US and Canada ramp up solar glass plans
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by Valerie Thompson
8h ago
With PV module capacity ramping up, glass suppliers have been investing in new solar glass production capacity. As in India and China, new facilities are popping up in North America, with unique twists to ensure competitiveness, such as using recycled material. From pv magazine 05/24 In mid-March 2024, Canada’s Silfab Solar, a high-efficiency module manufacturer with plans to expand into South Carolina, said it would source glass from US-based PV panel recycler Solarcycle. Solarcycle is planning a $344 million solar glass fab in the US state of Georgia, supplied by recycled panel materials. “W ..read more
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The Hydrogen Stream: Adnoc delivers low-carbon ammonia to Japan
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by Sergio Matalucci
20h ago
Adnoc has delivered the world's first certified bulk commercial shipment of low-carbon ammonia to a client in Japan, while Plug Power has agreed to supply a 3 GW electrolyzer in Australia. Adnoc has delivered what it claims is the world's first certified bulk commercial shipment of “low-carbon ammonia enabled by carbon capture and storage (CCS)” to Mitsui for clean-power generation in Japan. “The low-carbon certification process, from production to delivery, has been conducted by TÜV SÜD,” said the Abu Dhabi-based oil and gas company. The carbon dioxide (CO2) will be captured and stored in a c ..read more
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Chinese PV Industry Brief: Polysilicon prices continue to fall
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by Vincent Shaw
20h ago
The China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNMIA) says that the average price of n-type polysilicon fell by 5% to 6% this week. The CNMIA said in its latest market update that polysilicon prices continued their downward trend this week. The average price of n-type rod silicon stands at CNY 43,000 ($5,951.48) per ton, down 5.08%. The average price of p-type polysilicon fell to CNY 37,300 per ton, down 4.36%. The average price of n-type granular silicon plunged to CNY 37,500 per ton, down 6.25%. Current prices have fallen below production costs, driving market pessimism. Faced with the pr ..read more
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Reliance Industries completes sale of REC’s polysilicon unit
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by Uma Gupta
21h ago
Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) has completed the sale of REC Solar Holdings’ kerf-based polysilicon manufacturing division, REC Solar Norway, to Elkem ASA. However, it will retain the technology and intellectual property rights of kerf-based polysilicon. From pv magazine India RIL has announced that its REC Solar Holdings AS unit has completed the sale of its kerf-based polysilicon manufacturing division, REC Solar Norwa,y to Elkem ASA, an Oslo-listed, silicon-based material supplier. The announcement follows RIL’s disclosure in January about the signing of a share purchase agreement between R ..read more
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Leapton Energy launches 20.48 kWh residential battery
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by Lior Kahana
1d ago
Japan's Leapton Energy has developed EH-A05, a 20.48 kWh residential battery featuring storage capacities starting at 5.12 kWh, with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries. Kobe-based Leapton Energy has released a new energy storage system for residential applications. Its EH-A05 system features 5.12 kWh LFP batteries. It includes either one, two, three, or four batteries, which can store up to 20.48 kWh. “It is compatible with 80% of mainstream energy storage inverter brands,” the company said. “With easy plug-and-play installation method, users can install within one hour by themselves.” Al ..read more
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‘When pursuing your career goals, seek companies that align with your values’
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by pv magazine
1d ago
In another article of a series, Women in Solar Europe (WiSEu) gives voice to Zoraida Bejarano, the Head of Talent Management at NextEnergy Group. She says the underrepresentation of women in recruitment processes in the solar energy industry complicates efforts to showcase inclusivity and address unconscious biases. Early in my career, like many women, I doubted my potential for success in a technical sector such as solar. A supportive mentor helped me develop a credible approach, boosting my confidence — upon reflection, this was crucial. They encouraged me to create a strong value propositio ..read more
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April sees mixed irradiance during extreme weather around the Arabian Sea
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by pv magazine
1d ago
In a new weekly update for pv magazine, Solcast, a DNV company, reports that, despite record rainfall in the middle of April, areas of the Arabian Peninsula still saw above-average irradiance through April, with the UAE and parts of Saudi Arabia seeing irradiance about 5% above normal. Despite record rainfall in the middle of the month, areas of the Arabian Peninsula still saw above-average irradiance through April, with the UAE and parts of Saudi Arabia seeing irradiance about 5% above normal according to analysis completed using the Solcast API. At the same time, India experienced a strong s ..read more
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Zambian IPP launches tender for 50 MW of solar
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by Patrick Jowett
1d ago
CGM Power Group Ltd., an independent power producer (IPP), is requesting expressions of interest from engineering, procurement and construction companies for the development of a 50 MW on-grid solar plant in northern Zambia.  Zambian IPP CGM Power Group has announced a call for expressions of interest to develop a 50 MW on-grid solar plant in Chipili, a town in Luapula province, northern Zambia.  The call is aimed at local and international engineering, procurement and construction companies. According to tender documents, the chosen company will design, plan, engineer, procure, sche ..read more
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Key takeaways from the German-African Energy Forum
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by Patrick Jowett
1d ago
The 17th edition of the German-African Energy Forum in Hamburg this week drew more than 300 participants from over 30 countries. The continent’s green energy transition and how to finance it were among the topics on the agenda. More than 300 participants representing over 30 countries took part in the 17th edition of the German-African Energy Forum, held in Hamburg on May 16 and 17. Wiebke Polomka, senior manager of Southern Africa of Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft, which organized the forum, told pv magazine that German companies have the technology, knowledge and experience to suppor ..read more
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Solar wafer prices decline, sparking concerns over producer survival prospects
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by pv magazine
1d ago
In a new weekly update for pv magazine, OPIS, a Dow Jones company, provides a quick look at the main price trends in the global PV industry. FOB China prices for wafers have experienced a widespread decline this week once again, underscoring the prevalent oversupply and the lackluster demand in the market. Mono PERC M10 and N-type M10 wafer prices decreased by 2.58% and 8.81% week-to-week, reaching $0.189 per pc and $0.176/pc, respectively. Similarly, Mono PERC G12 and n-type G12 wafer prices dropped by 0.76% and 2.18% week-to-week at $0.261/pc and $0.269/pc, respectively. According to OPIS’ m ..read more
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