Daily Archives: April 8, 2019

Jolywood and imec’s bifacial n-PERT solar cell hits 23.2% front-side efficiency

By Kelly Pickerel imec just announced that its bifacial n-PERT (passivated emitter and rear totally diffused) solar cells developed with Jolywood have reached a certified front-side conversion efficiency of 23.2%. With cost-efficient processing and a clear path to higher efficiencies, this makes these n-PERT cells a serious contender to p-PERC technology. “Compared to the previous…

Q&A: Leading Players and Strategies in US Commercial Solar

By [email protected] The U.S. non-residential market segment saw 2.1 gigawatts of PV installed in 2018, down 8 percent from its record-breaking 2017. In a new report, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables Senior Solar Analyst Michelle Davis describes how the non-residential segment* is becoming more diverse and nuanced, requiring both flexibility and efficiency from installers, developers,…

Karma Revero gets more power, BMW 3-cylinder

By [email protected] (Eric C. Evarts) The Karma Revero is getting a long-needed update later this year, and the company has just revealed a few details. You’ll recall that the Revero is the continuation of the original Fisker Karma, which went on sale in 2011. The company and its manufacturing facilities for the Karma were bought…

Global wind-turbine mapping project surpasses 100,000 count

By Michelle Froese IntelStor says it ambitious project to map the location of every turbine, worldwide, has led to the identification of missing turbines from published datasets and correction of past inaccuracies in labeling decommissioned turbines. An ambitious project being led by IntelStor to map the geo-locations of every wind turbine in the world has…

How to Value a Solar Development Pipeline, Part 4

By [email protected] This year will break records. More gigawatts of solar will be installed than in any year before. In January, we learned that customer demand has reached unprecedented levels. And that is just one part of the story. Behind the scenes, financiers and investors are fueling growth by lowering the cost of capital, entering…

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