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What the UK’s record-low offshore wind prices could mean for utility-scale solar

What the UK’s record-low offshore wind prices could mean for utility-scale solar

Liam Stoker reflects on last week's record low clearing prices for offshore wind in the UK's Contracts for Difference auction, and discusses what they might mean for the country's reigniting solar market.
Perovskite solar cells: A new paradigm in photovoltaics

Perovskite solar cells: A new paradigm in photovoltaics

SPONSORED: Louis Huber, independent consultant at GreenSquare SPRL coordinator of EPKI - European Perovskite Initiative; Dr. Alessandra Alberti and Dr. Ioannis Deretzis from CNR-IMM Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems Catania Italy and Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nazeeruddin, of EPFL Sion, and founder of Valais Perovskite Solar S, explore the history and future of perovskite cells.
Clean energy interactive: Solarwatt’s VR factory tour, installer-friendly app

Clean energy interactive: Solarwatt’s VR factory tour, installer-friendly app

Solarwatt shows off new 'training and explaining' app for installers of the company's modular battery energy storage systems.
SSL 2019 Day One: A solar industry that means business

SSL 2019 Day One: A solar industry that means business

Liam Stoker reflects on the opening day of Solar & Storage Live 2019, where the solar and storage sectors’ growing maturity was ever present, and a gritty determination to get things done was clear.
Open season: the next steps for energy storage

Open season: the next steps for energy storage

Despite the huge strides energy storage has made, significant hurdles remain before the technology in its many guises can be claimed to have fulfilled its massive potential. E-S.n editor Andy Colthorpe assesses the key successes and ongoing challenges for this indispensable part of the future power system.
’Only’ 20MW, but New York’s biggest battery project shows how to make it, there

’Only’ 20MW, but New York’s biggest battery project shows how to make it, there

“With no large-scale batteries participating in the wholesale market in New York, the first day we turned the battery on it was exciting to see if all our internal models were correct in how the battery would behave,” KCE's COO Dan Fitzgerald told us.
California’s initiatives to overcome its challenges in the sun

California’s initiatives to overcome its challenges in the sun

California’s success in embracing renewable energy technologies, particularly solar, has brought with it challenges around reliability of supply to consumers. Janice Lin and Jack Chang of Strategen explore how the Golden State is pioneering the deployment of energy storage as it pursues its goal of complete energy decarbonisation by 2045.
Europe’s changing FCR auctions and their impact on the energy storage industry

Europe’s changing FCR auctions and their impact on the energy storage industry

Gone are Europe's weekly FCR auctions, replaced by daily auctions in a move designed to create greater flexibility and improve international co-operation in these markets in Europe, writes Jean-Paul Harreman of EnAppSys.
A net zero election means the next government should get serious about solar

A net zero election means the next government should get serious about solar

Leonie Greene, director of advocacy and new markets at the Solar Trade Association, takes stock of recent goings on in Westminster and discusses how a general election would be the ideal time for any future government to bolster the UK’s solar ambitions.
Inclusion of privately-held PV module suppliers within PV ModuleTech Bankability Ratings

Inclusion of privately-held PV module suppliers within PV ModuleTech Bankability Ratings

During the recent series of articles on PV-Tech - outlining the drivers, methodology and validation of the new PV ModuleTech Bankability ratings for PV module suppliers - one of the key inputs required to generate the overall supplier bankability score (and rating class) was the financial strength of each company.
Every charge cycle counts when it comes to battery degradation

Every charge cycle counts when it comes to battery degradation

As battery owners and operators seek to maximise the returns from their assets, they simultaneously face the Herculean challenge of managing degradation.
PV Tech’s top 10 R&D spenders in 2018

PV Tech’s top 10 R&D spenders in 2018

Based on analysis of 21 PV manufacturers that were listed on various stock exchanges around the world in 2018, PV Tech can reveal the top 10 R&D spenders.