Focusing on technology, the Photovoltaics International journal is specifically designed for the PV supply chain, including materials, components, equipment, manufacturing and large-scale utility installation. This in-print business-to-business publication influences the purchasing decisions of PV manufacturers, energy utilities and integrators by associating solution providers with high quality and independent technical papers.
With a recent spate of new solar cell records announced for PERC-based architectures pushing conversion efficiencies past 24%, it is a good time to reflect on the pioneering work at SolarWorld – the first to commercialise and ramp PERC to volume production. A special in-depth paper from former members of SolarWorld’s R&D and manufacturing team should be a compelling read and a leading reference paper in the future. Adding to the PERC-based theme is the paper from ISC Konstanz, providing further real world insight into achieving manufacturability of nPERT cells with conversion efficiencies approaching 23%.
The PV Tech Power journal is focused on the challenges and solutions concerned with designing, building and operating commercial & utility scale PV power plants. It addresses technology and business issues which impact on reducing LCOE and protecting ROI.
Welcome to the eighteenth edition of PV Tech Power. Bifacial system costs come under the spotlight. DNV GL looks at floating solar design. We also have papers on O&M business models, the European solar finance market that is supercharging the post-subsidy pipeline, an in-depth look at Turkey from the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright and much more. Our regular Storage and Smart Power section returns with Andy Colthorpe at the helm as always.