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Array Technologies may be insulated from anti-circumvention, said ROTH

Array Technologies’ close relationship with First Solar, Hanwha, and Maxeon may be the reason for its strong revenue guidance, said an industry note from Phil Shen, managing director of ROTH Capital.

Hyundai Sonata hybrid is equipped with a solar roof

The 205W PV array adds nearly 1,000 miles of range each year and helps prevent battery discharge events that are responsible for four out of every ten roadside emergency breakdowns.

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Solar-powered hydrogen for domestic applications via building-integrated transparent platform

An international research group has created a closed-loop, transparent energy platform based on PV power generation and hydrogen production from photo-electrochemical cells. The system is claimed to supply power without interruption and to be transparent enough to be integrated into buildings.

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Color-tunable transparent silicon solar cell with 7.38% efficiency

Designed for BIPV applications by scientists in Korea, the solar cell is based on a 100μm-thick n-type silicon wafer and has a bending radius of 3-6mm.

Hyundai and UL ally to give EV batteries a second life

The two agreed to advance safe deployment and use of second-life battery energy storage systems.

Residential solar customers don’t want the cheapest system in a $20K investment – they want the best one

Customers are willing to pay a premium for a brand name with a strong warranty.

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JinkoSolar receives favorable judgment of non-infringement in Hanwha Q CELLS patent claim

The U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that JinkoSolar’s products do not infringe any patent claimed by Hanwha Q-Cells. At the patent’s core is a passivation technology that significantly increases the efficiency of modules.

Hanwha officially exits polysilicon business

Hanwha Solutions has confirmed that it will shut down its polysilicon business over the course of the next year, only a week after saying that it was still evaluating its plans for the sector.

Your guide to solar market growth in the global ‘gigawatt club’

Some 15 countries are able to lay claim to the status of being members of solar’s “gigawatt club” in 2019, according to projections from BloombergNEF. To kick off 2020, pv magazine’s global team of correspondents and editors have highlighted 10 fast-growing solar markets to evaluate where the opportunities, and potential risks, lie.

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Q-Cells unveils new half-cell monocrystalline panel

According to the Korean manufacturer, its Q.Peak Duo-G6 module is produced with larger wafers than those used in the G5. This is said to increase module yield by around 6% for a power output ranging from 355-420 W.

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