Mar 202018
 
Researchers from Chonnam National University, South Korea, have developed a method — called co-precipitation — to make a solar thin film comprising nanoporous nickel oxide (NiOx) as the hole transporting layer (HTL) for a perovskite solar cell with formamidinium lead iodide (FAPbI3) and/or methylammonium lead bromide (MAPbBr3) as the perovskite layer. In addition, they used organic air-stable inorganic zinc oxide nanoparticles compound as the electron transporting layer (ETL) to...
Mar 192018
 
Enphase Energy, Inc., a global energy technology company and supplier of solar microinverters, announced that Enphase Energized AC Modules (ACM) from its ACM partners have been installed by over 180 of its solar installation partners in the U.S. five months after availability. Enphase Energized AC Modules are built by strategic module partners who integrate Enphase microinverters with PV modules on the manufacturing line. Leading solar module manufacturers LG, JinkoSolar, Panasonic,...
Mar 192018
 
Faults in the functioning of photovoltaic plants that are detected too late can have serious effects on their energy yields. Financial losses and thus lower profitability are often the result. In order to prevent possible malfunctions and to be able to react quickly in the event of a problem, professional PV plant monitoring is required. But how is the monitoring optimally implemented in photovoltaics? As a rule, installers offer their customers a service contract that includes the monitoring...
Mar 152018
 
Rensource Energy, a Lagos-based distributed energy provider, has launched Nigeria’s first solar micro-utility project under Powered by Rensource, a new B2B-focused offering for investors and developers. This first-ever Powered by Rensource project debuted on 8th February at the Sabon Gari Market, where Rensource along with investors Solad Power Holdings and Sissli Limited, a renewable energy investment company, introduced Sabon Gari Energy, a micro-utility project...
Mar 152018
 
In 2017, the US solar market expanded, adding double-digit gigawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) additions for the second year in a row. According to the newly released U.S. Solar Market Insight Report 2017 Year-in-Review from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the solar industry installed 10.6 gigawatts (GW) of new PV capacity in 2017, led by strong growth in the corporate and community solar segments. While overall growth was down from the 15 GW installed...
Mar 142018
 
Varta Storage is expanding again after Italy and Great Britain, the company is now taking on the fifth continent. Effective immediately, households from Perth to Brisbane can purchase energy storage systems “made in Germany”, the Varta pulse to be precise. The small, compact wall-mounted storage system is available in two performance classes: pulse 3 with 3.3 kilowatt hours (kWh) and pulse 6 with 6.5 kWh. “The storage systems are compact and handy and yet of high quality....
Mar 132018
 
Saft has installed two Li-ion energy storage systems to boost the operational efficiency of the existing solar PV plant at EXKAL’s Marcilla manufacturing facility in Navarra, Northern Spain. The Saft Intensium Mini E systems provide peak shaving to reduce peak demand charges from the site