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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 [...]

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 [...]