‘Less is more’: Ultrathin heterojunction cells offering industrial cost reduction

Because of its symmetrical a-Si/c-Si/a-Si structure, silicon heterojunction (SHJ) cell technology offers the possibility to use much thinner wafers, and thus to reduce material and production cost. In order to evaluate the industrial feasibility of these thinner heterojunction cells, wafers from the standard thickness of 160μm down to 40μm were processed on the heterojunction pilot line at CEA-INES.

From bifacial PV cells to bifacial PV power plants

Bifacial PV technology raises new challenges for the characterization and modelling of solar cells and modules, as well as for the yield predictions of power plants, as the contribution of the rear side can significantly affect the performance of these types of device.

Oman oil and gas firm plans tender for 100MW solar project

Oman’s state-owned oil and gas company Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) document for its first renewable energy project, a 100MW(AC) solar farm to be built in the southern region of the country.

CEFC achieves 1GW solar investment milestone

Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has reached 1GW of solar capacity investments across 20 large-scale projects since 2013 with a total investment of AU$898 million (US$689 million).

South Korea targets 58.5GW of renewables by 2030

The South Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has announced its 8th long-term plan for electricity supply and demand, including environmental and safety factors, stable power supply and economic efficiency.