Scott's Solar News Daily

Scott's Solar News

June 10, 2020

Global Effort Solves Solar Cell Defect Mystery

Researchers at the University of Manchester have identified the cause of a 40 year old riddle. The problem has been the subject of intense study by scientists around the world, but now there’s real progress. As an energy source, solar panels have the lowest cost but they are only about 20% efficient. There must be a better way...
May 20, 2020

Growatt’s MIN Series Inverter Gives Buyers MAX Value

Growatt has recently released its MIN Series inverter on the Australian Market. In fact, Growatt chose to debut its new inverter here in Aussie first, as part of a worldwide launch. The products have been verified and fully certified for use by the Clean Energy Council (CEC). The MIN2500-6000TL-X Series is a smart inverter for residential use.
May 18, 2020

Volvo’s All Electric Polestar Brand Coming to Aussie

Many people will be happy to know that Volvo will bring their Polestar electric vehicle (EV) range to Australia. They will take orders online for the top of the range model, the Polestar 2, for delivery in late 2020. The Polestar 2 will be in fact, an all electric EV, the first from Volvo, who own Polestar.
May 13, 2020

Longi Stretches Panel Output To 450 Watts

Chinese PV maker Longi Solar has exceeded 450 watts output on its 72 cell bifacial half cut monocrystalline PERC panel. That's a bit of a mouthful, but being a “bifacial” panel means that it has “two sides” or “two faces”. This result was reached from what we call the “front side”, so it is a very impressive result.
May 7, 2020

First Electric Vehicles, Now For Electric Aircraft

Lot of things have been happening with electric vehicles (EV’s), but now electric aircraft (EA) are on the rise too. So, on March 12, 2019 things took a big step forward. Airbus, got everyone’s attention with their Urban Air Mobility (UAM) project in Ingolstadt, Germany, the home of Audi. There they presented the firm’s air taxi CityAirbus, an electric aircraft with eight rotors that takes off and lands vertically. It is yet to take to the skies on its maiden flight, but that shouldn’t be too far away.
May 5, 2020

Filipino Solar Venture Built To Survive Typhoons

SunAsia Energy, a Filipino firm is banking on technology and engineering to help it make solar PV power on water. They are building the test rig on the third biggest lake in South East Asia, which is in the Philippines. They are going to screw pile the FPV or ‘floating solar test bed”, into the lake bed. So it’s not going anywhere...

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