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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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Now in its fifth year, the Intersolar Summit USA East will return to Brooklyn, New York on March 23rd, 2017

Intersolar Summit USA East to feature solar and energy storage leaders


Intersolar North America, the most-attended solar industry event in North America, on March 2nd, 2017 announced its upcoming one-day conference, Intersolar Summit USA East, will feature key solar industry pioneers including Jigar Shah of Generate Capital and Richard Kauffman of New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA). Read more...

ReneSola HQ, Shanghai, China

ReneSola regains compliance with NYSE's continued listing requirements


ReneSola Ltd (Shanghai, China) announce on March 2nd, 2017 that, based on a notice received from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the Company has regained compliance with the NYSE's continued listing requirement of a minimum average closing price of USD 1.00 per share over the previous consecutive 30-trading-day period. Read more...

Vacuum sputtering system for manufacturing of solar PV modules

SINGULUS announces a major contract for the supply of production equipment for CIGS solar PV modules


SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (Kahl am Main, Germany) on March 3rd, 2017 announced a contract for the delivery of vacuum sputtering systems as well as systems for wet chemical buffer layer deposition with the subsidiary of a major public energy company and producer of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules from China. Read more...

The extended product warranty applies to all HIT PV modules installed from 2017

Panasonic announces 25-year product guarantee for HIT PV modules


Panasonic Corporation (Osaka, Japan) will deliver significantly greater quality assurance to customers with a new 25-year product guarantee for its solar photovoltaic (PV) module HIT series. Read more...

LSIS unveiled an ESS-based mega solar EPC project, the biggest in Japan

LSIS unveils the biggest ESS-based mega solar EPC project in Japan


LSIS (Geonggi, South Korea) introduced the Shin Chitose mega solar EPC project at International Smart Grid Expo 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. The company showcased the solar PV and energy storage project which will be completed in the second half of the year. Shin Chitose solar photovoltaic (PV) plant will deliver 39 MW of power capacity and 28 MW of installed capacity. Read more...

Intersolar Europe Conference is taking place from May 30–31, 2017

Smart renewable energy, drones and digitalization are topics at the Intersolar Europe Conference 2017


An increasing number of photovoltaic plant constructors are investing in large-scale power stations worldwide, creating new areas of focus for the industry. Against this backdrop, experts at the Intersolar Europe Conference, taking place at ICM – Internationales Congress Center München (Munich, Germany) from May 30–31, 2017, are set to discuss how to finance these PV power plants, which markets will play a key role in the future, and the importance of smart renewable energy. Read more...

Solar-Log is compatible with over 100 inverter brands

Solar-Log now monitors 11 GW; 260,000 solar PV plants world-wide


According to GTM Research report, 'Global PV Monitoring 2016-2020: Markets, Trends and Leading Players', Solar-Log is the largest independent software vendor for residential and commercial solar PV monitoring. Last month, Solar-Log surpassed 260,000 plants monitored world-wide, solidifying its position as the global market leader in these segments. Read more...

Wiki-Solar does not expect the cumulative total to break 100 GW until 2017

Another record year for utility-scale solar takes cumulative capacity close to 100 GW


A new annual record for new utility-scale installations – almost 35 gigawatts – was set in 2016 according to figures released on March 2nd, 2017 by This took cumulative installations close to the 100 GW milestone. Read more...

Top five utility investors in distributed energy companies

GTM Research: Utilities have invested over USD 2.9 billion in distributed energy companies


According to GTM Research, investment in distributed energy companies has tripled in value in North American and Europe since 2010, and over USD 1 billion in investment has come in 2016 alone. Read more...

The solar PV system will reduce approximately 24 000 litres of diesel each year

SolarAfrica delivers East Africa’s largest industrial solar PV system


South Africa based company SolarAfrica on February 28th, 2017 announced the official handover of a 991 kWp solar photovoltaic (PV) hybrid system developed for Kenya’s largest salt producer, Krystalline Salt Limited. The solar energy system is expected to generate approximately 1.6 gigawatt-hours of solar power per year, saving Krystalline around 22% of their electricity costs. Read more...

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