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Top 10 Trends of Smart PV for a Greener Future
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Top 10 Trends of Smart PV for a Greener Future

Huawei held the Top 10 Trends of Smart PV (photovoltaic) conference, with the theme of ''Accelerating Solar as a Major Energy Source''. At the conference, Chen Guoguang, President of Huawei Smart PV+ESS Business, shared Huawei's insights on the 10 trends of Smart PV from the perspectives of multi-scenario collaboration, digital transformation, and enhanced safety. As the proportion of renewable energy keeps increasing, the PV industry acquired a booming growth, yet, the industry still faces many challenges, including how to continue reducing the levelized cost of energy (LCOE), how to improve the O&M efficiency, how to maintain power grid stability as more renewable energy are feeding in, and how to ensure end-to-end system safety. "Amid the rapid growth of the PV industry, ...
Challenges & Opportunities in Global PV Supply Diversification
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Challenges & Opportunities in Global PV Supply Diversification

Solar PV is a crucial pillar of clean energy transitions worldwide, underpinning efforts to reach international energy and climate goals. Over the last decade, the amount of solar PV deployed around the world has increased massively while its costs have declined drastically. Putting the world on a path to reaching net zero emissions requires solar PV to expand globally on an even greater scale, raising concerns about security of manufacturing supply for achieving such rapid growth rates – but also offering new opportunities for diversification. Solar PV Manufacturing today The Current Status of Global PV Supply Chain A major geographical shift has occurred in solar PV manufacturing capacity and production over the last decade. China has strengthened its leading position as a manu...
Investing in the Future of Solar Energy Technology
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Investing in the Future of Solar Energy Technology

The Solar PV technology is relatively new compared to other technologies used for power generation. It was in 1954 that Daryl Chapin, Calvin Fuller, and Gerald Pearson from Bell Labs developed the silicon photovoltaic cell to convert the energy from sun into power for electrical equipment. Since then the PV technology has evolved to a great extend. The PV technology has now taken center stage in addressing the issue of climate change and the world is looking at solar as an alternate source of energy to power its future. In India solar power gain traction with the launch of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission also known as JNNSM, inaugurated by the then PM of India Manmohan Singh in the year 2010 with a target to generate 20GW from solar by 2022. The target was significantly increas...