Five-Minute Full Charge? The Promise Of Indium-Anode EV Batteries

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New battery tech could charge an EV in the time it takes to fill with petrol.

Researchers at Cornell University claim their new lithium battery design is capable of fully charging an EV in less than five minutes. [Read more…]

Another Solar Efficiency Record for LONGi

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Less than two months after setting a 33.9% efficiency record for crystalline silicon-perovskite (CSP) tandem cells, LONGi is back with another record claim. [Read more…]

Trina’s Plan: Bring Two Million Solar Panels To Australia In 3 Years

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Trina solar panels installed by Clean Earth Solar.

Trina Solar has beefed up its channel arrangement with Aussie distributor Solar Juice, with the two outfits signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to bring 1GW of Trina’s Vertex modules into Australia over three years. [Read more…]

Queensland’s 2024 Battery Rebates Could Give 5 Year Battery Payback

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A pair of Powerwalls in Toowoomba, QLD. (Installation Credit: Green Solar)

Update: The Queensland Battery Rebate is live.

With the resignation of Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk providing a first-rate distraction, Queensland last week joined the ranks of Australian states supporting home solar battery storage with a rebate program. [Read more…]

VIC New Builds: Gas Boosted Solar Hot Water Requirement GONE

Word is on the street that new builds in Victoria no longer have to use a gas-boosted solar hot water service. [Read more…]

Victoria Proposes 3.3 Cent Minimum Feed In Tariff

Victorians with solar power will get less for their exports if a draft determination by the Essential Services Commission goes ahead: the commission wants to cut another 33 per cent off the state’s feed-in tariff by July 2024. [Read more…]

Breaking the $140 Barrier: BNEF Reports Record Low Battery Prices

Battery prices have begun falling again after rising during 2022, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). [Read more…]

Northvolt’s Revolutionary Sodium-Ion Battery Packs Serious Punch

northvolt sodium-ion battery cell

Sweden’s Northvolt is touting a specific energy of 160 watt-hours per kilogram for its newly announced sodium-ion battery cell. [Read more…]

LG Battery Recall: 6000 Batteries Yet To Be Located

burnt out lg resu battery

LG’s battery recall saga rolls on, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recommending to Assistant Treasurer Stephen Jones that he issue a national product safety notice for the solar storage units. [Read more…]

LONGi Claims 33.9% Solar Cell Efficiency Record

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It doesn’t quite rate a “record tumbles” headline, but LONGi has added a couple of extra points to solar cell efficiency: its crystalline silicon-perovskite (CSP) tandem cells have set a world record efficiency of 33.9 percent. [Read more…]

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