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Huawei bids to shift solar ‘from auxiliary to main power source’ with major residential storage push

Huawei bids to shift solar ‘from auxiliary to main power source’ with major residential storage push

Speaking to PV Tech, Huawei’s president of Smart PV Business Guoguang Chen reveals the key details and drivers behind its home energy storage play, slated to launch later this year
An evolving mandate: Bluefield Partner’s James Armstrong discusses its move beyond solar

An evolving mandate: Bluefield Partner’s James Armstrong discusses its move beyond solar

Solar Power Portal caught up with James Armstrong, managing partner of Bluefield Partners, the investment adviser of Bluefield Solar Income Fund, about company broadening its scope, which technologies it will focus on and the impact Contract for Difference (CfD) auctions could have.
Digitising the solar revolution

Digitising the solar revolution

Our ability to generate renewable energy is scaling up fast, and solutions to integrate that energy will rely on technologies like blockchain to help keep new solutions on track. Power Ledger’s executive chairman and co-founder, Dr Jemma Green, looks at the role blockchain plays within her company’s platform to integrate and automate solar energy trading and balancing
PV ModuleTech Bankability analysis extended to show module suppliers’ strengths & weaknesses

PV ModuleTech Bankability analysis extended to show module suppliers’ strengths & weaknesses

The latest findings from PV-Tech’s unique bankability analysis – the PV ModuleTech Bankability Ratings report – have now been completed, forming the basis of the Q3’20 rankings for leading global module suppliers. This article discusses the main findings of the new report.
Raising standards for interconnecting renewables across the US: Commissioners’ Q&A with IEEE

Raising standards for interconnecting renewables across the US: Commissioners’ Q&A with IEEE

Within the US, different jurisdictions are at different points of DER adoption and interconnection: Ravi Subramaniam at IEEE asks commissioners from across the country about the different drivers and dynamics they see.
Are algorithms the ‘Holy Grail’ of battery asset trading and optimisation? Yes… but not always!

Are algorithms the ‘Holy Grail’ of battery asset trading and optimisation? Yes… but not always!

Algorithms for the control and optimisation of assets including batteries can be an energy trader's best friend - nearly all of the time. Aaron Lally, managing partner at UK-based clean tech trading house, VEST Energy, explains why it's good to know when to switch from automation to human-controlled trading.
Bridging the gap to 550W+: Innovation, manufacturing scale and cross-sector collaboration

Bridging the gap to 550W+: Innovation, manufacturing scale and cross-sector collaboration

PV Tech continues its deep-dive into the making of Trina Solar’s new Vertex platform, delving into the thought process behind the manufacturer’s ‘low voltage, high current’ approach, how Trina intends to scale up manufacturing, and why it believes the solar supply chain must unite behind 600W+ modules.
PI Berlin: ‘There is no good manufacturing quality standard for batteries used in PV applications’

PI Berlin: ‘There is no good manufacturing quality standard for batteries used in PV applications’

Standards, guidance and best practice relating to the installation and deployment of battery storage are often talked about in the industry, and rightly so. What is perhaps less often focused upon, is evaluation of the battery equipment itself before it even leaves the factory. PI Berlin’s Benjamin Sternkopf and Ian Gregory speak about their new lithium cell assessment service.
Analysis: Solar’s results season, beating forecasts and COVID’s long tail

Analysis: Solar’s results season, beating forecasts and COVID’s long tail

The solar sector’s Q2 results season showed that, for the most part, the pandemic’s impact on deployment in the US was restricted to early in the quarter, helping many companies post better-than-expected performance in Q2. But as Liam Stoker suggests, COVID-19’s tail could be longer than anticipated.
Watch exclusive online webinar and panel discussions from the Energy Storage Digital Series

Watch exclusive online webinar and panel discussions from the Energy Storage Digital Series

A selection of video replays from the Energy Storage Digital Series, hosted earlier this year by Energy-Storage.news’ publisher Solar Media are available on YouTube and have been compiled into a handy playlist.
Bridging the gap to 550W+: The technologies inside Trina Solar’s Vertex product range

Bridging the gap to 550W+: The technologies inside Trina Solar’s Vertex product range

Having launched its new Vertex range of modules, Trina Solar is pushing the technology envelope as it joins the latest in a wave of manufacturers to bring 500W+ modules to market. PV Tech spoke to Dr. Franck Zhang, head of product strategy and value management at Trina Solar, to get all the details about the technology within the module.
Ireland’s 800-MW of subsidized solar sites controlled by just 20 project developers

Ireland’s 800-MW of subsidized solar sites controlled by just 20 project developers

Solar Media's Lauren Cook takes a closer look at the results of Ireland's RESS, identifying who the big winners are and what types of projects were successful.