Black sheep I: In a Bavarian solar farm, experts discovered overheated junction boxes after commissioning and, later, overheated plug connectors as well.
PV cells deploying a perovskite semiconductor layer are likely to reach commercial deployment around 2019-2020, reports Lux Research in a recent report. Lux notes that there are new opportunities for partnerships with...
The Watly 3.0 solar-powered computer combines photovoltaic and thermal solar technology to sanitize 5,000 liters of water a day, while also providing free electricity and even internet connectivity.
The contract, given out by the Chinese PV manufacturer to the Swiss technology group for its PERC solar cell and wafer production equipment, is worth more than 18 million Swiss francs.
Decree 531 outlines plans to create a trust fund of 12,000 million Argentine Pesos (USD819 million) for renewable energy this year, and also outlines bidding processes for renewable energy projects.
The energy partnership will take control of SunPower’s 50MW Hooper Project in Colorado, and First Solar’s Kingbird Project in California, adding to its growing solar portfolio.
Woes deepen for SunEdison, Mexico's energy reform invites 1.7 GW of solar, and Huawei shuffles to the top of the global inverter pack as another busy week in solar comes to a close.
Newly developed towel-based panel can, under optimum conditions, deliver an even bronzing across exposed skin, researchers claim.
The SolaBat project, supported by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), is breaking new scientific ground.
The German research center raises the conversion efficiency of thin-film CIGS solar cells to 22% in optimized laboratory conditions; Japan's Solar Frontier remains frontrunner worldwide with 22.3% efficiency.
U.S. heterojunction technology developer Natcore has announced hitting 17.5 percent laboratory efficiency with its aluminum ‘all-back’ contacted cells. The company says its HJT cells have increased in efficiency from four percent...
The development of the project is being overseen by Natcore Technology along with Catalyst565, and will start adding a solar presence to a country with huge renewable energy ambitions.
A sharp rise in demand for polysilicon in China is leading to a partial price recovery; however US manufacturers are unable to take advantage after losing access to the market, according to market research company IHS.
The country’s National Energy Administration (NEA) announces plans to triple capacity over the next five years, to cut China’s carbon emissions and become the world’s leader in clean energy.
As the transition to 1500-volt (V) inverters builds up steam, the Chinese PV-inverter manufacturer successfully connects its first 1500V PV project to the grid to improve its generating efficiency.
Origin Energy has awarded an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract to engineering and infrastructure company RCR Tomlinson Ltd for a 200 MW farm, however the project still needs to secure grant funding from ARENA and pass a...
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