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Which Chinese solar manufacturers will survive module price crunch?

Image: Deutsche Bank

The stunning fall in solar module prices being witnessed in most global markets might be good news for project developers and end-market consumers, but it is going to pose major challenges to many of the big module...

Perovskite solar cell reaches 20.3% efficiency

Stanford scientist working on perovskite solar cells. Image: Stanford Precourt Institute for energy

Scientists from Stanford University and Oxford University have been working on solar cells made with perovskite crystal stacked in tandem, and in a recent breakthrough have achieved an energy efficiency of 20.3% using the cells,...

DOE invests $21 million to speed solar adoption

The money will go to 17 projects designed to reduce soft costs and maximize solar’s benefits for states.

Dyesol announce CSIRO collaboration plan

Dyesol will work with the CSIRO to continue their development of perovskite solar technology. Image: Dyesol

Leading Australian developers Dyesol have today announced the signing of a letter of intent (LOI) to collaborate with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in the development of perovskite solar...

Trina Solar breaks multicrystalline silicon solar module efficiency record

Image: Trina Solar

The Chinese PV manufacturing heavyweight achieved an aperture efficiency record of 19.86%, which is up a significant 0.7% from the previous record of 19.14%, as the trend in the industry is for continuing efficiency improvements...

Oxford PV gets more investment in fresh round of funding

Image: Oxford PV

The British perovskite research startup has now attracted GBP 21.3 million (USD 27 million) investment over the last 18 months, which the company is using to bring the commercialization of perovskite PV technology closer to...

Sonnen receives a further USD 85 investment

Sonnenbatterie storage management system. Image by Sonnen.

The German company announced that it has secured USD 85 million in growth capital, some of which came from two new partners, which will help the company consolidate its healthy position further in the booming energy storage...

IEA set to raise solar forecast

Combined solar and wind project. Image by Tom Baerwald Solarpraxis.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is due to release its annual report in a couple of weeks, and the agency has said that it will be "significantly" raising its outlook for solar and wind installations, as more countries have...

ECCC report: Energy storage can be revolutionary for the UK

Battery solar storage system. Image by Solarpraxis' Andreas Schlegel.

The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee (ECCC) will release its final report on 15 October, which will highlight the importance of energy storage and demand-side technologies for the future energy transition, and can offer...

Enabling policies and better grid integration needed to boost renewables

Solar and wind combined. Image by Tom Baerwald Solarpraxis.

This was the message coming out of the 23rd World Energy Congress being held in Istanbul, as renewable energy industry leaders lauded the achievements of the industry, but were quick to point out the hard work that was needed to...

4 GW module shipment landmark passed by Solar Frontier

Image: Solar Frontier

Japanese module manufacturer Solar Frontier has completed over 4 GW of module shipments to its customers, which are situated in 60 countries across the world, as it continues to develop its technology and expand its capacity.

Hanwha Q Cells places laser tool order with InnoLas

The InnoLas Solutions ILS-TT rotary table laser machine is in situ at Hanwha Q Cells' R&D facility in Germany, and will enable the South Korean solar company to continue its work on developing premium solar cells.

The Korean solar module developer has received InnoLas' ILS-TT laser machine for its R&D facilities located in Germany.

Perovskite breakthrough may fast-track new solar PV technology

NREL researchers with solutions of all-inorganic perovskite quantum dots, showing intense photoluminescence when illuminated with UV light. Image: NREL

Just over a year after Australian cleantech company Dyesol claimed to have achieved efficiency levels of 10 per cent in its perovskite solar cells, US researchers claim to have topped that, with a breakthrough that could also...

Clean Energy Live: UK energy minister gives no clues where UK energy is heading

Clean Energy Live 2016. Image by Ilias Tsagas.

The U.K.'s energy minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe disappointed yesterday when addressing the Clean Energy Live show that is taking place in Birmingham, England. Apart from the usual political jargon, her speech offered no clues...

Sono Motors ready for prototype stage of solar car

Sono Motors' Sion car. Image: Sono Motors

The German company has managed to generate EUR 230,000 (USD 257,000) through crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, which has enabled it to initiate the prototype stage for its innovative Sion car that is fitted with integrated solar...

REC achieves +20% efficiency for mass production of multicrystalline solar cells

REC TwinPeak series.

The Norwegian solar developer has developed a formula to mass-produce its multicrystalline cells at average efficiencies of 20.21%, becoming the first known manufacturer to achieve such numbers.

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