Fraunhofer ISE researchers develop bifacial hybrid HCPV module with output of 326 W/m2
The EyeCon module has a hybrid power output of 326 W/m ² or a bifacial performance of 28%, determined with the offered global plus behind irradiance. According to the research group, the silicon cell creates in between 23 and 42 W/m ² of additional power when the diffuse irradiance element increases from 8 to 30%.
Feb 6, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Germany, bifacial, Europe, Fraunhofer ISE, hybrid HCPV module
UK designers introduce freestanding curved panel
Item advancement company the Cambridge Design Partnership, dealing with compatriot solar service Solivus, has actually developed a curved solar module featuring a natural thin movie. The style is based upon Solivus' desire to "create a product so attractive that individuals would enjoy to have one in their garden".
Feb 4, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Germany, UK, Europe, solar panel, Solivus, Jo Parker-Swift, Ben Crundwell
German coal mines could host 3 GW of floating PV
Research study institute the Fraunhofer ISE has actually approximated the technical capacity of drifting PV at mining sites in Germany at around 56 GW. With floating jobs 10-15% more pricey than land-based options, scientists have actually required further incentives, such as the staging of 'development tenders'.
Feb 4, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, Germany, floating PV, Europe, ISE
Jurchen Technology creates easy-to-install PV mounting system
German Jurchen Technology proposes an innovative racking system for photovoltaic panels – PEG. The substructure requires less material than conventional mounting systems, simplifies installation and optimizes land-use.
Feb 2, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Germany, Europe, Jurchen Technology, PV mounting system
New efficiency record achieved by tandem solar cell
An R&D team from HZB has established a new record for tandem silicon/perovskite solar cells. The cell measured 1 sq cm has achieved 29.15 percent conversion efficiency. The researchers state that the new record of 30 percent is on the way. The achievement has been approved by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems.
Jan 30, 2020 // Technology, Germany, Europe, solar cell
Railway-connected large scale PV project announced in Germany
A 42 MW solar park will be built in eastern Germany to generate power for the 16.7 Hz network of German rail operator, Deutsche Bahn. Construction is expected to start once final approvals are received from local authorities.
Jan 24, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Germany, Europe, Ronald Pofalla, Torsten Schein, Enerparc
New process could yield 26.6% efficient IBC cells
Researchers in Germany are trialing a host of new processes and materials to develop interdigitated back contact solar cells. A deposition technology named ‘hot-wire’ chemical vapor deposition, is said to provide excellent passivation without the need for treatments such as recrystallization or hydrogenation.
Jan 24, 2020 // Technology, Germany, solar cells, Europe, IBC Solar
Manz and Shenzhen Yinghe Technology sign cooperation deal on lithium battery-making
Manz AG has signed an agreement with China’s Shenzhen Yinghe Technology for strategic cooperation in lithium-ion cell and module production.
Jan 17, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Storage, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, Manz AG, Shenzhen Yinghe Technology, lithium-ion cell
Hard times for thin-film PV module makers as Crystalsol and Calyxo file for insolvency
Calyxo, a German cadmium telluride solar module manufacturer, has filed for insolvency for the second time, despite the recent emergence of new prospective investors. Meanwhile, Crystalsol – an Austrian flexible solar panel maker – has also initiated insolvency proceedings, due to losses of roughly €7 million.
Jan 14, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Germany, Europe, Austria, Crystalsol, Calyxo
Insolvency proceedings started for Hanergy’s unit
Solibro Hi-Tech filed for insolvency last Friday. In August, 2019, Solibro GmbH was also declared insolvent. Both companies belong to Hanergy group.
Jan 13, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Germany, Europe, Hanergy, Solibro, bankruptcy
IFC to help Bangladesh find IPP for 35-50MW solar project
Development financiers are looking to lure in private players to deploy utility-scale solar in the world’s most densely populated country, hoping to combat land shortages for renewables.
Jan 7, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Germany, Europe, Asia, world bank, ifc, Bhutan
First Solar to pay US$350 million to settle 2012 class action case
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, First Solar has agreed to settle a 2012 class action lawsuit to the tune of US$350 million. The settlement is subject to approval by the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.
Jan 6, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Malaysia, Germany, SMSL, Europe, Asia, first solar inc, cdte thin-film modules
EV Charging Robots By Volkswagen Revealed
The Volkswagen group has hinted that it is searching for a charging robot for EV. These are mobile charging robots that will make electric vehicles autonomous.
Dec 30, 2019 // Technology, Storage, Transport, VOLKSWAGEN, ENERGY STORAGE, Germany, Europe, electric vehicles, mobile charging robot, robot
Organic Solar To Benefit from Femtosecond Laser Scribing
Fraunhofer is leading efforts to avail affordable photovoltaic material for solar at the industrial level
Dec 24, 2019 // Technology, Germany, Fraunhofer, Europe, PV material, ILT
Research on technologies for roll-to-roll production of organic photovoltaics
German Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen and partners are developing technologies for the roll-to-roll production of organic photovoltaics (OPV) in the »EffiLayers« project.
Dec 20, 2019 // Technology, Germany, Europe, OPV, PV cells, organic photovoltaics, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT