Monthly Archives: July 2018

Solar helps power Europe’s largest garden centre

Europe’s largest garden centre, Bridgford Garden Centre has installed a 250 kWp solar PV array on the rooftop of its new building, which is now open to the general public. Bridgford Garden Centre, in Nottingham, now features the latest technology including underfloor heating and rainwater harvesting and is now also being powered by 925 solar panels, installed by energy solutions developer, EvoEnergy.

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DSM launches Conductive backsheets for lossless back-contact solar modules to boost power output by 3%

DSM, a global science-based company, active in health, nutrition and materials, today launches a Conductive backsheet for high power back-contact solar modules capable of increasing solar module energy output by 3%. This new technology ushers in a new era of lossless conductivity (i.e. zero cell to module loss) in high-power modules thanks to an efficient design that connects neighboring cells to transport

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Global PV Inverter Market to exceed $11bn by 2024 by GMI

Photovoltaic (PV) inverter market size will surpass USD 11 Billion by 2024, as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. Favorable regulatory initiatives to promote the use of renewable energy coupled with large scale fund flow toward renewable grid integration will enhance the global photovoltaic (PV) inverter market size. In 2017, over 70% of global photovoltaic industry has

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Fully textured monolithic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells with 25.2% power conversion efficiency

Abstract Tandem devices combining perovskite and silicon solar cells are promising candidates to achieve power conversion efficiencies above 30% at reasonable costs. State-of-the-art monolithic two-terminal perovskite/silicon tandem devices have so far featured silicon bottom cells that are polished on their front side to be compatible with the perovskite fabrication process. This concession leads to higher potential production costs, higher reflection

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