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Movable solar power station for off-grid applications

The modular power station comes with two lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries and has a capacity of 6 kW/24.6 kWh. It relies on a 3 kW pure sine wave inverter which the manufacturer said is able to adjust the AC charging rate.

Transmission system expansion, digitalization critical to Southeast Asia’s grid modernization

To achieve its sustainability targets, Southeast Asia will require integrated strategy and execution across generation, transmission, and distribution, as well as planning that balances both capital and operational expenditures. The regional power industry will need partners who can merge data analytics with engineering expertise to deliver timely and actionable insights that realize the full potential of assets and facilities.

Indian solar manufacturers go big on high-output modules

Adani Solar, Jakson, Premier Energies, Vikram Solar, Waaree and other Indian manufacturers are showcasing their high-output modules (from 500 W to 600+ W) at this year’s Renewable Energy India Expo 2021.

Goldi Solar plans 210mm module production from next year

The Indian solar manufacturer will start producing its HELOC̣ Pro series M10 (182mm) modules from November, and add G12 (210mm) panels to its lineup next year.

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How long do rooftop residential solar panels last?

Multiple factors affect the productive lifespan of a residential solar panel. In the first part of this series, we look at the solar panels themselves.

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Axitec unveil 540Wp mono PERC solar modules in India

The German solar brand shall start commercial production of 540Wp mono PERC modules through its India subsidiary starting next month. The modules are 20.9% efficient. 

Proposed power market reforms could reduce renewable energy costs further

A new IEEFA note discusses the impact of the proposed market-based economic dispatch mechanism for procuring bulk power, and regulations for frequency control ancillary services.

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Agrivoltaics to protect crops from heavy rainfall

BayWa r.e. and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have built a 258 kW agrivoltaic system that hosts apple cultivation under four different crop protection systems. The system utilizes agrivoltaic technology with permanent, light-permeable PV modules that block rain, and tracking PV module tech that blocks rain only if necessary.

JA Solar, JinkoSolar, Longi reach consensus on 182mm module standardization

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

JinkoSolar’s n-type TOPCon cell achieves 24.58% efficiency via hydrogenation treatment

The Chinese manufacturer and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have improved the average cell efficiency by 0.68% through a post-cell hydrogenation process. The cell’s average open-circuit voltage increased by 7 mV from 696 to 703 mV, and the average fill factor from 82.03% to 83.07%.

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