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 [...]

Probabilistic model indicates PV module warranty reliability

2020-09-22T01:48:38+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 22 Sep 2020 Probabilistic model indicates PV module warranty reliability U.S.-Spanish researchers have proposed a new way to assess the reliability of PV modules and their warranties. It is impossible to fulfill a 25-year warranty if the threshold of returned modules exceeds 5% and the annual degradation rate is over 0.73%. Image: h080, flickr [...]

Centralised vs decentralised: surge in small-scale utility PV causes inverter decision rethink

2020-09-22T01:33:32+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Media, News, Uncategorized|

Media. 22 Sep 2020 Centralised vs decentralised: surge in small-scale utility PV causes inverter decision rethink While long commissioning delays and approval processes continue to hamper Australia’s utility scale market segment, smaller projects are surging ahead. And given the shift in the market, argues Fimer Australia’s Aaron Zadeh, inverter selection requires a rethink. Fimer's new [...]

Smooth operators: Australian-designed ESS spells grid independence for the 24-60 kWh end of town

2020-09-21T01:43:28+00:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 21 Sep 2020 Smooth operators: Australian-designed ESS spells grid independence for the 24-60 kWh end of town “We’ve put together the best components to make a unique Australian-designed solution that is compliant to the new battery standards,” says EVO Power’s Jamie Allen. Off grid or upmarket, just add solar. EVO Power ESS is designed [...]

Power-to-hydrogen for multi-energy systems

2020-09-21T01:22:07+00:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 21 Sep 2020 Power-to-hydrogen for multi-energy systems Scientists in Switzerland say power-to-hydrogen is particularly promising for coupling electricity and heating and offsetting seasonal variation in renewables generation in sector-coupled energy networks. Their analysis indicated the technology may be especially useful in areas with a high ratio of seasonal thermal-to-electric demand. Power-to-hydrogen is needed to [...]

Coalition’s $1.4b ARENA extension cuts solar and wind while enabling fossil fuels

2020-09-18T01:47:28+00:00September 18th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 18 Sep 2020 Coalition’s $1.4b ARENA extension cuts solar and wind while enabling fossil fuels The Australian Government has finally announced new long term funding and an expanded remit for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) beyond 2022. The funding package, which looks more like a cut than anything else, pushes investment away from [...]

All gas no brakes – Morrison Government spares some change for transmission upgrades

2020-09-18T01:28:24+00:00September 18th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 18 Sep 2020 All gas no brakes – Morrison Government spares some change for transmission upgrades In a week dominated by the Morrison Government’s announcement of its gas-led strategy for economic recovery, it also committed $250 million to critical transmission infrastructure projects. At the same time TransGrid announced 6,900 MW of renewable investment interest [...]

Tandem cells head outdoors

2020-09-17T01:32:02+00:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 17 Sep 2020 Tandem cells head outdoors Scientists in Saudi Arabia headed outdoors to test the effects of the region’s high desert temperatures on the performance of small perovskite-silicon tandem cells in several different configurations. Their findings could offer new insight into selecting the best materials for long-term stability in the field. Scientists at [...]

New report finds superannuation sector is accelerating fossil fuel divestment

2020-09-17T01:16:49+00:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 17 Sep 2020 New report finds superannuation sector is accelerating fossil fuel divestment A new report from Net Zero Momentum Tracker has found that the Australian superannuation sector, which is expected to hold a majority of ASX-listed equity by 2040, is accelerating its divestment from risky greenhouse gas emitting fossil-fuels. The finding represents another [...]