PV and energy storage

France aims for 48.1 GW of solar by 2030, 140 GW by 2050

French Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne has presented a new plan to the National Council for Ecological Transition (CNTE), outlining revised renewable energy and solar deployment targets for 2030. The plan includes an increase in the energy transition budget from €30 billion ($32.8 billion) to €37 billion. The updated targets specified in the plan aim for …

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Growatt ranks among the top 4 global storage hybrid inverter suppliers

“Since our entry into the residential storage inverters market in 2015, Growatt has established distinctive strengths and advantages in this sector, offering hybrid inverters with powerful functionalities, ultimate safety, high yields, and user-friendly operation. Now, families and businesses across the globe have achieved higher solar consumption and greater energy independence,” said Lisa Zhang, Vice President …

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What is a Hybrid Solar System, and is it Worth it?

If you’re interested in going solar, it’s important to know about the options available to you—especially because new developments mean there is better technology on the market than ever before. One compelling option is a hybrid solar system, which is tied to a grid but also has special hybrid inverters and battery combinations that allow …

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From Sunlight to Electricity: How to Choose the Right Inverter for Your Solar-Powered Lifestyle

There’s a lot that goes into choosing the right solar inverter for your solar power system, but luckily, we can help you narrow down the field. Keep reading for tips on how to distinguish between different solar inverters so you can make the best choice while you’re shopping! Let’s start by learning more about the commonly …

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Growatt opens Vietnam inverter plant, GCL-SI to build 12 GW PV panel factory

GCL System Integration (GCL-SI), the PV panel unit of GCL Group, has revealed plans to invest CNY 2 billion ($291.3 million) in the construction of a PV module manufacturing facility with an annual capacity of 12 GW in Funing county, China’s Jiangsu province. It said the new facility will start operating by the end of October. …

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Four-terminal multijunction approach for bifacial modules

Scientists tested bifacial PV devices based on silicon and gallium arsenide cells connected in a four terminal layout. They note that the four terminal design offers significant advantages over more common two terminal devices, allowing for a 17% (relative) increase in efficiency thanks to better absorption of light reaching the rear side. A research team …

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European solar

New market report: 2021, the best year in European solar history

New market report: 2021, the best year in European solar history. 2022, Europe set to hit 30 GW installation level SolarPower Europe’s EU Market Outlook for Solar Power 2021-2025 shows another record year for the European solar sector. In 2021, the European Union has seen an estimated 25.9 GW of new solar PV capacity connected to the …

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battery storage capacity

PV and energy storage expected to comprise 62% of US capacity additions 2022-23

PV and energy storage expected to comprise 62% of US capacity additions 2022-23 The US is expected to add 78GW generating capacity over the next two years, 49GW of which is expected to be large-scale solar and energy storage. In its latest release of Electric Monthly Update, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects 78GW of …

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