Answering Africa’s energy access questions cleanly and affordably

Making energy affordable for all, even communities in Africa that have never had access to a reliable grid, need not be as daunting a task as it may sound, argues Dr Amrit Chandan, CEO of circular economy lithium-ion battery company Aceleron.

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Changing wafer sizes an opening of Pandora’s box for solar manufacturing

PV Tech’s Carrie Xiao speaks to Yingge Wang, head of global marketing at LONGi Solar, about the firm’s commitment to particular wafer sizes, and how the upstream sector opening up to new sizes is akin to opening Pandora’s box.

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Going global: How Sungrow is plotting international inverter domination

PV Tech’s Carrie Xiao meets with inverter giant Sungrow to find out how the firm is ramping up its moves overseas, discussing international bases, R&D and targeting the right markets.

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Energy-Storage.news’ Top 10 blogs of 2019

The 10 most popular blogs on Energy-Storage.news during 2019 offer a fairly strong indication of the overall topics leading industry thinking during the year – so without further ado, here they are:

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Bankable and insurable energy storage: a necessary next step for renewable energy

The rapid acceleration in energy storage deployment expected over the coming years will require innovation in the quality and safety standards underpinning new battery and associated technologies. VDE’s Jan Geder looks at the technical work underway to ensure the coming storage boom has firm bankability and insurability foundations.

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PV ModuleTech 2019 to explain why only four module suppliers are AA Bankability Rated today

PV ModuleTech 2019 takes place in Penang, Malaysia on 22-23 October 2019. During this event, I will be giving a 45 minute presentation on the new PV ModuleTech Bankability Ratings, focusing on benchmarking the 14 module suppliers that have rating grades of A or B, and explaining why the other several hundred module suppliers today globally are speculative buys for large-scale utility PV projects.

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SPONSORED: The ‘new animals’ of the grid: why energy optimization is your best investment

A new white paper from Wärtsilä Energy shows that being able to integrate and then optimise all of these different assets is the key to ensuring that your project – and your investment – is going to provide the maximum benefit, longest possible lifetime in the field – and the best business case. Risto Paldanius, Director of Business Development, Energy Storage and Integration at Wärtsilä told us a bit more about what optimization really means in today’s energy market.

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PV ModuleTech 2019 conference to reveal full list of module supplier bankability ratings

PV-Tech will reveal all PV module suppliers with PV ModuleTech Bankability Ratings in the ‘A’ and ‘B’ classes (premium and second-tier rating categories) at the forthcoming PV ModuleTech 2019 meeting in Penang, Malaysia on 22-23 October 2019.

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Cycle of life: a circular economy approach to lithium batteries

Enabling batteries to be repaired, upgraded and reused when no longer suitable for their first life will have social as well as environmental benefits, Amrit Chandan, CEO of Aceleron, argues.

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Jinko, First Solar, LONGi and Canadian Solar revealed as top AA-Rated bankable PV module suppliers

The PV-Tech market research team can now reveal that the four solar PV module suppliers meeting AA-Rated bankability status.

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Top-4 most bankable PV module suppliers to be revealed on PV-Tech webinars this week

The leading four PV module suppliers, having PV ModuleTech bankability ratings in the highest A-rated category, are set to be revealed on a webinar series to be presented by PV-Tech on 21 and 22 August 2019.

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