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Magazine Archive 09 – 2023 | Solar springs eternal

More than ‘an alternative’

Sodium-ion batteries could diversify the battery supply chain and take the weight off the shoulders of ubiquitous lithium-ion technology. pv magazine sits down with Florian Kogler, head of safety and user experience at Austrian sodium-ion battery business Kite Rise, to discuss the technology’s potential and the company’s development plans for batteries made in Europe.

Reality check

Europe’s dependence on China for solar manufacturing is a concern for the EU. Finding the right policies to incentivize investment will be crucial to scaling up domestic production as the continent is unable to compete on price, reports Andreas Walstad.

Cleaning up the statute book

Polish lawmakers are backing a buoyant PV market with a simpler solar permitting regime and plans to legislate the sharing of grid connections. At the same time, regulators are easing the establishment of off-grid, direct-to-consumer power lines, writes Rödl and Partner’s Piotr Mrowiec.

Sponsored content: Shaping the future of PV

The European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (abbreviated to EU PVSEC) is a prestigious annual event that brings together researchers, engineers, industry professionals, and policymakers to discuss the latest advances and trends in the field of photovoltaics. EU PVSEC will be held in Lisbon this year, from Sept. 18 to Sept. 22.

Final thought: Distributed energy’s shining moment

By Amy Heart, vice president of public policy at US residential solar company Sunrun.

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