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Is solar ready for the high-power era?

The rapid evolution of photovoltaic technology has continued, as modules with peak power outputs in excess of 550W are emerging fast. Driven by a thirst for more power and increasingly larger cells, developers and EPC now face tougher procurement decisions than ever before. But is the industry ready for such a jump? Liam Stoker investigates

Potential-induced degradation of bifacial PV modules incorporating PERC+ technology

Many of the bifacial modules now offered by PV manufacturers employing bifacial passivated emitter and rear cell (PERC+) technology, making them vulnerable to rear-side potential-induced degradation, in addition to the conventional front-side shunting type (PID-s). Kai Sporleder, Volker Naumann, Stephan Großer, Marko Turek and Christian Hagendorf of the Fraunhofer Centre for Silicon Photovoltaics report on new testing methods designed to quantify the expected power losses of bifacial PERC+ modules in the field

Turkish PV defies political ghosts in year of the rooftop

New stats show Turkish solar has swiftly boomed to 6GW despite the national chaos after the 2016 coup attempt. Can the country continue to dodge volatility as it vies to become a 1GW-a-year PV market via a mix of large-scale and net-metering policies? José Rojo investigates

PV Tech Power 22 available now to download

Hybridisation, India, Turkey, floating solar and bifacial potential all take centre stage in the latest volume of PV Tech Power, available now to download free of charge.

SPI 2018: Technical Proceedings

Access all the abstracts from the Technical Symposium at Solar Power International and Energy Storage International 2018.