Learn more about our upcoming Roundtable at PV Taiwan (Taipei) this Friday:
“Quality first: A holistic overview of quality in and for Taiwan, from cell and module to array.”
In the auction, El Salvador’s energy regulator CNE will select large-scale solar and biogas power projects. Meanwhile, PV is bringing down power tariffs in the country.
A team from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia has published research into heterojunction solar cells using alternative materials to silicon. The researchers hope that the process they developed could simplify the fabrication of solar cells.
Chinese shipments of lithium-ion batteries could jump by 40% year on year in 2017, but demand from the country’s burgeoning electric-vehicle market continues to overshadow the deployment of stationary energy storage systems (ESS), according to a recent report.
Scientists of the University of Florence claim that graphene-based electron transport layers (ETL) achieve higher carrier injection with respect to most commonly used ETLs.
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation will provide $94 million as the sole debt financier of Australia’s first co-developed wind, solar and storage array. The 60 MW Kennedy Energy Park is being developed by Windlab and Eurus Energy and will combine 43.2 MW in wind capacity, 15 MW of solar PV, and 2 MWh of battery storage.
Senegalese government issues open tender for solar projects with a combined storage capacity of 100 MW in the Diourbel, Kaoack, and Fatick regions of the country.
The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development has identified 16 new solar projects in Egypt with a cumulative capacity of 750 MW to receive financing, while International Finance Corp will support development of a further 13 solar parks.
Saga Energy, a part of Taiwan’s Delta Group, has inked a €2.5 billion deal to construct 2 GW of solar PV in Iran, working alongside local partner Amin Energy. Company also hopes to build module fab in the country.
Powin Energy has secured non-recourse debt financing from Brookfield Renewable for an 8.8 MW/40.8 MWh storage system it plans to install in the Canadian province of Ontario. It did not disclose the terms of the agreement.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Company (DEWA) announced that the firm has launched a new wholly owned investment subsidiary. It is called Jumeirah Energy International Silicon Valley Company and, as the name entails, is found in the Silicon Valley in California.
The U.S. solar firm, a subsidiary of French energy giant Total, will supply its high-efficiency solar panels to projects awarded in the second round of CRE tender process in France.
The Spanish company will build three PV plants in a 50/50 joint venture with Saudi developer Swicorp. The facilities will sell power to local utility EETC under a 25-year PPA.
In an interview with pv magazine, President of the Portuguese renewable energy association Apren, António Sá da Costa, has explained why solar and renewable energy power plants selling electricity to the spot market are still unviable in the country, and has urged the government to introduce auctions.
Through this second operation in the solar sector, the operational PV plants owned by the Italian power and gas provider have reached a combined capacity of 38.4 MW.
Pacifico Energy has announced the start of construction on its Toyota Mega Solar Power Plant, located on mountainous land in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture. The plant is expected to be grid connected in December 2019.
Dutch solar-powered car, with an average speed of 69 km/h and a carrying capacity of up to five people, has been hailed as the future of solar powered cars after competing in World Solar Challenge.
Kangping Chen, the CEO of Chinese solar manufacturer JinkoSolar, speaks to pv magazine about the company’s solar technology development, the efficacy of half-cut solar cells, and the future of the PV industry.
Since October 8 some 42 cars powered by solar energy raced their way across Australia from Darwin to Adelaide in the 30th World Solar Challenge. Delft University’s Nuon Solar grabbed its seventh win.
A team at the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a type of battery which it says could store energy for long durations at a fraction of the cost of current storage technologies.
Wärtsilä, one of the largest global supplier of flexible and efficient energy solutions, has announced that it will provide technically and environmentally advanced energy storage solutions to the power markets in India.
The Mississippi-based CIGS manufacturer cites “intense” competition from imports.
The Japanese equipment provider also reported an increase in sales of 19.2% for fiscal year 2017. In the machinery business, the company said, all of sales of the large-scale deal were booked as planned.
The high-efficiency solar maker asks for Section 201 action to include First Solar’s thin film products, but to exclude its back contact crystalline silicon solar as a unique product.
Three of Taiwan’s largest solar cell and module manufacturers – Gintech, Neo Solar Power and Solartech – will suspend common stock transactions next week, prompting rumors that a merger between the three firms could be on the cards.
SOMERA series uses PERC monocrystalline solar cells reaching module area efficiency up to 19.05% (for 60 cells) and up to 18.45% (for 72 cells).
The Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN) has requested lithium-ion battery OEMs to demonstrate the efficacy of mini grids in the range of 15-20 kW, based on a lithium-ion battery storage system.
Mahindra Susten won the auction for 20 MW/28MWh with the final all-in price of INR 2.99 billion ($46 million).
Leclanché presented the figures for the first half-year 2017 with a two week delay. The Swiss energy storage provider reports higher sales figures and lower losses as a result of its restructuring.
“Airbus for batteries”-style alliance announced this week in Brussels aims to expedite European battery cell manufacturing and strengthen continent’s storage value chain in face of Asian and U.S. competition.
A 2,900 home planned development in Arizona will feature electricity trading between a network of PV and battery systems, as a grid-tied microgrid that will also absorb excess power at strategic times for the local grid.