PV to address water scarcity

2019-10-31T02:24:25+00:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 31 Oct 2019 PV to address water scarcity The government of the Philippines will spend $500 million on solar-powered water supply and desalination in remote areas of Mindanao, the second-largest island in the archipelago. Elsewhere, a Finnish study has suggested drought-hit Iran could benefit from renewable-powered desalination. Solar power and energy storage could bring [...]

Massive AGL deal set to push Australia into the battery age

2019-10-31T02:18:40+00:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 31 Oct 2019 Massive AGL deal set to push Australia into the battery age AGL, Australia’s biggest power producer, has inked a deal that will see the development of four large-scale batteries in NSW. The agreement is an attempt to secure against fluctuating prices during peak periods. Australia’s biggest power producer, AGL, has signed [...]

Swedish Solar Expo touts solar and hydrogen community project

2019-10-30T02:12:01+00:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 30 Oct 2019 Swedish Solar Expo touts solar and hydrogen community project Where seasonal storage is paramount, hydrogen comes into play. Under-the-radar solar market Sweden has presented its hydrogen projects and technological solutions to overcome the country’s natural solar barriers. The Solmässan in Uppsala’s concert hall attracted the country’s PV community. Visitors to Sweden [...]

China installed 920 MW of household solar last month

2019-10-30T02:02:33+00:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 30 Oct 2019 China installed 920 MW of household solar last month Hopes are high up to 5 GW of residential solar capacity will have been added by the time this month’s figures are added, as the household solar feed-in tariff still applies – but only until Thursday. However, the AECEA consultancy has again [...]

The weekend read: A lead-free future for solar PV

2019-10-29T03:36:13+00:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 29 Oct 2019 The weekend read: A lead-free future for solar PV Lead plays an important role in crystalline silicon module manufacturing when it comes to cell interconnection. But even in small amounts, the presence of this toxic material in a PV module could be viewed as a black mark against the industry’s sustainable [...]

PV against cancer

2019-10-29T03:30:05+00:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 29 Oct 2019 PV against cancer Research from the United States has demonstrated how PV technology can be used to kill cancer cells. Although still at an embryonic stage, the findings of the study and initial test results suggest solar power could be an effective tool in relation to light-activated fluorescent dyes for disease [...]

Microquanta achieves 14.24% efficiency with large-area perovskite solar module

2019-10-25T02:13:47+00:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 25 Oct 2019 Microquanta achieves 14.24% efficiency with large-area perovskite solar module The four-year-old Hangzhou-based business says it already has a 20 MW perovskite module pilot line and is working on a mass production facility in the city of Quzhou. Microquanta Semiconductor is getting ever nearer mass production of perovskite solar modules. Chinese perovskite [...]

South Australian government puts out tender for long-term, cleaner electricity supply

2019-10-25T02:05:54+00:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 25 Oct 2019 South Australian government puts out tender for long-term, cleaner electricity supply The state government is on a lookout for a new electricity supplier for 100% of its load. Its goal is to lock in a contract which would deliver more affordable, reliable and cleaner electricity in South Australia. SolarReserve claimed the [...]

Calcium batteries cool down with new electrolyte

2019-10-24T01:41:00+00:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 24 Oct 2019 Calcium batteries cool down with new electrolyte Scientists at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have developed a new class of electrolytes they say could bring calcium batteries – currently only a lab technology – a step closer to being a practical reality for energy storage. German scientists have achieved a major [...]

Fate of green hydrogen depends on ever cheaper renewables – for now

2019-10-24T01:29:34+00:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 24 Oct 2019 Fate of green hydrogen depends on ever cheaper renewables – for now Analyst WoodMac has spelled out the urgent need to decarbonize the global hydrogen production industry. While the fuel can offer a sustainable grid balancing act for intermittent renewables, in its current fossil-fuel driven form it is pumping out more [...]

Ambibox reports efficiency world record for solar DC charging of electric off-road buggy

2019-10-23T01:43:23+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 23 Oct 2019 Ambibox reports efficiency world record for solar DC charging of electric off-road buggy A German start-up achieved more than 99% efficiency when charging a vehicle developed by the Bochum University of Applied Sciences with electricity from solar cells. Ambibox’s DC charging technology was used in a research project in the Australian [...]