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European study shows continent exports solar waste

Europe’s solar boom is hiding its waste through exports, according to a new study. Instead of recycling, as expected under European regulations, vast amounts of solar panel waste are exported, undermining sustainability goals. The researchers suggest a digitized value chain as a potential fix to work toward a circular economy.


Weekend Read: Gray skies over Californian solar

There may be a global solar boom but a drastic revision of California’s net metering program has ruptured the industry overnight and is affecting everyone from installers to financiers to makers of power electronics.


Weekend Read: PV goes portable

Portable solar generators are making their way from the fringes of solar and energy storage to become a mainstream consumer item. The rise has been charged by a range of factors that have created massive brands. Where did the sector emerge from, who was buying before, who is buying now, and what’s next? Tristan Rayner reports.


Weekend Read: Artificial opportunities

Artificial intelligence (AI) is hot right now and is finding central applications in homes and businesses as they move from simple grid connections to self-generation, energy storage, electric vehicle (EV) charging, and load-shifting revenue streams. With AI everywhere, what’s the difference between advanced control, via simple algorithms, and true intelligence?


ClearVue releases results from first long-term study of clear solar glass

Perth-based ClearVue is making significant strides as its transparent solar windows demonstrate tangible outcomes following a two-year study and published paper.

GoodWe predicts up to 40% solar growth, despite ‘hiccups’

Ron Shen, vice president of GoodWe, recently spoke with pv magazine about the company’s transition from a product supplier to an end-to-end solution supplier.


GoodWe’s Thomas Haering discusses European journey, expansion

Thomas Haering, president of GoodWe EMEA, spoke with pv magazine about the company’s European market growth and milestones, next expansion targets, all-in-solutions, and more.

Retail data-sharing offers consumption monitoring without meters

Solar Analytics, an Australian solar energy analytics company, is now offering a new service that allows solar owners to retrieve consumption data directly from retail meters, eliminating the need for additional consumption metering.

Sungrow’s James Li discusses liquid cooling for ESS

James Li, director of PV and energy storage systems (ESS) for Sungrow Power Europe, recently spoke with pv magazine about the company’s latest offerings. He noted that the PowerTitan 2.0 ESS, which was unveiled at Intersolar, uses all-liquid cooling technology.


Weekend Read: The world’s coolest solar

The world’s most efficient energy network, at an Antarctic research base, has had a solar upgrade.


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