Tesla and Panasonic to kill cobalt curse
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Tesla and Panasonic to kill cobalt curse

Panasonic announced an aim to produce batteries for Tesla without using cobalt, much of which is sourced from the unstable and conflict-ridden Congo. June 5, 2018John WeaverOnly a few years ago, there were popular predictions that we would run out of oil, whereas today it, appears more likely that oil markets will suffer from peak demand, not supply. Similar arguments about resource scarcity have surfaced widely in anti-renewable propaganda, with concerns expressed about rare earths, lithium and other materials as easily debunked reasons why solar, wind and energy storage cannot scale.Some of these concerns could have been valid, were it…
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Meyer Burger – 410 watt, 72-cell module using 23.4% efficient heterojunction cells
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Meyer Burger – 410 watt, 72-cell module using 23.4% efficient heterojunction cells

Snuck down at the bottom of a Panasonic press release, Meyer Burger announced a a 410W solar panel with 23.4% efficient solar heterojunction solar cells. This panel reminds me of what was announced with SolarTech Universal late in 2017. That panel had a champion solar cell hit 24.02% - the overall panel efficiency was at 20.5%. Same product line. An LG 410W, 72 cell solar module has an efficiency of 19.8%. The broader article... (more…)
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