TOPCon vs PERC – a battle between fast learning curves – pv magazine International

TOPCon solar modules will gain more market share if their average efficiency, already higher than that of PERC panels, continues to improve, according to Stefan Glunz, PV research chief at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE. In an upcoming pv magazine webinar on the potential of TOPCon tech, Glunz will show how to … Read more

Social Isolation, Loneliness Tied to CV Risk

Well before the pandemic concerns around the health impacts of social distancing, isolation from others and feelings of loneliness have been shown to be contributing factors to higher rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in older adults. Now, new research in older women in particular shows that isolation and loneliness are associated with an increased risk … Read more

Large scale solar reaches €0.02737-04939/kWh LCOE in Sweden – pv magazine International

New research from Sweden showed that financing conditions and the choice of location are crucial factors in reducing the levelized cost of energy for utility scale solar parks built without subsidies in the Scandinavian country. To the researchers, the project with the lowest LCOE in Sweden, of €0.02737/kWh, is a plant with an expected lifetime … Read more

India X Cleantech – February 2022

Welcome to another issue of our India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we are pulling news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article about the country. Cleantech Investments Partnership Announced For India’s Largest Floating Solar Power Project Government-owned hydropower generation company NHPC and a state government agency … Read more

4 Things to Know About Delta-8-THC, the New Cannabis Drug

The sudden appearance of delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8-THC or delta-8) and its quick rise in popularity is a classic tale of unintended consequences and loopholes that enterprising entrepreneurs learn to exploit. Delta-8 is a cannabinoid molecule naturally found in cannabis. The cannabis plant contains over 100 similar molecules called cannabinoids, most of them in small quantities and … Read more

Powin to supply 5.8GWh of batteries for projects in US and Taiwan – pv magazine International

The US battery specialist has signed framework agreements with four developers to deliver systems for multiple projects. February 15, 2022 Marija Maisch Oregon-based Powin Energy has announced major supply deals covering a 5.8GWh pipeline of energy storage projects in the US and Taiwan. The company will supply its fully integrated battery storage systems to four, … Read more

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $19 Million for Carbon Utilization Funding Opportunity

The US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management’s (FECM’s) Carbon Utilization Program announced up to $19 million in federal funding for the advancement of technologies that utilize waste carbon to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions … Read more

An Interview with Dana Becker

Dana Becker is professor emeritus of social work and social research at Bryn Mawr College and has practiced as a psychotherapist for over three decades. With a doctorate in psychology and a master’s degree in social work, she has been an equal-opportunity critic of both fields in her work on the effects of therapeutic culture … Read more

Nigerian mini-grid program appears to have been scaled back – pv magazine International

An initial intent to commission 28 local solar-plus-storage networks has now been stated as comprising “around 20” mini-grids, with delivery expected this year, rather than by the middle of the year. February 15, 2022 Max Hall An update about a project aiming to provide solar electricity to rural Nigerians appears to indicate a delay in … Read more