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North American Clean Energy: American Solar Accelerates Path to Energy Independence for North Carolina Homeowners

American Solar Accelerates Path to Energy Independence for North Carolina Homeowners

American Solar helps North Carolina accelerate the pace of the state’s residential solar energy installations and, in 2022, plans to add approximately 5 megawatts of installed solar capacity, enough to power more than 600 residential homes.

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PV Magazine: Reliance Industries to invest $29 million in NexWafe

Reliance Industries to invest $29 million in NexWafe

Reliance New Energy Solar (RNES) has invested US$29 million in German wafer technology company NexWafe’s Series C financing round as it looks to establish wafer production facilities in India.

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PV Tech: Reliance invests US$29m in NexWafe, looks to establish ‘giga-scale’ wafer production in India

Reliance invests US$29m in NexWafe, looks to establish ‘giga-scale’ wafer production in India

Reliance New Energy Solar (RNES) has invested US$29 million in German wafer technology company NexWafe’s Series C financing round as it looks to establish wafer production facilities in India.

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Quartz: Ambani’s new energy business is on an investment spree to create Jio-like success

Ambani’s new energy business is on an investment spree to create Jio-like success

From two $1.14 billion acquisitions announced a few days ago to two more big-ticket deals in the past few hours, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries (RIL) has been on an investment spree. Today (Oct. 13), the company formed in June, announced a $45 million investment in German firm Nexwafe.

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Bloomberg: Asia’s Richest Man Boosts Green Energy Push With Two More Deals

Asia’s Richest Man Boosts Green Energy Push With Two More Deals

Reliance New Energy Solar Ltd. agreed to invest NexWafe GmbH for 25 million euros ($28.8 million), the Indian group told the exchanges late Tuesday.

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Solar Builder: Consider the Source, Part 2: Factoring in embodied carbon

Consider the Source, Part 2: Factoring in embodied carbon

One contender looking to reduce the carbon footprint of wafers is NexWafe. Spun out from Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in 2015, NexWafe’s Green Silicon EpiNex silicon wafers production eliminates intermediate steps and avoids mechanical machining from ingots.

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PV-Tech: NexWafe raises €10 million in a new Series B round of funding

NexWafe raises €10 million in a new Series B round of funding

Fraunhofer ISE spin-off NexWafe has raised €10 million in a new Series B round of funding as the company moves to another pilot production phase.

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SparkSpread: Energy Outlook: US Battery Financing Nears Watershed Moment

Energy Outlook: US Battery Financing Nears Watershed Moment

“We see tenfold interest in commercial storage than what we saw the year before," says Lior Handelsman, founder of SolarEdge Technologies, a listed energy storage and solar company. This growth is being driven by increasing electricity prices and grid instability. So, commercial business owners who are looking to improve their bottom lines are doing so by generating and storing their own energy.”

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Forbes: Inverters: The Unsung Hero Of The Global Emerging Energy Economy

Inverters: The Unsung Hero Of The Global Emerging Energy Economy

To better understand the role of the inverter and how it adds value to the equation, I lined up a conversation with Lior Handelsman, VP of Marketing and Product Strategy and Co-Founder of Israeli-based inverter company SolarEdge. SolarEdge is one of the leading inverter companies in the world, with close to $940 million in 2018 revenues, and over 1.5 million inverters and 40 million power optimizers across 130 countries, so Handelsman knows a thing or two about inverters.

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USA Today: Here's what you need to know about the California power outages

Here's what you need to know about the California power outages

Major utilities were cutting power to millions of Californians due to predicted high winds that could down power lines and spark wildfires. Here's what you need to know. Though utilities have warned for months that preemptive cutoffs were a possibility, the outages appeared to be catching many consumers by surprise. While many Florida and East Coast residents have long learned to cope with power outages from hurricanes, weather-related outages could be considered a new phenomenon in the Golden State.

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CFO Thought Leader: Delivering on Solar's Promise

Delivering on Solar's Promise - Podcast

As Ronen Faier recalls the career-building ups-and-downs of being an entrepreneurial CFO, few memories appear to be more vivid than that of a meeting with Guy Sella, a seasoned Israeli entrepreneur, who invited Faier to lead the finance team of his solar start-up. Not yet a midsize firm, SolarEdge Technologies had only about $9 million in annual sales, with roughly 100 employees, when Faier received Sella’s invitation.