Solargiga finally gets 600 MW ingot and wafer operation up and running
The solar manufacturer today moved to reassure investors ahead of what promises to be another rocky set of first-half figures in two days’ time. The Hong Kong company says it wants to add another 3.6 GW of mono ingot and wafer capacity by early 2021.
Aug 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, Hong Kong, Asia, wafer, Solargiga, mono ingot
A graphene-based supercapacitor that’s also…. a t-shirt?
Scientists at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology have developed a method for producing a ‘smart fabric’ with a supercapacitor energy storage device embedded in it. Its developers say it can be readily integrated with a solar cell or used to power wearable technology.
Aug 29, 2019 // Technology, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Litty Thekkakara
Food and energy tussle as Australian state approves controversial solar farms
The state government of Victoria has approved three projects in the Shepparton region which have a combined generation capacity of 175 MW. However, some residents are upset at the loss of prime agricultural land and now-redundant irrigation equipment which had been upgraded using government grants.
Aug 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Victoria, Australia, Daniel Andrews, Oceania, Richard Wynne, Congupna Solar Farm
Mini series: ‘Today, it’s not just the energy that you produce’
While based in Munich in Germany’s south, renewable asset management software provider 3megawatt’s first major clients were in the United States. However, as the European markets have transitioned beyond feed-in tariffs to the complexity of subsidy-free solar and wind arrays, the understanding of the need for asset management tools is rapidly increasing, says 3megawatt founder and CEO Edmee Kelsey.
Aug 29, 2019 // Tariffs, Software, Opinions, USA, Germany, Europe, North America, tariffs, Munich, Edmee Kelsey, 3megawatt
Huaneng Renewables secured permits for just 50 MW of grid parity solar in first half
The wind power generator also has a 930 MW solar portfolio but did not take big steps in unsubsidized PV during the first six months of the year.
Aug 29, 2019 // Plants, Grids, Tariffs, China Power, Huaneng Renewables
Trump ratchets up tariffs on Chinese products – including batteries
While the damage is largely done for cells, modules and inverters, increased tariffs on U.S. module components and 15% measures on lithium-ion batteries are not good news for either sector.
Aug 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Inverters, Tariffs, USA, Lithium-ion batteries, TESLA, Sungrow, Trump, Inverters, Huawei, North America, tariffs, PV cells, modules, Enphase, Flex, USTR, Kelly Speakes-Backman
BayWa r.e., Statkraft team up for Spanish subsidy-free solar successor
Two sponsors of one of Spain’s iconic subsidy-free plants have sealed a deal to deploy a smaller successor in the same area, planned again without support from government money.
Aug 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, pv power plants, solar pv, Europe, subsidy-free solar, baywa r.e., Dr Benedikt Ortmann
SEIA: US renewable purchase reform must not entrench utility dominance
The pressure building for the US to water down decades-old federal energy policy risks further tilting the scales in utilities’ favour, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
Aug 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Policy, USA, FERC, solar-plus-storage, PURPA, Solar Energies Industry Association, North America, Abigail Ross Hopper, US utilities
Sound economics spur Aussie mining giant on to solar and wind
Australian miner Oz Minerals is turning to wind and solar power for operations at what is billed as the largest unexplored nickel-copper deposit in Australia, it order to curb the need for "high cost fossil fuels."
Aug 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Australia, Oceania, Oz Minerals, miner, Andrew Cole
BBOXX closes US$50 million funding round led by Mitsubishi
BBOXX has successfully closed a US$50 million Series D funding round that will see the next generation utility company accelerate its global expansion efforts.
Aug 29, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Germany, Europe, Africa, bboxx, mitsubishi, Mansoor Hamayun, PowerGen Renewable Energy, Rafiki Power, E.on SE
Maharashtra eyes tariff cap of around US$0.040/kWh for new PV tender
India’s Maharashtra state has launched a process to procure a major slice of grid-linked solar power, pushing for low prices in line with earlier tenders this year.
Aug 29, 2019 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Tariffs, India, tender, Asia, tariff, prices, maharashtra, Vinay Rustagi
JA Solar provides 33.1MW of mono-PERC panels to Scythia-Solar-2 project in Ukraine
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JA Solar has supplied 33.1MW of mono-PERC panels to Ukraine-based project developer, UDP Renewables for the Scythia-Solar-2 PV power plant in the Zaporizhia region of the country.
Aug 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Ukraine, UDP Renewables, pv power plants, SMSL, JA Solar, pv modules, Europe
Solar hails victory as Victoria u-turns to ramp up rebate support
Victoria’s state government has yielded to industry pressure and increased the frequency and number of rebates available in its rooftop solar subsidy programme.
Aug 29, 2019 // Residential, Markets & Finance News, Policy, Rooftop PV, Victoria, Australia, rooftop, John Grimes, Oceania, subsidies, smart energy council
PVEL adding new solar module testing regimes including backsheet durability and LeTID sensitivity
PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) is including a number of key module reliability tests to its PV Module Product Qualification Program (PQP) that is more responsive to downstream market needs.
Aug 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, USA, PV Tech, pv modules, c-si manufacturing, North America, pvel, top performer, pv module reliability scorecard, letid, backsheet, microcracks, DNV GL
Waaree Energies cumulative solar module shipments nearing 2.5GW
India's largest solar panel manufacturer, Waaree Energies said it was closing in on achieving cumulative solar module shipments of 2.5GW as its recent capacity expansions took nameplate production to 1.5GW.
Aug 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, India, pv power plants, pv modules, c-si manufacturing, Asia, waaree, Sunil Rathi
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