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Local authorities, climate emergencies and the burgeoning role for solar car ports

Local authorities, climate emergencies and the burgeoning role for solar car ports

Solar Power Portal’s resident local authority expert Stephen Cirell investigates the role solar car ports can play in helping councils and local authorities tackle climate emergencies, helped by tumbling install costs.
PV CellTech 2020 to debate new thin-film PV investment cycle prospects

PV CellTech 2020 to debate new thin-film PV investment cycle prospects

The forthcoming PV CellTech 2020 event in Penang, Malaysia on 10-11 March 2020 is to feature a special session topic on thin-film solar PV, and review the prospects of this technology being the subject of another round of global investments.
UK solar market to return to gigawatt demand status next year

UK solar market to return to gigawatt demand status next year

Finlay Colville, head of market research at Solar Media, unveils significant growth in the UK’s utility-scale solar pipeline as the market looks set to return to gigawatt-level demand in 2020.
UK utility solar to return to GW demand status in 2020 as desired energy type going forward

UK utility solar to return to GW demand status in 2020 as desired energy type going forward

Finlay Colville, head of market research at Solar Media, provides an early forecast for what next year holds in store for UK solar as post-subsidy economics and a surging project pipeline come to the fore.
Jinko, LONGi, First Solar, Canadian Solar retain AA status in Q4’19 PV ModuleTech Bankability rating

Jinko, LONGi, First Solar, Canadian Solar retain AA status in Q4’19 PV ModuleTech Bankability rating

The latest release of PV-Tech’s unique PV ModuleTech Bankability Rankings report confirms the exclusive status today afforded to just four PV module suppliers (JinkoSolar, LONGi Solar, Canadian Solar and First Solar), in being the only companies to have AA-Rating module bankability status within the industry today.
Encouraging signs: interconnection rules in the age of distributed energy storage

Encouraging signs: interconnection rules in the age of distributed energy storage

As US states work to address and enable the swift growth of distributed energy resources (DERs), including solar and energy storage, the issues surrounding their interconnection to the electric grid require close attention, Sara Baldwin, VP for regulatory affairs at the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), explains.
PV Tech Talk: Aiko Solar’s vice general manager, Michael Ho

PV Tech Talk: Aiko Solar’s vice general manager, Michael Ho

Aiko Solar has been celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019 and has become the largest merchant solar cell producer in the last few years, focusing on high-efficiency cells, notably mono-PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell] production, and is the first-tier producer of this cell type in 2018.
PV CellTech 2020 to explain huge shift in PV production landscape

PV CellTech 2020 to explain huge shift in PV production landscape

The fifth PV CellTech event takes place in Penang, Malaysia on 10-11 March 2020, and will be happening at a time when PV is going through its most dramatic realignment yet, in terms of manufacturers dominating the cell supply landscape, and the technologies being deployed in mega mass-production.
Three things the energy storage industry should know about end of life

Three things the energy storage industry should know about end of life

Hans Eric Melin, managing director of lifecycle management consultancy Circular Energy Storage, provides a detailed list of the most valuable lessons the energy storage industry should be taking into account about end of life.
Solar power and the ‘climate election’: the parties’ energy pledges so far

Solar power and the ‘climate election’: the parties’ energy pledges so far

As the UK prepares for yet another election, following the dissolution of parliament in the early hours yesterday, pledges for increased solar power are notable in almost all the major party's campaigns.
Chinese PV players setting out on the journey abroad, part two

Chinese PV players setting out on the journey abroad, part two

PV Tech’s Carrie Xiao continues her look at what Chinese PV firms are doing to crack international markets, looking today at technical innovations and the benefits of big brands.
Flex and flexibility

Flex and flexibility

Power markets are evolving and beginning to value flexibility ahead of generation. As the UK’s networks companies move to embrace flexible generation assets, Liam Stoker spoke to some of the country’s leading providers to identify the hurdles and solutions to a more flexible power grid.