Green investors eyeing up Australia following election results – pv magazine International

In November 2021, the co-founder of renewable energy investor Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners (QIP), David Skaysbrook, was skeptical of large scale investment in Australia due to federal policy inertia. Back then Skysbrook described the United States as “the most opportunity-rich market in the energy transition,” with the UK running a very close second, whereas Australia was … Read more

Tuning out the defects for more powerful perovskite solar cells – pv magazine International

Scientists in the UK and Japan used the latest imaging techniques to observe the inner workings of a perovskite solar cell at the scale of a few nanometers. Their findings suggest that a single defect is responsible for both limiting initial performance and causing degradation of the cell. By altering chemical compositions and process, the … Read more

Australian startup develops mine shaft gravity storage – pv magazine International

From pv magazine Australia Green Gravity is turning to the former cornerstone of Australia’s wealth, coal mining, to remove the final hurdle for a fully renewable electricity system. It is proposing to lift and release ultra-heavy weights in legacy mine shafts, in a reimagining of how the universal force of attraction, gravity, can be used … Read more

ACP: Solar Installations Grew 11 Percent, Energy Storage +173 Percent in Q1 2022

The American Clean Power Association has released its Clean Power Market Report Q1 2022, which shows that wind, utility-scale solar and battery storage sectors installed 6,619 MW of utility-scale clean power capacity – enough to power 1.4 million American homes. The record capacity is largely due to gains in battery storage installation, with storage installations … Read more

Renault presents electric-hydrogen hybrid car with range of up to 800 km – pv magazine International

In other news, Shinshu University researchers developed a graphene-wrapped molecular-sieving membrane that is reportedly 100 times more efficient than that of conventional polymer separation membranes. Topsoe aalso nnounced the construction of the “world’s largest electrolyzer production facility,” and Toho Gas said it would produce blue hydrogen in Japan for local consumption. May 24, 2022 Sergio … Read more

Have your say on the future of automation in solar O&M – pv magazine International

Cost efficiency while maximizing power output is the name of the game in solar project development and asset management. And the automation of the provision of utility scale solar operations and maintenance (O&M) is fast becoming one of the most compelling opportunities. Help shape the future of automation in solar O&M by this first-of-its kind … Read more

‘Extraordinary week’ capped off with PV-IPCEI launch in Brussels – pv magazine International

Following only two days after the European Commission’s (EC) landmark Solar Strategy on May 18, the mood of the PV-IPCEI event was one of renewed ambition and confidence. Europe’s solar manufacturing industry wants to help the bloc disentangle itself from Russian fossil fuel reliance without immediately succumbing to another dependency on Chinese PV. As SolarPower … Read more

New Australian prime minister vows to turn nation into renewables ‘superpower’ – pv magazine International

Australia’s new prime minister, Anthony Albanese, has promised to make the nation a “renewable energy superpower,” following the Labor Party’s federal election victory on the weekend. May 23, 2022 David Carroll From pv magazine Australia Australian Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese, who will be sworn this week as Australia’s 31st prime minister, has vowed to … Read more