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Metis inks power purchase deal for first Australian solar project

Singapore-headquartered renewable energy infrastructure developer Metis Energy has locked in a renewables supply contract for its first major Australian project – the 94 MW Gunsynd Solar Farm being built in southwest Queensland.

Maxeon claims 24.9% efficiency for IBC solar panel

Maxeon said it has achieved a 24.9% efficiency rating for a full-scale Maxeon 7 solar panel using its IBC technology. The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) confirmed the result.

Singapore developer advances move into Australian market

Singapore-headquartered renewable energy infrastructure developer Metis Energy has reached financial completion and pressed go for construction to start on the 94 MW Gunsynd Solar Farm being developed in southwest Queensland.

Perovskite-perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell achieves record-breaking efficiency of 27.1%

Researchers in Singapore have built a triple junction tandem solar cell with an ultrawide-bandgap perovskite absorber integrating cyanate (OCN) ions. The cell surpassed the power conversion efficiencies previously reported for all other perovskite-based triple-junction tandems, as well as single-junction perovskite and silicon solar cells.

REC launches 430 W heterojunction solar module with 22.2% efficiency

REC has developed a new series of residential heterojunction solar panels with efficiencies ranging from 20.6% to 22.2% and an operating temperature coefficient of -0.24% per degree Celsius.


Singaporean startup unveils illumination tech that ‘rejuvenates’ solar panels

NTU Singapore researchers and startup EtaVolt have presented a high-intensity illumination device that can reportedly “patch up” the holes caused by light and heat in silicon solar cells. The new technique is claimed to reduce solar module degradation by up to five years and to be usable for about 90% of the solar modules available in the market.

Sun Cable targets Tasmania for cable manufacturing plant

Sun Cable, which plans to build a 20 GW solar farm in the Northern Territory and export solar-generated electricity to Singapore via a 4,300-kilometre high-voltage undersea cable system, has announced plans to manufacture the power cables itself at a “multi-billion facility” in Tasmania.

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.

Australian First: EL solar panel inspection takes to the skies

Drone-mounted imaging of solar farm performance at the rate of one panel per second reduces the cost of current ground-based sampling methods by up to 20 times. Read how a new strategic Australia-Singapore partnership is helping to ensure the output of PV assets is always at peak!

Maxeon Solar Technologies to slash 15% of global workforce

Solar panel producer Maxeon Solar Technologies will lay off 750 employees by the end of the year as the company reels from reduced shipments from its largest distributed generation (DG) customer in North America and an ‘industry-wide demand slowdown’ in global DG markets.

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