r&d

March 16, 2022
After securing the top spot in PV Tech’s module shipment rankings for a second consecutive year, LONGi Group VP Dennis She talks to Carrie Xiao about the company’s focus on creating value for customers and ongoing dedication to R&D.
January 31, 2022
PV Tech Research’s Finlay Colville reveals which manufacturers are driving the PV industry’s transition to n-type, explaining why what these companies do in the next two years will shape the sector moving forward.
January 6, 2022
JinkoSolar has revealed new details regarding its prospective initial public offering (IPO), confirming an offering schedule, placement size and that n-type cell and modules will be the focus of capacity expansions.
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December 6, 2021
UK-based solar PV inspection and data analytics company Above details how its ‘Follow PV’ project, launched alongside the University of Essex, is enhancing the research and development of autonomous drone technology in utility-scale solar.
October 22, 2021
The US Department of Energy (DOE) is to fund projects aiming to extend the operational lifetime of solar PV projects to 50 years and support the development of advanced materials such as perovskites.
October 14, 2021
JinkoSolar has laid claim to a new n-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell conversion efficiency record, taking that efficiency rating to 25.4%.
June 15, 2021
PV Tech’s Carrie Xiao provides an extensive overview of the solar modules on display at this year’s SNEC PV Power Expo in Shanghai, comparing all of the major product launches, exhibitions and technologies that took centre stage.
June 14, 2021
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched another Solar Prize funding round, making US$5 million available and including funds for software concepts for the first time.
May 10, 2021
Finlay Colville, head of research at PV Tech Research, details how n-type cell manufacturing will dominate PV industry spending from 2024, and what the rest of the decade holds in store.
January 11, 2021
One of the largest merchant solar cell producers in the world, Aiko Solar has now established a base in Europe, with the intention of accessing the best of the R&D activities the region can provide. PV Tech speaks to Dr Christian Peter, managing director at Solarlab Aiko Lab Europe, to determine the direction of that European facility.

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