Fraunhofer ISE claims 25.9% efficiency for III-V tandem solar cell

The new results mark an improvement on the institute’s previous 24.3% efficiency record. The III-V tandem solar cell is directly grown on silicon.

Poland’s PV capacity reaches 2.26 GW

The country has deployed around 916 MW of new PV capacity in the first seven months of the year.

New method to calculate solar irradiation on rear side of bifacial panels

Researchers have announced a new technique that is a modified version of the isotropic diffuse model.

Consultants needed for West Africa Clean Energy Corridor

The ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency is seeking consultants for the West African Clean Energy Corridor program. It expects the region to deploy 7.6 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030.

Four injured in ‘incident’ at Wacker’s US polysilicon factory

The German chemicals producer said that the issue involved four contractors doing maintenance on non-operational equipment.

Kstar launches 1,500 V string inverter

The transformer-free 250 kW product offers a reported efficiency of 99%, providing a European rating of 98.5%.

Jinko unveils new 610 W solar panels

The Chinese manufacturer introduced new PV modules this weekend at the SNEC solar exhibition in Shanghai.

SolarEdge violated Huawei inverter patent, rules Chinese court

Huawei said the Guangzhou Intellectual Property Court in China has ruled in its favor in a patent dispute with its Israeli rival.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: Polysilicon, module prices continue to rise

Polysilicon prices continued to soar this week. Prices have been rising across the PV supply chain since mid-July due to recent accidents at two Chinese polysilicon factories, according to EnergyTrend.

Silver price rally won’t affect PV industry

Silver prices reached their highest levels this week since 2016. But Michael DiRienzo, executive director of The Silver Institute, says prices are still not high enough to complicate silver supplies for the PV industry.

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