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June 9, 2020

A spray coating process for perovskite PV

Scientists at Thailand’s Mahidol University have developed a new spray coating process which they say could be used in the production of stable multi-layered perovskite solar cells in a variety of colors and transparencies.

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Implementing standards in floating PV

Norwegian consultancy DNV GL has gathered together big energy players, floating PV specialists and project developers into a consortium that will aim to define recommended practices for the floating solar business. Among the 14 participants are some big players in the field including EDP, EDF and Equinor, as well as French floating technology provider Ciel & Terre.

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KPMG to look into Panda Green’s missing $144m

The accountant is expected to announce the results of its investigation into RMB1,022 million of missing solar project development rights payments early next month.

Bangladesh looks to Beijing to speed its solar ambition

The two governments will form a JV which will see China invest around $500 million in setting up 450 MW of solar generation capacity and a 50 MW wind farm on land supplied by the host nation’s North-West Power Generation Company.

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Chinese PV Industry Brief: a 15 GW factory, new standards and solar glass output

Risen Solar has unveiled plans for a 15 GW cell and module fab in Yiwu City, Zhejiang province and China South Glass is fundraising for a PV glass factory in Anhui province. Such growth, however, may be slowed by the introduction of new standards by the government.

Another PPA for large scale solar in France

The deal is the fourth power purchase agreement secured by Voltalia in its homeland. French retailer Auchan will buy the electricity under a 20-year contract.

Historic-low interest rates will power ahead astonishing solar cost reductions

An Ieefa report has suggested the cost of generating electricity from solar will be near zero in the world’s sunniest regions by 2030-40 – despite what the naysayers at the International Energy Agency might think.

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Indian developer wins world’s largest solar award

Adani Green Energy is reported to have exercised an option to double the 4 GW of solar generation capacity and 1 GW of cell and module production facilities it secured in a manufacturing-linked solar tender carried out by the Solar Energy Corporation of India in November.

Cooling PV modules with passive technique based on finned heat sink

A Pakistani research team has assessed the performance of a passive heat sink cooling technique in two different configurations: one using rectangular fins and one based on circular fins. The rectangular configuration was the best in terms of heat rejection. Modules mounted with this solution had a 6 C lower temperature than modules without cooling systems.

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France assigns 152 MW in commercial and industrial PV tender

The final average price for power generated by solar systems with capacities ranging from 100 kW to 500 kW came in at €96.49/MWh. The price for installations ranging in size from 500 kW to 8 MW was €86.17/MWh.

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