Power-Generating Windows: Panasonic's Perovskite Solar Cells
Panasonic's new power-generating window harnesses perovskite solar cells for a conversion efficacy of 17.9%. Learn how the see-through module utilizes inkjet printing and a horizontal stripe pattern to generate hundreds of millions of dollars.
Sep 1, 2023 // BIPV, Panasonic
RayGen's Demo Launch: ARENA Boosts Solar-and-Storage Tech
RayGen Resources Pty Ltd has opened a 4MW solar and thermal storage power plant in Carwarp, Victoria. ARENA funds AUD 10 million to support the commercialisation of RayGen's technology, allowing for long-duration energy storage and improved design of a 200 MW solar and 115 MW/1.2 GWh storage system.
Sep 1, 2023 // Storage, RayGen
Engie Chile Starts 68-MW/418-MWh BESS at Solar Farm
Engie Chile has begun assembling a 68-MW/418-MWh battery energy storage system. Tamaya BESS will store electricity from Engie's 114-MW Tamaya solar farm and reduce CO2 emissions by 42,187 tonnes/year. Part of Engie Chile's energy transformation plan, the project aims to convert traditional power plants into renewable energy sources.
Sep 1, 2023 // Storage, BESS, PV Power Plant, Engie Chile
EiDF Purchases 238 MWp of Solar Projects in Spain
EiDF acquires 238 MWp of solar projects in northern Spain, including two large-scale projects with an EIS in place. Commitment to smaller-scale projects remains for commercial and industrial customers.
Sep 1, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Spain, Europe, Solar Project, EiDF
Heliene Secures Historic 1.5GW Solar Module Order
Heliene Inc, a Canadian solar panel maker, has secured an order from US-based Nexamp Inc for 1.5 GW of solar modules - the largest community solar order in US history. Nexamp is financing the construction of 250 MW of PV parks across 6 states. Heliene has 3 production facilities in the US and Canada.
Sep 1, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Canada, PV module, North America, heliene
EDP & CTT Solarize Portugal's Postal Service
EDP and CTT have joined forces to bring solar energy to Portugal. Their 1MW solar farm is capable of meeting 40% of a building's daily energy needs, and will soon become a Collective Self-Consumption Community, sharing its benefits with up to 850 families and companies. An ambitious 6 MWp of decentralised energy generation is planned.
Sep 1, 2023 // Plants, Portugal, EDP, Europe
TotalEnergies, Ronesans Greenlighted for Turkey Renewables JV
TotalEnergies SE and Ronesans Holding joint venture will enable TotalEnergies to become one of the leading players in the Turkish renewable energy sector. European Commission approves of this agreement due to its limited impact in EEA.
Aug 31, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Asia, Turkey, TotalEnergies SE, Ronesans Holding
Soltec Powers Brazil Solar with 412 MW Order
Soltec Power Holdings SA and CET Brazil collaborate to deliver 6,394 SFOne trackers and 741,704 solar modules to a 412-MW photovoltaic project in Minas Gerais, Brazil. SFOne trackers minimise visual impact and maximise energy efficiency. Soltec and CET Brazil look to build a successful partnership.
Aug 31, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Plants, South america, Brazil, Soltec Powers
Origis Revives Former NM Coal Plant with 200MW Solar Farm
Origis Energy has started construction on the 200-MW Escalante Solar Project in New Mexico. Built near Grants, this PV facility will produce enough energy to power 40,000 homes and is scheduled for completion in 2024. Gridworks is overseeing construction and Origis will assume operation and maintenance services. The project will be located next to a zero-emission, hydrogen-fired power facility.
Aug 31, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North America, New Mexico, Origis Energy, PV Power Plant
Yaskawa Solectria to Showcase Solar-Optimized Inverters
Yaskawa Solectria Solar presents ground-breaking SOLECTRIA XGI 1500-DCG models at RE+2023, featuring SiC technology for high power and efficiency, plus US-made components. Hands-on training at show for optimal performance and uptime to qualify for 10% Domestic Content Bonus Credit.
Aug 31, 2023 // Inverters, Yaskawa Solectria Solar
Tata Power Builds 28 MW Solar Plant For Sanyo Steel
TPREL and Sanyo Special Steel Manufacturing India Pvt. Ltd. sign 28.125 MW (AC) captive solar plant agreement to produce 61.875 Million Units (MUs) annually and reduce carbon footprint by ~42,534 tonnes. TPREL's total renewables capacity reaches 7,815 MW with this project.
Aug 31, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, tata power, PV Power Plant
Trina Solar Vertex N 700W+: Mass Production Begins
Trina Solar has started mass production of the Vertex N 700W+ series modules, equipped with 22.5% module efficiency and n-type i-TOPCon Advanced tech. Tests by RETC show 3.96% increased annual power generation, with successful projects installed in Saudi Arabia and China.
Aug 31, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Trina Solar, Vertex Module
Sweden Tests Solar-Powered Hybrid Truck
Funded by Vinnova and Scania, this research project is developing a solar-powered hybrid truck with a 560-horsepower plug-in hybrid and 18m trailer covered with 100 sqm solar panels. Expected to reduce emissions and sell electricity to the grid, the truck is being tested by Ernsts Express AB.
Aug 31, 2023 // Transport, Sweden, hybrid, Europe, Scania, Electric, truck
FIMER Powers BESS at Capgemini
Capgemini, the IT multinational firm, has partnered with FIMER on a revolutionary project that will reduce 70,000 tonnes of carbon emissions and use 100% renewable energy. FIMER supplied three 2MVA PCS bidirectional converters for two office campuses in India. With Black Start Mode/Grid forming mode, the PCS can form the grid during outages.
Aug 30, 2023 // Storage, Inverters, RPO, capgemini, BESS System, FIMER Inverters
Saudi's $123M Egypt Solar Closes Financing
ACWA Power has closed financing for 200MW Kom Ombo solar project in Egypt, with $123 million of the total $182 million investment coming from international institutions. In January 2024, the plant will provide electricity to 130,000 households and help Egypt meet its 2035 goal of 42% renewable energy.
Aug 30, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Asia, Africa, Egypt, ACWA Power, Solar Project