Fraunhofer ISE, in collaboration with the EU-funded CPVMatch project, has set a new record for solar module efficiency at 41.4%.
The module measures 122 cm² and utilizes a multijunction, tandem cell set up, with multiple layers of active cell material stacked on top of each other to absorb different sections of the light spectrum. Fraunhofer did not specify the cell materials used in the record-breaking module, other than to say that they are based on III-V compound semiconductors.
Post date: 27 Nov 2018
Grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are expected to increase over the coming decade and will put a premium on achieving optimal performance and reliability.
Post date: 12 Nov 2018
The 9th edition of SiliconPV will be hosted by imec. It will be the key event for sharing and understanding cutting-edge developments and upcoming trends in Silicon Photovoltaics. It focuses on science and advanced technologies along the value chain of crystalline silicon cells and modules.
It covers short-, mid- and long-term issues including:
Post date: 31 Ott 2018
The 15th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV-15) is the premier technical conference in the areas of high- and low-concentration PV components, modules, and tracker-based PV systems. The conference brings together students, academics, technologists, and financiers to engage in discussion of state-of-the-art CPV components, trackers, and installations.
Post date: 31 Ott 2018
PV-Prosumers4Grid (PVP4Grid) is an EU-funded project involving 12 partners from various European countries, beginning in October 2017 and running until March 2020. The main objective of PVP4Grid is to increase the market share and market value of PV by enabling consumers to become PV prosumers in a system-friendly manner. PVP4Grid aims at a better power system integration of PV with a focus on market integration.
Post date: 28 Set 2018
The Energy Community Secretariat, an international organization run by the EU and the governments of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, and Ukraine – and which is responsible for transferring the good practices of the EU internal energy market to these eastern European countries – has issued New policy guidelines for the grid integration of prosumers.
Post date: 27 Set 2018
The findings of the EURAMET ENG55 PhotoClass Project, which involved a consortium of six European National Metrology Institutes (NMIs), the Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland), TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH (Germany) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) have been recently published in the project’s final report and have led to the new IEC 61853 standard.
Post date: 6 Ago 2018
The EU PVSEC is the largest international Conference for Photovoltaic research, technologies and applications, and at the same time a top international PV Industry Exhibitions. It gathers the global PV community to conduct business, to network and to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations in Photovoltaics. It is the world-renowned science-to-science, business-to-business and science-to-industry platform with a full and only focus on the global PV Solar sector.
Post date: 31 Lug 2018
The Romanian parliament has adopted a law enabling prosumers with small renewable energy systems to secure self-consumption and deliver surplus energy to the grid without having to obtain any authorization or pay taxes on the energy, the Romanian Ministry of Energy has said in a statement.
Read more on: https://balkangreenenergynews.com/romania-moves-to-not-tax-prosumers-feeding-surplus-energy-into-grid/
Post date: 11 Lug 2018
Solar cells (photovoltaics, PV) for electricity generation is forecasted to become one of the main contributors in the future energy system. Better building integration of PV (BIPV) is desired for aesthetical reasons and potentially also for cost savings. As of now, BIPV is generally more expensive than ordinary building applied PV installations (BAPV) or regular building components, which means there is a need to include other values in BIPV business models.
Post date: 10 Lug 2018