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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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Stanford researchers are developing a sodium ion battery based on a compound related to table salt. Image: twinlili/

A Stanford battery based on sodium may offer more cost-effective storage than lithium


Industrial forecasts predict an insatiable need for battery farms to store renewable energy like solar and wind. Lithium ion batteries may remain tops for sheer performance, but when cost-per-storage is factored in, a Stanford design based on sodium ions offers promise. Read more...

Q Cells 'PV plant installed on the roof of CN Industries' doming production facility allows CN to consume approximately 70 percent of the electricity produced. Image: Hanwha Q Cells

Hanwha Q Cells Powers Manufacturing Plant of CN Industries


A 84 kW Q.FLAT-G4.1 photovoltaic system powers the manufacturing plant of doming specialist CN Industries in France. Read more...

In PV*SOL premium 2018 3D models can be imported via an interface, e.g. using photos taken by a drone. Image: Valentin Software

PV*SOL premium 2018 with New Possibilities


The new version of the design software PV*SOL premium 2018 makes the design of photovoltaic plants even easier and more efficient. Read more...

Due to the remote location of the site the sun2live-project has to overcome some logistical challenges, e.g. it has to choose smaller containers and boats. Image: meeco

Remote community in Guyana to be powered by solar energy


meeco and oursun Guyana will install 400 kWp off-grid sun2live solution to provide Mabaruma Region with clean energy. Read more...

By selling additional Silex II systems, Singulus has now achieved a leading market position in process plants for high-performance solar cells. Image: Singulus

Singulus Technologies enjoying continuing success with production systems for high-efficiency cells


In the past few days Singulus Technologies has received new orders for a total of four Silex II processing systems from China and USA, for use in the manufacturing of high-performance solar cells. Read more...

Long-distance travel estimated by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration’s Traveler Analysis Framework, visualized spatially. Overall, approximately 8,500 strategically located fast-charge stations, with an average of three plugs each, are needed to provide a minimum level of national coverage for 7 million electric vehicles. Image: Google/NREL

NREL Evaluates National Charging Infrastructure Needs for Growing Fleet of Plug-In Electric Vehicles


A new study from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) quantifies how much charging infrastructure would be needed in the United States to support various market growth scenarios for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). Read more...

Visualization of the "Center for highly efficient solar cells" in the Berliner Allee on the campus of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE. Image: Fraunhofer ISE

Cornerstone set for ISE laboratory building


Yesterday, the foundation stone for the "Center for High-Efficiency Solar Cells" was laid in Freiburg. Read more...

Riyadh at night: Saudi Arabia wants to diversify its energy production by using solar power. Image: Pixabay

Saudi Arabia Opens Bids for First Utility-Scale 300 MW Solar PV Project


The Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) at the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources (MEIM) in Saudi Arabia hosted the bid opening ceremony for the Sakaka 300 MW solar PV project, the first project in the National Renewable Energy Program (NREP). Read more...

A new project led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory aims at to utilize distributed energy resources such as customer-generated solar power to enhance the electrical grid’s ability to recover from a blackout or cascading outage quickly in the event of a major disaster. Image: LLNL

LLNL project aims to transform electrical grid resiliency with distributed energy resources


A new project headed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) aims to utilize solar energy resources for restoration and recovery operations, boosting the grid's ability to bounce back from a blackout or cascading outage, and potentially reducing customer reconnection time to a matter of hours. Read more...

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