Hanergy sets new heterojunction module efficiency record

2019-11-21T02:10:35+00:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 21 Nov 2019 Hanergy sets new heterojunction module efficiency record The Chinese thin-film manufacturer has claimed a world record 25.11% efficiency with a full size silicon heterojunction module, beating its own record. The achievement has been confirmed by Germany’s Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin. Heterojunction cell production at Hanergy’s research center in Chengdu. [...]

Enphase integrates with GreenSync’s decentralized energy exchange

2019-11-21T02:06:11+00:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 21 Nov 2019 Enphase integrates with GreenSync’s decentralized energy exchange The California-based energy technology company has integrated with GreenSync’s Decentralized Energy Exchange (deX), making it possible for its customers to get more value out of their distributed energy assets and help the grid manage the challenges associated with the rapid penetration of intermittent renewables. [...]

Australian researchers achieve breakthrough for sodium-sulfur batteries

2019-11-20T02:01:10+00:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 20 Nov 2019 Australian researchers achieve breakthrough for sodium-sulfur batteries Researchers from the University of Wollongong have manufactured a nanomaterial that acts as a superior cathode for room-temperature sodium-sulfur batteries, making them a more attractive proposition for large-scale energy storage. Left to right: Distinguished Professor Shi Xue-Dou, Distinguished Professor Huakun Liu, Associate Professor Shu-Lei [...]

Pivotal role of corporate power purchase agreements in Australia’s energy transition

2019-11-20T01:40:10+00:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 20 Nov 2019 Pivotal role of corporate power purchase agreements in Australia’s energy transition Over the last two years, corporate renewable power purchase agreements have become a major force in Australia’s large-scale renewable energy market. In hard figures, 70 leading Australian organizations have made the switch to renewable energy and procured nearly 2.3 GW [...]

Hot news on harvesting electrons in perovskites

2019-11-19T01:42:13+00:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 19 Nov 2019 Hot news on harvesting electrons in perovskites An international research group claims to have developed a new bulk perovskite semiconductor material that can capture the excess energy of hot electrons. The material is said to rapidly absorb as heat energy which would otherwise be wasted. With the harvesting of hot electrons, [...]

Engie and Air Liquide join forces to develop green hydrogen

2019-11-19T01:36:12+00:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 19 Nov 2019 Engie and Air Liquide join forces to develop green hydrogen A cooperation agreement was signed by the French corporations to launch the HyGreen Provence project, which is expected to produce annually 1300 GWh of solar electricity and 10,440 tons of green hydrogen by 2027. Plans have been unveiled for the production [...]

Long read: Australia’s top end eyes mega PV export

2019-11-18T01:53:25+00:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 18 Nov 2019 Long read: Australia’s top end eyes mega PV export A number of massive PV projects have been proposed for Australia’s north, with the concept built around clean power exports to Southeast Asia. Is it Desertec Down Under? Proponents are certainly hoping for more success. 5B has previously targeted off-grid and temporary [...]

China’s nuclear operator to develop 1 GW solar field

2019-11-18T01:48:13+00:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 18 Nov 2019 China’s nuclear operator to develop 1 GW solar field China General Nuclear Power Group is reportedly preparing to invest almost $2.5 billion into a huge solar project – plus 2 GW of wind turbines – in the autonomous province of Inner Mongolia. Local authorities say the massive project will be complete [...]

South Australia set for large-scale, blockchain-enabled virtual power plant

2019-11-15T01:58:43+00:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 15 Nov 2019 South Australia set for large-scale, blockchain-enabled virtual power plant Known for its blockchain-based peer-to-peer platform that allows energy trading between households, Power Ledger is now readying for the first large-scale commercial rollout of its technology in Australia. The Perth-based company has partnered with electricity wholesaler Powerclub to allow households to pool [...]

‘Terrenus Energy and JTC to develop Singapore’s largest modular and re-deployable Solar PV Installation at Changi Business Park’

2019-11-15T01:36:12+00:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 15 Nov 2019 ‘Terrenus Energy and JTC to develop Singapore’s largest modular and re-deployable Solar PV Installation at Changi Business Park’ 15th November 2019, Terrenus Energy has been awarded a contract by JTC to develop SolarLand Phase 2, Singapore’s largest ground mounted solar PV farm that upon completion will supply 100% solar energy to [...]

Solar on track to become No. 1 energy resource by 2035, IEA finds

2019-11-14T01:49:57+00:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 14 Nov 2019 Solar on track to become No. 1 energy resource by 2035, IEA finds Just over three terawatts will be installed by 2040. Coal generation will remain largely flat, however. Gas generation capacity will rise, making CO2-emissions reduction unattainable under current projection scenarios. Solar will become the world’s biggest energy resource in [...]

Kidston solar-pumped hydro project resumes with funding extension

2019-11-14T01:40:45+00:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 14 Nov 2019 Kidston solar-pumped hydro project resumes with funding extension After Genex Power’s offtake agreement with EnergyAustralia fell through earlier this month its concessional federal funding lapsed. However, the Project has secured an extension into 2020, hopefully allowing it enough time to restructure and reach financial close. The project is transforming a remote [...]