Features

Editors' Blog, Features
February 18, 2021
By Liam Stoker
Solar assets in Texas have continued to generate despite the weather, but policy remains a hurdle to them aiding the grid
Product Reviews
February 12, 2021
By Mark Osborne
Suntech’s ‘Ultra X’ PV module series adopts large format 210mm monocrystalline wafers and 1/3 cut Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) technology, which increases the light receiving area by 80.5% compared with products of conventional formats, according to the company.
Features, Interviews
February 10, 2021
By Liam Stoker
As the technology continues to mature, the race to successfully commercialise and drive heterojunction (HJT) manufacturing to the multi-gigawatt level is getting increasingly competitive. PV Tech spoke to Jinergy chief executive officer Liyou Yang to determine what the remaining challenges are in relation to mass HJT manufacturing, and how close the industry may be to it.
Product Reviews
February 8, 2021
By Mark Osborne
Growatt has launched a powerful 1500V string inverter for large scale solar plants. The MAX 1500V inverter aims to lower LCOE and achieve higher yields for clients.
Editors' Blog, Features
February 8, 2021
By Liam Stoker
Europe’s solar financing market is evolving at rapid speed, driven by changing dynamics and aided by technological advancements at the asset level. Here PV Tech re-caps the five most significant takeaways from the conference’s opening days.
Features, Guest Blog
February 2, 2021
By Eran Chvika, finance and projects partner, Pinsent Masons LLP
Eran Chvika, finance and projects partner at Pinsent Masons LLP, discusses the possible remedies available for developers set to be hit by retroactive subsidy cuts in France’s solar market
Features, Guest Blog
January 29, 2021
By Enertis
The advancement of solar cell and module technology has meant ever larger, higher power modules are being manufactured, shipped and installed at increasing speeds, placing new importance on product testing and inspection. Here, Enertis explores the role of electroluminescence inspection throughout the supply phase.
Editors' Blog, Features
January 27, 2021
By Finlay Colville
PV-Tech’s flagship PV ModuleTech conference returns, through an online platform, on 9-11 March 2021, with a focus on providing utility-scale site developers and investors a comprehensive understanding of the new module formats being sold to the market today.
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Features, Guest Blog
January 25, 2021
By Q CELLS
In the first of a two-part feature, Q CELLS explains how it is forging a quality-focused future for photovoltaics, together with the vital input of a handful of respected industry experts.
Features, Guest Blog
January 19, 2021
By Chris West, Solarcentury
The introduction of large-format modules promises to pose both benefits and challenges to developers. Christopher West, head of central engineering at Solarcentury, explores the many considerations PV designers must bear in mind now large-area modules are on the market.

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