Renewables desalination for Neom City – pv magazine International

The futuristic Neom City will be powered exclusively by renewable energy, but a co-optimization approach with the water sector will be crucial for desalination and sustainable water supplies. Saudi scientists have assessed different system configurations and determined that solar-plus-storage would deliver the lowest levelized cost of energy. June 20, 2022 Emiliano Bellini Neom City is … Read more

Solar panels based on biosourced materials – pv magazine International

From pv magazine France Researchers at France’s National Solar Energy Institute (INES) – a division of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) – are developing solar modules featuring new bio-based materials in the front and rear sides. “As the carbon footprint and the life cycle analysis have now become essential criteria in … Read more

Charging on the go via peer-to-peer system to reduce range anxiety – pv magazine International

In other news, Stellantis demonstrates wireless charging tech that transfers energy from road infrastructure to EVs, Toyota defies shareholder pressure to step up electrification efforts, and Volkswagen threatens to dethrone Tesla on EV sales by 2024. June 17, 2022 Marija Maisch limited range, long charging time and lack of charging stations among the key … Read more

Longi to use French patent success against Q-Cells in Netherlands – pv magazine International

The patent litigation dispute between Hanwha Q Cells and Longi is heating up in Europe. June 17, 2022 Sandra Enkhardt From pv magazine Germany The patent dispute between module manufacturer Hanwha Q-Cells and its various competitors has been waged on several continents since 2019. The South Korean manufacturer has filed lawsuits against Longi, JinkoSolar and … Read more

Amorphous carbon nitride anti-reflection coating for solar cells – pv magazine International

Scientists in Iraq have applied an amorphous carbon nitride (CNx) thin film as an anti-reflective layer in commercial crystalline silicon solar cells. They claim they were able to improve their efficiency from 5.52 to 13.05%. June 17, 2022 Emiliano Bellini Researchers at the University of Technology-Iraq have developed a novel dual-function anti-reflection coating (ARC). They … Read more

Novel concept for alkaline capillary-fed electrolysis – pv magazine International

Researchers from Australia’s University of Wollongong presented a study for alkaline electrolysis where the liquid electrolyte is continuously drawn up a separator, leading to bubble-free operation at the electrodes. Meanwhile, Korean researchers developed a novel heterostructured catalyst, Argentina’s province of Tierra del Fuego presenting its hydrogen strategy, Lhyfe and shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique are working … Read more

US government to support 12 remote, island communities in transition to clean energy – pv magazine International

Communities will get help with strengthening energy infrastructure, reducing outage risk, and improving their future energy and economic outlook. June 17, 2022 Anne Fischer The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced plans to work with 12 remote and island communities around the United States to help them move to clean power, lower energy costs, … Read more

CrossBoundary Energy Access raises $25 million to finance solar-powered minigrids in Africa  – pv magazine International

CrossBoundary Energy Access (CBEA) has raised $25 million from ARCH Emerging Markets Partners, Bank of America, and Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund to finance the development of solar minigrids in Africa. June 17, 2022 Cosmas Mwirigi This investment will build upon an additional $25 million in senior debt to deploy $50 million of capital into CBEA’s … Read more