Finance/Investing

US, China and South Africa Lead Rebound in Clean Energy Investment

Second quarter investment rises 22% compared to Q1, but shrunken figure for Europe ensures that world total stays below that for Q2 last year. London and New York: Global investment in clean energy was $53.1bn in the second quarter of 2013, up 22% from the first quarter thanks to an upturn in the financing of wind and solar projects and a 170% surge in equity funding for specialist companies on public markets. The Q2 rebound was led by the US, which saw investment jump 155% compared to a weak first quarter, to reach $9.5bn, and also China (up 63% at $13.8bn) and South Africa (up from almost nothing in Q1 to $2.8bn in Q2).

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Distributor of Renewable Energy Products

Australian Distributor of Renewable Energy Products Announces Partnership

The SolarEdge system consists of a specialized DC/AC inverter and power optimizers, which track MPP at the module-level, thereby increasing energy output by up to 25%. Given that the modules operate independently, shading, module orientation and uneven string lengths are no longer design limitations. This allows designers the flexibility to cover more of the roof with solar modules, including on facets with different orientations and tilts.

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