be implemented as a managerial entity dedicated to reinforcing access to top decision-makers. It will be built on the consulting expertise of existing ENGIE entities such as Tractebel and ENGIE Insight. ENGIE Impact will structure integrated and cross-BU solutions to address the zero-carbon transition challenges of large companies and local authorities. ENGIE Impact will rely on data and analytics-based insights to develop tailored consulting missions, with an initial focus on the Americas and Western Europe.

The strengthening of the organization is accompanied by appointments to the Group's leadership teams. Appointments that are not subject to consultation with employee representative bodies will take effect on 1 May 2019.

Evolution of the Group Executive Committee

  • Nomination of three new members to the Executive Committee:

    a) Olivier Biancarelli, CEO of Tractebel, is appointed Executive Vice President. He will be responsible for the Customer Solutions Business Line and will also supervise ENGIE Impact. He brings to the Executive Committee his intimate knowledge of consulting, client solutions and territories.

    b) Gwenaëlle Huet is appointed Executive Vice President, supervising France Renouvelables and Hydrogen Business Units. She will also lead the Renewables Global Business Line. She brings a deep expertise in developing renewable energy in France, which has become the showcase for our renewable technology, especially offshore wind and biogas.

    c) Wilfrid Petrie is appointed Executive Vice President, CEO France B2B and supervising France Réseaux Business Unit. He brings extensive experience in developing a wide array of innovative BtoB solutions, as demonstrated in the UK.

  • After four intense years serving the Group transformation and at the time when a new phase of its history will start, Pierre Mongin, who supervises five BUs, has shared his intention to gradually take a step back during this year. He will remain Group's General Secretary until 1 July 2019, then becomes Senior Advisor of the CEO to carry out special assignments. He plans to devote himself to personal projects as soon as he leaves the Group at the end of 2019.

Isabelle Kocher said: “I would like to deeply and warmly thank Pierre Mongin for his unique and outstanding contribution to the transformation of the Group over the past four years. Pierre, during this time, has shared his more than valuable experience and exceptional management skills to ENGIE and the teams. Even if I do understand and respect his decision, I would like to thank him to have accepted to be on our side until the end of the year.”

Pierre Mongin commented: "Thank you to Isabelle Kocher for having allowed me to participate in the tremendous transformation of ENGIE, and in particular for having entrusted me with the responsibility of launching renewable activities in France, Benelux and Africa. I appreciate the CEO’s vision and the dynamism of her leadership, which has enabled ENGIE to fundamentally evolve.”

His decision will bring a new distribution of roles and responsibilities within the Executive Committee:

  • a) Paulo Almirante is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He is also supervising Brazil, NECST (North, South and Eastern Europe Business Units), and MESCAT (Middle East, South and Central Asia and Turkey) Business Units.
  • b) Ana Busto is Executive Vice President, Brand & Communication.
  • c) Franck Bruel is Executive Vice President, supervising UK, LATAM (Latin America) and NORAM (US, Canada) Business Units.
  • d) Pierre Chareyre is Executive Vice President, supervising GEM (Global Energy Management), Generation Europe, B2C France and Benelux Business Units. He will also lead the Thermal Global Business Line.
  • e) Pierre Deheunynck is Executive Vice President, in charge of Group Human Resources, Transformation, Corporate, Global Business Support, Global Care and Real Estate.
  • f) Judith Hartmann is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for steering our publicly listed subsidiaries: supervision of GTT and coordination with Suez. She is also in charge of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
  • g) Didier Holleaux is Executive Vice President, supervising Elengy, GRDF, GRTgaz, Storengy, China, and APAC (Asia Pacific) Business Units. He will also lead the Gas & Power Networks Global Business Line.
  • h) Shankar Krishnamoorthy is Executive Vice President in charge of Strategy & Innovation, Industrial Development, Research & Technology, and Procurement. He is also supervising the Africa Business Unit.
  • i) Yves Le Gélard is Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, in charge of Group Information Systems.

Nominations of 2 Business Units CEOs and Managing Directors:

  • a) Rosaline Corinthien is appointed CEO of France Renewables Business Unit, reporting to Gwenaëlle Huet.
  • b) Nicola Lovett is appointed CEO ok UK Business Unit. She reports to Franck Bruel.
  • c) Laurence Borie-Bancel will be appointed Managing Director of the Thermal Global Business Line. She will report to Pierre Chareyre.
  • d) Martin Jahan de Lestang will be appointed Managing Director of the Gas and Power Networks Global Business Line. He will report to Didier Holleaux.
  • e) Jean-Pascal de Peretti will be appointed Managing Director of the Customer Solutions Global Business Line. He will report to Olivier Biancarelli.
  • f) Mathias Lelièvre will be appointed Managing Director of ENGIE Impact. He will report to Olivier Biancarelli.

Isabelle Kocher said: “The challenge ahead is significant and I know that I can count on the leadership and support of all to execute our zero carbon transition "as a service" strategy with this reinforced executive team. I wish all these leaders a great success in their new roles.”

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AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mercom Capital Group a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the global solar sector in the first quarter of 2019.

Total corporate funding (including venture capital, public market, and debt financing) into the solar sector in Q1 2019 came to $2.8 billion(B). Year-over-Year (YoY) funding in Q1 2019 was about 10% higher compared to the $2.5B raised in Q1 2018.

Chart: Solar Corporate Funding Q1 2018 - Q1 2019

“Funding levels were up slightly year-over-year in Q1 2019, but the solar industry was on a much stronger footing at the beginning of this year compared to a year earlier, when the industry was hit with tariffs, subsidy and installation cuts in China, and a module oversupply situation. The market is upbeat, and solar equities rebounded strongly in the first quarter. However, China is still a wild card, and depending on its 2019 policy direction, it could have a significant impact on the solar industry,” said Raj Prabhu, CEO of Mercom Capital Group.

Chart: Solar Top VC Funded Companies in Q1 2019

Global VC funding for the solar sector in Q1 2019 totaled $176 million(M) in 13 deals, compared to $161M in 22 deals in Q1 2018.

The majority of VC funding raised in Q1 2019 went to solar downstream companies with $111M in seven deals.

The top VC deals in the first quarter of 2019 were: $65M raised by Yellow Door Energy, $41M by Oxford PV, $37M secured by BBOXX, $20M by Aurora Solar, and PEG Africa’s $5M deal. A total of 28 VC investors participated in solar funding in Q1 2019.

Solar public market financing came to $247M in three deals in Q1 2019, compared to $103M in four deals in Q1 2018. Ginlong (Solis) Technologies had a rare IPO in Q1 2019.

Announced debt financings came to $2.35B in 19 deals during Q1 2019 compared to $2.3B in 18 deals in Q1 2018. There were three securitization deals in Q1 2019.

Announced large-scale project funding in Q1 2019 reached a high with $5.68B in 43 deals versus $2.7B in 57 deals in Q1 2018.

Chart: Solar Top 5 Announced Large-Scale Projects Funded By Dollar Amount in Q1 2019

M&A activity was steady with 18 solar transactions in Q1 2019 compared to 19 transactions in Q1 2018. Of the total 18 transactions, 14 involved Solar Downstream companies.

About 5.9 GW of solar projects were acquired in Q1 2019.

There were 18 investment firms and funds that acquired 20 projects in Q1 2019, totaling 3.5 GW, followed by 14 Utilities and IPPs which picked up 19 projects totaling 1.15 GW. Thirteen Project Developers acquired 14 projects for 803 MW.

Chart: Solar Top Project Acquisitions by Dollar Amount in Q1 2019

There were 297 companies and investors covered in this report. It is 80 pages in length and contains 65 charts, graphs, and tables.

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About Mercom Capital Group
Mercom Capital Group is a global communications and consulting firm focused on clean energy. Mercom produces funding and market intelligence reports covering Solar and Battery Storage/Smart Grid/Efficiency. Mercom advises cleantech companies on new market entry, custom market intelligence and overall strategic decision-making. http://mercomcapital.com.

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