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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


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...

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


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...

Hanwha Q CELLS reference solar PV plant

Kalyon Enerji and Hanwha Q CELLS awarded 1 GW solar PV project in Turkey


A joint venture formed by Kalyon Enerji (Istanbul, Turkey) and Hanwha Q CELLS (Seoul, South Korea) on March 20th,2017 won the tender to build a 1.000 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in the Karapınar region in Turkey with the bid of USD 0.07 cent per kWh of solar power, the International Solar Energy Society’s Turkey Division (GUNDER) reports. Read more...

U.S. PV Installations, 2010-2022E (MWdc). Source: GTM Research / SEIA U.S. Solar Market Insight report

U.S. solar market insight: Total market poised to triple in next five years


Over the next five years, the cumulative U.S. solar market is expected to nearly triple in size, even as a slight dip is expected in 2017. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced these historic figures on March 9th, 2017 in the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2016 Year-in-Review report. Read more...

Professor Christian Breyer: “The picture that emerges from that study is that the fossil fuel industry can transform its business to meet the COP21 target of a net zero emission energy system

New study: Iran and Middle East could adopt 100 % renewable electricity systems


According to a new study, Iran can transition to a fully renewable electricity system and financially benefit from it by 2030. Researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) show that major oil-producing countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region could turn their abundant renewable energy resources into lucrative business opportunities in less than two decades. Read more...

1366 TECHNOLOGIES announces a new performance record for its Direct Wafer solar PV technology

1366 Technologies reports 19.9% efficiency using Direct Wafer and Hanwha Q CELLS solar PV cell technologies


Access Power (Dubai, UAE), a developer, owner and operator of power projects in emerging markets, and a Power Africa partner, on March 8th, 2017 announced the launch of ACF 2017, the third edition of the funding and support platform for renewable energy projects in Africa. The official opening of the submissions process was announced at the Power Africa Annual Partners Meeting in Washington, D.C. 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...

Artist’s rendering of the Sweihan solar PV project

JinkoSolar and Marubeni Corporation enter into PPA for a 1.2 GW PV project in Abu Dhabi


JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on March 1st, 2017 announced that a consortium consisting of JinkoSolar and Marubeni Corporation (Tokyo, Japan) have entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company (ADWEC) for the 1.2 GW solar PV Independent Power Project located at Sweihan, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Read more...

Artist’s rendering of the 40 MW battery storage park at Glassenbury in the UK

VLC Energy announces 50 MW/35 MWh energy storage projects in the U.K.


VLC Energy (London, UK) on February 28th, 2017 announced the development of two of the UK’s largest energy storage plants, to be connected to the electricity network by year end. Read more...

For the full year 2017, JinkoSolar estimates total solar PV module shipments to be in the range of 8.5 GW to 9.0 GW

JinkoSolar ships 6.7 GW of PV modules in 2016, stabilizes position as largest supplier globally


JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on February 27th, 2017 announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31st, 2016. In 2016, JinkoSolar shipped PV modules totaling 6,656 MW, an increase of 47.5% from 4,512 MW for the full year 2015. Total revenues for the full year 2016 were RMB21.40 billion (USD3.08 billion), an increase of 38.5% from RMB15.45 billion for the full year 2015. Total revenues including electricity revenue from discontinued operations were RMB22.35 billion (USD 3.22 billion), an increase of 39.0% from RMB16.08 billion Read more...

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