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The solar industry gets to grips with the bewildering array of new module technologies at the second edition of the PV ModuleTech event in Penang, Malaysia. The conference raised a huge number of questions such as how to evaluate bifacial technology and whether it might rise faster than predicted, how long p-type multicrystalline has left in the running and the perennial issue of quality, to name a few.
Remote mines, cement factories and shopping malls are a major catalyst for commercial and industrial (C&I) PV in Africa. A new survey from consultancy THEnergy aims to capture the progress so far and the scale of the opportunity to come. The firm's managing director Dr Thomas Hillig explains more, including how you can help assist the work.
West Sussex County Council recently followed up Anesco's completion of the UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm in September last year with its own, deploying 7.4MW alongside a battery to make the project viable. While some have argued the project offers little in discussions of the future solar landscape in the UK, local authority projects are being completed now and could bridge the gap in deployment until private investors get moving.