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Holographic light collector could improve solar panel yield

The collector is built with a low-cost holographic optical element and a diffuser and can be easily embedded into conventional PV modules, according to its creators.

Saudi Arabia’s second PV tender draws world record low bid of $0.0104/kWh

The record low price was offered for the 600 MW Al Shuaiba PV IP project, which competed in the second round of the country’s procurement scheme for renewable energy.

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IHS Markit forecasts 181 GW of new PV capacity for this year

The U.K.-based analyst has raised its outlook for new PV additions in 2021 by around 23 GW. Due to strong demand, leading module manufacturers are sold out for the first half of the year.

Solar module prices rose by up to 15% in China, Jinko’s vice president says

JinkoSolar VP Dany Qian said that high demand cannot stop prices from rising for at least the next six months or longer, until sufficient capacity ramps up.

BloombergNEF expects up to 209 GW of new solar for this year

A new report from the U.S.-based analyst predicts that new PV additions for 2021 may range from 163 to 221 GW next year and from 179 to 240 GW in 2023. According to BloombergNEF, the current supply bottlenecks for glass and polysilicon will unlikely halt the global PV market.

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What happens to floating PV when the surface freezes?

In cold climates, floating ice and frost heave need to be considered in designing the anchorage system. Kane Wang of Sungrow Floating offers more tips.

Database lists 616,818 global sites for sustainable pumped hydro

Australian researchers said that oOff-river” pumped-hydro is not only able to overcome the typical topographical issues of conventional pumped-hydro but also is cheaper.

This open source tool maps Canada’s solar potential

The tool allows users to collect data on single municipalities from a dataset of 3,500 places. Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan have the country’s highest solar radiation levels.

Canada maps a path to its hydrogen energy future

The zero-emission fuel is expected to satisfy around 6% of Canada’s end-use energy by 2030 and about 30% by the end of the first half of the century.

Another week, another wave of solar PPAs

Unsubsidized solar keeps moving forward in Germany, the US, Egypt, the Philippines, and South Africa.

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