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Technology - Solar News

Oxford PV secures GBP 8 million funding to accelerate development and commercialisation of its perovskite solar technology

2015-03-06 |

Solar technology company Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd (Oxford PV, UK), on March 5th, 2015 announced that it has raised a first-tranche B round of over GBP 8 million from a variety of new and existing investors. These funds more than double the equity raised by Oxford PV to date and will be used to accelerate development of its PV technology in the new, but rapidly growing field of using perovskite solar PV cells for the generation of clean electricity. Read more...

 
Solar Report

2012 solar PV year in review: A complex picture of a changing market

2013-01-24 |

The difficulties that the global solar industry experienced in 2012 were both clear and expected. Continuing excess solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing capacity spurred a collapse in prices across the PV value chain, creating consistently negative margins and negative profitability for upstream PV manufacturers. This led to a large number of bankruptcies, insolvencies and acquisitions, but also trade wars between the United States and China, the EU and China, and between India and everyone else. Read more...

Solar Interviews

Solar Interview on desert challenges: O&M in China’s solar market

2014-12-16 |

There is growing discussion around the effects of harsh climatic conditions on the O&M of PV plants. It’s not just an issue for China, is it? No, definitely not. With cumulative global PV capacities reaching ~180 GW this year, the O&M market for solar PV installations worldwide is already substantial. Out of this total, more and more PV installations are operating under demanding climatic conditions, such as in deserts or in highly polluted areas, and this will increase in the future, especially in emerging markets. These challenging environments require module manufacturers and power generators to adapt their module design and O&M strategies accordingly, which is vital for plant profitability. Read more...

Solar Point of View

Solar point of view: Why settle for less? The use case for higher efficiency PV modules in the UK

2015-02-13 |

“With more then five million households in the UK having already installed solar panels, and that number still set to grow, I think it’s time to debunk some of the perception myths on higher efficiency modules,” says Sven Armbrecht, UK Manager, LG Solar. In this Solar point of view, he advocates the use of higher efficiency PV modules in the UK. Read more...