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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.

Electric vehicle battery materials factory to open in Tennessee

Novonix plans to retrofit a Chattanooga, Tennessee General Electric plant to produce 8,000 tons of anode materials annually for electric vehicle batteries and energy storage systems.

Solaredge records pandemic progress despite tough final quarter

Full-year revenues nudged up despite tough comparisons with the end of 2019 for the final quarter of last year. The inverter maker expects to log revenues of $385-405 million in the current three-month window.

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.

Finding the ideal size for a quantum dot

New research describes an algorithm that can calculate the ideal characteristics for a quantum dot to maximize cell efficiency.

Relectrify gets the most out of second-life battery systems

After more than a year of testing, Relectrify has released interim results of a pilot that combines repurposed batteries from Nissan Leaf vehicles with proprietary inverter technology to create a battery system that has exceeded expectations.

New ‘slide-in’ solar canopy tech from Australia

Australian design and manufacturing company PVDymanics has unveiled a solar canopy technology which can be used with both framed and frameless solar modules. The company believes its system can revolutionize the micro-grid market.

Australia makes another massive battery play

The state of Victoria is on track to host one of the world’s largest lithium-ion batteries. The 300 MW/450 MWh Victoria Big Battery will be constructed on the outskirts of Geelong.

Proposed $16B project combines world’s largest PV farm, largest battery, longest undersea HVDC cable

Here’s a high-level cost estimate of what transmitting solar power underneath an ocean might cost for the proposed $16 billion Australia–ASEAN power line.

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SolarEdge boosted by record solar revenues in Europe and strong residential growth

Despite the pandemic, residential solar growth continues. Commercial solar, always the problem child, is having trouble coping with the virus.

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