Reviewing bifacial project business economics
Bifacial solar module innovation will certainly discover valuable application in a substantial variety of solar power nuclear power plant, according to a technological evaluation performed by ArcVera Renewables. While marketed 25% or better gains in power return are not likely for a lot of projects, regular project power manufacturing gains are 3-10%. Evaluation discovers that lots of projects under the analysis of notified technological due persistance, appropriate dimension as well as website layout, will certainly gain significant internet existing worth.
Feb 19, 2020 // Opinions, bifacial, solar module, WORLD
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
Lightsource BP signs financing, goes bifacial-plus-trackers for Spain debut
Lightsource BP has actually clinched a financing offer with London-headquartered bank NatWest to fund the development of its maiden Spanish solar jobs.
Feb 3, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Spain, bifacial, Lightsource BP, Europe, trackers, large-scale solar, Paul McCartie
Arkema keen to ride bifacial wave with new polymer solution launch
Materials firm Arkema is lining up a bifacial-ready backsheet polymer solution for release this year, having identified the trend for bifacial panels to represent a significant opportunity for the group.
Jan 31, 2020 // Manufacturing News, bifacial, Bifacial PV, backsheet, bifacial solar, polymer, arkema, kynar
Jinko claims two more efficiency records for bifacial panels
The Chinese manufacturer has achieved conversion efficiencies of 21.82% and 22.49% for its p-type PERC and n-type HOT bifacial panels, respectively. The results were confirmed by Germany’s TÜV Rheinland.
Jan 17, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, China, bifacial, PV panels, Asia, PERC, Jinko
Enel powers up 475MW of auction-backed bifacial solar in Brazil
The Brazilian renewable energy subsidiary of power giant Enel Group has brought online a 475MW bifacial solar project in Brazil’s northeastern state of Piauí.
Jan 14, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, EDP, Enel, bifacial, South america, Brazil, auction, paraiba, piaui
Jolywood manufactures solar modules for the biggest n-type power station
Jolywood Suzhou has been selected as the only supplier of bifacial silicon solar panels to the Oman-based biggest bifacial photovoltaic array in the world.
Jan 13, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, bifacial, solar modules, Jolywood, International
US lawmakers propose clean energy credit push to take US to net zero
US power suppliers could face clean energy credit obligations to foster a major shift to renewables and decisively slash emissions, under legislation currently being drafted up at Congress.
Jan 10, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, USA, ENERGY STORAGE, ITC, America, bifacial, PURPA, North America, microgrid, congress, clean future act
New solar modules from the Indian solar EPC developer
Vikram is launching three new types of PV panels to the United States’ market. The new products are scheduled to become available at the beginning of the next year. These will be glass-on-glass and framed , as well as half-cell standard mono passivated emitter and rear cells. The peak capacity of the panels ranges from 375W up to 425W.
Nov 28, 2019 // Manufacturing News, USA, India, pv modules, bifacial, Asia, North America, Vikram
New conversion achievement for bifacial crystalline-silicon i-TOPCon solar cells
The latest peak conversion rate over 23 per cent for a large version of n-type photovoltaic cells achieved by China-based Trina Solar has been recognized by German ISFH calibration and test center.
Nov 25, 2019 // Technology, Germany, China, bifacial, Europe, Asia, Trina, PV cell, c-Si i-TOPCon, ISFH CalTeC
New Enphase microinverter for high-power solar panels will begin shipping in November
Enphase Energy announced that the Enphase IQ 7A microinverter for high-power monofacial and bifacial solar modules will begin shipping to customers in North America in November 2019. The IQ 7A microinverter augments the lineup of seventh-generation Enphase microinverters with support for modules up to 450 W, targeting high-power residential and commercial solar applications.
Oct 28, 2019 // Inverters, Enphase Energy, microinverters, bifacial, solar modules, Badri Kothandaraman, Wayne Irwin, Jim Straeter, Carlos Martinez
PV ModuleTech 2019: Interview with Frédéric Dross, VP Technology Americas with DSM
At the recently held 2019 PV ModuleTech conference, held in Malaysia, PV Tech talked with Frédéric Dross, VP Technology Americas with DSM after his presentation that highlighted PV module materials for performance and reliability.
Oct 28, 2019 // Solar, Malaysia, pv power plants, pv modules, bifacial, c-si manufacturing, Asia, pv moduletech 2019, royal dsm, Frédéric Dross
Enel kicks-off production at Italy’s heterojunction module factory
The manufacturing facility, idled a few years ago, will produce bifacial modules. The company claims panel efficiency exceeds 20.5% and the factory has an annual production capacity of around 200 MW.
Oct 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Italy, Enel, bifacial, Europe, Antonello Irace, HJT heterojunction technology
Lightsource BP closes financing on first utility-scale Australia project, boasts bifacial prominence
Lightsource BP has signed financing agreements to develop its maiden utility-scale solar project in Australia.
Oct 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Canadian Solar, Australia, pv power plants, solar pv, bifacial, Lightsource BP, Adam Pegg, Oceania, finance
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