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Manufacturer William Hughes Forecast to Cut Annual Energy Costs by £35,000 and Carbon Emissions by 100 Tonnes with SolarEdge PV System

• Solar install expected to deliver electricity at a levelised cost of only 3.2p/kWh compared to the 9p/kWh paid on average by UK manufacturers, achieving payback in just 3.8 years

• SolarEdge’s optimised inverter solution chosen to overcome challenging aspects of install, while also maximising energy yield and reducing maintenance costs over the system’s lifetime

Plant inspired film anti-reflective surfaces

The KIT spin-off Phytonics has developed an anti-reflective foil that gives the velvety colour impression of flower petals on surfaces. Whether on photographs, display panels, furniture, solar modules, packaging or facades - the foil can almost completely suppress the reflection for all wavelengths and angles of incidence of light.

Basic Agreement on the Licensing and Joint Development of Encapsulation Materials for Solar Cell Modules

KYOCERA Corporation (Headquarters: Kyoto, Japan; President: Hideo Tanimoto; hereinafter "KYOCERA"), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of solar power systems, and Hanzo First Applied Materials (Headquarters: Anzhou, Zhejiang Province, China; Chairman: Hanzo First Applied Materials Co. On August 1, 2012, Kyocera Corporation ("Kyocera") and First Technologies Inc. ("First") signed a basic agreement to license Kyocera's patented technologies related to encapsulation materials for solar cell modules to First, and to jointly develop new encapsulation materials.

Smurfit Kappa launches innovative solar energy initiative in Colombia

Smurfit Kappa has unveiled a new, state-of-the-art solar panel system in its Colombian Forestry operation.

The Solar One photovoltaic system, which was developed with renewable energy provider Celsia, will generate 50% of the energy needs of the nursery and the entomology and plant pathology laboratories.

Guardian Glass signs a strategic partnership with ML System

Guardian Glass has signed a strategic partnership agreement with ML System S.A., a technologically advanced company in the building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) market. Within the framework of this agreement, Guardian Glass will offer a complete range of BIPV product solutions – both semi-transparent and opaque – that help contribute to Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) regulations.

Compact LED Solar Simulator is a Finalist for the Photonics Prism Awards at Photonics West 2020

Innovations in Optics, Inc. introduces the Model 6000B-100, a compact, multi-wavelength LED solar simulator for PV manufacturers to test steady-state I-V measurements of photovoltaic devices. It meets Class AAA solar simulator requirements of IEC 60904-9 for spectral match, uniformity of irradiance, and temporal stability.

Trina Solar Announces New Efficiency Record of 24.58% Efficiency for Mono-crystalline Silicon i-TOPCon Cell

Trina Solar Co. Ltd. ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), the world leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, announced today that its State Key Laboratory (SKL) of PV Science and Technology (PVST) of China has set a new world record of 24.58% for a high-efficiency n-type mono-crystalline silicon (c-Si) i-TOPCon solar cell.

Sungrow Presents New PV Inverters and Storage Systems at the 9th Smart Grid Expo in Tokyo

Sungrow, the global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables, unveiled its new PV inverter solutions, turnkey energy storage systems (ESS) as well as floating PV systems tailored for Japanese solar market at the 9th Int'l Smart Grid Expo in Tokyo. Backed by the "Basic Energy Plan", solar energy is one of the main pillars of renewable energy in Japan. Sungrow is now providing a comprehensive product portfolio to address the large market demand.

TE Connectivity completes its offering for new generation solar power plants

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has introduced the new TE ENTRELEC PI-Spring range of terminal blocks ZK-PV, dedicated to large commercial and utility-scale photovoltaic installations. The PI-Spring range have voltage of 1500V DC (IEC) / 1000V DC (UL), complementing the existing 1500V offering including DBL distribution blocks and SNK screw power terminal blocks ZS150 / ZS240.

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