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Malaysian researchers claim reflectors for PV modules are feasible

The research team tested a PV system prototype with a mirror reflector and found it could be economically feasible “under Malaysian climatic conditions.” Their analysis was based on the cost-effectiveness factor (FCE), which is a parameter that must be considered when designing an enhancer such as a reflector or a cooling technology in PV systems. 


AirTrunk, ib vogt sign virtual PPA for 29.9 MW of solar in Malaysia

Data center specialist AirTrunk has signed a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) under which it will procure energy from a 29.99 MW solar farm that ib vogt is now developing. Construction on the project is set to begin later this year.

The effect of height, tilt angle, and temperatures on floating PV performance

A research team studied factors influencing floating PV efficiency and energy production and determined the optimal tilt and height to achieve lower cell temperatures compared with land-based PV.


Reducing PV module temperatures with graphene

New research from Malaysia has shown the limitations and potential of all solar module cooling techniques based on graphene. The scientists said that high costs and graphene treatments are the main challenges to overcome.


New solar-air dual-source heat pump design based on blower fans

Scientists have utilized two blower fans with two roll-bonded bare plates to create a heat pump that can operate in variety of ambient temperature and solar radiation conditions. The system has an average daily coefficient of performance of 3.24.

The Hydrogen Stream: German hydrogen collaboration strategy takes shape

Dutch company Gasunie will collaborate with two German transmission system operators (TSOs) and one Danish TSO to import green hydrogen from the Netherlands and Denmark. Meanwhile, French independent power producer (IPP) HDF Energy commits to co-develop project in Morocco, and two Japanese companies move ahead with hydrogen production plant in Malaysia.


Malaysia launches 30 MW floating solar tender

Kuala Lumpur-based utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has started accepting applications for the development of a 30 MW (AC) floating PV plant at a reservoir in eastern Malaysia.

New research sheds light on off-grid solar costs in remote villages

An international research group has assessed the economic feasibility of exclusively powering remote villages in Pakistan with off-grid solar-plus-storage projects. They said that their proposed system configuration has a “justifiable” net present cost.

Machine learning for predictive maintenance in large-scale PV plants

Scientists have developed a machine-learning model – utilizing K-Means and long short-term memory techniques – that aims to overcome ‘fault detection and classification’ in the operation and maintenance of large-scale solar PV farms.


The Hydrogen Stream: Malaysia, Singapore mulling hydrogen pipeline

City Energy and Gentari have agreed to study the feasibility of building a hydrogen pipeline from Malaysia to Singapore.


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