Risen Energy wins contract for 3.9 MW PV project in Cuba

Chinese module manufacturer Risen Energy announced that it has won the bidding to assist Cuba in the construction of a 3.9 MW PV project.

LONGi Solar hits 22.43% PERC cell conversion efficiency

Monocrystalline PV manufacturer LONGi Solar has reached record 22.43% conversion efficiency on a PERC cell based on mass production technology. The result is confirmed in a report from China’s National Center of Supervision and Inspection in Solar PV Product Quality (CPVT).

Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy signs deal for 100 MW project

Recurrent Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of heavyweight module manufacturer Canadian Solar has signed power purchase agreement for a 100 MW PV project to be located in Kings County, Central California.

Scientists use light & humidity to ‘heal’ perovskite defects

A team of researchers from leading European and USA universities has discovered that defects in crystalline perovskite structures can be permanently healed through careful exposure to light and humidity.

DNV GL: Renewables to account for 85% of global electricity by 2050

A new report from DNV GL forecasts a bright future for renewable energy, predicting that by 2050 electricity demand will increase 140% to become the largest form of energy consumed, and that 85% of this electricity will be generated from renewable sources.

Soltec to supply trackers for 38 MW thin-film project in Brazil

Spanish tracker manufacturer Soltec has announced that it will supply its single-axis tracker equipment to a 38 MW PV project to be constructed in the state of Bahia in Northern Brazil.

Report outlines potential for consumer storage in New Zealand

A report published by New Zealand national grid operator Transpower offers a mixed outlook for energy storage in the south pacific nation.

Canadian Solar to build 80.6 MW power plant in Brazil

Canadian Solar today announced the acquisition of an 80.6 MW PV project to be located in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The project received a 20-year PPA in Brazil’s second reserve auction, and will sell power to the Electrical Energy Commercialization Chamber.

EU Researchers achieve breakthrough in nano-scale c-Si

A team of scientists representing the photoNvoltaics project, funded by the European Union, has been able to develop a crystalline silicon cell with an effective thickness of just 830 nano-meters.

Canadian Solar connects 27.3 MW PV plant in Japan

Module manufacturing heavyweight Canadian Solar today announced the start of commercial operation on a 27.3 MW PV power plant in Tottori Prefecture, Japan.