A tough week of tariff cuts and bankruptcies for the solar industry, although a few success stories from California, India and the Middle East serve to lighten the mood. The strange story of a potential lifeline for SunEdison, as...
PyroGenesis' Purevap process for transforming quartz into solar grade metal exceeds expectation during first test
The innovative process that transforms quartz into solar grade metal in one-step is being funded by Canadian exploration company HPQ Silicon Resources, and has achieved encouraging purity levels as high as 99.97% during the first...
Project Sunroof, an initiative led by Google, has been announced as one of 13 winners of the United Nations 'Momentum for Change' climate change award, by enabling tens of millions of Americans to evaluate the solar potential of...
Scientists from three research groups in Germany and Belgium have produced a perovskite/CIGS PV mini module with a conversion efficiency of 17.8%. The result marks the first time that the efficiency of a perovskite/CIGS stack PV...
German PV module manufacturer Avancis has signed a strategic partnership with French solar tech company Sunpartner Technologies to incorporate its CIGS thin-film PV cells into Sunpartner’s energy generating glass.
The German developer of organic PV materials has raised a sizable amount of funding to finance its manufacturing expansion and worldwide market development.
The encouraging news that renewables now account for over 30% of global installed power generation capacity was part of a World Energy Council report, which highlighted the success of solar PV and wind energy, and set out...
The Japanese tech company broke the existing record with an impressive efficiency of 26.33% – the first time that 26% has been breached – during a NEDO project, which Kaneka Corporation hopes will lead the solar industry towards...
After a short-lived collaboration, Europe's two major solar events will be hosted four months apart in 2017, with EU PVSEC opting to travel to Amsterdam for its world leading PV solar energy conference.
This year's SPI trade show comes at a time of dynamic growth for the solar industry and an increasing integration of solar into energy management. But not all the news is good.
China Singyes Solar Technologies Holdings has confirmed that it has received formal approval to list shares of its Singyes New Materials subsidiary on the Hong Kong stock exchange’s secondary board.
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory will lead a consortium comprising Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on the development of new solar module materials.
Sector research from the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) shows that sales of German PV production equipment in the second quarter of 2016 grew 55% from Q1, continuing a trend which has seen orders of German equipment...
The German PV production equipment supplier has received an announcement that it has finally been sent prepayment for the EUR110 million of CIGS equipment from China National Building Materials (CNBM).
Swiss startup Insolight is taking the initiative of concentrating sunlight onto space-age solar cells to make such technology affordable for residential PV customers, resulting in reduced costs for electricity consumption.
According to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, a quarterly publication from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA), the United States deployed 41.2 megawatts of energy storage in the second quarter of 2016,...
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