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PV Tech Research

The PV Tech Research portfolio covers our market-leading activities across all aspects of solar PV manufacturing and technology, from polysilicon production, through ingots, wafers, cells and modules. The research findings and analysis feeds also into our upstream-specific series of conferences, featuring the CTOs and heads-of-R&D from the leading PV manufacturers and suppliers in the industry today.

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Solar & Storage Research

Solar and Storage research covers downstream solar in specific end-markets and the emerging energy storage sector. It draws on expertise from the Solar Media Market Research team and the editorial content produced for Solar Power Portal, Energy Storage News and other in-house events and publications.

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PV ModuleTech Conference

Understand fully the technical and logistical supply chains that determine the production and performance of solar modules, including all related factors impacting quality, reliability & bankability.

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PV CellTech Conference

Returning for a 4th year, this must-attend conference will discuss the hottest topics in cell processing and the most innovative approaches to increasing efficiency whilst driving down cost.

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SNEC 2020: How modules topping 800W and new BIPV innovations stole the show

SNEC 2020: How modules topping 800W and new BIPV innovations stole the show

The PV industry has recently witnessed the launch of a new wave of high-efficiency, high-power modules incorporating state-of-the-art technology. As China and other countries around the world embrace grid parity, modules with higher conversion efficiency and output are becoming increasingly favoured by the market.
The long-awaited IEEE standard that paves the way for more energy storage on a smarter grid

The long-awaited IEEE standard that paves the way for more energy storage on a smarter grid

A newly released standard creates nationally applicable guidance for DER manufacturers on how grid support functions in their products will be tested. Brian Lydic, chief regulatory engineer at the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), talks about what this means for enabling the grid modernisation that will be needed to support high levels of renewable energy and energy storage.
Towards a test standard of light and elevated temperature-induced degradation

Towards a test standard of light and elevated temperature-induced degradation

Understanding of LeTID remains incomplete, although its effects on PV power plant performance are recognised as being potentially significant. Friederike Kersten, Matthias Pander, Max Koentopp, Marko Turek, Werner Bergholz and Thomas Pernau of the LeTID Norm consortium outline progress towards developing a standardised test for the defect, a key step inw minimising its impact