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Europe had just 650 MW of solar cell manufacturing capacity at the end of 2020

2021-07-30T09:55:59+00:00July 30th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 30 July 2021 Europe had just 650 MW of solar cell manufacturing capacity at the end of 2020 The latest update to the Photovoltaics Report produced by research organization the Fraunhofer ISE has offered up the usual slew of interesting stats on the state of solar across the continent. Elkem was one of Europe's three polysilicon [...]

Clean technology is crossing the chasm – and it’s time to invest in it

2021-07-30T10:01:52+00:00July 30th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 30 July 2021 Clean technology is crossing the chasm – and it’s time to invest in it Solar energy panel photovoltaic cell and wind turbine farm power generator in nature landscape for production of renewable green energy is friendly industry. Clean sustainable development concept. Image: Getty In the adoption cycle of any new technology, there [...]

Indonesia optimistic of reaching net zero emissions by 2060 or earlier

2021-07-29T09:23:32+00:00July 29th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 29 July 2021 Indonesia optimistic of reaching net zero emissions by 2060 or earlier Smoke and steam billow from a coal-fired power plant owned by Indonesia Power in Suralaya, Banten province, Indonesia, July 10, 2020. Image: Reuters/Willy Kurniawan Jakarta, July 27 - Indonesia is optimistic of reaching a net zero emissions target by 2060 [...]

Aussie startup invents breakthrough non-toxic battery electrolyte that’s cheaper ‘by factor of 100’

2021-07-29T09:11:50+00:00July 29th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 29 July 2021 Aussie startup invents breakthrough non-toxic battery electrolyte that’s cheaper ‘by factor of 100’ It’s a breakthrough so staggeringly simple the patent office needed convincing it counted as an invention. In what Professor Thomas Nann jokingly told pv magazine Australia basically equates to adding dishwashing liquid and oil to water, he and two of [...]

Queensland energy survey reveals shifts in battery and EV embrace coupled with continued love of solar

2021-07-28T09:36:32+00:00July 28th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 28 July 2021 Queensland energy survey reveals shifts in battery and EV embrace coupled with continued love of solar Households with residential batteries have doubled in Queensland in the last two years, though cost remains a barrier – as it has with electric vehicles. As prices fall, however, the state is likely to welcome [...]

Multi-day iron-air batteries reach commercialization… at one tenth of the cost of lithium

2021-07-27T08:45:10+00:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 27 July 2021 Multi-day iron-air batteries reach commercialization… at one tenth of the cost of lithium Boston startup Form Energy has secured US$200 million (AU$270 million) Series D funding for the development of what is being called a breakthrough in energy storage. Form Energy Battery System Rendering. Image: Form Energy Solar and wind power [...]

China overtakes UK with world’s largest offshore wind power capacity

2021-07-27T08:39:41+00:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 27 July 2021 China overtakes UK with world’s largest offshore wind power capacity China set to contribute 63% to the world’s 11.8GW offshore wind power capacity increase this year. Windmills at Modou Mountain, Yunnan, China.  Image: Luo Lei / Unsplash China has overtaken the UK as the world's largest operator of installed offshore wind [...]

Arc-shaped PV system for agrivoltaics from Germany

2021-07-26T09:15:15+00:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 26 July 2021 Arc-shaped PV system for agrivoltaics from Germany The PV mounting system was developed by Germany-based Goldbeck and will initially be available in the Netherlands from 2022. The company will test the new technology in a 45 MW PV project. The arches have been designed to slide on the side rails so [...]

Wind and solar PV penetration rises to record levels in NEM

2021-07-26T09:14:04+00:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 26 July 2021 Wind and solar PV penetration rises to record levels in NEM The evolution of Australia’s electricity grid continues at pace with the nation’s newest large-scale wind and solar projects helping produce a string of renewable energy production records in the National Electricity Market. AEMO has released its latest Quarterly Energy Dynamics [...]

The sunlight that powers solar panels also damages them. ‘Gallium doping’ is providing a solution

2021-07-23T09:21:25+00:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 23 July 2021 The sunlight that powers solar panels also damages them. ‘Gallium doping’ is providing a solution Solar power is already the cheapest form of electricity generation, and its cost will continue to fall as more improvements emerge in the technology and its global production. Now, new research is exploring what could be another major turning point [...]