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Trump’s Titanic Gift to China’s Solar Makers

2020-01-24T02:09:30+00:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Media. 24Jan 2020 Trump’s Titanic Gift to China’s Solar Makers ILLUSTRATION: JOEL PLOSZ FOR BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK For most of the past year, there’s been a big hole in President Trump’s China tariffs—one in the shape of a solar panel. Companies that build America’s major solar farms spent 2018 and early 2019 begging the administration to exempt [...]

New solar power source and storage developed

2020-01-23T03:31:23+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 23Jan 2020 New solar power source and storage developed A new form of combined solar power generation and storage is being developed for the UK. It couples thin, flexible, lighter solar sheets with energy storage to power buildings or charge vehicles off-grid. The company behind it, Solivus, plans to cover the roofs of large [...]

Renewable Energy Prices Hit Record Lows: How Can Utilities Benefit From Unstoppable Solar And Wind?

2020-01-23T02:18:36+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 23Jan 2020 Renewable Energy Prices Hit Record Lows: How Can Utilities Benefit From Unstoppable Solar And Wind? New U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data predict solar and wind energy will dominate America’s new generation in 2020, making up 76% of new generation and adding 42 gigawatts (GW) of zero emission capacity, while coal and natural gas [...]

How much does smoke haze affect rooftop solar production?

2020-01-22T01:56:22+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 22Jan 2020 How much does smoke haze affect rooftop solar production? Solar owners in smoke affected areas, particularly those who’ve been sheltering in air conditioned homes more than usual, might be wondering how well their rooftop systems are performing under the haze. Solar monitoring company Solar Analytics has found that rooftop PV systems in [...]

Harmful lead in photovoltaics – are there sustainable alternatives?

2020-01-21T02:20:16+00:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 21Jan 2020 Harmful lead in photovoltaics – are there sustainable alternatives? Without globally unified standards in waste management, the risk from toxic materials such as lead will become increasingly important. The TÜV Rheinland Life Cycle Assessment has certified the environmental impact of HeliaSol with under 16 kg CO2e/m². Image: Heliatek When deploying solar energy [...]

Could the Sahara turn Africa into a solar superpower?

2020-01-21T00:59:44+00:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 21Jan 2020 Could the Sahara turn Africa into a solar superpower? If all the sunshine hitting the Sahara was converted into energy, enough electricity would be produced to power Europe 7,000 times over. But solar panels reflect less heat back into space compared to sand, which could change the region's climate - and make [...]

The future looks bright for solar energy

2020-01-20T04:50:57+00:00January 20th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 20Jan 2020 The future looks bright for solar energy Over the past decade, the cost of solar has fallen dramatically. New technologies promise to increase efficiency and lower costs further. Solar energy will soon be unbeatable compared to fossil fuels. Solar energy has come a long way in a decade. Back in 2010, the [...]

All-inorganic perovskite solar cell hits 16.1% efficiency

2020-01-20T04:36:31+00:00January 20th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 20Jan 2020 All-inorganic perovskite solar cell hits 16.1% efficiency Researchers from the City University of Hong Kong have developed an all-inorganic perovskite cell with an electron-pair donor which offers a pair of non-bonding electrons. The cell was developed by applying that ‘Lewis base’ small molecule to passivate the inorganic perovskite film. A team from [...]

A new era of sustained growth

2020-01-17T01:15:35+00:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Media. 17Jan 2020 A new era of sustained growth After several years of weak solar demand growth in Europe, compared to the historical highs of 2011, installations are expected to surge by 88% to reach a new installation record of 23 GW in 2019, writes Cormac Gilligan, research manager at IHS Markit. A range of [...]

China’s market in transition

2020-01-17T01:01:25+00:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 17Jan 2020 China’s market in transition By the end of 2018, China was home to around one third of global cumulative PV capacity, with around 175 GW of operational PV systems. In the context of China’s power sector, writes Frank Haugwitz of Asia Europe Clean Energy Advisory, the cumulative installed capacity makes up 9% [...]