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Can large-scale solar cool nearby areas?

An international team of scientists observed a cooling effect in a large radius around solar arrays. The cooling may have implications for local ecosystem management.

JA Solar, JinkoSolar, Longi agree on 182mm module standardization

The three Chinese panel manufacturers found an agreement on module size and mounting hole spacing.

JinkoSolar unveils details of its TopCon 620 W bifacial solar panel

The Tiger Neo panel has a power conversion efficiency of up to 22.1% and a temperature coefficient is -0.30% per Celsius degree.

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Trina Solar improves efficiency of 210 mm PERC solar module

The panel achieved a power conversion efficiency of 23.5%.

China made 14 GW of solar modules in June – and more than 80 GW in six months

The nation produced 57% more solar cells in the first half of this year than in the same period a year earlier.

Got windows? Then photovoltachromics may be for you

Researchers developed a smart solar window tech based on a photovoltachromic device that is able to achieve a high pristine transmittance and to be self-adaptable to control indoor brightness and temperature.

Researchers develop a novel design for agrivoltaics

The design uses metal brackets as mounting structures, conventional solar panels, and a grooved glass plate placed between the solar panels. System costs would be around $847/kW.

CATL claims to have made sodium-ion batteries a commercial reality

Researchers have been keen to make the technology work as it offers a cheaper, more environmentally friendly alternative to lithium-ion products.

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.

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.