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AI in photovoltaic systems

Researchers from Chinese and Malaysian universities have compared studies demonstrating the use of artificial intelligence to solve PV integration problems. They say that AI will bring revolutionary improvements in the efficiency, reliability and predictability of solar power generation.

Partners move ahead with 500 MW hybrid solar plant in Malaysia

Malaysia’s Uem Group, in collaboration with Blueleaf Energy and Itramas Corporation, is set to develop a 500 MW hybrid solar power plant as part of a 1 GW flagship venture between the companies.

Longi denies rumors about factory closures in Southeast Asia

Chinese manufacturer Longi says it is not shutting down its factory in Malaysia, nor it is idling its production lines in Vietnam, but it acknowledges that it is implementing production adjustments at these facilities.

Malaysian IPP to expand solar portfolio with new acquisitions

Malakoff Corporation Berhad, a Malaysian independent power producer (IPP), plans to acquire a 51% share in ZEC Solar and a 49% stake in TJZ Suria. It says it has already signed a share sale and purchase agreement with Zelleco Engineering.

US, Canada ramp up solar glass plans

With PV module capacity ramping up, glass suppliers have been investing in new solar glass production capacity. As in India and China, new facilities are popping up in North America, with unique twists to ensure competitiveness, such as using recycled material.


Engie, UAC Berhad sign 20-year solar PPA in Malaysia

Engie and UAC Berhad have signed a 20-year solar power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 7.35 MW solar array in Malaysia.

Malaysian government launches incentive scheme for residential solar

The Ministry of Energy Transition and Water Transformation in Malaysia is teaming up with private and public partners in the country to offer citizens financial incentives and discounts when adopting solar. It follows a government rebate scheme introduced in April.

OCI increases production capacity at Malaysian polysilicon factory

OCI has revealed plans to invest $617.9 million to expand production at its Malaysian manufacturing facility from 35,000 to 56,600 metric tons.

Sinovoltaics maps out Southeast Asian PV manufacturing sites

The latest supply chain report from the Hong Kong-based technical compliance and quality assurance company covers the Southeast Asia region, providing information about 50 manufacturing sites.

Researchers design tin-germanium-based perovskite solar cell with potential efficiency of 31.49%

Researchers in Malaysia have simulated a mixed cation perovskite solar cell integrating tin and germanium in the absorber. By modulating the perovksite layer thickness, they were able to achieve an efficiency ranging from 24.25 % to 31.49 %


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