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FloatSun Floating Solar Cell Frame Launched (New Prod & Tech)
Phelan Energy Group
Date: 2021-10-04
Cape Town, South Africa-based solar project developer Phelan Energy Group has unveiled a new light weight thermoplastic polymer floating frame and access structure for solar modules.

The FloatSun structure can carry 120 conventional solar modules with a power output of over 400 W. A second floating structure ensures connection with other floats and is used for maintenance and cabling. The two structures have a design buoyancy of 215 and 130kg, respectively, and both are produced through blow molding process commonly used in hollow plastics production. (Source: Phelan Energy Group, Website, PR, Oct., 2021) Contact: Phelan Energy Group, Louise Phelan, CEO, +27 21 433 0366, www.phelanenergygroup.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar news,  Floating Solar news,  


S. Korea KIER Touts Solar Panel Recycling Technique (Int'l.)
Korea Institute of Energy Research
Date: 2021-08-20
In Seoul, the state-run Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) reports it has developed a non-destructive technique to recycle discarded solar panels to create high-performance solar cells. The new technique can recycle both undamaged and damaged panels to achieve up to 100 pct retrieval rate of glass component and roughly 80 pct of other materials can be retrieved and recycled into high-performance solar cells.

KIER Researchers were able to refine silicon collected from 72 discarded commercial panels into six-inch single crystal ingots and wafers. Recycled materials were used in the production of solar cells with a generation efficiency of about 20.52 pct. Normal solar cells have an energy efficiency of about 15 pct.

South Korea's total solar energy generation capacity stood at 3.65 GW in November 2020. (Source: Korea Institute of Energy Research, PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: Korea Institute of Energy Research, www.kier.re.kr/eng

More Low-Carbon Energy News Korea Institute of Energy Research ,  Solar,  


JinkoSolar Modules LCA Certifified by TUV Rheinland China (Int'l.)
JinkoSolar
Date: 2021-08-09
Shangrao, China-headquartered global solar energy specialist JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. reports it has received the first PV module LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) certificate in the Greater China region issued by TUV Rheinland (China) Ltd. The LCA certified modules are monocrystalline mainstream modules, with a total of 6 series and 43 sub-models.

The LCA certificate issued by TUV Rheinland is an important foundation for the Italian EPD certification. Based on the requirements of ISO 14040/ISO 14044, it adopts a life cycle assessment method focusing on environmental impact such as global warming potential, from raw material mining to the production of silicon wafers, cells, modules, upstream and downstream transportation, power station construction, operation and maintenance to final dismantling and disposal, and comprehensively evaluates and demonstrates multiple environmental impacts of JinkoSolar's photovoltaic products throughout their life cycle index.

Combining the world's carbon neutrality commitments and China's domestic 30/60 decarbonization goal, this certification can help companies fulfill their pledges on carbon emissions reduction through recognizing product low-carbon design, optimized energy management systems, and energy efficiency improvements, social responsibility for emissions and ecological impact, and achieve the ultimate goals of energy-saving and emissions reduction.

JinkoSolar has 9 production facilities and 22 subsidiaries globally and a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 22 GW for mono wafers, 11.5 GW for solar cells, and 31 GW for solar modules, as of March 31, 2021. (Source: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., PR, 9 Aug., 2021) Contact: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., Kangping Chen, CEO, Stella Wang, +86 21-5180-8777 ext.7806 pr@jinkosolar.com, www.jinkosdolar.com; TUV Rheinland, www.tuv.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News JinkoSolar,  PV Modules,  TUV Rheinland,  


REC Group Touts New Rooftop Solar Modules (New Prod. & Tech.)
REC Group
Date: 2021-07-21
Singapore-headquartered global solar manufacturer REC Group is touting the launch of the second generation of its premium n-type mono solar panels -- REC N-Peak 2 Series.

The modules, which can deliver up to 375Wp of power, are based on passivated contact solar cells, which the company describes as the most efficient crystalline cell technology in the industry, capturing more sunlight and generating more power. The 60-cell modules also features the REC 'Twin' cell layout design where the panel is split into two twin sections, which allows for continued energy production when the module is partially shaded. REC's solar cell technology also prevents the loss of power generation capacity experienced by a standard solar panel on its first exposure to light -- Light Induced Degradation -- by preventing the boron and oxygen inside the cells from mixing at any level.

Production of the new cell is slated for August and shipping in October. (Source: REC Group, Website PR, 15 July, 2021) Contact: REC Group, +65 6495 9228, 877 785 8055 – US Office, www2.recgroup.com

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Trina Touts PERC Module Aperture Efficiency (Int'l. Report)
Trina Solar
Date: 2021-07-02
Changzhou, China-based solar energy giant Trina Solar's State Key Laboratory of Photovoltaic Science and Technology (SKL) is reporting its proprietary Vertex high-efficiency p-type monocrystalline silicon module -- based on 66 pcs of 210 mm x 210 mm high-efficiency PERC cells -- has achieved a record aperture module efficiency of 23.03 pct for larger-area industrial silicon p-type modules, as independently confirmed by TUV Rheinland.

Trina researchers developed a new Multi-Musbar (MBB) technology to improve optical shading, and developed a new hybrid soldering technology to minimize the gap between cells, greatly improving the module efficiency, with solar cells from the production lines of 210 mm high efficiency PERC cells. (Source: Trina Solar Co., Ltd, PR, 1 July, 2021) Contact: Trina Solar, www.trinasolar.com

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Green Science Alliance Invests in EneCoat Tech. (Int'l., M&A)
EneCoat Technologies
Date: 2021-06-30
In Japan, Kawanishi-City based Green Science Alliance reports it is investing in Kyoto University spin-out startup EneCoat Technologies Co., Ltd, which is developing lead-free perovskite solar cells with high conversion efficiency and durability.

Green Science Alliance researches and manufactures chemical products that can be applied to solar cell, secondary battery including lithium ion battery, capacitor, fuel cell, biomass biodegradable resin, biofuel and biochemicals and other products, according to the company website. (Source: Green Science Alliance Co., Ltd., PR, 29 June, 2021) Contact: Green Science Alliance, +81-72-759-8543, www.gsalliance.co.jp/en; EneCoat Technologies, www.enecoat.com/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News perovskite solar cell,  


Q CELLS, eStat Partner on Hawaiian Solar+Storage (Ind. Report)
Q CELL
Date: 2021-06-23
Solar cell manufacturer Q CELLS is reporting a new partnership with residential clean energy services provider eStat Inc.

eStat's cloud-based energy optimization and management technology allows homeowners to build a sustainable Zero Carbon Smart Home that achieves NEM-equivalent savings and become "resilient island nano-grids" through storage batteries.

Under the partnership, Q CELLS will supply solar modules and Q.HOME+ESS HYB-G1 (Q.HOME) all-in-one home energy storage system for homeowners in Hawaii. Q.HOME will be fully integrated with eStat's cloud-based monitoring and management system, utilizing machine learning to enable home consumption to fully utilize onsite production and storage. The partnership will underscore eStat as Q CELLS' primary O&M partner in the Hawaiian market. (Source: Q CELLS, PR, Solar Builder, June, 2021) Contact: eStat Hawaii, John Borland, Dir., www.estat.energy; Q CELLS, www.q-cells.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar+Storage,  Q CELL,  Rooftop Solar,  


Dracula Touts Ambient Light Printed Solar Cells (New Prod & Tech.)
Dracula Technologies
Date: 2021-06-11
Valance, France-headquartered Dracula Technologies is touting its inkjet-printed organic photovoltaic (OPV) solar cell technology called LAYER (Light As Your Energetic Response). The OPV printed modules run on natural or artificial ambient light, can be used to power low-consumption indoor devices , do not use rare earths or heavy metals and are created from carbon-based material.

Dracula Technologies has raised €4.4 million ($5.4 million) to date -- €2 million in 2016 from angel investors for a pilot line, and €2.4 million in 2020 from MGI Digital and ISRA which the company is using to increase module production during its pre-industrialization stage. Commerical-scale production is expected to commence in 2024. (Source: Dracula Technologies, PR, June, 2021) Contact: Dracula Technologies, + 33 (0)4 75 78 26 65 , contact@dracula-technologies.com, www.dracula-technologies.com

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Solex, Jinchen Ink Solar Module Production MoU (Int'l. Report)
Solex Energy
Date: 2021-06-09
Gujarat, India-headquartered solar PV manufacturer Solex Energy Ltd is reporting a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the acquisition of 1.2 GW of solar module production equipment from China's Jinchen Machinery. The new machinery is in keeping with Solex's planned production expansion.

The first phase of 600 MW will be commissioned by October-2021, followed by the 600 MW second phase immediately following the first phase startup. It will be a fully automated production line capable of manufacturing modules up to M12/G12 multi busbar solar cells with Microgap Technology.

The facility is planned near Surat and is in the advanced stage of completion.

Solex Energy Limited manufactures solar photovoltaic modules and provides turnkey solar solutions for solar power plants, solar water pumps, and other utility scale applications, according to the company website. (Source: Solex Energy Ltd, Website PR, 5 June, 2021) Contact: Solex Energy Ltd., 1800 572 8787, info@solex.in, www.solex.in; Jinchen Machinery, www.jinchensolar.com/en

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Magnora Increases Stake in Perovskite Specialist Evolar (Int'l, M&A)
Evolar, Magnore
Date: 2021-06-02
Swedish perovskite solar specialist Evolar AB is reporting Oslo-headquartered Norwegian renewables investor Magnora ASA has increased its investment in the company to a 40.7 pct stake .

Evolar which owns R&D prototype equipment to scale and test solar cells, is a spin-out from Uppsala University's thin film solar cell research cluster in Sweden. (Source: Evolar, Website PR, 28 May, 2021) Contact: Evolar AB, Mats Ljunggren, CEO, www.evolarab.se; Magnora ASA, www. magnoraasa.com

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Meyer Burger Opens German Solar Module Production Line (Int'l.)
Meyer Burger
Date: 2021-05-21
Swiss-headquartered module maker Meyer Burger reports the opening of its first new manufacturing facility in Thalheim, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany, with a second plant slated to open in Frieberg before the month end.

The Thalheim, Bitterfeld-Wolfen has a 400 MW capacity that the company says will be ramped up to 5GW by 2026 and will produce roughly 200,000 solar cells each day.

As previously reported, Meyer Burger aims to increase its production capacity to 1.4GW by 2023, and has been awarded €22.5 million in regional German government grants to support construction of a HJ PV cell production plant in the country. (Source: Meyer Burger, PR, May, 2021)Contact: Meyer Burger, Gunter Erfurt, CEO, +41 33 221 28 00, mbtinfo@meyerburger.com, www.meyerburger.com

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Primergy NV Solar+Stoarge Project Using Maxeon Modules (Ind. Report)
Primergy, Maxeon
Date: 2021-05-21
Oakland, California-based Primergy Solar is reporting it will purchase Maxeon solar modules for its 1GW PV solar-plus-storage project in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Maxeon-supplied modules will be delivered over a four-quarter period starting in the second quarter of 2022, for project completion in by the end of 2023.

The Gemini project is expected to utilize as many as 1.8 million shingled bifacial Performance 5 UPP solar cells manufactured by Maxeon in Malaysia and module assembly completed by Maxeon in Mexicali, Mexico.

Maxeon's Performance 5 solar panels have a rated efficiency of up to 21.1 pct, according to the company website. (Source: Primergy, PR, 18 May, 2021) Contact: Primergy, Ty Daul, CEO, 510 485 0741, www.primergysolar.com

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Maxeon Touts Adhesive Rooftop Solar Panels (New Prod. & Tech.)
Maxeon Solar Technologies
Date: 2021-05-19
Singapore-headquartered Maxeon Solar Technologies is touting its new Maxeon Air technology platform -- a frameless, thin, lightweight and conformable solar panel that can be time and cost effectively adhered directly to a roof without the need for racking or other mounting systems.

Maxeon Air panels will be featured in selected projects in Europe in the second half of 2021. The first installations will target roofs that are not engineered to support the weight of conventional solar systems. In Europe alone, there is an un-served annual market for low-load roofs of over 4 GW, the company estimates.

Maxeon IBC solar cell panel's factory integrated adhesive layer enable installation directly on a roof surface without metal frame racking, anchors or ballast. The cells incorporate a solid metal foundation and stress relieved cell interconnects that protect against corrosion and enables fault tolerant circuits that allow energy flow and have the unique ability to share current in reverse bias voltage while shaded, avoiding damaging or dangerous high temperatures.

The product is slated to be commercially available beginning in Q1, 2022. (Source: Maxeon Solar Technologies, PR, Solar Builder, 18 May, 2021) Contact: Maxeon Solar Technologies, Jeff Waters, CEO, www.maxeon.com

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Hunt Perovskite Tech. Scores $2.5Mn DOE Funding (Ind. Report)
Hunt Perovskite Technologies
Date: 2021-04-16
Dallas-based Hunt Perovskite Technologies (HPT) reports it has been selected to receive $2.5 million in funding from the US DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 Perovskite Funding Program for research and development of more efficient and commercially viable perovskite photovoltaic (PV) devices. HPT is one of the 22 selected to receive a total of $40 million.

The DOE funding is for projects that could increase access to reliable electricity by improving the country's understanding of perovskite stability. Eventually, the department hopes to enable the domestic production of high-efficiency perovskite devices. (Source: Hunt Perovskite Technologies, PR, Website, Apr., 2021) Contact: Hunt Perovskite Technologies, Scott Burton, CEO, info@huntperovskite.com, www.huntperovskite.com; US DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office, www.energy.gov/eere/solar/solar-energy-technologies-office

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar Cell,  PV,  Perovskite,  


Meyer Burger Scores €22.5Mn Grant for Solar Cell Plant (Int'l.)
Meyer Burger
Date: 2021-04-14
Switzerland-based PV manufacturing equipment supplier and solar technology specialist Meyer Burger Technology Ltd reports the state of Saxony-Anhalt and the Federal Republic of Germany are pledging up to €15 million in environmental protection aid for the establishment of heterojunction (HJT) solar cell production in the city of Bitterfeld-Wolfen. An additional €7.5 million public investment grant for construction of the facility was also committed .

The funds support the significant environmental advantages Meyer Burger's heterojunction technology (HJT) for solar cell production , compared to conventional manufacturing processes. The company notes the establishment of the HJT production lines and the sales organization are progressing as planned and production is expected to start in Q2, this year. (Source: M Meyer Burger, Website PR, Apr. 2021) Contact: Meyer Burger, Gunter Erfurt, CEO, +41 33 221 28 00, mbtinfo@meyerburger.com, www.meyerburger.com

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Solar EV Startup Touts $48Mn Funding Round (Ind. Report)
Lightyear
Date: 2021-03-17
In the Netherlands, solar electric vehicle startup Lightyear is reporting it largest funding roud to date -- $48 million led by Zero Point Holding B.V. -- which will be used to support their growth and path towards the first customer deliveries of the company's first electric vehicle called the Lightyear One by the end of this year.

Lightyear One uses 5 square meters of integrated solar cells in the vehicles roof and hood and an efficient powertrain, high yield solar roof and an optimized thermal management system. for electric vehicles. The cells function independently, meaning they produce a higher yield compared to conventional solar cells, according to Lightyear. The Lightyear One can drive up to 55km (34 miles) per day on solar power alone.

Lightyear teamed up with Silicon Valley-based company SunPower Corporation, integrating the company's Maxeon solar cells onto conductive back sheet technology developed by Dutch life sciences company DSM. SunPower is an energy company that designs and manufactures crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and solar panels based technology invented at Stanford University in California. (Source: Lightyear, PR, Mar., 2021) Contact: Lightyear, Lex Hoefsloot, CEO, www.lightyear.one

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Panasonic Ending Unprofitable Solar Cell Production (Int'l. Report)
Panasonic
Date: 2021-02-01
Osaka-headquartered electronics giant Panasonic Corp. reports its unprofitable solar cell manufacturing operations at its Malaysian plant and its unit in Unnan, Shimane Prefecture, will be terminated by the end of March 2022.

Despite the planned ending of its solar cell production, Panasonic will still continue sales of solar power systems to households and businesses. The Shimane plant will focus on the production of equipment used in electricity management. (Source: Panasonic, PR, Japan Times, 31 Jan., 2021) Contact: Panasonic, www.panasonic.com

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JinkoSolar's 20 GW Solar Cell Plant Construction Underway (Int'l.)
JinkoSolar
Date: 2021-01-25
JinkoSolar, one of the largest solar module producers in the world, reports it is constructing the world's largest -- 20 GW -- solar cell factory in Chuxiong, Yunnan Province, China.

The facility, which is slated to be fully operational by the end of the year, will triple the company's overall production capacity to 30 GW, according to the release. (Source: JinkoSolar, PR, Website, CleanTechnica, 23 Jan., 2021)Contact: JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd., Ripple Zhang, +86 21-5183 3105, pr@jinkosolar.com, www.jinkosolar.com

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Aussie Researcher Scores $19Mn in Solar R&D Funding (Int'l. R&D)
Australian Centre for Advance Photovoltaics
Date: 2020-12-14
In the Land Down Under, the Australian Centre for Advance Photovoltaics at the University of NSW is reporting receipt of $19 million in grant funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to support research into new solar cell and fuel materials, boost cell efficiency, and develop new storage products.

The ARENA funds will support the development of new combinations of materials that can be used to generate energy more efficiently and to place the energy generation devices in more places than rooftop panels or solar farms. (Source: Australian Centre for Advance Photovoltaics, Brisban Times, 12 Dec., 2020) Contact: University of Melbourne, Australian Centre for Advance Photovoltaics , Dr Renata Egan, research facility Chairperson, +61 3 9035 5511, www.science.unimelb.edu.au; ARENA, Ivor Frischknecht, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, arena@arena.gov.au, www.arena.gov.au

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Airthena™ -- CO2 from Air Technology Touted (New Prod & Tech)
Monash University ,CSIRO
Date: 2020-11-18
In the Land Down Under, Monash University is touting Airthena™ technology which it describes as "the most cost-effective method of capturing CO2 yet devised." A two metres square solar cell powered Airthena unit can capture six kilograms of CO2 per day, according to the Monash release.

The Airthena device, which uses a metal organic framework (MOF) that acts like a sponge to soak up CO2, could be adapted so that greenhouses capture their own CO2, or the CO2 could be used to feed algae for biofuel production or to make sustainable cement, according to the developers website.

The developers are in discussions with industry partners and investors, and hope to finalize plans to scale up the technology in the near future. (Source: Monash University, Website PR, 17 Nov., 2020) Contact: Airthena - CSIRO, www.csiro.au/en/Do-business/Commercialisation/Marketplace/CO2Gen; Monash University, www.monash.edu

More Low-Carbon Energy News CSIRO,  Carbon Capture,  CO2,  


DOE Announces $130Mn Funding for Solar Tech. Projects (Funding)
DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies
Date: 2020-11-16
In Washington , the U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is reporting the selection of 67 research project across 30 states for a total of $130 million in grant funding to reduce the cost of solar, increase U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, and improve the reliability of the nation's electric grid.

Along with advancing research in photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) and systems integration, the projects in DOE's SETO Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Program include research in artificial intelligence (AI), hybrid plants, and solar with agriculture. The following projects are being funded:

  • PV Hardware Research -- $14 million for eight projects that aim to make PV systems last longer and increase the reliability of solar systems made of silicon solar cells, as well as new technologies like thin-film and bifacial solar cells.

  • Integrated Thermal Energy Storage and Brayton Cycle Equipment Demonstration (Integrated TESTBED) -- $39 million will be awarded to Heliogen, Inc., which will build and operate a supercritical carbon dioxide power cycle that will serve as a test site to accelerate the commercialization of low-cost CSP plants.

  • Systems Integration -- $34 million for 10 research projects that will develop resilient community microgrids to maintain power during and restore power after man-made or natural disasters, improve cybersecurity for PV inverters and power systems, and develop advanced hybrid plants that operate collaboratively with other resources for improved reliability and resilience.

  • AI Applications in Solar Energy with Emphasis on Machine Learning -- $7.3 million for 10 projects that use AI and machine learning to optimize operations and solar forecasting, improve situational awareness on the distribution system and behind the meter, and enable the integration of more solar generation.

  • Innovations in Manufacturing: Hardware Incubator -- $14 million for 10 research projects that will advance innovative prototypes to a pre-commercial stage, including products that support U.S. solar manufacturing and reduce the cost of installation.

  • Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies 3 -- $9.7 million for six research projects that will examine how information gets to stakeholders to enable better decision-making about solar and combining solar with energy efficiency, energy storage, and electric vehicles.

  • Solar and Agriculture: System Design, Value Frameworks, and Impacts Analysis -- $7 million for four projects that will advance the technologies, research, and practices necessary for farmers, ranchers, and others to co-locate solar and agriculture.

  • Small Innovative Projects in Solar (SIPS): PV and CSP -- $5 million for 18 projects that advance innovative, novel ideas in PV and CSP that can produce significant results in one year. (Source: US DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office, Website PR, 12 Nov., 2020) Contact: US DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office , www.energy.gov/eere/solar/solar-energy-technologies-office

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  US DOE EERE,  


  • Hanwha Q Cells Announces Major Floating Solar Power Plant (Int'l.)
    Hanwha Q Cells
    Date: 2020-11-13
    Seoul-headquartered Hanwha Q Cells, South Korea's leading solar cell and module manufacturer, reports it will construct a 41-MW floating solar power plant in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, that will generate sufficient energy for roughly 60,000 people.

    The project, which is expected to begin construction before the year end, will incorporate the company's Q.Peak Duo Poseidon modules specifically designed for floating solar farms and offering peak power of 420 watts and energy efficiency of 20.3 pct, according to the release. (Source: Hanwha Q Cells, Website PR, Nov., 2020) Contact: Hanwha Q Cells, www.q-cells.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Hanwha Q Cells,  Solar Cell,  Floating Solar,  


    Sunman Energy Scores $9.6Mn Australian Gov. Investment (Int'l.)
    Sunman Energy
    Date: 2020-11-11
    In the Land Down Under, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation reports it has invested $9.6 million in the NSW-based solar tech company Sunman Energy.

    The company's "eArc" solar cells are 70 pct lighter than glass solar cells, cheaper and easier to transport and install, malleable and durable enough to be glued onto roofs, incorporated into building materials and even shaped to fit refrigerated trucks.

    The new funds will be used to expand the applications for the already proven technology and to ramp-up the company's international growth. (Source: Sunman, Sydney Morning Herald, 11 Nov., 2020) Contact: Sunman Energy, Shi Zhengrong, CTO, + 61 402 064 445, sales@sunman-energy.com, www.sunman-energy.com; Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Ian Learmonth, CEO, www.cefc.com.au

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Sunman Energy,  Solar Cell,  


    New Solar Panel Design Ups Efficiency 125 pct (New Prod & Tech)
    University of York
    Date: 2020-10-28
    In the UK, a study led by researchers from the University of York in partnership with NOVA University of Lisbon reports designing solar panels in checkerboard lines improves diffraction to increase light absorption by 125 pct and lead to the production of thinner, lighter and more flexible solar panels.

    Solar-grade silicon -- used to create solar cells -- is energy intensive to produce, so creating slimmer cells and changing the surface design would make them cheaper and more environmentally friendly, the study notes. The study suggests the design principle could impact not only the solar cell or LED sector but also applications such as acoustic noise shields, wind break panels, anti-skid surfaces, biosensing applications and atomic cooling. (Source: University of York, The Week, 27 Oct., 2020) Contact: University of York, Dr Christian Schuster, Department of Physics, +44 (0) 1904 320 000, www.york.ac.uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News University of York ,  Solar Cell,  Solar Cell Efficiency,  


    Egypt Announces 2,000 MW Wind Power Project (Int'l. Report)
    Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy
    Date: 2020-10-19
    In Cairo, the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy is reporting work is now underway on a new 2,000 MW wind power complex in the Red Sea governorate. When online, the project will raise the country's renewable energies capacity to 10,000 MWs, in line with its National Renewable Energy Strategy. The National Renewable Energy Strategy aims to produce 20 pct of total energies from renewable sources by 2022, with the possibility of it doubled by 2035.

    The Ministry statement noted hydropower production amounted to about 15,038 gigawatt per hour , wind energy about 4,230 gigawatt per hour , solar cells connected to the power grid amounted to about 3,655 gigawatt/hour, and 15 gigawatt/hour was generated from biofuel projects during the last fiscal year 2019/2020. (Source: Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, www.energyegypt.net

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind news,  Egypt Renewable Energy news,  


    ABB, Energon Boosting Bangladesh Solar Plant Efficiency (Int'l)
    ABB,Energon,ORION
    Date: 2020-08-26
    ABB Group reports it has contracted with independent power producer ORION to implement automation and control solutions at the 100 MW Moidhara solar power plant in Mongla, Bangladesh.

    ABB will collaborate with ORION subsidiary Energon Renewables which will use efficient "mono Perc" high efficiency solar cells to capture solar rays and convert to power which would be then supplied at 132 kV AC voltage to the main grid in Mongla, 13km aray.

    ABB will implement a fully integrated automation and electrical system to monitor and maximize the plant's efficiency and reliability. ABB will also supply the complete electrical solution comprising of transformers, RMUs and 33/132 kV substation along with the SCADA system communicating to the Bangladesh grid via IEC 60870-5-104 communication protocol. (Source: ABB, ORION, Energon Renewables, PEI, 25 Aug., 2020)Contact: ABB,India, +91 80 67 143 000, contact.center@in.abb.com, www.abb.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News ABB,  Energon,  ORION,  Energy Efficiency,  


    DOE Offers $20Mn to Advance Perovskite Solar Tech (R&D, Funding)
    DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
    Date: 2020-08-14
    In Washington, the U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). has announced $20 million in funding to advance perovskite solar photovoltaic technologies. When used to create solar cells, perovskites have shown potential for high performance and low production costs. To be competitive in the marketplace, perovskite’s long-term durability must be tested and verified, the aim of this funding opportunity announcement.

    The DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office is aiming to improve understanding of perovskite stability; establish methods to produce high-efficiency, stable perovskite devices using industry-relevant fabrication techniques; and develop test protocols that enable high confidence in long-duration field performance of perovskite-based photovoltaic technologies. DOE will fund projects in three topic areas: Device R&D (Efficiency and Stability); manufacturing and R&D; and validation and Bankability.

    This topic area seeks to establish a neutral, independent validation center that can be used to verify perovskite device performance and address acceptance and bankability challenges. Independence and neutrality are required to ensure there are no conflicts of interest between this effort and other projects seeking to demonstrate high-performance devices. This center will be responsible for developing and refining test protocols, including accelerated life testing that closely correlates with long-term field performance. The center will also be responsible for operating an extensive field testing effort using devices produced by the R&D community to iteratively refine all test protocols and improve community understanding of remaining stability and performance issues. The center will investigate the environmental impact of perovskite technologies and serve as an objective source of information and analysis for the investment and finance communities. Teams must be led by a DOE Federally Funded Research and Development Center/National Laboratory. (Source: US DOE, EERE Solar Energy Technology Office, PR, 13 Aug., 2020) Contact: EERE Solar Energy Technology Office, www.energy.gov/eere/solar/solar-energy-technologies-office

    More Low-Carbon Energy News DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy,  Solar,  


    LG Solar Launches High Efficiency Modules in US (Ind. Report)
    LG Solar
    Date: 2020-07-29
    LG Business Solutions reports the U.S. launch of the latest "LG NeON® 2" 60-cell solar modules featuring higher efficiency and greater performance characteristics than current models.

    The new modules feature a power class of up to 365 watts with a 21.1 pct module efficiency. With a better temperature coefficient, they also deliver a higher energy yield optimized for improved year-round performance. LG achieved the efficiency improvement by using larger wafers which reduce the white space between cells while keeping the traditional industry format of 60 cells for residential applications, according to the release. (Source: LG Business Solution,s PR, Website, Aug, 2020) Contact: LG, www.LG.com/solar

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    JinkoSolar Claims Monocrystalline Silicon Cell Efficiency Record (Int'l)
    JinkoSolar
    Date: 2020-07-27
    Shangrao, China-based solar module manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. is reporting the maximum solar conversion efficiency of its large-area N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cells reached 24.79 pct -- a world record for large-size contact-passivated solar cells. This result was independently confirmed by the Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin (ISFH), Germany.

    The record-breaking mono-crystalline silicon solar cell was fabricated on a CZ mono-Si substrate with a practical size of 267.72cm2. Several advanced technologies have been implemented to achieve this new record of 24.79 pct, including passivating contact technologies, advanced diffusion system, surface passivation and advanced anti-reflection technologies, as well as material upgrades integrated into the cell process. The record-breaking mono-crystalline silicon solar cell will be gradually applied to product production, according to the release. (Source: JinkoSolar, PR, July, 2020) Contact: JinkoSolar, www.jinkosolar.com; Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin, +49 5151 999100, www.isfh.de

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    India Considers 20 pct Duty on Solar Imports (Int'l. Report)
    India Solar Energy
    Date: 2020-07-17
    In New Delhi, India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is reportedly proposing the imposition of a 20 pct basic customs duty on solar modules and related solar equipment imports, particularly from China which presently supplies roughly 80 pct of solar cells and modules in the Indian market.

    Indian solar equipment imports came in at roughly $1.2 billion(US) during April-December 2019, according to the Ministry. (Source: India Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, PTI, 16 July, 2020)Contact: India Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, www.mnre.gov.in

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    India's Renew Power Plans Solar Cell Manufacturing (Int'l. Report)
    Renew Power
    Date: 2020-07-17
    The Economic Times is reporting New Delhi-headquartered indepentant power producer Renew Power Inc is planning to begin manufacturing solar cells with an initial capacity of 2000 MW. The company is backed by GoldmanSachs. (Source: Renew Power, Economic Times, July, 2020) Contact: ReNew Power Limited, Ms. Vaishali Nigam Sinha, Chief Sustainability Officer, +91 124 489 6670/80, info@renewpower.in, www.renewpower.in

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    New Delhi Tripling Indian Solar Manufacturing Capacity (Int'l.)
    India Solar
    Date: 2020-07-06
    In New Delhi, the Indian government has proposed a major push to increase domestic solar energy equipment manufacturing in an effort to eliminate the need for imports, particularly from countries such as China.

    To that end, a manufacturing incentives plan is being developed to push solar cell manufacturing capacity of 4,000 MW. Additionally, 3,000 MW of fresh solar cell capacity is being added under manufacturing linked bids for solar projects. This would incentivise power project developers planning manufacturing in India.

    India's present solar cell manufacturing capacity is roughly 2,500 MW. (Source: Various Media, Hans News Service, 5 July, 2020)

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    Adani Plans Major PV Solar Production Expansion (Int'l. Report)
    Adani Green Energy
    Date: 2020-06-19
    Gujarat, India-based Adani Green Energy Ltd, part of the diversified Adani Group, reports it expects to invest $6 billion to ad 2 GW of solar cell and module manufacturing capacity. The move follows Adani Green Energy's previously reported winning bid to manufacture 8 GW of photovoltaic solar power projects over the next five years.

    The first 2 GW of solar generation capacity will be commissioned by 2022. The project will be in various locations, including a 2 GW single-site generation project, the company said. (Source: Adani Green Energy Ltd., AgMetal Miner, 17 June, 2020) Contact: Adani Green Energy, +91-79-2656 5555, info@adani.com, www.adanigreenenergy.com

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    Silfab Solar to Manufacture Morgan Solar Panels (Ind. Report)
    Morgan Solar,Silfab Solar
    Date: 2020-06-19
    Toronto, Ontario-based Morgan Solar is reporting the sale of 13.6 MW of its innovative bifacial solar panels with SimbaX technology to Enbridge for installation at the 13-MW Alberta Solar One Inc. project in Burdett, Alberta. The panels will be manufactured by Mississauga, Ontario-headquartered Silfab Solar under an exclusive license agreement.

    Alberta Solar One Inc., a joint venture between Enbridge Inc. and Morgan Solar, is expected to be completed by 2021 and will be the first major deployment of Morgan Solar's SimbaX concentrated-PV technology which , according to the company, can be integrated into any standard silicon PV panel assembly and boosts PV module performance. (Source: Morgan Solar, PR, June, 2020) (Contact: Morgan Solar, Mike Andrade, CEO, (416) 203-1655, www.morgansolar.com; Silfab Solar, Paolo Maccario, CEO, (905) 255-2501, www.silfabsolar.com

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    Adani Green Energy Claims Major Solar Award (Int'l. Report)
    Adani Green Energy
    Date: 2020-06-10
    Ahmedabad, India-headquartered Adani Green Energy Ltd. (AGEL) has won the first of its kind manufacturing linked solar agreement from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

    As a part of the award, AGEL will develop 8 GW of solar projects at various locations as well as establish 2 GW of additional solar cell and module manufacturing capacity no later then 2022. The award will entail a single investment of $6 billion and displace 900 million tonnes of CO2 over its lifetime.

    With this win, AGEL will now have 15 GW capacity in operation, under construction or under contract. (Source: Adani Green Energy Ltd., Website, Equity Bulls, 9 June, 2020) Contact: Adani Green Energy Ltd., +91-79-2656 5555, info@adani.com, www.adanigreenenergy.com; Solar Energy Corporation of India, www.seci.co.in

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    Longi Solar launches 370W Solar Module (Int'l. Report)
    Longi
    Date: 2020-05-01
    Xi'an, Shaanxi, China-headquartered Longi Solar is reporting the virtual launch of its new higher power, higher efficiency monofacial PERC module HiMo 4 solar panel range in Australia.

    The HiMo 4 series offers a 370W panel with a 20.3 pct efficiency -- a record high in mid-range price products pitched at the residential and small commercial segment as "maximum power on limited roof space", according to Longi. A larger panel of up to 450W with 20.7 pct efficiency is aimed more at the large commercial and industrial market.

    The modules use half-cell technology to reduce power loss from resistance, lower the module operating temperature, reduce hot spot temperature by 10~20 degree C and improve the panels' overall performance in partial shade. (Source: Longi, One Step Off the Grid, 29 April, 2020) Contact: Lomgi Solar, Dr. Lv Jun, VP, + 86-021-6104 7380, Ted Yang, +86-153-886-37121, en.longi-solar.com

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    New Window Solar Cell from Monash Univ. (New Prod & Tech)
    Monash University
    Date: 2020-04-27
    Monash University engineers in Melbourne, Australia are touting a newly developed next-gen perovskite solar cells (PSCs) semi-transparent solar cell that offers a viable level of efficiency.

    Two square metres (around 22 square feet) of the new solar cells would generate about as much electricity as a standard solar panel, according to the latest study -- roughly 140 watts per meter, if tinted to the same degree as current glazed commercial windows.

    The semi-transparent cells have a conversion efficiency of 17 pct while still transmitting more than 10 pct of the incoming light. The new cells replace a key solar cell component (Spiro-OMeTAD) with a specially developed polymer, based on an organic semiconductor, which increases overall stability. (Source: Monash University, Science Alert, 22 April, 2020) Contact: Monash University, Jacek Jasieniak, +61 3 9905 9584, Jacek.Jasieniak@monash.edu, www.research.monash.edu

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    Hanwha Q Cells Largest PV Cell Manufacturer in U.S. (Ind Report)
    Hanwha
    Date: 2020-04-27
    Following up on our 21 August, 2019 coversage, global energy consultancy group Wood Mackenzie is reporting Hanwha Solutions' Hanwha Q Cells became the largest manufacturer of residential and commercial solar cells in the U.S. in 2019 claiming 25.2 pct of the residential PV market and 13.3 pct in the commercial market.

    The last time a company held the largest market share in both markets was 2013. (Source: Hanwha Q Cells , Dong-A Ilbo, 27 April, 2020)Contact: Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., www.hanwha-qcells.com, www.hanwha.com/en/about_hanwha.html

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    COVID-19 Idles SunPower Solar Cell, Module Plants (Ind. Report)
    SunPower
    Date: 2020-04-24
    San Jose, California-based high-performance PV manufacturer SunPower Corp. reports it has idled all of its manufacturing plants located in the US, Mexico, France, Malaysia and the Philippines to restrict the financial and operational impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. No expected restart dates were announced. (Source: SunPower, PR, PV 21 April, 2020) Contact: SunPower Corp., Thomas H. Werner, CEO, (408) 240-5500, www.sunpower.com

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    NREL Claims 47.1 pct Solar Cell Efficiency Record (Ind. Report)
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Date: 2020-04-20
    Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are touting an innovative "six-junction" solar cell using 140 layers of semiconductor materials to achieve a conversion rate of 47.1 pct -- breaking the previous record set by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and Soitec of 46 pct set back in 2014.

    The NREL scientists produced a six-junction solar cell, combining sandwiching multiple layers of materials that were fine-tuned to convert different portions of the light spectrum into electricity. While the layered solar cell design will almost certainly be cost prohibitive to produce at commercial scale compared to conventional silicon cells, it may find use in more niche applications, the NREL team said. Generally, the super high-efficiency solar cells are limited for use in spacecraft and satellites, where performance, space and weight are a premium. However, the researchers highlight that cells with such high conversion efficiencies would be ideally used in concentrated solar plants.

    The researchers trialled their nearly 50 pct efficient solar cells with concentrated sunlight, producing the equivalent of 143 suns of solar intensity. Using unconcentrated light, the six-junction solar cells were able to achieve a conversion efficiency of 39.2 pct, which was also a new world record. (Source: NREL,PR, 14 April, 2020) Contact: NREL, John Geisz, Research Scientist, 303-384-6474, John.Geisz@nrel.gov, www.enrel.gov

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    mPower Technology Series A Funding Totals $4.35Mn (Ind. Report)
    mPower Technology
    Date: 2020-03-27
    Albuquerque, N.M.-based solar specialist mPower Technology reports it has closed an additional $1.85 million in Series A funding bring the total Series A round to $4.35 million. The funds have been earmarked for development, testing and sales of mPower's DragonSCALES™ (SemiConductor Active Layer Embedded Solar) solar cell technology. (Source: mPower Technology, PR, 24 Mar., 2020) Contact: mPower Technology, www.mpowertech.com

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    ESA Touts Flexible, Thinner-Than-Paper Solar Cells (Ind. Report)
    European Space Agency
    Date: 2020-03-23
    The European Space Agency (ESA )reports it is backing the creation of a flexible, ultra-thin solar cell to deliver the best power-to-mass ratio for space missions.

    The 0.02 mm thick -- thinner than a human hair -- prototype solar cells were developed by Azur Space Solar Power in Germany and tf2 in the Netherlands. With up to 32 pct "end of life" efficiency, the solar cells were produced using "epitaxial lift-off" technonolyg -- they were peeled off the Germanium substrate layer they were initially laid down on, so the costly material can be reused. Both triple- and quadruple-junction solar cells were manufactured.

    The 22 member state European Space Agency was established in 2075 and has €6.68 billion budget for 2020. (Source: European Space Agency, INFOSURHOY, 21 Mar.,2020)Contact: Azur Space Solar Power GmbH, www.azurspace.com; European Space Agency, www.esa.int

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    US DOE Offering $125.5 Mn for Solar R&D Initiatives (Funding)
    US DOE
    Date: 2020-02-12
    The US DOE is reporting the availability of as much as $125.5 million financing for research and development projects focused on reducing the cost and enhancing the cooperativeness of domestic solar energy.

    Of the total, $39 million is earmarked for one or two projects seeking to develop a test site to speed up the commercialization of supercritical carbon dioxide power cycles used by concentrated solar power (CSP) plants. Up to 11 projects will qualify for a total of $30 million for developing community microgrids and boosting the cybersecurity for solar inverters and power plants.

    An additional $15 million will be shared by between * and 12 projects aimed at prolonging the lifespan of PV systems and cut hardware costs for plants using traditional silicon solar cells, as well as thin-film, tandem and perovskite cells. Innovative solar manufacturing projects, emerging technologies, solar farm siting and artificial intelligence applications for the solar sector will also qualify for funding under this offering. (Source: US DOE, Feb., 2020) Contact: US DOE, www.energy.gov › eere › office-energy-efficiency-renewable-energy, energy.gov/solar-office

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    Indian Solar Cell, Module Manufacturer CEL Seeks Purchaser (Int'l)
    Central Electronics Limited
    Date: 2020-02-12
    On the sub-continent, the government of India reports it is seeking Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the proposed sale of all shares in solar cell and module manufacturer Central Electronics Limited (CEL). CEL is a government enterprise under the administrative control of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology. The company has 10 MW solar cell capacity and 38 MW capacity for module manufacturing.

    As per the EoI document, the winning bidder will be required to lock in its shares for a period of three years during which it cannot undertake the sale of its stake in CEL. The last date for the submission of interest is March 16, 2020. Private or public limited company registered under the Companies Act can participate in the offering. (Source: Indian Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology, PR, 11 Feb., 2020) Contact: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology; www.dst.gov.in; Central Electronics Limited, +91-120-2895155, 2895156, +91-120-2895142, 2895148 - fax, www.celindia.co.in

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    Jinko Bifacial Modules Break Efficiency Record (New Prod & Tech)
    JinkoSolar
    Date: 2020-01-22
    Shanghai-headquartered solar module manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. reports it has broken the world record for maximum conversion efficiency for its bifacial solar modules, hitting 22.49pct, as verified by TÜV Rheinland, an independent provider of technical services for testing, inspection, certification, consultation, and training.

    To improve the efficiency of its mass-produced modules the company applied a newly developed anti-reflection coating (ARC) and advanced metallization technology alongside other proprietary technology and incorporated into the cell design, eliminating the inter-cell gapto ensure higher efficiency and reliability, according to a release.

    According to its statement, JinkoSolar has an integrated annual capacity of 14.5 GW for silicon wafers, 9.2 GW for solar cells, and 15 GW for solar modules, as of September 30, 2019, according to the company. (Source: JinkoSolar, Mercom India, 21 Jan., 2020) Contact: Jinko Solar Holding Co. Ltd., Ripple Zhang, +86 21-5183 3105 pr@jinkosolar.com, www.jinkosolar.com

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    Triton Touts Compact Solar Battery, Inverter (New Prod & Tech)
    Triton Solar
    Date: 2019-12-16
    Cherry Hill, New Jertsey-headquartered solar cell, solar battery and energy management solutions provider Triton Solar is touting its Triton Pandora Box for residential applications.

    The Triton Pandora Box can operate efficiently at a maximum input voltage of 600 V from solar PV & wind turbines and includes builtin wireless monitoring (GSM/Wi-Fi) via Triton CMS online and mobile platform.

    The transformerless Triton Pandora Box for both indoor and outdoor installation is the ideal compact single-phase inverter for residential and small-scale commercial applications with a power category of 5 kW Industry-leading features now come standard with the Triton Pandora Box. (Source: Triton Solar, PTI, Business Wire India, 15 Dec., 2019) Contact: Triton Solar, (856) 390-0066, info@tritonsolar.com, www.tritonsolar.com

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    Liquid Filled Energy Efficient Window Tested (New Prod & Tech)
    Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
    Date: 2019-12-02
    The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sophia reports it is testing energy efficient window panes filled with a constant flow of 70 litres of distilled water and 30 litres of ethylene glycol, which serves as antifreeze.

    The window panes also act as an individual solar collectors using solar cells to absorb solar radiation and turn it into thermal energy to heat the building's interior. The advantage of using liquids instead of air inside the glass is that water is denser, so it absorbs infrared light in a broader range.

    The technology is being tested for an extended period at the InDeWag experimental building pavilion in Sofia. InDeWaG -- Industrial Development of Water Flow Glazing Systems -- Innovation action project is funded under Horizon 2020, a Public Private Partnership on "Buildings Design for New High Energy Performance Buildings." (Source: euronews, European Commission, 2 Dec., 2019) Contact: InDeWag, www.indewag.eu; Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Miglena Nikolaeva-Dimitrova, www.bas.bg

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    Runergy Adding Mono PERC Cell Manufacturing Capacity (Int'l.)
    Runergy
    Date: 2019-10-30
    China's fourth largest solar cell manufacturer, Run Sunshine Technology (Runergy) reports construction of a new, $424 million monocrystalline PERC cell production line is underway in Yancheng city, 200km north of the companys Suzhou headquarters in Jiangsu province. When fully operational, the new line will increase the company's annual cell production capacity by 6 GW.

    The first 3 GW phase of the Yancheng facility is expected to begin production across 11 lines around June, 2020. Construction on a second 3 GW phase will commence one year later with the total 6 GW facility planned for completion within three years. Runergy supplies module manufacturers including Trina Solar, CSI, Jinko, GCL and Risen. (Source: Run Sunshine Technology, PV Mag, 29 Oct., 2019) Contact: Run Sunshine Technology, Runergy, www.researchgate.net/institution/Beijing_Bo_Run_Sunshine_Technology

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    Hanwha Launches Residential Solar Battery Pkg (New Prod & Tech)
    Hanwha Q Cells
    Date: 2019-10-11
    Solar cell manufacturer Hanwha Q Cells is reporting the Australian launch of Q.Home, a "fully wrapped" home solar and storage package.

    The Q.Home combines solar panels, a hybrid inverter, and lithium-ion battery storage scalable from 4-12kWh up to 12kWh. On average, the Q.Home system is expected to generate 355kWh more energy than the industry standard -- which equates to a surplus of 35.5kWh per year for 10 years. The Q.Home's Home Energy Management System (HEMS) allows consumers to monitor and predict household usage patterns and solar energy production. The system can also be paired with either of Q Cells new launched premium panels with 25-year product warranty, the Q.PEAK DUO-G5+ or Q.PEAK DUO-G6+. (Source: Hanwha, Oct., 2019)Contact: Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., www.hanwha-qcells.com, www.hanwha.com/en/about_hanwha.html

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    Hanwha Q Cells Top US Residential Solar Supplier in Q1 (Int'l.)
    Hanwha Q Cells
    Date: 2019-08-21
    South Korean solar cell manufacturer Hanwha Q Cells Corp., a unit of conglomerate Hanwha Group, is reported to have been the leading U.S. residential solar power modules in Q1 of this year. The company claimed a 27 pct share of the U.S. residential market, up 15.4 pct from the same period in 2019, according to global consultancy Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. Hanwha Q Cells also supplies PV modules in Korea, Germany, the UK and Japan. (Source: Hanwha, Maeil Business News Korea, 20 Aug., 2019)Contact: Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., www.hanwha-qcells.com, www.hanwha.com/en/about_hanwha.html

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