With the number of bifacial solar projects now rapidly growing, more is being understood about how to design and build systems that play to the technology’s main strengths. Drawing on recent experiences in the field, Beth Copanas and James Willett from RES outline some of the technical lessons learned on realising bifacial’s full potential.
PV Tech speaks to Ma Rui, Huawei’s director of smart PV for the Middle East and Africa, about the incorporation of artificial intelligence in solar PV, the firm’s growth in the MENA region and how competition in the sector can drive research and development.
Jinko Solar CTO Hao Jin speaks to PV Tech’s Carrie Xiao about the manufacturer’s ongoing commitment to R&D, the need for new capacity expansions and how solar’s technology envelope continues to evolve.
The latest episode of the Solar Media Podcast sees Liam Stoker and Andy Colthorpe discuss how the clean energy economy is responding to Covid-19 while Andy reports from PV Expo in Tokyo, which itself felt the effects of the virus outbreak.
PV Tech visits Huanghe Hydropower Development Co (HHDC) in Qinghai, China, to identify the driving factors behind the energy giant’s solar push which has seen it take the mantle as the world’s largest PV plant operator.
While seeming “tech breakthroughs” garner a great deal of media attention, the three key factors in determining the likely impact of storage tech companies are innovative technology, scalability and a proven track record, a Bloomberg New Energy Finance analyst has said.
In addition to launching a residential energy management and PV self-consumption package for the home compatible with Tesla’s Powerwall, power optimiser specialist SolarEdge launched a lightweight inverter late last year utilising the Israel-headquartered firm’s new HD Wave technology.