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Urban Renewables Touts Singapore Rooftop Solar Growth (Int'l.)
Urban Renewables
Date: 2022-01-12
Urban Renewables, a Singapore-based investment firm focusing on sustainable energy solutions in urban areas, reports it has reached the 10MW milestone for its solar PV rooftop portfolio within nine months of its first project with NS BlueScope Lysaght for its manufacturing plant in Singapore in March 2021.

The company has also signed 20 PPAs and partnerships with NS BlueScope Lysaght, Geneco and REC Solar to advance solar rooftop installations in Singapore and aims to own and operate 100MW of solar PV rooftop installations by the end of 2025. (Source: Urban Renewables, Website, PR, Jan., 2021) Contact: Urban Renewables, Edgare Kerkwijk, MD, +65 6679 6068, info@urban-renewables.com, www.urban-renewables.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Urban Renewables ,  Solar,  Rooftop Solar,  


Urban Renewables Touts Singapore Rooftop Solar Growth (Int'l.)
Urban Renewables
Date: 2022-01-10
Urban Renewables, a Singapore-based investment firm focusing on sustainable energy solutions in urban areas, reports its Singapore plant has reached the 10MW milestone for its solar PV rooftop portfolio within nine months of its first project with NS BlueScope Lysaght in March 2021.

The company has also signed 20 PPAs and partnerships with NS BlueScope Lysaght, Geneco and REC Solar to advance solar rooftop installations in Singapore and aims to own and operate 100MW of solar PV rooftop installations by the end of 2025. (Source: Urban Renewables, Website, PR, Jan., 2021) Contact: Urban Renewables, Edgare Kerkwijk, MD, +65 6679 6068, info@urban-renewables.com, www.urban-renewables.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Urban Renewables,  Rooftop Solar,  


GAF Energy Planning Move to Silicon Valley (Ind. Report)
GAF Energy
Date: 2021-05-12
Campbell, California-based building integrated solar roof specialist GAF Energy reports it plans to move its manufacturing from South Korea to a 112,000-squre-foot plant capable of producing about 50 MW of solar panels a year in San Jose, California.

GAF Energy, a unit of privately held Standard Industries, has installed its solar product on more than 2,000 U.S. rooftops sine 2017. (Source: GAF Energy, PR, May, 2021) Contact: GAF Energy, www.gaf.energy

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Tesla Touts Energy Storage, Rooftop Solar Growth (Ind. Report)
Tesla
Date: 2021-04-28
In an earnings call, Tesla reported its energy storage deployments grew 71 pct year-over-year in Q1, 2021, largely due to "the popularity of its Powerwall product." Tesla deployed 260 MWh of storage in Q1 of 2020 and 1,584 MWh in Q4, dropping to 445 MWh in Q1, this year.

Tesla also noted rooftop solar deployments climbed to 92 MW in Q1, its strongest quarter in 2.5 years. Solar roof deployments grew 9x compared to the same period last year. The growth curve slowed, however, from the fourth quarter of 2020 when the company installed 86 MW. (Source: Tesla, PR,27 Apr., 2021) Contact: Tesla, Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack; Tesla Solar, www.tesla.com/solarpanels

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Solar EV Startup Touts $48Mn Funding Round (Ind. Report)
Lightyear
Date: 2021-03-17
In the Netherlands, solar electric vehicle startup Lightyear is reporting it largest funding roud to date -- $48 million led by Zero Point Holding B.V. -- which will be used to support their growth and path towards the first customer deliveries of the company's first electric vehicle called the Lightyear One by the end of this year.

Lightyear One uses 5 square meters of integrated solar cells in the vehicles roof and hood and an efficient powertrain, high yield solar roof and an optimized thermal management system. for electric vehicles. The cells function independently, meaning they produce a higher yield compared to conventional solar cells, according to Lightyear. The Lightyear One can drive up to 55km (34 miles) per day on solar power alone.

Lightyear teamed up with Silicon Valley-based company SunPower Corporation, integrating the company's Maxeon solar cells onto conductive back sheet technology developed by Dutch life sciences company DSM. SunPower is an energy company that designs and manufactures crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and solar panels based technology invented at Stanford University in California. (Source: Lightyear, PR, Mar., 2021) Contact: Lightyear, Lex Hoefsloot, CEO, www.lightyear.one

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McDonald's Launches Energy Efficient Flagship (Ind. Report)
McDonald's
Date: 2020-07-22
Fast food giant McDonald's has unveiled a new global flagship restaurant in Orlando, Florida that is aiming for the "ultimate efficiency" in energy usage and performance.

The new facility will generate sufficient renewable energy on-site to cover 100 pct of its annual energy needs. McDonald's will also use the flagship as a learning hub to test energy efficiency measures for future operations. Data and learnings from the new restaurant will also support McDonald's global sustainability efforts, including progressing toward the company's science-based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 36 pct in restaurants and offices by 2030 compared to a 2015 base year.

The new flagship restaurant features: an 8,000 square-foot , 1,066 panel solar roof; photovoltaic glass panels integrated throughout the building, 1,700 square feet of green, plant-covered "living walls", low flow plumbing fixtures; waste water capture and reuse; and louvers that open and close automatically to inhale cool air in and exhale warm air.

To solidify the restaurant's Net Zero Energy status, McDonald's will also pursue the International Living Future Institute's Zero Energy Certification over the next year. (Source: McDonald's, PR, Catering Insight, July, 2020)

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GAF Energy Launches Integrated Solar Roof System (Ind. Report)
GAF Energy
Date: 2020-06-15
In the Golden State, Campbell-based roof-integrated solar systems specialist GAF Energy is reporting the launch the of their Flex option for use with the company's redesigned Decotech 2.0 roof-integrated solar product.

The Flex option offers a set number of system structure and wattage building-blocks that roofers can use to design optimal roof-integrated solar products designed to provide a good-looking, low-profile alternative to standard rack-mounted solar panels . The GAF system is integrated directly with the roofing system and requires no penetration of the roofing membrane. High-efficiency solar panels in the system optimize power output and provide a matching color profile to the roof to maximize aesthetic appeal, combined with robust flashing and a sleek black perimeter shield to reduce the risk of leaks and animal intrusion, according to the company website. (Source: GAF Energy LLC, PR, Website, New Kerala, June, 2020) Contact: GAF Energy LLC, Martin DeBono, Pres., www.gaf.com/en-us/residential-roofing/decotech, www.gaf.energy

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Amazon Announces New Renewable Energy Projects (Ind. Report)
Amazon
Date: 2019-12-04
Online shopping juggernaut Amazon is reporting three new renewable energy projects in the US and Spain that support its Climate Pledge to reach 80 pct renewable energy by 2024, 100 pct renewable energy target by 2030 and net-zero carbon by 2040.

Amazon's newest renewable energy project in Europe will be the company's first large-scale solar project generating 149 MW near Sevilla. The company's newest renewable energy solar projects in the US will be located in Lee County, Illinois and in Northern Virginia. Together, they total 180 MW and are expected to generate almost 400,000 MWh of renewable energy annually. Once complete, the three new renewable energy solar projects will provide an estimated 329 MW of additional renewable capacity.

To date, Amazon has launched over 70 renewable energy projects providing more than 1,900 MW and over more than 5.3 million MWh of renewable energy annually. These projects include 21 utility-scale wind and solar farms and more than 50 solar rooftops installed on fulfillment centers and sort centers around the globe. (Source: Amazon, PR, BusinessWire, Dec., 2019)

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Notable Quote -- Elon Musk Talks Solar Shingle Prices
Tesla,Solar City
Date: 2019-06-14
"I am very excited about version 3 of solar roof. We have a shot at being equal to a comp shingle roof plus someone's utility cost or being lower than that. That's one of the cheapest roofs available. So you can have a great roof with better economics than a normal fairly cheap roof and your utility bill." -- Elon Musk, Tesla, CEO

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Tesla's next generation of solar roof tiles will be even less expensive than initially announced after Tesla's 2017 merger with Solar City. Today, a standard asphalt shingle roof can cost as little as $4 per square foot. In 2018, the Solar City solar tiles cost about $21.85 per square foot.

Tesla acquired SolarCity in 2016 for $2.6 billion and planned to offer solar panels and home battery storage systems to consumers through its retail stores and online. In 2018, Tesla cut prices on its residential solar systems and its often touted solar roof tiles have not yet been produced on a commercial scale. (Source: Tesla, ZME Science, June, 2019)Contact: Tesla, www.teslamotors.com; SolarCity Corp., (650) 638-1028, www.solarcity.com

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