• AikoSolar refreshes n-type non-silver ABC solar ce - AikoSolar has continued the innovation on the n-type ABC solar cells and recently has brought the average mass production conversion efficiency to 25.5%, according to the statement by the company said...
  • Trina Storage to deploy over 1GWh BESS projects wi - Trina Storage, the vertically integrated battery energy storage system (BESS) solutions provider, has announced the signing of the Letter of Intention (LOI) with Power Electronics, the world storage l...
  • Sungrow signs a 600 MW distribution agreement with - Sungrow, the global leading inverter and energy storage system solution supplier for renewables, forged a 600 MW strategic distribution agreement for PV inverter and battery system solutions with the ...
  • JA Solar: Continuous Expansion to 10 Billion Level - On May 18, JA Solar Technology Co., Ltd.(002459.SZ), a leading manufacturer of high-performance photovoltaic products, announced that the company intends to invest in integrated solar cell and module ...
Vehicle-integrated PV for light commercial vehicles

A German consortium is building a light commercial truck prototype powered by 10 PV modules featuring Meyer Burger’s heterojunction cells. Initial estimates suggest that the panels could cover more th...

April 12, 2021
Cooling PV modules with radiative sky cooling

French scientists have proposed the use of radiative sky cooling as a passive cooling technique to cut PV module temperatures by 10 C. They claim the method could improve performance by more than 5 W/...

April 07, 2021
EV recharging station powered by solar, hydrogen

The recharging station was designed by French automation group Sirea. It is powered by a solar carport and a small electrolyzer....

March 26, 2021
Integrating big solar into olive groves

German energy company Steag wants to build three PV plants totaling 244 MW across several olive groves in the southern Italian region of Apulia. The unsubsidized agrivoltaic projects are expected to s...

March 23, 2021
Avancis claims 19.64% efficiency for CIGS module

The German manufacturer said the result was confirmed by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The achieved efficiency is claimed to be a world record for a CIGS panel with an integrated series...

March 05, 2021
Batteries double CO2 savings of households with PV systems

Photovoltaic systems for single-family homes reduce electricity-related CO2 emissions of the households by 45%, according to EUPD Research. When a battery is added the CO2 emissions can be reduced by ...

February 27, 2021
New process to assess quality of perovskite semiconductors

According to German scientists, the quality of the photoluminescence quantum yield of the perovskite layers can be reliably and precisely determined for the first time. It shows that the promising mat...

February 25, 2021
Performance improvements for anomalous photovoltaic effect

A German research team has created a new solar cell architecture with self-assembled, three-dimensional nanocomposite thin film. The special cell configuration purportedly improves electrical output b...

February 07, 2021
High-level photovoltaics

The expedition to Manaslu Peak (8,163m) in Nepal, led by Alex Txikon, will not consume a single liter of fossil fuels thanks to two portable photovoltaic installations. The initiative is being promote...

February 07, 2021
Storing oversized large scale PV with molten salt storage

Scientists from Israel and France have proposed a PV-plus-thermal-storage (PV-TS) concept that may be applied in regions with low direct solar beam radiation and high levels of global solar radiation....

January 27, 2021