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General Electric works on grid-forming inverter controls

GE Research, the R&D arm of U.S. conglomerate General Electric, recently secured $4.2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy...

All-in-one device integrating a microinverter and optimizer

Power electronics researchers from Estonia’s TalTech Power Electronics Research Group and startup Ubik Solutions have developed a hybrid inverter solution that integrates a microinverter...

No such thing as ‘next-generation’ modules

Next time you hear about the launch of a new “next-generation” solar module, take the news with a measure of caution, because the product...

Solar pump moved by fuzzy logicResearchers in the United Arab Emirates have proposed a PV-powered irrigation system that runs on a fuzzy logic-based algorithm,...

Researchers from the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates have proposed an irrigation system featuring a standalone PV system, a single...

TOPCon technology hits 23.5% in mass production

Jolywood this week announced that it has pushed the efficiency of its mass-produced silicon solar cells to 23.5%. The cells rely on n-type tunnel oxide...

Preventing PID at 1500 volts

Scientists at Germany’s Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemburg (ZSW) this week introduced new testing protocols designed to give PV investors and project developers...

A mechanical technique for PV module recycling

Italian PV module recycling consortium La Mia Energia says the Photo Voltaic Panel Mobile Recycling Device (PV-MoReDe) it has developed can almost completely recover...

AFRICA: Afsia launches awards for solar innovation B

The African Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) plans to award its new AFSIA Solar Awards on July 2, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. These are several...

Focus on the negatives: A new path to highly efficient tandem cells

Scientists at the United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) working with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, have demonstrated a technique which could open...

Cooling down PV panels with water

French PV system installer Sunbooster has developed a cooling technology for solar panels based on water. It claims its solution can ramp up the...

Solar tiles for new and historic buildings

Freesuns solar tiles on a residential buildingImage: Freesuns Swiss start-up Freesuns has developed solar tiles for building-integrated PV it claims can be used on historic as well as new buildings. Freesuns chief...

Organic solar cell with new film morphology and 16.88% efficiency

Researchers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the South China University of Technology have developed a single-layered organic solar cell based on non-fullerene acceptors with an...

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Swinerton breaks ground on 215-MW California solar portfolio

Longroad Energy, a renewable energy developer, owner and operator, announced the financial close and start of construction by Swinerton on Little Bear Solar, comprising four separate...

SunLogix acquires Virginia warehouse to store equipment for delayed solar projects

SunLogix, a provider of logistics services exclusively to the solar energy industry, announced it has acquired 500,000 square feet of warehousing space in Danville,...

Spain is Europe’s cheapest market for corporate solar PPAs

Spain is the best solar market for corporate power purchase agreements in Europe, according to BloombergNEF, with the lowest prices for PV projects coming...

Survey: Covid-19 to cause 50% decline in rooftop solar segment

With a run rate of over 200 MW per month, the Australian small scale rooftop market segment was soaring to record heights in the first three...