Solar Cell Efficiency Increased With Innovative Two-Dimensional Materials
Scientists from NUST MISIS (Russia) and University of Rome Tor Vergata found out that a microscopic quantity of two-dimensional titanium carbide called MXene significantly improves collection of electrical charges in a perovskite solar cell, increasing the final efficiency above 20%. The results of the research were published in Nature Materials on September 9, 2019.
Sep 30, 2019 // Technology, Europe, Asia, Russia, Aldo di Carlo, Danila Saranin, NUST MISIS, University of Rome Tor Vergata, MXene, L.A.S.E., Anna Pazniak
Who has won contract for Indonesia’s controversial floating PV project?
The government was forced to hold a tender for the 200 MW Cirata Dam scheme after originally awarding the deal to UAE developer Masdar. With August 19 named as the date to announce the auction results, nobody is any the wiser as yet.
Sep 30, 2019 // Floating PV, Masdar, tender, Asia, Indonesia, Marlistya Citraningrum, UAE, Cirata Dam, Perusahaan Listrik Negara, Archandra Tahar
Solar panels bring light to Amazon communities
Residents of the Verde Para Sempre extractivist reserve in the Brazilian Amazon protested as loudly as they could about the Tucuruí transmission line.
Sep 30, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Markets & Finance News, China, Amazon, South america, Brazil, Asia, Jinko, BYD, Trina, Angelo Mallet, José Pancrace, Liane Lima, JÁ Solar, Margarida Ribeiro da Silva
How will China’s electricity price reform affect solar?
The nation’s plan for grid-parity solar – brought forward to ease a mounting public PV subsidy debt burden – could be left in ruins by a newly-announced scheme to part liberalize the electricity price, itself motivated by a need to bail out financially stricken state-owned power companies.
Sep 30, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Policy, China, Asia, China Central Television, NDRC, Song Jie Cao
Longi unveils results of bifacial module test
The exercise, conducted on Longi PERC bifacial modules by Germany’s TÜV SÜD at a test field in China, showed surprisingly higher gains in panels getting light reflection from painted-surface and grassland albedo. It also showed, Longi claimed, bifacial panels operate at lower temperatures than single-sided alternatives.
Sep 30, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, LONGi, TÜV SÜD, PERC bifacial modules
Saudi Arabia to back clean energy makers, developers via new loan scheme
Saudi Arabia is expanding the reach of its 105 billion riyal (US$28 billion) industrial fund to spur renewables through loans to component manufacturers, to independent power projects and to projects spearheaded by firms in other industries.
Sep 30, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Saudi Arabia, tender, Asia, auction, green loan, Mohammad bin Salman
Is This The Next Big Thing In Solar?
Solar power installations out in the open are a common sight in many parts of the world, but how about household solar generators? A team of Swedish and Chinese scientists recently reported this might become part of our future after they successfully converted indoor light to electricity using organic photovoltaic cells.
Sep 27, 2019 // Technology, Sweden, China, Europe, Asia, Jianhui Hou, OPV cells, Jonas Bergqvist
Farmers increasingly putting solar panels on their land
Farmers who want to sell electricity to utilities generally lease land to power companies to build the panels.
Sep 27, 2019 // Solar, USA, China, Asia, North America, Kirk Maltais, American Farm Bureau Federation
Energy Taiwan 2019 to chart momentous journey of island’s solar market
Global experts are set to gather in Taipei in less than a month to take stock of the island’s strengths and challenges as it embarks on a multi-gigawatt renewable transformation by 2025.
Sep 27, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Solar to Fuel, pv power plants, Asia, Taiwan, energy taiwan, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
ROUND-UP: Solar milestones in Ukraine, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Nauru
De Raj Group and STC Energy have struck a deal to deploy an 88.371MW solar portfolio near Kiev, in a bid to capitalise on Ukraine’s feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, ADB, Ukraine, EBRD, Engie, Hungary, pv power plants, Europe, Asia, solar-plus-storage, Oceania, Asian Development Bank, kazakhstan, Nauru, Micronesia, De Raj Group
Vikram Solar commissions 164 kWp rooftop solar plant at Belur Math
The plant—commissioned for Damodar Valley Corporation—will power six buildings at the headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.
Sep 27, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Rooftop PV, India, Asia, rooftop PV, Vikram Solar, Damodar Valley Corporation, Kuldeep Kumar Jain
Bangladesh government pledges rooftop PV on all its buildings
The authorities expect to add 300 MW of rooftop solar in the next four years thanks to net metering regulations and hope the nation’s extensive clothing and textile industry will be encouraged to adopt PV.
Sep 27, 2019 // Rooftop PV, Bangladesh, Asia, Siddique Zobair, Infrastructure Development Company Limited
Turkey to introduce provisions for storage
The Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority has published draft guidelines for the integration of storage in the energy system. The new provisions are expected to come into force at the beginning of next year.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Storage, Rooftop PV, storage, Asia, Eren Engur, Turkey, Energy Market Regulatory Authority, Icarus Energy
Taiwan wants 3.7 GW of new solar by 2021
Prime minister Su Tseng-chang announced the ambition and said the new solar plan for 2019-20 will bring investment and business opportunities of around US$7.5 billion.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Asia, Taiwan, Su Tseng-chang
India picks developer for 70MWac/105MWp floating solar plant
India has now chosen a developer for one of the largest floating PV projects ever seen in the country, with plans to take the plant to the finish line within two years.
Sep 27, 2019 // Floating PV, India, NTPC, floating PV, Asia, world bank, kerala, tata power solar, Ashish Khanna
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