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Magazine Archive 05-2020

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Glass-glass without the edge Teknisolar Robostak Laminator Italian supplier Teknisolar introduces its new laminator, with which it aims to bring down the cost of ownership without compromising on quality. The equipment manufacturer states that its new design eliminates the ‘edge pinch’ stage entirely, which means no encapsulant outflow or belt cleaning is required. The design […]

pv magazine test – March 2020 results

We are pleased to present the next batch of energy yield results from the outdoor test field at Xi’an, China. In this issue, we outline the results from March 2020, alongside additional analysis from George Touloupas, director of technology and quality at CEA.

Cheaper, safer EV batteries to bolster grid

Electric vehicles can transition from liabilities to assets if steps are taken by battery manufacturers, the auto industry, and policymakers, argues Milan Rosina, a principal analyst in the power electronics and batteries division of Yole Développement.

Lockdown changes power consumption

We live in an era of unprecedented social, cultural and economic change. But energy consumers are increasingly optimizing their electricity usage by using renewables and relying on smart solutions, writes Abhishek Sampat, principal analyst for Delta EE.

New fuels, new powers

The energy transition will change the geopolitical landscape, which has hitherto observed closely who controls the production and trade of hydrocarbons. The current ambition to find alternative sources of power has given impetus to a growing academic community to determine the probable geopolitical outcome of the energy transition. Renewables do not mutually share most of the unique features of fossil fuels, which translate into power political effects. So how should we understand the world of tomorrow?

Sustainable finance: reassessing risk, purpose

The global Covid-19 crisis has had a tumultuous impact on the global economy. It has brought investment risk and purpose into sharp focus, while also bolstering sustainable finance. But what does it mean for solar? Felicia Jackson reports from London on the evolving investment landscape, with climate and social impacts becoming more prominent in financial decision making.

R&D update

New path for perovskites Even as solar researchers demonstrate ever more efficient and reliable perovskite devices, the debate continues about the molecular properties of perovskites and the chemical explanation of why the structure lends itself so well to new solar cell applications. Scientists at Ames Laboratory in the United States studied methylammonium lead iodide (CH3NH3PbI3) […]

pv magazine Events 2020

The list of solar industry events canceled as a result of Covid-19 containment measures continues to grow. Many events have been canceled or postponed, reducing the opportunities for knowledge exchange, community building, and networking, but also for introducing new products or collaborations to a live audience and to generate new leads. But don’t fret, pv magazine is adopting new formats and will continue to push the boundaries with new digital event platforms.

Final thought – Getting back to normal

David Lee, chairman of JinkoSolar and JinkoPower

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