pv-tech.orgSPI 2018: Solar panel ranges expanding as high-efficiency takes controlAt Solar Power International 2018 in Anaheim, numerous PV module manufacturers are continuing to roll-out a wider range of panels that embrace new technologies such as bifacial and half-cut cells as well as increased performance from existing product offerings that include both monocrystalline and multicrystalline.1
pv-tech.orgTaiwan solar 2.0: a rare case of government truly aligned with the domestic sectorFor all intents and purposes, 2018 may be remembered as the year that Taiwanese solar manufacturing moved from its former cell-making glory days of the past (Taiwan solar 1.0) to adjust to the new reality as defined by China’s bulldozing annihilation of cash-struck overseas manufacturing regions in recent times.1
pv-tech.orgBifacial bankability metrics need to shift from module maker to mounting providerWith the multi to mono transition largely a fait accompli in the PV industry, the buzzword for 2019 will certainly be on bifaciality. This has been brewing for some years, but the sheer weight of capacity and production will finally impact on large-scale utility solar in ways most appear to be grossly unprepared for.1
pv-tech.orgHanwha Q CELLS reveals solar module products to be assembled in the US‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Hanwha Q CELLS has revealed its ‘Made in America’ product strategy ahead of the 2018 Solar Power International (SPI) Exhibition being held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California next week.1
pv-tech.orgChina-531 to accelerate demise of multi; polysilicon consumption decline to 3g/W by 2022Much has been written and voiced over the past couple of months in the PV industry, following the so-called China-531 policy announcement that finally provided a wake-up call to Chinese manufacturers that their domestic end-market was not going to be allowed to maintain its near-exponential growth characteristics.1
pv-tech.orgPV Talk: SolAero’s solar UAV strategySolAero Technologies is developing thin-film technology for the US Navy's solar drone programme, as previously explored on PV Tech. In a follow-up piece, Edgar A. Gunther gets more details from the firm and explores the current price points for high-performance cells.1
pv-tech.orgModule Quality Forum: What do EPCs and developers want from global module suppliers?Heading into the PV ModuleTech 2018 event in Penang, Malaysia on 23-24 October 2018, PV-Tech is set to conduct a series of interviews with leading project developers and EPCs, to understand what downstream channels of the utility-scale PV segment are looking for, when choosing PV module suppliers and their respective module technology offerings.1
pv-tech.orgN-type solar cell production to exceed 5GW in 2018 with 135% growth since 2013As the solar industry has grown from a 50GW market to 100GW in just a few years, the desire to have differentiated production has increased, especially for companies entering the market or repositioning strategies.1
pv-tech.orgBizarre demand forecasting for 2018 overshadows real impact of China’s confused investment strategyThe past few weeks has seen some of the most dramatic knee-jerk, naïve and misinformed PV market reporting seen in recent times, with the headlines often resembling nothing more than tabloid sensationalism.2
pv-tech.orgMono vs Multi, N-type vs P-Type: Outlooks from PV CellTech 2018PV CellTech 2018 saw Chief Technology Officers and senior executives from the world's top solar cell manufacturers and equipment suppliers give key indications of which cell technologies will be driving the industry in the coming years.1
pv-tech.orgMasdar and Indonesian power giant to build world’s largest floating solar plantIndonesian power company PT Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali (PT PJB), a subsidiary of state utility PLN, and the UAE's Masdar have signed an agreement to develop the world’s largest floating solar project with a capacity of 200MW in Indonesia.
pv-tech.orgOne third of renewable energy PPAs in Southeast Asia to be corporate in next 3-5 years – SORSEARenewable energy power purchase agreements (PPA) driven by solar are set to take a significant chunk of the market in Southeast Asia over the next few years, according to panellists at the Solar and Off-Grid Renewables Southeast Asia (SORSEA) conference in Bangkok.
pv-tech.orgPythagoras Solar’s BIPV window technology wins GE awardPythagoras Solar has won the GE ecomagination Challenge for its Photovoltaic Glass Unit (PVGU) window technology. The company fended off competition from nearly 5,000 other entrants to win the award, which recognises the most promising innovations in the field of building-integrated energy technology.
pv-tech.orgTenesol completes first turnkey project in ItalyTenesol has finished work on its first turnkey solar project in Italy. The 100kW system is located on an organic farm in Ispica City, Sicily and has the potential to generate 150,000kWh of electricity per annum for the farm. All the electricity not used by the farm will be fed into the local electricity grid.