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NREL’s new achievement represents one of the highest solar photovoltaic (PV) research cell efficiencies achieved across all types of solar cells

NREL pushes the limits of solar conversion, demonstrates 45.7% efficiency for concentrator solar cell

2014-12-18

The U.S. Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory on December 16th, 2014 announced the demonstration of a 45.7 percent conversion efficiency for a four-junction solar cell at 234 suns concentration. NREL's new solar cell, which is designed for operation in a concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) system where it can receive more than 1,000 suns of concentrated sunlight, greatly improves earlier designs by incorporating an additional high quality absorber layer to achieve an ultra-high efficiency. Read more...

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NREL’s new achievement represents one of the highest solar photovoltaic (PV) research cell efficiencies achieved across all types of solar cells

NREL pushes the limits of solar conversion, demonstrates 45.7% efficiency for concentrator solar cell

2014-12-18

The U.S. Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory on December 16th, 2014 announced the demonstration of a 45.7 percent conversion efficiency for a four-junction solar cell at 234 suns concentration. NREL's new solar cell, which is designed for operation in a concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) system where it can receive more than 1,000 suns of concentrated sunlight, greatly improves earlier designs by incorporating an additional high quality absorber layer to achieve an ultra-high efficiency. Read more...

ET Solutions has already commissioned a 7.8 MWp PV plant in Mishmar Hanegev, Israel, for EDF Energies Nouvelles

ET Solar to build a 40 MWp PV plant in Israel

2014-12-17

ET Solar Energy Corp. (Nanjing, China) on December 16th, 2014 announces that its wholly-owned subsidiary ET Solutions AG has been chosen to provide turnkey EPC service to a 40 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Israel along with local partners G-Systems and Elmor. The PV project is jointly owned by Arava Power, a developer of large scale solar installations in Israel, and EDF Energies Nouvelles Israel. Read more...

The U.S. DOC announced anti-dumping duty rates of 52.13 percent on most imports of solar PV panels made in China, and anti-dumping rates of 19.50 percent on most imports of solar cells made in Taiwan

U.S. Department of Commerce issues final duties against solar PV products from China and Taiwan

2014-12-17

On December 16th, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of certain crystalline silicon solar photovoltaic (PV) products from the People’s Republic of China (China) and Taiwan. DOC announced anti-dumping duty rates of 52.13 percent and anti-subsidy rates of 38.72 percent on most imports of solar PV panels made in China, and anti-dumping rates of 19.50 percent on most imports of solar cells made in Taiwan, regardless of where they are assembled into PV panels. Read more...

Solar PV demand shares by region in Japan in 2014. Source: NPD Solarbuzz Asia Pacific Major PV Markets Quarterly

Solarbuzz: Year-end rush in China leads Asia-Pacific PV market to new record level in Q4, 2014

2014-12-16

Solar photovoltaic (PV) demand in Asia-Pacific is poised to continue strong growth in the next years, despite challenges encountered by some countries, according to the latest Solarbuzz “Asia Pacific Major PV Markets Quarterly” report. Quarterly PV demand in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is forecast to reach the 10 gigawatt (GW) level for the first time in Q4, 2014, Solarbuzz (Santa Clara, California, US) reports. According to the market research company, annual APAC PV demand in 2014 is forecast to grow 19% Y/Y, driven mainly by a year-end installation rush in China, as well as strong growth in Japan. Read more...

The battery storage system will be used for frequency regulation and thus help stabilise the grid

Europe’s largest battery storage project is operational: 10 MWh Smarter Network Storage at Leighton Buzzard substation in the UK

2014-12-16

Together with partners S&C Electric and Samsung SDI, Younicos (Berlin, Germany) deployed Europe’s largest intelligent network storage project for grid operator UK Power Networks. The fully automated 6 MW/10 MWh Smarter Network Storage (SNS) has been installed at the Leighton Buzzard primary substation north-west of London. Read more...

SunEdison’s Amanecer Solar PV plant in the Atacama region, Chile. The company emphasizes that Electricity generated by PV plants is now 10%-25% cheaper than electricity generated by fossil fuels in Chile, without subsidies or incentives of any kind

SunEdison announces development of PV projects totaling 350 MW in Chile without subsidies or incentives

2014-12-15

SunEdison, Inc. (Belmont., Calif.) on December 15th, 2014 announced that the National Energy Commission in Chile has awarded the company a contract to supply 570 gigawatt hours (GWh) of solar power annually. To meet the demand, SunEdison will be investing more than USD 700 million to develop 350 megawatts (MW) of utility scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plants throughout the country. The plants will be added to the call right list of subsidiary TerraForm Power. Read more...

China, the United States, and Japan will remain the key solar PV markets in 2015, with 57% of the overall share

EnergyTrend: Global solar PV demand to surpass 50 GW in 2015; Emerging markets growth to surpass 40%

2014-12-15

The worldwide solar photovoltaic (PV) market demand in 2014 was approximately at 44GW, even though the China market did not perform as well as expectations, due to the continuous growth in Japan and the U.S. market, TrendForce's (Taipei, Taiwan) EnergyTrend division reports. At the end of 2014, the overall supply chain maintained a solid utilization rate, while China’s tier-one module manufacturers also continued to break shipment records. Read more...

SunEdison's 81.7 megawatt PV development will be comprised of three solar plants

SunEdison, IFC, OFID, and CABEI close USD 146 Million financing for solar PV projects in Honduras totaling 81.7 MW

2014-12-15

SunEdison Inc. (Belmont, CA, US) on December 15th, 2014 announced the closing of an approximately USD 146 million non-recourse debt financing arrangement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). The debt proceeds will be used to fund construction of three solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants totaling 81.7 megawatts (MW) in the Republic of Honduras. Read more...

JinkoSolar has supplied 325,689 PV modules for the solar-agriculture plant in Henan Province

JinkoSolar supplies China General Nuclear Power Group with 80 MW of modules for a solar-agriculture plant in Henan Province

2014-12-12

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on December 12th, 2014 announced that it has supplied 80 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN), for a project in Neihuang County, Henan Province. Located in Mashang and Liucun, two villages in Neihuang County, Henan Province, the PV project is being built on the rooftops of traditional agricultural greenhouse. It utilizes 325,689 JinkoSolar PV modules is expected to be connected to the grid by the end of 2014. Read more...

Covering around 250 hectares, the Sishen facility consists of 470 solar trackers that support 319,600 PV modules

ACCIONA Energía starts up 94.3 MW solar PV plant in South Africa

2014-12-12

ACCIONA Energía (Sarriguren, Spain) has put the 94.3 megawatt peak (MWp) Sishen solar photovoltaic (PV) plant into service. The PV plant, with a peak capacity of 94.3 megawatts (MWp) – 74 nominal MW – is located in the municipality of Dibeng in Northern Cape province in the north-west of South Africa. The area’s exceptional solar resource and the plant’s layout, with horizontal tracking structures that allow the PV panels to capture more radiation by following the sun’s trajectory across the sky will produce electricity equivalent to the consumption of around 100,000 South African households a year, ACCIONA expects. Read more...

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