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March 2022

Trina Solar achieves 25.5% efficiency in n-type TOPCon solar cell

The result was confirmed by the National Institute of Metrology of China. It was achieved with a cell size of 210x210mm.


Bisol launches bifacial solar modules with 30% transparency rate for agrivoltaics, carports

The Slovenian solar manufacturer is offering its new product with outputs of 260 and 300W, respectively. Front efficiencies ranges from 13.5% to 14.0% and the temperature coefficient is -0.35% per degree Celsius.


Ukraine invasion reshaping discussion about energy, pricing, renewables

Indra Overland, the head of the Center for Energy Research at the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs, tells pv magazine how the Ukraine war is irreversibly changing the global energy landscape, making massive renewables deployment a certainty. But labor issues, equipment shortages, and reliance on Chinese manufacturing remain obstacles.


Stimulus for green hydrogen demand crucial for the energy transition

The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2022 event has shown the centrality of renewables and green hydrogen in the world’s future energy landscape. pv magazine spoke with the General Director of the International Renewable Energy Agency, Francesco La Camera, about the difficulties of creating a hydrogen economy in the absence of demand. According to him, public support and policies will be crucial to overcoming this challenge.


Spain streamlines permits for utility scale solar, supports another 7GW under self-consumption

The measures include a regulatory framework for floating PV; new rules for renewable gas pipelines, such as hydrogen infrastructure; and the release of 10% of grid access capacity to absorb an additional 7GW under self-consumption.


French consortium develops self-cleaning solar module coating

French chemical company Axcentive and solar module manufacturer Photowatt have developed a PV panel coating based on photoactive nanotechnology. The coating relies on a super-hydrophilic surface that makes the water spread out on the module surface immediately, thus avoiding light scattering effects upon rain.


AE Solar wins Solar Energy Innovation and Business Excellence Award

The Solar Energy Innovation and Business Excellence Award concluded on Wednesday, Mar. 30, with a ceremony aimed at recognizing top firms in the renewables sector for outstanding performance in technology breakthroughs and technical performance.


Formamidinium-cesium perovskite solar cell with 24.25% efficiency

Developed by scientists in China, the cell was used to fabricate a 20.5%-efficient mini perovskite module. A dual-functional additive was applied to regulate the crystallization and defects of the formamidinium-cesium perovskite film.


SolarJuice Technology launches 450W, 550W modules for commercial PV

SolarJuice Technology manufactures its new 450W and 550W solar modules in a facility at a revamped Sunergy PV solar plant in Sacramento, California.


Australia leads world as solar sets global generation record

A new report published by UK-based energy think tank Ember shows that solar was the world’s fastest-growing source of electricity generation in 2021. Australia leads the world in its uptake, with PV generating 12% of the nation’s electricity last year.


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