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Enphase Energy Forays right into Poland; Inks Distribution Deal with SmartX
Enphase Energy, a solar microinverters professional, has forayed right into Poland via a circulation partnership with SmartX, a solar microinverters distributor in Poland.
Jun 5, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Inverters, Enphase Energy, microinverters, International, Solar Products, David Ranhoff, Piotr Redkiewicz,, Radek Koczwara, Roka Energy Poland, SmartX, solar microinverters
West Bengal Looking For EPC Specialists for 125 MW Solar Power Plant
WBSEDCL has actually provided an EOI for engineering, procurement and also building and construction (EPC) of the 125 MW phase-1 of solar park task in West Bengal.
Jun 5, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, EPC, India, tender, Asia, West Bengal, project, Solar Park, West Bengal EPC Solar
'Landmark' council had storage website in Somerset energised
The biggest council-owned power storage site in the UK has been energised as well as is now functional.
Jun 5, 2020 // Storage, UK, Europe, Sarah Dyke, Somerset, David Owen
German scientists research causes of LeTID
Scientists at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Solutions and Device Modern technology IISB are attempting to recognize the sources of light and elevated temperature induced degradation (LeTID) in PERC solar cells. First examinations must offer a comprehensive understanding of the process and also product dependence of LeTID and also associated degradation effects in monocrystalline and multicrystalline PERC solar cells.
Jun 5, 2020 // Technology, Germany, Europe, letid, PERC solar cells
100% solar-powered floating villa
Australian designer Chuck Anderson's Lilypad is a 100% solar-powered rental property floating off Hand Beach in north Sydney.
Jun 5, 2020 // Technology, Floating PV, Australia, Oceania, Chuck Anderson
Indian Railways to establish 3 GW solar plants on vacant land
The projects-- to be established in three phases of 1 GW each-- are anticipated to be finished by year 2022-23. While the very first and the 3rd phases will be developed under public-private collaboration basis, the second phase will certainly be on the possession model of REMCL and eligible for funding subsidy under the CPSE plan.
Jun 5, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, India, Asia, REMCL
Australia's very first digitized PPA
The 9.4 MW Robinvale Solar Farm is Suntech's first 100%- possessed task in the Australian pipe ahead to fulfillment and the initial solar job in the country to release WePower's blockchain-based PPA style, which opens chances for smaller sized corporate customers to go green with their procurement techniques.
Jun 5, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, PPA, Australia, Oceania, Robinvale Solar Farm, Zeight Gao, Lorita Chen
New product, modeling techniques promise developments in power storage space
The surge of mobile digital devices, electric automobiles, drones and other modern technologies have driven need for new light-weight products that can give the power to operate them. Researchers from the College of Houston and Texas An as well as M College have actually reported an architectural supercapacitor electrode made from reduced graphene oxide as well as aramid nanofiber that is more powerful and also extra flexible than conventional carbon-based electrodes.
Jun 5, 2020 // Storage, USA, North America, Haleh Ardebili
Showtime for photosynthesis
Making use of a special mix of nanoscale imaging and chemical evaluation, a worldwide team of researchers has exposed a key step in the molecular system behind the water splitting reaction of photosynthesis, a searching for that can aid inform the design of renewable resource modern technology.
Jun 5, 2020 // Technology, Junko Yano, Berkeley, Vittal K. Yachandra, photosynthesis, Jan F. Kern, Nicholas K. Sauter
Exploration opens 'hot' electrons for extra effective energy use
Very energetic, "hot" electrons have the possible to help solar panels a lot more successfully harvest light energy. Yet scientists have not had the ability to gauge the energies of those electrons, restricting their usage. Scientists at Purdue College as well as the College of Michigan developed a means to analyze those powers.
Jun 5, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing, USA, North America, Anne Burnett, Vladimir Shalaev, Harsha Reddy
EV batteries supplying grid stabilization services at Italian vehicle manufacturing facility
Fiat Chrysler has actually started building of a vehicle-to-grid pilot at its Mirafiori manufacturing facility in Turin. The project, which likewise consists of 5 MW of PV, will ultimately become a virtual nuclear power plant.
Jun 5, 2020 // Storage, Italy, Europe, EV batteries, Fiat Chrysler, Engie EPS, Roberto Di Stefano
Scottish Water launches tender for solar projects up to 5 MW
The Scottish water supplier is seeking propositions for the development as well as construction of numerous solar plants varying in dimension from 50 kW to 50 MW. The installations can be a combination of ground-mounted PV systems and also roof arrays.
Jun 5, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, UK, tender, Europe, Scottish Water Horizons
Single-axis bifacial PV supplies lowest LCOE in 93.1% of globe's land area
Researchers from the Solar Power Study Institute of Singapore have concluded that utility-scale PV jobs depending on bifacial panels as well as single-axis trackers provide the lowest levelized cost of power in most of the world. They discovered that the combination of bifacial products with dual-axis trackers is still also costly, regardless of the greater yield. The second-lowest LCOE is used by monofacial single-axis tracker plants.
Jun 5, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing, LCOE, Asia, Singapore, Bifacial panels
Game theory for solar module production
Researchers in Iran have used the Stackelberg management version to figure out whether the production of a closed-loop solar module supply chain-- including panel refurbishing-- is viable. According to their searchings for, a comparable supply chain may only be set up with public aids, which would guarantee that expenses for R&D, module production, and also recycling are dispersed between the federal government and all the chain's players.
Jun 5, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing, India, Asia, solar module
Teamtechnik gets stringer order for 400 MW German fab
German equipment supplier teamtechnik introduced it has actually obtained an order from a European component supplier for several stringers to process 9 busbar fifty percent cells. Currently a significant pattern among module makers in China, 9BB technology now seems headed additionally afield.
Jun 5, 2020 // Manufacturing, Germany, Europe, teamtechnik, SolarWelt, Danny Bönisch