- newThe mobility rEVolution: Sunrun releases Level 2 EV charger
Sunrun has launched its new Level 2 EV charger for residential customers, while BYD has posted its highest monthly electric vehicle sales ever. Nissan, meanwhile, has revealed that it has decided to rent EVs, rather than sell them.
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- newUS Senate passes Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: An industry reacts
Solar industry leaders weigh in on Senate passage of the IRA, the bill that carries $370 billion in energy security and climate spending.
- 5 hours ago 8 Aug 22, 4:18pm -
- newBASF inks virtual PPAs for 250 MWh of solar, wind
BASF has signed virtual power purchase agreements for 250 MW of solar and wind power in the United States.
- 5 hours ago 8 Aug 22, 4:05pm -
- newIndia installed 8.4 GW of solar in H1
India is expected to install 20 GW of new solar capacity in 2022, according to JMK Research.
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- newMagnesium superionic conductor for lithium-free solid-state batteries
Scientists in Japan have developed a novel metal-organic, framework-based magnesium ion conductor with superionic conductivity, even at room temperature.
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- newStudy finds 100% renewables would pay off within 6 years
New research from Stanford University researcher Mark Jacobson outlines how 145 countries could meet 100% of their business-as-usual energy needs with wind, water, solar and energy storage. The study finds that in all the countries considered, lower-cost energy and other benefits mean the required i…
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- newNew research shifts sodium batteries from risky liquid to safe solid
Researchers from Deakin University in Victoria have announced a breakthrough in the development of new polymer electrolyte chemistries that they believe could pave the way for a safer and cheaper alternative to current lithium-ion battery energy storage technologies.
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- newDoes America have enough engineers for interconnection studies?
As two US grid operators have flagged a shortage of qualified engineers to conduct interconnection studies, pv magazine USA recently spoke with Kalyan Chilukuri, vice president of Electric Power Engineers, about industry staffing challenges and measures that might help.
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- newOhmium, Spirare collaborate with NTPC on green hydrogen project
NTPC, India’s largest power utility, will use Ohmium’s polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolyzer for green hydrogen generation at its NETRA campus. Delhi-based Spirare Energy will provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the plant.
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- newBig batteries in Africa with 1 GW/ 500 MWh solar-plus-storage plant planned
Huawei Digital Power Technologies, a unit of Chinese multinational tech giant Huawei, recently signed a deal with Ghana-based solar developer Meinergy Technology to build a 1 GW solar plant coupled with 500 MWh of storage in Ghana over the next years. Under the terms of the deal, Huawei will supply…
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- newSynergy eyes system security as work begins on Australian big battery
Construction has commenced on what will be Western Australia’s biggest battery energy storage system. The first of the battery units installed for the 100 MW/200 MWh Kwinana Big Battery will be built at the site of the decommissioned Kwinana Power Station near Perth.
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- newGreen car dealership powered by renewable
TC Chevy in Ashland, Oregon, is installing pole-mounted solar on trackers manufactured locally by Stracker Solar.
- 14 hours ago 8 Aug 22, 7:45am -
- The weekend read: How does the EU taxonomy set criteria for technologies to be labeled green and provide investors with a classification system?
Despite its faults and shortcomings, the EU’s Taxonomy Regulation is expected to support the energy transition and help redirect capital flows to renewables and green assets. Andreas Walstad examines how the taxonomy sets out criteria for technologies to be labeled green and environmentally sustai…
- 3 days ago 6 Aug 22, 5:00am -
- The Hydrogen Stream: Hyundai to export heavy-duty hydrogen trucks to Germany
Seven German companies have agreed to put 27 Hyundai heavy-duty fuel cell trucks into fleet service in the coming months. American Airlines has revealed an investment in ZeroAvia, while New Fortress Energy has invested in a 120 MW industrial-scale plant in Texas.
- 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 4:02pm -
- Chinese PV Industry Brief: Daqo’s profits soar by 341%
Daqo posted record revenue of CNY 16.3 billion ($2.3 billion) in the first six months of 2022, while Datang Group announced plans to build 5.58 GW of PV plants in China this year.
- 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:55pm -
- N-type solar cell with aluminum-titanium passivating contact achieves 21.9% efficiency
Scientists in Australia have demonstrated a new way to apply a passivating contact layer to silicon cells. They produced an n-type cell with aluminum-titanium passivating contact and 21.9% efficiency, and claimed the technique could open up new possibilities for the use of transition metal oxides in…
- 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:05pm -
- Solar-plus-storage for LED lighting in commercial buildings
Indian researchers claim that commercial buildings with LED lighting could gain energy independence by installing standalone solar-plus-storage systems. They said a 914.4 kW PV system linked to lithium-ion batteries could be enough to power an entire building with an estimated annual demand of 190,8…
- 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 10:15am -
- High-performance aqueous calcium-ion battery
Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the United States have developed a special class of materials for bulky calcium ions, providing pathways for their facile insertion into battery electrodes.
- 4 days ago 5 Aug 22, 9:25am -
- Optimizing O&M strategy key for 35 year solar assets
Engineering, procurement and construction companies must take special steps to ensure that PV plants operate reliably and efficiently. Japan’s ORIX Renewable Energy Management (OREM) is one such company. pv magazine recently caught up with Executive Vice President Kazuhisa Yurita to discuss the cu…
- 4 days ago 5 Aug 22, 9:00am -
- Improving gettering tech for TOPCon solar cells
Scientists in Australia have looked at how gettering technologies could improve passivating contacts based on polysilicon and silicon monoxide (SiOx) for tunnel oxide passivated contact (TOPCon) solar cells. They found that the gettering strength of the P-doped poly mainly depends on the doping conc…
- 4 days ago 5 Aug 22, 8:40am -
- Australian solar park could generate hydrogen for less than $2/kg
A new study shows that hydrogen could be produced for as little as AUD 2.85 ($1.98) per kilogram, supporting Frontier Energy's plans to make green hydrogen from a 500 MW solar project it is developing in Western Australia.
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- US fund invests in automated utility-scale solar installation platform
Terabase Energy has raised $44 million in a recent funding round to support digital and robotic platforms for the development of utility-scale solar power plants.
- 4 days ago 5 Aug 22, 7:05am -
- India’s solar pump capacity hits 691.4 MW under subsidies
The Indian government’s PM KUSUM Scheme supports farmers in installing standalone solar pumps and solarizing existing grid-connected agriculture pumps.
- 4 days ago 5 Aug 22, 6:15am -
- Ultra-thin silicon nanoparticle solar cell with 11% efficiency
Iranian scientists have demonstrated a multi-layer silicon nanoparticle (SNP) solar cell based on nanoparticles that are densely stacked inside a dielectric medium. They considered different SNP structures and configurations to tailor these particles as a p–n junction cell.
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- Fire at Spanish solar park
Firefighters were able to extinguish a fire that broke out on Aug. 1 in the transformation center of the Ekian solar park in Álava, Spain.
- 4 days ago 4 Aug 22, 3:59pm -