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JA Solar to build 5 GW of cell capacity in Vietnam

GCL Technology Holdings Limited reported strong revenue for the first half of 2023, while JA Solar says it will invest CNY 2.72 billion ($578.7 million) in 5 GW of N-type solar cell capacity in Vietnam.

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.

China plans recycling system for wind turbines, solar panels

China will introduce technical standards and policies for the wind and solar industries to recycle their decommissioned equipment by 2030.

Brookfield teams with Envision on Australian renewable energy push

Brookfield Asset Management has inked a deal with Chinese multinational Envision Group to explore opportunities for manufacturing of clean energy equipment in Australia to support its plan to develop up to 14 GW of renewable generation and storage facilities in the country within the next decade.

Biwatt unveils new residential sodium-ion batteries

Biwatt Power, a Chinese manufacturer, has developed new residential sodium-ion batteries with an efficiency rate of 97% and a projected lifespan of more than 3,000 cycles.

PVC knife-scratch coated fabric to increase albedo, energy yield in bifacial PV

China-based Halead is offering a reflective material for ground-mounted bifacial PV projects, which it claims can increase the annual power production of a solar plant by over 9%. Germany’s TÜV SÜD certified the performance of the solution.

First commercial gravity-based energy storage tower begins commissioning

Energy Vault has begun commissioning a 25 MW / 100 MWh energy storage tower adjacent to a wind power facility outside of Shanghai.

DAS Solar establishes Australian subsidiary

Chinese module manufacturer DAS Solar has launched an Australian subsidiary, an investment the company says reflects its confidence in the region’s solar market.

New grid-forming inverter concept based on bee colony algorithm

Scientists in China have proposed to use an algorithm that simulates the behaviour of foraging bees to shape a new grid-forming inverter design. The approach is designed for both grid-connected and islanded inverters.

European warehouses store 40 GW of unsold solar panels

Rystad Energy says that about €7 billion ($7.8 billion) of solar panels are now being stored in Europe, but European developers continued to buy solar modules from China throughout the first half of this year.

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