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Korean research institute claims 12.2% efficiency world record for flexible CTZS solar cell

Korean manufacturer SolarFlex Ltd will now seek to bring the solar cell to commercial production.

Kazakhstan’s solar auction concludes with lowest price of $0.0297/kWh

The Kazakh authorities allocated 20 MW of PV capacity in the procurement exercise and said another 20 MW solar auction will be held next year.

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Tata Power to set up 4 GW vertically integrated solar factory in India

The Indian company is planning to invest INR 3,000 crore ($403 million) in the new manufacturing facility.

The Hydrogen Stream: A fuel cell gigafactory in the US and new plans from Australia

U.S. hydrogen solutions company Plug Power opened, this week, its green hydrogen and fuel cell gigafactory in New York state. In Australia, Patriot Energy announced a supply agreement for 75 modular green hydrogen generation units, and ARENA said it will play a key role in the development and delivery of the German-Australian Hydrogen Innovation and Technology Incubator.

Roundtables USA: Accelerating solar deployment – video now available

Industry leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders joined pv magazine senior editors in an insight-packed live event to discuss optimizing solar PV and accelerating deployment across the U.S. and the globe.

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First Solar signs multi-year deals for 5.4 GW of modules

Lightsource bp and bp placed orders for around 4.4 GW of modules, with options for an additional 1 GW.

South Korea deployed 2.82 GW of solar in first nine months of 2021

In the third quarter of this year, around 677 MW of new PV systems were connected to the Korean grid, which is comparatively lower than in the same quarter a year earlier. According to local analysts, the market contraction is due to delayed permitting because of expanding siting restrictions.

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Giant green hydrogen project powered by 6 GW of off-grid solar and wind proposed for South Australia

Kallis Energy Investments is proposing a whopping 6 GW renewable hydrogen project in South Australia, with founder Terry Kallis telling pv magazine Australia the project will not seek to connect its 3 GW of planned solar and wind assets to the already congested grid.

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The weekend read: Building a new urban solar policy environment

Since the beginning of 2021, all new buildings constructed in the European Union must be “nearly” zero energy. This is a complex task requiring synergies among various stakeholders and technologies. Ilias Tsagas provides insight into the drivers and challenges toward this set goal, and shines a light on solar’s most significant role.

Netherlands’ first unsubsidized solar park

The 16 MW project is under development by Swedish-based utility Vattenfall. Construction is scheduled to start in 2024.

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