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In a bid to create leading solar products, Jolywood's research and development team has developed a transparent mesh backsheet that features additional reflective mesh on the blank areas between the solar cells in the modules. This allows the mesh to increase the power of the module by 5-6W, and better protect the inner layer of the backsheet. Also, the product is lightweight, breathable and with high light transmittance. These features make the product a good fit as a component for bifacial modules. Compared with double glass, glass plus transparent backsheet has more cost advantages in product yield, crushing rate of transportation and installation, clamp cost, O&M, etc.

Lin Jianwei, Chairman of Jolywood, said, "We are proud of the great work that our world-leading team has done to develop this latest advancement in backsheet technology. Jolywood has 10 years of experience providing high-quality backsheets for the encapsulating of modules. We've been making efforts to develop innovative products for the PV industry, and will continue to roll out more products to promote fast application of bifacial modules."

In addition, DuPont China has teamed up with Jolywood to jointly develop PV products. Wang Wei, Global General Manager of DuPont China, said that Jolywood has been an important strategic partner, and both companies have worked closely together to develop valuable transparent backsheet products and will continue their efforts.

In addition to transparent mesh backsheets, Jolywood also provides the most efficient N-type mono bifacial solar cells. The conversion efficiency of their N-type TOPcon bifacial cells exceeds 22.5%. With their newly-launched backsheets, Jolywood will be able to offer the most well-rounded and carefully-designed solutions to customers like SPIC Xi'an Solar Power Co., Ltd., which has been cooperating with Jolywood on N-type IBC cells, who plans to further their collaboration in the development of cells and backsheets.

About Jolywood

Jolywood (SZ: 300393) is the world leader in the development, production and marketing of PV backsheet, high-efficiency mono-crystalline n-type bifacial solar cells and bifacial modules. Founded in 2008, Jolywood (Suzhou) Sunwatt Co. Ltd. (Jolywood Suzhou) is the largest manufacturer of PV backsheet worldwide, with an annual production capacity of over 100 million square meters. Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology Co. Ltd. (Jolywood Taizhou), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jolywood Suzhou, was founded in 2016, and tops the global solar industry with 2.4GW in manufacturing capacity of N-type bifacial solar cells since 2017.

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"Marshall's drink, the Hyena Fang, was really the most creative that we saw in the competition," say Ramage and Griffiths. "The way he used the peanut shells to salt-infuse the Zucca was such a rad idea and one that we had never seen before. His use of amontillado sherry to pick up on the nuttiness and grapefruit oleo to balance the whole thing out was so unlike anything else we saw in the competition and ended up really delicious!"

Winning Cocktail:
"Hyena Fang" by Marshall Davis (Gallo Pelón Mezcaleria, Raleigh, N.C.)
1.5 oz peanut-infused Sombra Mezcal*
0.75 oz salted Zucca Rabarbaro Amaro**
0.5 oz amontillado sherry
0.5 oz grapefruit scrap oleo-saccharum***
3 drops Peychaud's Bitters
Build drink in rocks glass. Add bitters and oleo-saccharum first, then lower a large ice cube into the glass. Add sherry, salted Zucca and peanut-infused Sombra Mezcal. Stir until diluted and chilled. Taste for balance. Garnish with a trimmed, expressed grapefruit peel.

*Peanut-Infused Sombra Mezcal
Shell 1 cup salted, shell-on peanuts. Reserve shells for salted Zucca. Combine shelled nuts and 0.75 liter Sombra Mezcal in a glass infusion jar and let sit for 48 hours. Strain through a nut milk bag.

**Salted Zucca Rabarbaro Amaro
Add 1 cup of peanut shells to an ISI charger and whip twice with 16 oz of Zucca for 30 seconds first, 5 minutes second. Strain through a nut milk bag.

***Grapefruit Scrap Oleo-Saccharum
Peel 12 grapefruits, the smaller the shards, the better, leaving as much pith behind as possible. Place the peels in a stainless steel bowl and cover with sugar, about 1.5 cups. Gently knead the sugar into the peels by hand or with a muddler. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 24 to 48 hours. If residual sugar remains, add a few drops of hot water until it is all dissolved. Strain off the solids and refrigerate.

"Peanuts are a big crop here in North Carolina, so I like to use them in cocktails as much as possible," says Davis. "In the Hyena Fang, we're using every part of the peanut to enhance the natural earthiness and nuttiness of Sombra Mezcal. The salt component also helps complement Sombra's pepper and citrus notes, while balancing out the bitterness in the amaro. The other sustainable ingredient is our grapefruit oleo-saccharum, which utilizes the peels from the juicing we do on a daily basis for our Paloma."

"We salute all of the bartenders who submitted so many great and creative recipes. They should all feel very proud," says John Sean Fagan, Distiller and Director General, Sombra Mezcal. "We congratulate Marshall Davis on his win. We look forward to welcoming him at Sombra Mezcal's palenque for a hands-on immersion into sustainable mezcal production, including helping with reforestation efforts and making adobe bricks from distillation by-products for much-needed local housing projects."

Creative and Sustainable Cocktails from Across the U.S. and Canada
The competition inspired sustainable cocktails from all over the U.S., as well as Canada. Each recipe required the use of two demonstrably sustainable cocktail ingredients. Some bartenders took inspiration from the work of Trash Tiki and many recipes incorporated tepaches, oleo-saccharums, vegetable tops and tails, fruit pits, nutshells, herb stems, citrus trim cordials, and even onion skin ash.

Ramage and Griffiths recreated and tasted more than 100 recipes, narrowed down the 12 finalists, and ultimately, picked the winner. The process was conducted virtually to minimize the competition's carbon footprint. The punk rock-styled duo began to focus on sustainable cocktails while at London's Dandelyan, which was named "World's Best Bar" by World's 50 Best Bars in October.

Among the top finalists, there was a trend of bartenders making great creative use of ingredients not normally used that were specific to the bars and localities in which they work. This included creating a syrup out of excess sushi rice, using pine that grows close to their bar and even harvesting sea salt.

Given that the competition was virtual and the submissions were made online, there were recipes from all across the U.S. and Canada, from New York to Denver, Washington, D.C. to Miami and even Vancouver, B.C. Since there was no requirement of having a local host in each market, the competition attracted recipe submissions from bartenders living in places that might not be on the usual circuit.

Setting the Highest Standards of Sustainability in Oaxaca
Sombra Mezcal sets the highest standards for eco-friendly production at its palenque to ensure consistent quality and innovation from the fields to the bottle. Its groundbreaking green initiatives include using certified sustainable wood, rainwater, solar power, and upcycling distillation by-products into adobe bricks donated for local housing in earthquake-affected areas of Oaxaca.

About Sombra Mezcal
Founded in 2006, Sombra Mezcal sets the highest standard in Mezcal production. Made from organically farmed, high altitude Espadín agave and distilled in Oaxaca, Mexico at the traditional strength of 90 proof, Sombra Mezcal was named the "Best Agave Spirit in the World" by F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal. It later earned Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

In 2017, Sombra opened a new, state-of-the-art distillery (palenque) created as a model of sustainable production. The resulting Mezcal is a testament that world-class agave spirits do exist outside of Tequila. Sombra Mezcal is part of Davos Brands' premium portfolio that includes Aviation Gin, Astral Tequila and TYKU Sake.

For more information, please visit www.SombraMezcal.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SombraMezcalUS/ and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @sombramezcal.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Renewable Services, an operations and maintenance organization for wind and solar asset owners across the U.S., has won recognition for its high standard of operational excellence in 2018.

Duke Energy Renewable Services' technicians received the 2018 Wind Technician Team of the Year Award at the 10th Annual Wind Operations forum in Dallas this year. This team is operating and maintaining DTE Energy's wind fleet in Michigan and was recognized for its accomplishments in safety performance, innovation, environmental stewardship and customer service.

"Customer relations is the cornerstone of Duke Energy Renewable Services' success, and we celebrate every achievement that strengthens our organization and the credibility of the service we provide to our customers," said Jeff Wehner, vice president of renewable operations. "As an owner-operator of renewables, we uphold the same standards of safety, reliability, cost efficiency and performance with the third-party sites we operate as we do with our own assets."

Separately, Duke Energy Renewables' Highlander I, Seville I and Seville II solar power projects in California were recognized by the Solar Finance Council as three of the top 100 performing solar assets in the country. The Solar Finance Council, which launched in May of this year, partnered with kWh Analytics to present their findings on solar project output in the U.S.

In addition, the Duke Energy Renewables Control Center (RCC) has been granted ISO 9001:2015 certification – an internationally recognized standard that assures services meet the needs of clients through an effective quality management system.

"The on-site services business has been certified to ISO 9001 since 2010," Wehner said. "Adding the RCC to this certification further demonstrates our commitment to provide high-quality, consistent services to our clients."

Duke Energy Renewables also has won the prestigious Blue Diamond Award for its Data Efficiency Project. The 2018 Blue Diamond Awards is an annual event recognizing technology as an economic driver for innovation in the Charlotte, N.C., region and has been in place for more than 25 years.  

Duke Energy Renewables

Duke Energy Renewables primarily acquires, develops, builds and operates wind and solar electric generation facilities across the U.S. The portfolio includes nonregulated renewable energy, as well as energy storage assets.

Duke Energy Renewables' utility-scale wind and solar assets total about 2,900 megawatts (MW) – across 14 states – from 21 wind and 64 solar projects. The power produced by these projects is primarily sold through long-term contracts to utilities, electric cooperatives, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers. Visit Duke Energy Renewables  for more information.

Duke Energy Renewables is part of the Commercial Renewables business unit of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK).

More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com. The Duke Energy News Center includes news releases, fact sheets, photos, videos and other materials. Duke Energy's illumination features stories about people, innovations, community topics and environmental issues. Follow Duke Energy on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "European Solar Power Market, Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Following a significant drop in capacity addition in 2016, the European solar PV industry staged a recovery in 2017 by adding 8.6 GW solar capacity. The region is expected to add 16.5 GW by 2025 and grow at a CAGR of 8.4%.

The European solar market generated 9.64 billion in 2017. It is expected to perform well in 2018 and generate revenue of 11.7 billion, increasing by 23.3% over the previous year.

Continuing declines in solar PV costs, re-modelled support schemes and regulations, and energy storage alternatives are the key drivers for the market. Self-funding, power purchase agreements (PPAs) and leasing will remain the main financing models in EU countries. New business models such as on-site direct wire mini PPAs will be used to overcome regulatory barriers.

The research methodology adopted is a combination of primary and secondary research. Secondary research involves desk-based research. Primary research involves interaction with market participants and getting their perspective and feedback on our analysis.

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the European solar power market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • Are the existing competitors structured correctly to meet customer needs?
  • Will these companies, products and applications continue to exist?
  • What are the key drivers and restraints affecting the solar power market?
  • Are the technologies offered today meeting customer needs or are additional development needed?
  • How are the growth trends for solar power different in developed and developing markets?

Key Topics Covered

1. Executive Summary

  • Key Findings
  • CEO's Perspective
  • Associated Multimedia and Related Research

2. Market Overview

  • Market Scope
  • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
  • Distribution Channels

3. Drivers and Restraints - Solar Power Market

  • Market Drivers
  • Drivers Explained
  • Market Restraints
  • Restraints Explained

4. Forecasts and Trends - Solar Power Market

  • Forecast Assumptions
  • Pricing Analysis
  • Business and Financial Models
  • Europe
  • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
  • Percent Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Region
  • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
  • Key Solar Power Market Participants

5. Country Profiles

  • Country Profile - Austria
  • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
  • Country Profile - Switzerland
  • Country Profile - Belgium
  • Country Profile - Germany
  • Country Profile - Italy
  • Country Profile - The United Kingdom
  • Country Profile - France
  • Country Profile - Spain
  • Country Profile - Turkey
  • Country Profile - The Netherlands
  • Country Profile - Nordic Countries
  • Country Profile - Rest of Europe

6. Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action

  • Growth Opportunity 1 - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Growth Opportunity 2 - Expand Offerings to Include Residential and C&I Storage
  • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth

7. The Last Word

  • The Last Word - 3 Big Predictions

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dsm87q/2018_european?w=4

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