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Toshiba claims 16.6% efficiency for polymer film-based large-area perovskite solar module

Japanese electronics giant, Toshiba, is continuing to improve the performance of its perovskite solar cell technology.

CATL unveils EV battery enabling 400km driving range on 10-minute charge

Chinese battery industry heavyweight Contemporary Amperex Technology has unveiled a new electric vehicle battery that reportedly enables long-range driving on a fast, 10-minute charge. It expects mass production to begin by the end of this year, and vehicles equipped with the battery to be available in the first quarter of 2024.

Weekend Read: Mapping a path to tandem commercialisation

Chris Case, chief technology officer for Oxford PV, recently spoke with pv magazine about the U.K.-based company’s new 28.6%-efficient, commercial-sized, tandem solar cell, its U.S. subsidiary, and plans for the future.


Study finds growing inequality in metal footprints of renewable power value chains

An international research group has investigated the flow of iron, copper, aluminium, and other precious metals from source to end-use destination in the renewable energy infrastructure value chain. It found significant imbalances that can be attributed to the continuous outsourcing of metal demand for the renewable power sector to developing economies.

SEG Solar plans 5 GW cell, 3 GW module production plant in Indonesia

United States-headquartered module maker SEG Solar has leased land in Indonesia where it will establish a 5 GW capacity solar cell and 3 GW capacity PV module manufacturing facility.

SEG Solar leases land for 5 GW cell, 3 GW module production in Indonesia

SEG Solar (SEG), a Texas-based module manufacturer, will lease land in Indonesia for 5 GW of solar cell and 3 GW of PV module capacity.


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