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World’s first green hydrogen plant to heat steel

Hitachi Energy has delivered a modular solution to electrify a 20 MW electrolyser to produce hydrogen to heat steel before rolling, while Enapter has unveiled its AEM electrolysers for industrial and refuelling pilot projects.

Lithium-ion batteries: NMC, LFP, LTO – what’s the difference?

With battery storage such a crucial aspect of the energy transition, lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries are frequently referenced but what is the difference between NMC (nickel-manganese-cobalt), LFP (lithium ferro-phosphate), and LTO (lithium-titanium-oxide) devices and their underlying chemistry?


Weekend read: More than ‘an alternative’

Sodium-ion batteries could diversify the battery supply chain and take the weight off the shoulders of ubiquitous lithium-ion technology. pv magazine sits down with Florian Kogler, head of safety and user experience at Austrian sodium-ion battery business Kite Rise, to discuss the technology’s potential and the company’s development plans for batteries made in Europe.


New figures provide clarity on solar module glut, ‘dumping’ prices

German PV analyst Karl-Heinz Remmers looks at current price trends in the global and European PV industry. The figures he provides could explain how overcapacity and warehouses full of PV modules are affecting market prices.

Shell looking to sell Sonnen

Shell, which acquired Sonnen four years ago, is now actively seeking a majority shareholder for the Germany storage system specialist.

WA wave energy company wins $6.3 million contract for Spanish coast

Western Australia-based company Carnegie Clean Energy has won a $6.3 million (USD 4 million) contract to deliver and operate a ~400 kW version of its wave energy converter off the Spanish coast by 2025.

German ‘ethical, low carbon’ solar panel range hits Australian market

1Komma5°, a German startup aggressively expanding in Australia, has now begun taking Australian orders for its own line of “ethical, low carbon” solar panels.

Neoen targets 10 GW portfolio with multi-billion dollar spend

With more than 3 GW of large-scale solar, wind and battery storage capacity in operation or under construction, Neoen is already Australia’s biggest clean energy player but now the French developer is planning to triple its renewables capacity by 2030.

Hydrogen buses less efficient than battery models

Italian researchers have compared the performance of hydrogen and electric buses in northern Italy. Meanwhile, Australian company Worley has collaborated with Princeton University to devise a 10-point action plan for Europe’s renewable hydrogen sector.


Consumer group debunks residential battery misconceptions

A German consumer protection association, Verbraucherzentrale NRW, has issued a warning about five misleading assumptions about PV-linked residential battery systems.


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