Real barriers to virtual power plants – pv magazine International

The technology is available for virtual power plants to be rolled out across the United States, argues Jigar Shah, the director of the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office. Their implementation could result in a cascade of benefits, including lower electricity costs and wider adoption of distributed energy resources like rooftop PV. September 26, 2022 … Read more

Short-term scarcity, long-term uncertainty weighing on green hydrogen – pv magazine International

Historic analogues suggest that emergency-like policy measures could foster high growth rates, expediting a breakthrough and increasing the likelihood of future availability. However, EU targets required growth rates, according to a group of German and US researchers. September 26, 2022 Sergio Matalucci A group of German and US researchers claim that green hydrogen and derived … Read more

World’s first offshore green hydrogen pilot in France – pv magazine International

Lhyfe has started an 18-month offshore green hydrogen pilot project in France, while SSAB, LKAB, and Vattenfall have commissioned a pilot facility to store fossil-free hydrogen gas in Sweden. The EU and US, meanwhile, have both announced progress on policy measures to support hydrogen. September 23, 2022 Sergio Matalucci Life has launched the world’s first … Read more

MXenes-based perovskite solar cell achieves 23.66% efficiency – pv magazine International

A UK-Chinese research group claims to have achieved remarkable efficiency and stability for a solar cell based on an electron transport layer doped with two-dimensional titanium carbide (Ti3C2Tx). The champion cell has an efficiency of 23.66%, an open-circuit voltage of 1.095 V, a short-circuit current of 25.07 mA/cm2, and fill factor of 83.18%. September 23, … Read more

IEA PVSP predicts high-cost, low-revenue scenario for solar recycling – pv magazine International

A group of researchers and industry experts from across Europe, the Asia Pacific, and the United States have compiled a review of current regulations and industrial policies for the management of end-of-life PV modules. The IEA PVSP report found that the volume of end-of-life PV modules is still small, but there are appropriate treatment and … Read more

Ark Energy to build 3 GW renewable energy hub in Australia – pv magazine International

International metals group Korea Zinc’s Australian subsidiary Ark Energy has announced it will build 3 GW of renewable energy in northern Queensland as part of plans to produce more than 1 million tons of green ammonia per annum for export by 2032. September 23, 2022 David Carroll From pv magazine Australia A consortium including three … Read more