Australian utility gathers 100 MW of solar in pilot aggregation project

2020-09-30T01:41:13+00:00September 30th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 30 Sep 2020 Australian utility gathers 100 MW of solar in pilot aggregation project The pilot program will involve commercial participants being incentivized to shift peak energy loads. Image: Allagash Brewing/Flickr How can you get the gigawatts of distributed solar generation in the WA South West Interconnected System to play nicely with the network? [...]

Untapped Potential Exists for Blending Hydropower, Floating PV

2020-09-30T02:02:36+00:00September 30th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 30 Sep 2020 Untapped Potential Exists for Blending Hydropower, Floating PV Golden, CO, Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hybrid systems of floating solar panels and hydropower plants may hold the technical potential to produce a significant portion of the electricity generated annually across the globe, according to an analysis by researchers at the [...]

Why Australia’s hydrogen industry should be renewables only

2020-09-29T01:52:49+00:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 29 Sep 2020 Why Australia’s hydrogen industry should be renewables only Leading environmental group WWF Australia has published a new ‘position paper’ on hydrogen, which outlines why the technology presents such an enormous economic opportunity for Australia, but also why it needs to be based around renewables rather than fossil fuels. Virtually all hydrogen [...]

Rooftop solar enters brave new world as South Australia leads shift to tighter rules

2020-09-29T01:33:24+00:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 29 Sep 2020 Rooftop solar enters brave new world as South Australia leads shift to tighter rules South Australia has ushered in a brave new world for rooftop solar, with the introduction of new rules that require strict new inverter standards and households to nominate an “agent” that will be empowered to switch off [...]

CdTe facade solar panel with 18.2% efficiency

2020-09-28T01:40:55+00:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 28 Sep 2020 CdTe facade solar panel with 18.2% efficiency New cadmium telluride solar panels are now available for applications on tall buildings in urban environments. Their efficiency ranges from 15.3% to 18.2%, with 110 W to 450 W of power output. Image: Elemex Canada’s Elemex started offering new cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar panels [...]

Fraunhofer ISE develops organic solar cell with 14.9% efficiency

2020-09-25T01:28:55+00:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 25 Sep 2020 Fraunhofer ISE develops organic solar cell with 14.9% efficiency The record was obtained with a 1.1 sq cm device. The next step is to replicate performance on large-area modules. Image: Fraunhofer ISE Scientists from German solar research institute the Fraunhofer ISE, in cooperation with the FMF Materials Research Center at the University [...]

Sharp unveils 440 W half-cut PV module with 19.9% efficiency

2020-09-25T01:18:24+00:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 25 Sep 2020 Sharp unveils 440 W half-cut PV module with 19.9% efficiency The Japanese manufacturer said the new solar panel features 144 half-cells based on M6 wafers and a nine-busbar design, with a power tolerance of up to 5%. Image: Sharp Sharp has launched the NU-JD440 solar panel, a half-cut monocrystalline PERC product with [...]

Half-cut, bifacial, 22.5%-efficient PERC modules from Vietnam

2020-09-24T01:38:33+00:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 24 Sep 2020 Half-cut, bifacial, 22.5%-efficient PERC modules from Vietnam Chinese solar manufacturer Dehui is planning mass production of 12-busbar bifacial panels based on 182mm wafers from next year. Dehui’s current, 166mm-wafer modules offer conversion efficiencies of 21.6-22.5%. Dehui plans to ramp up its production capacity. Image: Dehui Chinese solar module manufacturer Dehui is [...]

Perth-based consultancy signs MOU with UK battery manufacturer to produce lithium cells in WA

2020-09-24T01:27:30+00:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 24 Sep 2020 Perth-based consultancy signs MOU with UK battery manufacturer to produce lithium cells in WA Lithium Valley south of Perth is set for two new faces after UK battery manufacturer AMTE Power and Perth-based infrastructure firm InfraNomics signed an MOU to explore the possibility of establishing lithium-ion cell manufacturing facilities in Western [...]

WA opens potentially 1.5 GW renewable hydrogen hub to global expressions of interest

2020-09-23T01:46:16+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 23 Sep 2020 WA opens potentially 1.5 GW renewable hydrogen hub to global expressions of interest The Western Australian Government has invited Expressions of Interest from around the world into its potentially 1.5 GW wind and solar hydrogen hub at Okajee Strategic Industrial Area. WA’s Mid-West region has some of the world’s best solar [...]

Taylor bets $18 billion on emissions technology, ignores own hot air

2020-09-23T01:31:55+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 23 Sep 2020 Taylor bets $18 billion on emissions technology, ignores own hot air Federal Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor address the National Press Club on Tuesday with his First Statement on the Morrison Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap. While hydrogen, storage and electric vehicles get a look in, the Morrison Government [...]