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31.3 % efficiency: Fraunhofer ISE tops its own record for a new type of solar PV cell in only a couple of months

2017-03-27 |

In November 2016, Fraunhofer ISE (Freiburg, Germany) reached a record efficiency for a triple-junction solar cell made of III-V and silicon material. Now, in the short amount of time, the researchers in Freiburg have surpassed their own record. Their newest result boasts an efficiency of 31.3 percent for a fully integrated silicon-based multi-junction solar cell. Read more...

 
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The ISE researchers’ newest result boasts an efficiency of 31.3 percent for a fully integrated silicon-based multi-junction solar cell

31.3 % efficiency: Fraunhofer ISE tops its own record for a new type of solar PV cell in only a couple of months

2017-03-27

In November 2016, Fraunhofer ISE (Freiburg, Germany) reached a record efficiency for a triple-junction solar cell made of III-V and silicon material. Now, in the short amount of time, the researchers in Freiburg have surpassed their own record. Their newest result boasts an efficiency of 31.3 percent for a fully integrated silicon-based multi-junction solar cell. Read more...

The Manildra solar PV project will take First Solar's installed capacity in Australia to more than 400MWAC

First Solar to deliver 48.5 MW Manildra solar PV project in Australia

2017-03-27

First Solar, Inc. (Tempe, AZ, US) on March 26th, 2017 announced that financial close has been reached for the Manildra solar photovoltaic (PV) project in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. First Solar will supply approximately 466,000 First Solar thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules and single-axis tracking technology for the 48.5 megawatt (MW)AC project, expected to produce more than 120,000 megawatt-hours of solar power in its first year of operation, reads the press release. Read more...

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Inaugurates 200MW Second Phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurates 200 MW second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

2017-03-27

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has inaugurated the 200 megawatt (MW) second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The project reflects a new era in the excellence and leadership of the UAE, as it increases the share of clean and renewable energy. The inauguration coincided with the International Day of Happiness. Read more...

The HIT N320K, N315K and N310K solar PV modules will blend in seamlessly with most rooftops

Panasonic unveils sleek black solar PV panels

2017-03-27

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America (Newark, NJ, U.S.) on March 23rd, 2017 introduced three new solar photovoltaic (PV) “HIT” modules: the N320K, N315K and N310K. These new PV models are able to produce 320, 315, and 310 watts of power, respectively, and are a continuation of Panasonic's line of high-efficiency residential solar panels. Read more...

Remarkable strides have been made, especially with thin-film technology

International workshop to focus on CIGS thin-film solar modules

2017-03-24

Global demand for photovoltaic systems is rising sharply. CIGS thin-film modules have become a hot topic for the solar industry. International experts will convene in Stuttgart (Germany) on May 30, 2017, at the annual IW-CIGSTech workshop to discuss past and potential future technical and industrial advances in this solar technology. The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) are hosting the workshop, which caters to scientists, engineers and industry specialists. Read more...

CSP plant by Abengoa Solar

Thermal Energy Storage market to grow at a CAGR of 11.0% from 2017 to 2022

2017-03-23

According to a new analysis by ReportBuyer the thermal energy storage market is projected to reach USD 6.2 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 11.0% from 2017 to 2022. Rising momentum of renewable energy generation (concentrated solar power), increasing demand for Thermal Energy Storage (TES) in HVAC for district heating & cooling, and process heating & cooling are expected to drive the TES market. Read more...

Global photovoltaic system market to grow with a CAGR of 18.7% by 2022

2017-03-23

Research and Markets has published a new report which anticipates the global photovoltaic system market to grow with a CAGR of 18.7% during 2016-2022. According to “Global Photovoltaic System Market Insights, Opportunity Analysis, Market Shares and Forecast, 2017 – 2023”, the key drivers of the market are the rapidly increasing electricity consumption globally, an increasing adoption and usage in various sectors, supportive government initiatives and environmental policies. Read more...

Solar rooftop systems using JinkoSolar modules

JinkoSolar partners with GRID Alternatives to extend solar and jobs to underserved communities

2017-03-22

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on March 22, 2017 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. activated a partnership with GRID Alternatives, a non-profit solar installer. JinkoSolar will donate over 620 kW of high-efficiency solar modules to support GRID Alternatives' work bringing solar power and job training to low-income communities across the country. Read more...

The 155 MWp Comanche Project generates an average of 5,000 data points, including the Qantum-based calculation of 1,800 formula-based KPIs.

SOLV deploys QOS Energy’s O&M management platform to improve performance across 1 GW solar portfolio

2017-03-22

SOLV (San Francisco, CA, U.S.), an independent solar O&M service provider and a division of EPC contractor Swinerton Renewable Energy, has begun deployment of QOS Energy’s Qantum software to monitor and support the operations and maintenance of more than 1 GW of solar PV plants in the U.S.. Qantum is a cloud-based analytics platform that allows SOLV to harness the power of the data generated by the multiple PV installations they manage on behalf of renewable energy project owners. Read more...

The ees Europe Conference is taking an in-depth look at automotive innovation for the first time

ees Europe Conference discusses the market for domestic, commercial and large-scale energy storage systems

2017-03-22

The energy storage industry is evolving: ees Europe, the continent's largest exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, is setting a new exhibitor record, an achievement which is also being felt at the accompanying ees Europe Conference in Munich, Germany. From May 30–31, 2017 the Conference will offer an extensive presentation program and serve as a presentation and discussion platform alongside the exhibition for the third year running. Read more...

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