Solar and the chocolate factory
The latest 7 MW of net metered solar capacity in Dubai indicates 11 MW were added across ten new arrays in just nine days as the Shams initiative continues to work up a head of steam.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Dewa, Asia, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, middle east, Dubai, UAE, Nestlé, Shams
BayWa r.e. to work on South Korea solar debut via new office
BayWa r.e. has added South Korea to its list of target markets, dropping its anchor in Seoul to oversee the deployment of its first solar pipeline in the country.
Sep 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, pv power plants, Asia, Korea, baywa r.e., apac, utlity-scale pv
Panasonic launches new residential solar battery
The Japanese electronics manufacturer said the EverVolt storage system is available in the U.S. market in AC and DC-coupled versions, with a storage capacity ranging from 5.7-34.2 kWh, depending on the model chosen.
Sep 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Residential, Storage, Japan, Panasonic, Asia, lithium-ion storage, Mukesh Sethi
China set for 40 GW of pumped hydro storage next year
The showpiece 3.6 GW Fengning county project which will offer grid services and back-up power at the 2022 Winter Olympics is part of a 31.15 GW construction pipeline of projects, many of which are set to come into service next year.
Sep 25, 2019 // Storage, storage, China, Asia, 2022 Winter Olympics
Vietnam may cut FITs for large scale solar 20%
The tariff for rooftop PV will be maintained at $0.0935/kWh but payments for ground-mounted and floating solar could be cut to $0.0709/kWh and $0.0769, respectively. The previous FIT scheme, according to government figures, has driven the deployment of around 5 GW of solar generation capacity.
Sep 25, 2019 // Tariffs, Rooftop PV, Floating PV, Asia, rooftop PV, Vietnam, floating
Bigging UP the carbon-free pioneers: Step forward 3S Solar Plus
pv magazine’s UP campaign aims to highlight industry movers who embrace carbon reduction and the circular economy in their operations and Swiss BIPV manufacturer 3S Solar Plus boasts an impressive sustainability record.
Sep 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, Europe, JinkoSolar, Asia, Switzerland, PERC, carbon-free, 3S Solar Plus, Patrick Hofer-Noser
Tuning titanium in perovskite cells
Scientists from Russia’s NUST MISIS institute and the University of Rome have discovered a two dimensional titanium carbide can improve the performance of a halide perovskite solar cell when added in microscopic amounts across the various cell layers.
Sep 25, 2019 // Technology, Italy, Europe, Asia, NUST MISIS institute, Russia, University of Rome, titanium, Aldo di Carlo, Danila Saranin
Jinko ships 300 MW for project in southern Spain
The Chinese module manufacturer has provided Cheetah panels for the Talasol project in the municipality of Talaván, near Cáceres in the southern Spanish region of Extremadura.
Sep 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Spain, China, Europe, Asia, Jinko, Talasol, Cheetah modules, Frank Niendorf
Scatec Solar amasses US$140m-plus in private placement raise
Scatec Solar has raised NOK1.32 billion (US$146 million) in a private placement for its global solar pipeline.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Scatec, Malaysia, Ukraine, pv power plants, Europe, Asia, Africa, Egypt, mozmbique, Norway
WoodMac: Bifacial solar poised to surge ten-fold by 2024
Bifacial PV stands on the edge of a boom across the world’s four corners as cost improvements and geopolitics strengthen the case for the budding technology, according to Wood Mackenzie.
Sep 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, Wood Mackenzie, China, pv power plants, bifacial, Asia, North America, Xiaojing Sun
Jinko becomes first solar manufacturer to make 100% renewable energy pledge
The Chinese module giant has committed to sourcing 70% of its energy from renewables by 2023 and all of it by 2025. If serious, that could represent confidence in the amount of new renewable energy generation capacity to come online in China given the company’s huge production capacity expansion plans.
Sep 24, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, First Solar, Asia, Jinko, Kanping Chen
Volume of Ukraine orders just keeps Risen
Risen Energy has announced a 148 MW module order will be completed this month as the Ningbo-based company expects to ship almost 1 GW of product to the country this year.
Sep 24, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, Ukraine, Europe, Asia, Risen Energy
Hanergy touts solar powered car that can run 30 days without charging
The thin-film manufacturer and Chinese carmaker Joylong Automobile applied thin film cells to the roof of a small commercial vehicle which was tested for a month. Hanergy says its K-Car could offer an effective daily range of 50-100km without charging.
Sep 24, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Transport, China, Asia, Hanergy, Joylong Automobile, K-Car, CIGS thin-film modules
New efficiency record for flexible CZTS
Scientists at South Korea’s Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology have set a new efficiency record of 11.4% for a cell based on a copper zinc tin sulfide thin film applied to a flexible substrate.
Sep 24, 2019 // Technology, South Korea, Asia, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, flexible CZTS, Kee-Jeong Yang, thin-film solar cell, Jin-Kyu Kang
International Energy Agency forecasts 115 GW of new solar this year
The global expansion of PV, wind power and other clean energies will see double-digit growth this year as solar continues to lead the pack.
Sep 24, 2019 // Solar, Spain, China, Europe, Asia, IEA, Fatih Birol
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