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Balance of Systems

Nextracker unveils three next-gen solar racking products

Australia’s most popular mounting solution brand, US company Nextacker, has released a hail stow-ready rack, a terrain following tracker and an irradiance-tracking yield optimiser.

Over 155 GW of U.S. solar manufacturing announced in one year

The United States has begun to reshore its energy supply chain one year after the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act.


Brookfield teams with Envision on Australian renewable energy push

Brookfield Asset Management has inked a deal with Chinese multinational Envision Group to explore opportunities for manufacturing of clean energy equipment in Australia to support its plan to develop up to 14 GW of renewable generation and storage facilities in the country within the next decade.

Biwatt unveils new residential sodium-ion batteries

Biwatt Power, a Chinese manufacturer, has developed new residential sodium-ion batteries with an efficiency rate of 97% and a projected lifespan of more than 3,000 cycles.

Weekend Read: Deployment trumps manufacturing in EU priorities

A lack of clear policy support, raw material dependency, and higher production costs are inhibiting the localisation of European solar manufacturing, despite strong demand, writes Edurne Zoco, executive director for clean energy technology at S&P Global.

Altech pushes ahead with Germany-based battery projects

Western Australia battery tech company Altech Batteries has raised $13.3 million (USD 8.7 million) to advance the development and commercialisation of its sodium-chloride solid state battery project and to progress construction of a silumina anodes battery materials plant in Germany.

Vena launches Indonesia production plan to support solar, storage ‘megaproject’

Singapore-based developer Vena Energy has announced it will investigate opportunities to manufacture solar panel components and battery energy storage systems in Indonesia to support a hybrid megaproject featuring up to 2 GW of solar capacity and more than 8 GWh of energy storage.

BlackRock links with NZ on $2 billion clean energy strategy

American investment giant BlackRock has teamed with the New Zealand government to launch a NZ$2 billion (AUD 1.86 billion) climate infrastructure fund to accelerate the growth of green energy technologies like solar, wind, green hydrogen and battery storage to fuel a low-emissions economy.

Report tips $138 billion to keep Australia in manufacturing race

The Australian government needs to commit up to $138 billion (USD 90 billion) over the next decade to support manufacturing of renewable energy-related equipment or risk the country being left behind in the race to develop the technologies and manufacturing capacities needed to prosper from the global energy transition.

MGA moving to scale up thermal energy storage solution

Newcastle-based clean energy company MGA Thermal has secured $8.25 million (USD 5.39 million) from domestic and international investors as it gears up for commercial scale production of its thermal long-duration energy storage solution.

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