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Sweaty business, but in the end everyone was happy: Since there was no electricity in the village before the installation of the solar container, the system had to be built during the day - at 45 degrees Celsius air temperature. Image: Africa GreenTec

Africa GreenTec installs first solar container in Niger

2017-11-21 |

After the launch of the project in Mali in 2014, the start-up Africa GreenTec has now successfully commissioned its first solar container in the Tahoua region of Niger. Read more...


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In a symbolic act, the start of construction was shown to the public. Image: Building Energy

Building Energy begins PV-plant in Maryland


With a capacity of 18 MW, the Annapolis Solar Park will be the largest solar project installed entirely on a capped landfill in the United States. Read more...

Country Manager Stanley Yu discusses Kaco new energy’s inverter technology at PV Taiwan 2017. Image: Kaco

Kaco new energy sets up presence in Taiwan


The German inverter manufacturer sees great potential on the island that aims for 20 gigawatts of photovoltaic capacity by 2025. Read more...

NREL scientists Joey Luther and Erin Sanehira are part of a team that has helped NREL set an efficiency record of 13.4% for a quantum dot solar cell. © NREL

NREL, University of Washington Scientists Elevate Quantum Dot Solar Cell World Record to 13.4 Percent


Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) established a new world efficiency record for quantum dot solar cells, at 13.4 percent. Read more...

Battery storage and energy conversion unit at safari lodge in South Africa. Image: IPS

PV-Units Make Safari Lodges in Africa Green


The new THEnergy-IPS report entitled “Hybrid Solar Mini-grids for Remote Safari Lodges in Africa” shows that as a result, costs are reduced, and both noise and emission levels are improved. Read more...

A 6-inch MicroLink Devices high-efficiency, lightweight and flexible ELO IMM solar cell wafer. Image: MicroLink Devices

NREL Inks Technology Agreement for High Efficiency Multijunction Solar Cells


The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has entered into a license agreement with MicroLink Devices, Inc. (Niles, IL) to commercialize NREL's patented inverted metamorphic (IMM) multijunction solar cells. Read more...

This year's European Solar Awards will be awarded in Vienna. Image: Eurosolar

Award Ceremony of the European Solar Prize 2017


Since 1994 Eurosolar has recognized outstanding commitment in the field of renewable energy with the annual European Solar Prize. This year's awards will be awarded in Vienna on 18 November. Read more...

The boom year continues: German inverter technology from Kaco new energy is in high demand worldwide. Image: Kaco

Kaco new energy quarter results at an all-time high


Kaco new energy can look back on a successful third quarter of 2017: the inverter manufacturer received orders for 550 megawatts in the period from July to September. The cumulative inverter power sold so far this year is 1.95 gigawatts. Read more...

With its PERC cells, Longi has achieved a new efficiency world record. Image: Longi

Longi Solar reaches new record for PERC cells


Longi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd. announced today that the German photovoltaic calibration laboratory of the Fraunhofer ISE (CalLab) has certified a photovoltaic efficiency of 22.71% for the monocrystalline PERC cells of the company - a new world record for this cell type. Read more...

Top Ten PV Markets in 2017. Table: Bernreuter Research

New PV Installations Approaching 100 GW in 2017


The newly installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity worldwide will exceed 95 gigawatts (GW) in 2017, according to the latest forecast of Bernreuter Research. "Supply of the feedstock polysilicon would even allow PV installations to reach 100 GW if inventories were strongly reduced," says Johannes Bernreuter, head of the market research firm and author of the Polysilicon Market Outlook 2020. Read more...

The GECC introductory ceremony took place during the opening of the Asia Clean Energy Summit. Image: VDE

VDE, Fraunhofer ISE and ERI@N are launching a global energy storage initiative


VDE Renewables, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and the Energy Research Institute (ERI@N) of Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU) today announced the launch of the Global Energy Storage Competence Cluster (GECC) at the Asia Clean Energy Summit in Singapore. Read more...

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