Enel and French PV institute achieved an efficiency of 25.0% for a heterojunction solar cell

2020-08-31T01:33:30+00:00August 31st, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 31 August 2020 Enel and French PV institute achieved an efficiency of 25.0% for a heterojunction solar cell The German accreditation body Caltech has certified the efficiency of the cell, which was made with a standard M2 wafer. A lack of busbars means more light falls on the cell surface. Image: CEA INES Enel [...]

Distributed and large-scale renewables improve reliability outlook for Australia’s main grid

2020-08-31T01:18:35+00:00August 31st, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 31 August 2020 Distributed and large-scale renewables improve reliability outlook for Australia’s main grid The reliability of Australia’s power supply has improved driven by the addition of new solar and wind capacity, making summer blackouts less likely, the Australian Energy Market Operator finds in its latest report. In light of the aging coal fleet [...]

APY Lands set for solar and battery transition

2020-08-28T01:43:10+00:00August 28th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 28 August 2020 APY Lands set for solar and battery transition The South Australian Government has announced a $9 million investment towards the transition of Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands from diesel reliance to the self-reliance of solar and energy storage. The contract is good news for one of the most continuously culturally fecund regions [...]

Researchers Improve ‘Anti-Solar’ Energy Production

2020-08-28T01:22:12+00:00August 28th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 28 August 2020 Researchers Improve 'Anti-Solar' Energy Production A new study suggests researchers have developed a method to significantly improve “anti-solar” panels - a new clean, sustainable way to generate energy at night. “Anti-solar” panels work by being cooler than heat radiated by the Earth at night, gathering that heat and converting it into [...]

Electricity price reprieve may be temporary, ‘only way is up’ Reputex says

2020-08-27T02:03:27+00:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 27 August 2020 Electricity price reprieve may be temporary, ‘only way is up’ Reputex says Electricity users have been warned to prepare for future increases in electricity prices, as recent falls in prices may be quickly undone once the global economy begins to recover from Covid-19 related disruptions. In a briefing note on recent [...]

Singapore Scientists Achieve Highest Perovskite Power Conversion Efficiency

2020-08-27T01:34:28+00:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 27 August 2020 Singapore Scientists Achieve Highest Perovskite Power Conversion Efficiency By using an existing method, the team from Singapore’s Nangyang Technological University (NTU) has brought perovskites one step closer to market adoption. Despite the mineral first being discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia in 1839, it wasn’t until 2012 that perovskite was first [...]

Simpliphi predicts cobalt-free battery takeover sooner than expected

2020-08-26T01:56:36+00:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 26August 2020 Simpliphi predicts cobalt-free battery takeover sooner than expected pv magazine spoke with Catherine Von Burg, CEO of the Californian battery company, to discuss why she believes lithium-iron-phosphate is the chemistry of the near future. The LFP revolution is nearer than you thought, according to Simpliphi. Image: SimpliPhi U.S.-owned analyst Wood Mackenzie last week [...]

Taylor orders inquiry into Australia’s rooftop PV sector

2020-08-26T01:39:05+00:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 26August 2020 Taylor orders inquiry into Australia’s rooftop PV sector Reports emerged on Tuesday that Federal Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor had requested a review of Australia’s rooftop solar sector, citing integrity concerns. An important message comes from the Clean Energy Council as it warns against an Abbott-era political intervention that [...]

Unsubsidized 200 MW PV plant under construction in Denmark

2020-08-25T01:34:26+00:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 25August 2020 Unsubsidized 200 MW PV plant under construction in Denmark Danish PV developer Better Energy has started building a 200 MW unsubsidized PV power plant in Holstebro municipality, northwestern Denmark. The plant will be owned and operated by Heartland, a unit of Danish clothing company Bestseller. It will provide 100% of its electricity needs, [...]

Renewable Colossus at Worlds End – Neoen delivers Goyder South Development Application

2020-08-24T01:28:36+00:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 24 August 2020 Renewable Colossus at Worlds End  – Neoen delivers Goyder South Development Application Neoen’s proposed Goyder South Hybrid Renewable Energy project is so vast that analogy does it a disservice. The French developer has commenced the project’s notification period with the submission of its Development Application, giving us the first real opportunity [...]

Solar provides cheapest energy; incurs highest FCAS payments

2020-08-24T01:15:24+00:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 24 August 2020 Solar provides cheapest energy; incurs highest FCAS payments New research from Cornwall Insight finds grid-scale solar farms are paying 10-20% of the cost of providing frequency ancillary services to the National Electricity Market, despite currently generating around 3% of energy in the system. It's not easy being green. Solar projects are [...]