PV industry

Research Flags Risks To US Solar Loans From Chronic Underperformance

California-headquartered kWh Analytics has released the latest edition of its annual report Solar Risk Management, which reveals that wildfires reduced energy production by up to 6% in the Western U.S. in 2020. Solar Risk Management 2021, which provides investors with latest insights on the evolution of solar generation risk, spans three sections and contains contributions from over […]

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DSD Acquires Two-Project, 10 MW Community Solar Portfolio in Lenox, NY

Distributed Solar Development (DSD) has acquired a two-project, 10 MW community solar portfolio in Lenox, New York. “This acquisition materially increases DSD’s New York Community Solar portfolio, which the company will continue to expand in 2021,” says Jon Morton, Vice President of Acquisitions at DSD. Both projects are ground-mounted and were purchased 75% complete from a […]

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“Esdec Is Still An Installer Focused Company”, Stijn Vos, CEO

Ever since it was started in 2004 by two installers, the Netherlands based Esdec has carved a unique niche for itself, focusing on the rooftop solar segment with their mounting systems. The firm has been in the news earlier last year  for its acquisition led strategy, especially in the US market. With a focus on […]

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The Rising Need for Smarter PV Solution in APAC

The Asia Pacific region has become an exciting renewable energy market in recent years. Many countries with a planned capacity exceeding 1GW have emerged in a short period of time from this part of the world, which injected strong momentum to the PV industry. The local governments have started to provide ample support to the […]

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Reducing Metallization Induced Recombination Losses in N-Type Solar Cells

VINODH CHANDRASEKARAN Sean Lonsinger, Crystal Han | Heraeus Photovoltaics, USA The PV industry continues to grow at a steady pace both in terms of technology and capacity. An important aspect of efficiency improvement is to reduce recombination losses to improve the open circuit voltage (Voc) of the solar cell. Metal induced recombination is a significant […]

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LONGi Issues 2018 Q3 Report: Revenue Rose 35.26% Compared to the Same 3 Quarters in 2017 to USD 2.11 Billion

Yesterday, LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (601012.SH) released its 2018 Q3 financial report, which showed: In the first three quarters of 2018, LONGi realized revenue of USD 2.11 billion, up 35.26% compared to the same 3 quarters in 2017. Net profit attributable to the parent company was USD 242.83 million. LONGi’s revenue has steadily […]

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How Many Chinese Module Suppliers can Compete with JinkoSolar, Outside China?

Since Chinese investments into major cell and module facilities started – more than 10 years ago – success ultimately has been driven by overseas market-share gains, above other technical or financial benchmarks that otherwise would be expected. However, despite the efforts of well over 50 Chinese cell/module makers (where the cut-off is including those with […]

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Jolywood Inks Pact with Imec to Develop Bifacial Solar Cells

As per the deal, Imec has also demonstrated screen-printed monofacial n-PERT cells with the conversion efficiency up to 22.8 percent. Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology has entered into partnership with Imec to develop industrialized bifacial solar cells with average front-side conversion efficiency up to 21.9 percent. As per the deal, Imec has also demonstrated screen-printed monofacial […]

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