China-based manufacturer of solar monocrystalline silicon wafers, cells and modules, LONGi Solar, announced that the front side power of its 72-cell Bifacial half-cut module exceeded 450W, achieving the world’s highest power in this module type. This new record was tested and verified by renowned certification agency TÜV-SÜD.
IMEC (Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum) VZW, a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies headquartered in Belgium and partner EnergyVille, a collaboration of the Flemish research institutes KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt in the field of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems, announced on April 8 at SiliconPV 2019 event that its n-PERT (Passivated Emitter and Rear Totally diffused) solar cells developed with leading Chinese manufacturer of n-type bifacial solar cells and modules Jolywood, have reached a certified front-side conversion efficiency of 23.2 percent.
Texas-based engineering company Sol-Ark, dedicated to designing and building efficient battery based hybrid inverters, announced in June the introduction of the new Sol-Ark 8K multi-mode inverter, the first of its kind capable of resisting a Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse or Solar Flare Event.
Toronto based GP JOULE Canada Corp., a subsidiary of global renewable energy company GP JOULE GmbH headquartered in Germany, announced that the PHLEGON single-axis tracker has passed a series of accelerated life-cycle tests conducted by the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary. The Institute’s Green Building Technology Lab and Demonstration Centre confirmed PHLEGON’s long-term reliability within a wide range of environmental conditions and proved its performance in extreme northern climates.
Dr Azmy Gowaid and his team from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) in Scotland have devised solar tiles that will allow outdoor pedestrianised areas to double up as renewable energy makers. The tile can be used in virtually any outdoor pedestrian walkway exposed to daylight. This includes public squares, pavements, schools and university campuses.