Innovative material to boost performance of photovoltaic cells
A group of scientists from the Korean IBS, in collaboration with the Netherlands-based UvA, has created a new 2D material with atomic layer thickness, which offers super high energy conversion efficiency.
Dec 4, 2019 // Technology, Europe, Asia, Korea, Netherlands, PV cells, flexible PV, IBS
7 Companies That Are Leading the Way for Solar-Powered Cars
The naysayers aren't stopping big automakers and startups from developing the technology. There are some ideas where the payoff for success would be so huge that you just have to try.
Nov 27, 2019 // Transport, Japan, Toyota, NEDO, TESLA, Germany, Sono Motors, Hyundai, Elon Musk, Europe, Asia, Korea, Squad Mobility, Robert Hoevers, Light Year, Stella Ersa, Sion, New Energy, Koji Makino
Hyundai-made vehicle with solar rooftop charging
Hyundai Motor has created the world’s first vehicle equipped with solar roof-mount charging. The innovative solution is claimed to provide extra electrical power, maximize fuel efficiency and driving distance.
Nov 26, 2019 // Transport, Asia, Korea, North America, Hyundai Motor, New Sonata Hybrid
Solar sales recover for electronics brands LG, Kyocera and Panasonic
Korean conglomerate LG reports increasing demand for its high-efficiency PV products in key markets while Kyocera said its solar business is improving profitability. Panasonic posted a slight increase in sales for its PV segment, including solar manufacturing.
Nov 1, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Japan, Panasonic, Kyocera, Asia, Korea, LG
North Korea plans 2.5 GW solar plant with Chinese help
China will build the huge solar park at its own cost for its energy-hungry neighbor in exchange for access to rare earths. The project was announced by the Association of China Rare Earth Industry.
Oct 25, 2019 // Plants, China, Asia, Korea, Kim Jong-un
AC Energy, UPC Solar set up new Asia-Pacific joint venture
Philippines-based AC Energy will work with UPC Solar Asia Pacific – the solar energy unit of Hong Kong-headquartered UPC Renewables – to build more than 1 GW of solar in the coming years, with an initial focus on Asian markets such as India, South Korea and Taiwan.
Oct 16, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, India, Asia, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, AC Energy, Patrice Clausse, Brian Caffyn
BayWa r.e. to work on South Korea solar debut via new office
BayWa r.e. has added South Korea to its list of target markets, dropping its anchor in Seoul to oversee the deployment of its first solar pipeline in the country.
Sep 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, pv power plants, Asia, Korea, baywa r.e., apac, utlity-scale pv
Korea’s South Jeolla province is becoming a solar hub
According to Korean government, around 18,000 unlicensed projects up to 1 MW in size are being developed in the area. Restrictions on such projects, which are driving this year’s strong solar growth in the country, are being introduced to reduce their environmental impact.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Korea, MOTIE, KEPCO
Hyundai releases car with solar panel roof
Hyundai has released a version of its Sonata hybrid that has solar panels to help charge its battery.
Aug 6, 2019 // Technology, Storage, Transport, Hyundai, Sonata Hybrid, Asia, solar panel roof, Korea, SMMT, Transport
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