The International Energy Agency presented its Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 report in Paris on Monday, which calls for a tripling of public spending on low-carbon technology R&D.
The Masdar Solar Hub will serve as a platform to test solar energy systems and deliver new innovative technologies to market.
The latest achievement marks the first time that a multi-crystalline Silicon PV module has reached an efficiency higher than 19%. Trina’s multi-crystalline Honey Plus solar cells, the brand name for the company’s PERC solar cells, are now in mass production.
Germany’s Singulus is one of the European and North American PV equipment suppliers that has had a difficult time in recent years. The company on Friday announced a restructuring of its debt and an acceleration of its move into new markets. pv magazine spoke to Singulus CEO Stefan Rinck.
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The project, which is receiving extensive support from the local government and backing from national, provincial and municipal funding, marks Hanergy’s first GaAs R&D project in China since acquiring U.S. company Alta Devices.
Solar PV and battery storage companies have featured prominently in BNEF’s New Energy Pioneers awards, handed down last night in New York. The awards are presented as a part of the 8th BNEF summit currently under way.
Leading solar researcher Professor Martin Green says that the solar industry has entered a new phase of manufacturing, in which the focus is firmly on efficiency gains. The University of New South Wales (UNSW) researcher believes that PERC technology is leading the way in terms of wide scale adoption, and that conversion efficiencies of 25% can be expected with multicrystalline PERC cells.
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