KIT-test: Some battery cells last five times longer than others

Andreas Gutsch of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has enlivened the discussion about the quality and safety of lithium-ion storage batteries with new tests.

Belectric reveals battery storage facility at large-scale PV plant

Belectric and Vattenfall cut the ribbon for a new battery storage facility at the Alt Daber solar power plant in Germany.

Correction: IEA unveils new PV roadmap

The International Energy Agency has unveiled a new roadmap for solar technologies. Compared to previous roadmaps, this latest scenario suggests almost twice as much electricity globally via PV.

Forecast 2030: stored electricity at $0.05/kWh

Winfried Hoffmann, a well-known figure throughout the PV world, has created a learning curve for battery storage that predicts costs will fall much faster than many experts believe.

A big step for LED flashers in cell production

Hanwha Q Cells adopts LED flasher from Wavelabs as a fully fledged replacement for the xenon flasher during cell testing and production.

PV+Test 2.0: Hanwha module evaluated as good

Hanwha SolarOne’s HSL 60 Poly module passed first hurdle in the latest round of testing by PV+Test with a grade of “good.”

Light at the end of the tunnel

Stefan Rinck, President and CEO of Singulus Technologies, talks about the market for photovoltaic machine manufacturers and a new product which can increase the efficiency of cells.

Trina Solar: Stagnant module prices until 2017

Module prices are stagnating, some are even rising again. This is not a temporary phenomenon as Pierre Verlinden, Chief Scientist at Trina Solar explained at the EU PVSEC. It could continue well into 2017.

PVSEC: From Winter to Autumn

The hope for a slight increase in cell and module production brought a ray of hope to the gloomy atmosphere of this year’s EU PVSEC.

EU PVSEC conference draws crowds despite crisis

The 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition kicked off on Monday in Paris. The scientific program has remained largely unaffected by the current crisis. The halls open on Tuesday for exhibitors.

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