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17 Jun PERC Solar Cell Technology Gaining Ground

Passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) technology increases conversion efficiency by adding a dielectric passivation layer at the rear side of the cell (shown as the yellow layer in the image below). Higher efficiency levels in standard cell architectures are limited by the tendency for photogenerated...

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03 Jun Renesola changes

ReneSola is shifting its business model away from OEM production supply to bundled services as well as shifting its module sales to higher margin markets and away from the US and China with greater focus on its downstream project business. ReneSola’s main module markets were...

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20 May Fronius in USA

Fronius USA, a subsidiary of Austria-headquartered Fronius International, has begun manufacturing solar inverters at its new $1.5 million fab and testing facility in Portage, Indiana. The facility measures 400,000 square feet and will produce and test more than 200 Fronius Primo inverters each day, employing around...

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06 May Tesla battery

Tesla presented its new battery power-storage system last week in California. The company says the Powerwall Home Battery, available in 10kWh for back-up applications or 7kWh for daily use applications, will start at USD 3500 for the 10kWh model, while the 7kWh version is tabbed...

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23 Apr Ukraine reducing FiT

Ukrainian state energy regulator (NCER) announced, that due to economic problems in the country, renewable energy sources support will be shortened. According to NCER decision, FiT for new PV sources will be reduced by 50%. The older, already installed PV sources will get the FiT...

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