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Real world field testing of new power-enhanced ribbons for photovoltaic modules demonstrates outstanding gain of 2.1 percent in energy yield

published 2019 年 08 月 23 日 13:26 | editor | category News
HANAU, Germany and SHANGHAI, China, August 22, 2019- Heraeus Photovoltaics, a leading technology solution provider for the renewable energy industry, today announced that an outdoor field test of its Selectively Coated Ribbons (SCR™), the industry’s first “plug and play” power-enhancing ribbons for PV interconnection, has overachieved compared to previous tests conducted at standard testing conditions (STC). ...  more

Danish Wind Turbine Tvindkraft in Operation for Over 40 Years

published 2019 年 08 月 21 日 18:30 | editor | category News
As the pioneer for wind power worldwide, Denmark currently houses the world’s first wind turbine Tvindkraft, which has been in operation for 41 years and counting. Its lifespan is a lot higher than the standard lifespan of wind turbines, which is usually around 25 years. ...  more

NREL Develops New Technology That Will Slash PV Cell Costs

published 2019 年 08 月 19 日 9:30 | editor | category News
  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of the U.S. has recently developed an improved process of epitaxy which can potentially increase the production speeds of GaAs by 20 times. This may help to cut the costs of III-V PV cells to US$0.2-0.8/watt. ...  more

Price Trend: Cells bottom out with hopes for an increasing demand

published 2019 年 08 月 15 日 16:29 | editor | category Price Trend
There was no unexpected development in the overall market this week. The market is still on a “wait-and-see” approach. There may be some changes in prices between different stages of the entire industry chain. It will not, however, affect the subsequent trend of the market price. Looking ahead, it is difficult to see a growing demand and purchase orders in both domestic and overseas markets. As the autumn is approaching and some projects, which are under time pressure, are launched, the dark times should be coming to an end. The moment for the market to rebound is already on the horizon. ...  more

Offshore Floating Solar: A Highly Efficient but Costly Proposition for Places with Land Scarcity

published 2019 年 08 月 15 日 9:30 | editor | category News
Floating photovoltaic (FPV) systems, which consist of a single or multiple photovoltaic (PV) modules mounted on a buoyant platform, are generally designed to be arranged as an array on the surface of a closed body of water such as an inland lake or pond. However, there is now growing interest to take this technology to the sea. ...  more