Floating solar farms could help to protect lakes and reservoirs from some of the harms of climate change, a new study suggests. However, given the complex nature of water bodies and differing designs of solar technologies, there could also be detrimental ecosystem impacts of deploying floating solar arrays. Conventional solar farms are controversial due to the amount of land theyRead more
Monthly Archives: March 2021
Lighting up the Ideal Home | Episode 2: What are the specific applications for distributed PV power generation?
As of now, more than one million households in China have installed distributed Solar PV applications. LONGi’s distributed solar PV solutions have been deployed worldwide, ushering in an era in which solar energy is accessible to everyone. In this second of a series of articles, we focus on specific applications for distributed PV. 1. Grid-connected application Grid-connected distributed PV powerRead more
– Residential demand drives Q4 growth, C&I installs up 65% sequentially – Exceeded GAAP Net Income and Adjusted EBITDA guidance; positive operating cash generation – Strong momentum entering 2021 with advancements in storage and software SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ:SPWR), a leading solar technology and energy services provider, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 3, 2021.Read more
Canadian Solar Inc. (“Canadian Solar” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ) today announced financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020. Fourth Quarter 2020 Results Solar module shipments of 3.0 GW at high-end of 2.9 GW to 3.0 GW guidance range. 14% sequential growth in revenue to $1,041 million exceeds guidance range of $980 million to $1,015 million. Gross margin of 13.6% exceeds guidanceRead more
Solar cells made of crystalline silicon achieve peak efficiencies, especially in combination with selective contacts made of amorphous silicon (a-Si:H). However, their efficiency is limited by losses in these contact layers. Now, for the first time, a team at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and the University of Utah, USA, has experimentally shown how such contact layers generate loss currents on theRead more