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Total Partners With EREN Renewable Energy to Expand Its Renewable Business

2017-09-19 |

Total has signed an agreement with EREN RE to accelerate its growth in the production of power from renewable sources. Read more...

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Here in view EREN’s 120-MW-plant in India. Founded in 2012, EREN RE has developed a diversified asset base (notably wind, solar and hydro) representing a global installed gross capacity of 650 MW in operation or under construction. Image: EREN

Total Partners With EREN Renewable Energy to Expand Its Renewable Business

2017-09-19

Total has signed an agreement with EREN RE to accelerate its growth in the production of power from renewable sources. Read more...

A rendering of protons, neutrons and electrons in an atom. Image: VCU

VCU physicists discover a tri-anion particle with colossal stability

2017-09-19

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have achieved a feat that is a first in the fields of physics and chemistry — one that could have wide-ranging applications. Read more...

Researcher Judith Gomez-Vidal determined the coatings needed to allow concentrating solar power plants to store and use molten salts. Image: NREL/Dennis Schroeder

NREL Investigates Coatings Needed for Concentrating Solar Power

2017-09-19

New research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is aimed at mitigating corrosion levels in CSP plants with nickel-based coatings. Read more...

IRENA projects that by 2030 total installed PV capacity could range between 1,760 gigawatts (GW) and 2,500 GW. Image: IBC Solar

Quality Assurance Underpins Investment Confidence in Global PV Market

2017-09-18

Quality assurance plays a crucial role in achieving a robust photovoltaic (PV) market and confidence from investors, policy makers and consumers, according to a new report launched by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Read more...

The picture shows the substation, which is already on the project site. Image: Wirsol

Wirsol acquires 110MWp solar project in Australia

2017-09-15

Wirsol Energy Pty Ltd heading the Australian strategy and operations within international Wircon group has started yet another new utility scale solar project in Australia. Read more...

NREL PV system cost benchmark summary
(inflation adjusted), 2010–2017: The cost of solar systems showed a steady decline over the past seven years. Diagram: NREL

PV System Cost Fell Nearly 30% Last Year

2017-09-14

The installed cost of solar power fell to record lows in the first quarter of 2017 because of the continuing decline in photovoltaic (PV) module and inverter prices, higher module efficiency, and lower labor costs, according to an analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Read more...

View of the airport roof in Helsinki with the newly installed PV system. Image: Vikram Solar

Scandinavia’s first PV-System at an airport

2017-09-13

The first photovoltaic installation at an airport in Scandinavia has been installed at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Read more...

For the cleanroom of Fraunhofer ISE, the consortium implemented a remote monitoring for cells in difusion tube. Image: Fraunhofer ISE

Virtual technology center for efficient solar cells

2017-09-12

Linking up systems to a virtual network in order to make solar cell production in Baden Württemberg more efficient – this was the aim of the “InES” research project. Read more...

Have now decided to cooperate, f.l.t.r.: Chris Ulbrich, CEO Ulbrich; Dr. Ingrid Puschautz-Meidl, Managaing Director of the Industrial Federation of Burgenland, Dr. André Kobelt, CTO Heraeus, Peter Berghofer, General Manager Ulbrich of Austria GmbH. Image: Heraeus Photovoltaics

Heraeus and Ulbrich Agree to Collaborate

2017-09-12

Heraeus Photovoltaics and Ulbrich Of Austria Agree to Collaborate on Module Assembly and Packaging Solutions. Read more...

BayWa r.e. has been commissioned to manage a total of 16 solar farms in England and Wales - the output of these farms is 153 MW. Image: BayWa r.e.

BayWa r.e. wins mandate from Magnetar Solar

2017-09-11

BayWa r.e. has been selected as the long-term operation & maintenance provider for a 153 MW solar farm portfolio owned by Magnetar Solar (UK). Read more...

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