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Longi claims 25.19% efficiency for p-type TOPCon solar cell

The achievement was confirmed by the Institute for Solar Energy Research and is claimed as a world record for a p-type TOPCon cells.

Residential solar demand is ‘through the roof’

One question is whether or not manufacturers can keep up with demand, particularly inverters and semiconductors.

A breakthrough for p-type heterojunction cell performance?

Researchers developed a silicon heterojunction solar cell based on p-type gallium-doped wafers that they said has an efficiency of 22.6% and improved stability.

Mixed financial results for Chinese-based wafer and module makers

Preliminary results for a handful of companies suggest that commodity price rises are having an impact on earnings.

Sunrise brief: PV module plant is headed to the U.S., an energy storage milestone, and a North Carolina trojan horse?

Also on the rise: 174 Power wins a regulatory OK for its 100MW/400MWh NYC energy storage project, the State Department issues a supply chain warning, and DOE offers millions for cell advancements.

DOE and NREL seek consortium leaders in thin-film solar module advancement

The Department of Energy has released $20 million in funding to solicit participation in NREL-organized consortium of leaders in thin-film cadmium telluride module advancement.

Philadelphia Solar plans to build 1 GW module plant in the U.S.

Site negotiations are underway for the facility, which would produce monocrystalline facial and bifacial modules for C&I and utility markets in the U.S. and abroad.

Senate passes bill to ban Xinjiang imports, State Department issues a warning to businesses

The bill would shift the burden of proof to importers and now heads to the House, which passed a similar measure last year. A State Department advisory warned businesses to exit supply chains with ties to the Chinese region.

By addressing heat, this serial inventor just may change the entire solar value chain

Kent Kernahan set out to take the heat out of solar cells. He and his partners may end up bringing solar manufacturing jobs to disadvantaged communities and making low-cost rooftop solar widely available.

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Sunrise brief: Convalt Energy wins approval for a 700 MW solar module production plant

Also on the rise: Canadian Solar wins a big energy storage bid, report makes a case for lots more rooftop solar in California, and Babcock & Wilcox will market a 100-hour, 135 MW energy storage technology.

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