Traditional hydrogen blending could damage gas pipelines, say researchers – pv magazine International

UK researchers have revealed that gaseous hydrogen could cause problems in natural gas pipelines, while electrolyzer manufacturer Nel has announced plans to build a second production line in Norway. August 12, 2022 Sergio Matalucci University College London researchers have said in a new study that the pumping of hHydrogen into gas networks poses risks and … Read more

Huge opportunity for module-level power electronics – pv magazine International

A new report form analysts at IHS Markit notes that the market for module-level power electronics (MLPE) grew by 33% between 2019 and 2021, with around one-third of new residential solar installations now taking advantage of MLPE’s promise of improved safety, energy yield and fault detection. And with smaller, distributed generation systems expected to represent … Read more

Gallium doping keeps p-type in the frame – pv magazine International

Scientists at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) have investigated gallium-doping in p-type silicon wafers as a route to better performance. Testing these specially produced p-type wafers in TOPCon and heterojunction cell architectures, which several major PV cell manufacturers are gearing up to produce on more expensive n-type wafers, the scientists found that … Read more

NREL Debuts Ordinance Databases for Siting Solar, Wind Energy Projects

Anthony Lopez National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released two new databases of state and local wind and solar energy zoning laws and ordinances in the United States. The data sets are machine-readable so geospatial analysts and researchers can readily analyze siting impacts. This work is part of ongoing research at NREL to explore the … Read more

Why is green energy infrastructure booming despite global economic woes? – pv magazine International

The Covid-19 pandemic and resulting economic fallout have had a variety of impacts on the clean energy transition, with some sectors being more affected than others. Earlier this year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned of slowed progress towards sustainable energy goals due to Covid-19 and reversed progress in many areas crucial in reaching net … Read more

Secrets of sustainable distributed-generation strategies – pv magazine International

From pv magazine USA The way the United States manages electricity was transformed more than 40 years ago with legislation that established open access to the transmission level of the electricity grid. Known commonly as PURPA, it created independent system operators (ISOs) across the country to manage supply and demand in an unbiased manner. While … Read more

140 MW rooftop PV project to help carbon-free ‘green’ steel industry – pv magazine International

SolarApex has built what it calls the world’s largest rooftop PV array. A 140 MW project on a steelmill will help Turkish steelmaker Tosyali to shift its production to carbon-free “green steel.” Chief Marketing Officer Besime Özderici says the project could be an example for other energy-intensive industries. August 9, 2022 SolarApex is Tosyali Holding’s … Read more

An industry reacts – pv magazine International

Solar industry leaders weigh in on Senate passage of the IRA, the bill that carries $370 billion in energy security and climate spending. August 8, 2022 Anne Fischer From pv magazine USA The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 passed in the Senate yesterday in 50-50 split with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the deciding vote. … Read more