May 17, 2020

Honeywell: Expands line of solar PV protection products

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Honeywell, a global leader in providing customers with high-performance specialty materials, has expanded on its line of PoweShield® backing sy...


Honeywell, a global leader in providing customers with high-performance specialty materials, has expanded on its line of PoweShield® backing systems, which protect photovoltaic (PV) modules in severe weather conditions.

The company has added the PowerShield PV270, which is designed to be 30 percent lighter than most traditional backing systems, yet also provides the same level of protection and insulation. The announcement of the product line expansion came at the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, which is the largest PV solar conference in the world.

"As demand for alternative energy grows, so does demand for technologically-advanced materials such as Honeywell's PowerShield line of backing systems for solar panels," stated Sanjay Sharma, global business director for Honeywell's PowerShield business. "This is another example of how Honeywell is innovating to help manufacturers build more cost-effective, durable solar panels."

The new PV270 has been optimized for decreasing the number of times manufacturers must change the rolls of the backsheet, which allows for longer periods of manufacturing uptime. The entire PowerShield line of backing systems helps seal and protect the electrical components of solar panels, which deters the threat of shorting or power loss, regardless of temperature and humidity conditions. The backing systems also protect panels from UV rays, and freeze-thaw cycle effects. The systems are mainly developed for rigid crystalline silicon cell PV modules, which generally have a lifespan of 25 years.

PowerShield PV270 is TUV Rheinland certified, meeting IEC 1000 volt standards, and is recognized by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for modules produced for North American installations. Modules built with the PowerShield PV270 have exceeded over twice the required performance criteria under the IEC 61215 EU standards for PV modules.





 

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Apr 20, 2021

Amazon's renewable energy projects surpass 200 milestone

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Dominic Ellis
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Nine new projects announced today takes Amazon's renewables portfolio beyond 200 projects

Amazon claims it is now Europe's largest corporate buyer of renewable energy as its projects surpassed 200 globally.

Broken down, it has 136 solar rooftops on facilities and stores and 71 utility-scale wind and solar projects, nine of which were announced today covering the US, Canada, Spain, Sweden and UK. They include:

First solar project paired with energy storage Based in California’s Imperial Valley, Amazon’s first solar project paired with energy storage allows the company to align solar generation with the greatest demand. The project generates 100MW of solar energy, and includes 70MW storage.

First renewable project in Canada An 80 MW solar project in the County of Newell in Alberta. Once complete, it will produce over 195,000MWh of renewable energy to the grid.

Largest corporate renewable energy project in the UK Amazon’s newest project in the UK is a 350MW wind farm off the coast of Scotland and is Amazon’s largest in the country. It is also the largest corporate renewable energy deal announced by any company in the UK to date.

New projects in the US Amazon’s first renewable energy project in Oklahoma is a 118 MW wind project located in Murray County. Amazon is also building new solar projects in Ohio’s Allen, Auglaize, and Licking counties. Together, these Ohio projects will account for more than 400MW of new energy procurement in the state.

Additional investments in Spain and Sweden In Spain, Amazon’s newest solar projects are located in Extremadura and Andalucia, and together add more than 170 MW to the grid. Amazon’s newest project in Sweden is a 258 MW onshore wind project located in Northern Sweden.

It now has more than 2.5 GW of renewable energy capacity, enough to power more than two million European homes a year, and aims to power all its activities with renewables by 2025 and net zero by 2040.

Amazon and Global Optimism co-founded The Climate Pledge in 2019, a commit ment to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early and be net-zero carbon by 2040. The pledge now has 53 signatories, including IBM, Unilever, Verizon, Siemens, Microsoft, and Best Buy.

A map of all of Amazon’s renewable energy projects around the world can be found here.

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