Bank of America Signs 160 MW REC Deal with Constellation for Mammoth Solar

Mammoth Solar Bank of America has signed a 15-year, 160 MW agreement with Constellation Energy purchase power and project-specific renewable energy certificates (REC). This agreement will help Bank of America power approximately 17% of its global electricity consumption with clean, renewable energy from a portion of the Mammoth Central project, the third and final … Read more

Viritech, Pininfarina unveil world’s first ‘hydrogen hypercar’ – pv magazine International

Viritech and Pininfarina have announced plans to put a hydrogen-fueled car into limited production in 2023, while H2 Clipper said it aims to finish a prototype of its hydrogen-powered airship by 2025. June 24, 2022 Sergio Matalucci Viritech Has unveiled the 1,000-kg Apricale, a hydrogen-fueled, high-performance car with half the weight of comparable battery vehicles. … Read more

In the far reaches of northern Mexico – pv magazine International

In two remote regions of the Mexican state of Chihuahua, PV-powered microgrids bring electricity to a university and an agricultural ranch, neither of which are well served by the regional grid. The microgrids make use of lithium-ion batteries supplied by Growatt, alongside modules from local manufacturer SolarEver. The projects serve as an example of how … Read more

RETC releases 2022 Module Index Report – pv magazine International

From pv magazine USA The Renewable Energy Test Center (RETC) has released its “2022 PV Module Index” (PVMI) report, highlighting module performance across a variety of lab tests, while also providing industry-cited clarifications on the real-world significance of the results. The 2022 PVMI marks the first edition released since VDE acquired a 70% stake in … Read more

Debunking myths about PV system orientation, dimensioning – pv magazine International

New research from LUT University shows that there is no single correct orientation for a PV installation. June 23, 2022 Emiliano Bellini Researchers from Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) claim to have debunked three myths about the orientation and dimensioning of PV systems and the sale of surplus electricity. “The results are applicable to the … Read more

Large-area graphene-perovskite solar modules with better temperature coefficient – pv magazine International

An Italian-Greek research group has developed a large-area perovskite solar panel with graphene-doped electron transporting layers. The module exhibits a smaller drop in open-circuit voltage than commercially available crystalline silicon panels. June 22, 2022 Emiliano Bellini An international research group has developed a PV panel based on a cell technology featuring graphene-doped electron transporting layers … Read more

Volvo starts testing fuel cell electric trucks – pv magazine International

Volvo said it will offer fuel cell electric trucks by the second half of the decade, while an airport in northern Japan has started working on a feasibility study for local hydrogen production. Uruguay, meanwhile, has presented a new hydrogen strategy. June 21, 2022 Sergio Matalucci Volvo Trucks Plans to launch hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric … Read more

Business models for Swedish solar – pv magazine International

Swedish researchers have identified six business models for the country’s solar market and highlighted how companies differ significantly in their approaches from policymakers and scientists. They analyzed data from 241 solar companies. June 21, 2022 Emiliano Bellini Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have conducted a comprehensive review of all business models (BMs) … Read more