Korea

OCI closing Korean solar quality polysilicon plants on US$ 636m problems cost
Significant Korean polysilicon manufacturer, OCI Chemical is to shut 2 solar quality polysilicon plants in Korea as manufacturing expense are nearly dual the present record low ASPs.
Feb 12, 2020 // Manufacturing, China, polysilicon, c-si manufacturing, wacker chemie, Asia, Korea, oci chemical, hanwha chemical, tongwei group
Searching concealed electrical power in crystalline solar batteries with brand-new encapsulation strategy
Korean scientists assert it is feasible to draw out greater than 10% of 'surprise electrical power' in crystalline solar batteries making use of a brand-new encapsulation procedure based upon poly‐dimethylsiloxane finishes as well as a three-dimensional module framework. Contrasted to EVA movies, the brand-new finishing is stated to prevent removing short-wavelength light
Feb 7, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing, solar cells, Asia, Korea, poly‐dimethylsiloxane
Korean flow battery company signs JV agreement for 200MWh US factory
Former Governor of New York George Pataki has welcomed the possible siting and construction of a vanadium redox flow battery (VRB) factory in the state.
Jan 29, 2020 // Manufacturing, Markets & Finance, Storage, USA, Asia, Korea, North America, George Pataki, KORID, Jared Lazerson
A electrode Arrangement for PV panels that are shingled
Researchers in Korea have suggested a layout for bonding and dividing that's believed to provide increased efficiency. The number of palms optimized to five cells for branch has been 171 and 128. Five provide power conversion efficiency of 17.346percentage and three 16.855%.
Jan 23, 2020 // Technology, PV panels, Asia, Korea
New batteries to allow EVs drive longer
Korean scientists are studying a lithium-air battery to improve the discharge capacity and durability of the device, which would allow e-vehicles to cover long distances without recharging.
Jan 13, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Asia, Korea, e-vehicles, lithium-air battery
Nano One Patents new Durable Cobalt-Free Battery Material
Nano One has been issued a Taiwanese patent relating to lithium nickel manganese oxide (LNMO) cathode material, that eliminates cobalt from the battery
Jan 6, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Japan, Canada, China, Asia, Korea, North America, taiwan, EV, us, Battery Patent, Lithium ion, Nano One, Stephen Campbell
Freestanding microwire-array allows flexible solar window
TSCs are emerging devices which combine the advantages of visible transparency and light-to-electricity conversion. Among the valuable potential applications of these devices is their integration into vehicles, buildings, or mobile electronics. Therefore, color-perception and flexibility are important in addition to the efficiency.
Dec 16, 2019 // BIPV, solar cells, Asia, Korea, flexible, TSCs
Next-generation light-weight, flexible and long-lasting batts
A group of Korean researchers, headed by Prof Soojin Park, has created foldable batts with thin 3D organic electrodes.
Dec 13, 2019 // Technology, Storage, Asia, Korea, flexible, Soojin Park
GS and ReNew to install 300 MW of solar capacity in India
ReNew Power gets a 51-percent stake of the project, while the Korean contractor will hold the remaining 49 percent. The project has been won during the tranche-IV tender held by SECI in 2019.
Dec 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, India, Asia, Korea, ReNew Power, GS Engineering & Construction
Solar cells with holes pierced in them can be used as windows
UNIST researchers have discovered how to let light through photovoltaic panels. They have made dense micro-holes in a cell, which makes it seen as fully transparent and suitable for window application.
Dec 12, 2019 // Technology, PV panels, Asia, Korea, solar sells, UNIST
Innovative material to boost performance of photovoltaic cells
A group of scientists from the Korean IBS, in collaboration with the Netherlands-based UvA, has created a new 2D material with atomic layer thickness, which offers super high energy conversion efficiency.
Dec 4, 2019 // Technology, Europe, Asia, Korea, Netherlands, PV cells, flexible PV, IBS
7 Companies That Are Leading the Way for Solar-Powered Cars
The naysayers aren't stopping big automakers and startups from developing the technology. There are some ideas where the payoff for success would be so huge that you just have to try.
Nov 27, 2019 // Transport, Japan, Toyota, NEDO, TESLA, Germany, Sono Motors, Hyundai, Elon Musk, Europe, Asia, Korea, Squad Mobility, Robert Hoevers, Light Year, Stella Ersa, Sion, New Energy, Koji Makino
Hyundai-made vehicle with solar rooftop charging
Hyundai Motor has created the world’s first vehicle equipped with solar roof-mount charging. The innovative solution is claimed to provide extra electrical power, maximize fuel efficiency and driving distance.
Nov 26, 2019 // Transport, Asia, Korea, North America, Hyundai Motor, New Sonata Hybrid
Solar sales recover for electronics brands LG, Kyocera and Panasonic
Korean conglomerate LG reports increasing demand for its high-efficiency PV products in key markets while Kyocera said its solar business is improving profitability. Panasonic posted a slight increase in sales for its PV segment, including solar manufacturing.
Nov 1, 2019 // Manufacturing, Markets & Finance, Japan, Panasonic, Kyocera, Asia, Korea, LG
North Korea plans 2.5 GW solar plant with Chinese help
China will build the huge solar park at its own cost for its energy-hungry neighbor in exchange for access to rare earths. The project was announced by the Association of China Rare Earth Industry.
Oct 25, 2019 // Plants, China, Asia, Korea, Kim Jong-un