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Longi claims 33.9% efficiency for perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell

The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has confirmed Longi’s achievement of a world record-breaking efficiency rating of 33.9% for a perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell.

Why True Zero carbon is the right side of history

It is time to call out the problems of Net Zero, Enosi’s Grant McDowell argues. To reach a fully renewable grid, companies and institutions instead must embrace what he calls True Zero.

Weekend read: the ‘next big thing’

The PV industry in Southeast Asia has come a long way since guest author Ragna Schmidt-Haupt, partner at Everoze, reported on solar financing innovation in the region more than a decade ago. In this article, she outlines five factors for success, the newest of which has the potential to become a game changer, and not only in Southeast Asia.

Solar module prices dive to record low

In a new weekly update for pv magazine, OPIS, a Dow Jones company, offers bite-sized analysis on solar PV module supply and price trends.

Gas turbine driven by 100% renewable hydrogen for first time

The Siemens Energy-led Hyflexpower consortium has conducted a series of tests on a gas turbine located on the premises of Smurfit Kappa, a paper-based packaging supplier.

Downward trend for PV module prices losing momentum

If demand picks up again toward the end of the year due to the current price situation, the downward trend for PV module prices could be stopped, according to pvXchange’s Martin Schachinger.

Not so fast… the Bouldercombe Battery is not yet back into service after the fire

On September 26, the Bouldercombe battery in Queensland caught fire during its commissioning process. Now, it is being reported the battery facility is already back up and running – which isn’t quite the case, WattClarity’s Paul McArdle explains.

The human factor: why Australia’s net zero transition risks failing unless it is fair

This article is part of a series by The Conversation, Getting to Zero, examining Australia’s energy transition.

Is the sun setting on utility solar?

The Federal Government has legislated emissions reductions of 43% below 2005 levels by 2030. Sourcing electricity from renewable technologies is fundamental to meeting this, with a much-publicised target of 82% renewables in the grid by 2030 – up from a current value of 38% over the last year.

The race for 100% solar

With utility scale solar installations accelerating, Philip Wolfe, founder of PV data consultancy Wiki-Solar, drills into the data to highlight some interesting variations in relative progress around the world.

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