Technology and R&D

New technologies, new challenges: An interview with Jenya Meydbray of PVEL

In this interview, pv magazine talks with PV Evolution Labs CEO Jenya Meydbray about the new designs including heterojunction that will allow the solar industry to reach higher efficiencies, and the challenges entailed therein.

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In lab secrets, Tesla is talking about 20-year lithium ion batteries

Researchers have found that over three years of testing lithium ion NMC532 graphite battery cells have the potential to stay structurally sound long enough for cars to reach greater than 1 million miles, and grid connected energy storage to last more than 20 years under daily use.

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Yotta gotta lotta $$, module pricing down, insurance for C&I, SMA’s 4.6 MW inverter, more!

As SPI approaches and hardware announcements speed up – we’ll work to keep you up! NREL speeds up ultra-efficiency solar cell manufacturing, SolaRack has a new rooftop attachment seal technique – and it uses 18% less product , APA Solar Racking’s Titan system doing well this year, more!

Tesla’s Project Titan, a silent, limitless solar catamaran: pvMB 8/28/19

We’ve got another great brief for you today, folks, as we’ll be checking out, Intersolar North America and NABCEP’s partnership for the 2020 conference in San Diego, Pivot Energy and Standard Solar partnering on projects in Colorado and more!

Pumped hydro in Washington state, the issue with solar cars: pvMB 8/27/19

Happy Tuesday everybody and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ve got certifications for first solar-powered pool heaters, Carnival cruises introducing battery power and more for you!

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Remembering Guy Sella, wildfire victims exempted from California solar mandate: pvMB 8/26/19

Hello one and all and welcome back to the pvMB. Today we have up the Two Creeks solar project breaking ground, new batteries made from Hogweed and more.

No climate debate at the DNC, NREL/First Solar improve thin-film cells: pvMB 8/23/19

Happy Friday one and all and welcome to today’s pvMB. Today we’ve got the Detroit Zoo going renewable, LONGi achieves AA bankability and community solar coming to Maryland. Let’s ride!

Sanders dreams of electric sheep, Sungrow considered 100% bankable: pvMB 8/20/19

Hello one and all and welcome to your Tuesday edition of the pvMB. Today we’ve got on our plates NEC installing over 20 MW of energy storage in Maine and Massachusetts, Biomethanation, Neo Volta’s N14 simultaneously operating DC and AC and more!

California approves solar+school buses

California regulators have approved an SDG&E proposal to install 3,000 to 6,000 medium and heavy vehicle charging stations, as well as a vehicle-to-grid pilot where 10 school buses will be tested for use as grid assets.

Pennsylvania’s largest solar project, SolarEdge’s new co-chair: pvMB 08/19

Welcome back to the workweek and to the pvMB. Today we’ll be taking a look at an award-winning solar home cooking system, GivePower donating solar desalinators and more!

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