Webinar Q&A: Simulating the gains of bifacial and tracking installations, where’s the rub?
Following up on the webinar held with Trina Solar about the new algorithms needed for bifacial and tracking installations, the word is that gains of 20-30% are not unlikely. To attain that, however, the sweet spot of front and rear side yield has to be reached. Trina has showcased a new algorithm alongside its bifacial n-type modules and claims it can do just that.
Aug 13, 2019 // Opinions, bifacial, Europe, tracking, Trina Solar, Kyumin Lee, Klaus Hofmeister
PV system prices fell 8.9% in Brazil in the first six months of the year
The cumulative capacity of 5 MW-or-smaller solar systems has reached 958 MW in Brazil, according to consultancy Greener. Around a third of that capacity was installed in the first half of this year, with projects relying on half-cell and PERC modules making up the largest share.
Aug 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Inverters, South america, Brazil, Greener, PV system prices, PERC modules, Polycrystalline modules, ANEEL
From the Middle East To the United States, Philadelphia Solar plans a 1 GW Foray
Philadelphia Solar is a Jordan-based firm establishing a factory in the United States. Not something we become aware of typically. The firm has plans for a 1 GW plant in a suitable US site.
Jul 16, 2021 // Manufacturing News, USA, North America, philadelphia solar, C&I market, solar in middle east
Trungnam Group launches the largest solar farm in Vietnam in the middle of renewables drive
Trungnam Group officially ushered in the 500KV transformer station as well as 220/500KV Grid line, as well as the 450 MW Trung Nam Thuan Nam solar power plant on October 12th, 2020 in Phuoc Minh commune, Thuan Nam area of the south-central Ninh Thuan Province. It's a spectacular occasion as well as vital project in celebration of the 14th Ninh Thuan provincial Party's Congress, 2021-2025 terms.
Oct 13, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Asia, Vietnam, PV Power Plant, Trungnam Group
Questioning the quantum behavior of perovskites
Scientists at the University of Texas have made a discovery they say has “altered the understanding of the fundamental properties of perovskite crystals”. Their findings could improve understanding of defect formation in perovskites, leading to devices with enhanced performance and stability.
Oct 9, 2019 // Technology, University of Texas, Anton Malko
Renewables and geopolitics: The United States
An accelerated transition to renewables could go either way, regarding the United States’ unique geopolitical strength. According to Indra Overland – head of the Center for Energy Research at the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs – the U.S. could surrender a major advantage if it abandons fossil fuel. The nation could, however, remain dominant in the global energy sector if it continues to lead on innovation and clean energy tech-related intellectual property.
Oct 2, 2019 // Policy, USA, China, Trump, Asia, Israel, Africa, Egypt, North America, Indra Overland, Norwegian Institute for International Affairs
The race has only just begun
The Australian utility-scale PV and wind industries have just gone through a record two years of construction and commissioning. More specifically, writes Rystad Energy’s David Dixon, utility-scale PV has transformed from a megawatt-scale market to one measured in gigawatts. The resultant boom in utility-scale PV in the country has attracted developers, EPCs and OEMs, from at home and across the globe.
Oct 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Opinions, Canadian Solar, Australia, utility-scale PV, Oceania, Soltec, Ideematec, arctech solar, David Dixon, Exosun
4 Solar Supplies Energizing the Market
The tailwinds for these solar firms work out past recent rises
Feb 15, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, Canadian Solar, First Solar, Maxeon Solar Technologies, Azure Power Global
The Connection Between Solar and Bitcoin
Bitcoin and the solar energy industry are increasingly intertwined. For instance, buying solar panels with bitcoins is becoming easier. Several businesses, such as, AM Solar, and Spendabit, offer complete solar panel kits and accept bitcoin as payment.
Sep 23, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, SEIA, Australia, Oceania, Bitcoin, Laurent Schmitt, Power Ledger
Tandem gadgets really feel the warm
Understanding exactly how solar cell operation changes as it relocates from the lab into the real world is essential for optimizing their design before automation. KAUST scientists show how perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells function in a warm as well as warm setting.
Sep 15, 2020 // Technology, Saudi Arabia, Asia, solar cell, Erkan Aydin
Solar buying in the Sunshine State
Rounding off a huge week for solar in Queensland, Premier Palaszczuk revealed the collaboration in between Energy Queensland had Yurika and also the Queensland Investment Corporation which will certainly see 15 MW of solar mounted throughout 5 shopping center.
May 8, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, Australia, Oceania, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Michael O’Brien
The sun shines only at night
Engie has been selected to supply a solar power plant in Guam with 50 MWdc of generation capacity and approximately 300 MWh of storage – with the express purpose to deliver 100% of the electricity after sunset.
Oct 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, USA, storage, Engie, North America, guam, Samsung SDI
Heating up the heterojunction-LID conversation
Scientists led by the University of New South Wales have checked into the long-lasting deterioration of silicon-heterojunction. Their searchings for recommend that lighting at heats can really boost cell efficiency, however also runs the risk of triggering multiple light-induced degradation devices if not meticulously controlled.
Sep 11, 2020 // Technology, Australia, Oceania, HJT cells
The solar cell you can publish
₤ 6 million to drive next-generation solar modern technology right into brand-new applications
Jul 28, 2020 // Technology, UK, Europe, solar cell, Swansea University, James Durrant, Dame Lynn Gladden, Amanda Solloway
UK Solar Taskforce raises the roof
' Untapped potential of commercial structures might change nation's solar energy'
May 29, 2023 // Rooftop PV, UK, Europe, Chris Hewett, Graham Stuart