Balancing solar with agriculture in the US Midwest
Today we have heard of farmers in Australia unhappy at the approval given for three solar projects on agricultural land and also learned the benefits PV can bring for fish and shrimp farmers. In this op-ed for pv magazine USA, Stoel Rives LLP attorneys Sara Bergan and Thomas Braun discuss the balancing act to be made between solar and agriculture in the emerging Midwestern PV market.
Aug 29, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, USA, Australia, Oceania, North Dakota, North America, Sara Bergan, Thomas Braun, Stoel Rives LLP
Newly discovered molecules capture the whole light spectrum
American researchers have found new molecules able to make use of the whole visible light range. Rhodium is effective at both absorbing the light and catalyzing the process of converting sunlight into hydrogen. The latter is suitable for usage as climate-safe fuel.
Jan 23, 2020 // Technology, USA, Solar Panels, hydrogen, North America, Rhodium
Top Lithium Producing Countries With The Largest Reserves
Due to the rise in the development of electric vehicles, lithium production has seen a global boom. Between 2016 and 2020, lithium output increased from 40,000
Aug 8, 2022 // Manufacturing News, Storage
The Upgraded Alamo 1 Solar Becomes More Productive
The renovation of the San Antonio South-based OCI Alamo solar plant has greatly enhanced its performance. According to Jason Thompson- the company’s construction manager, the plant is now fitted with tracker technology as well as bifacial modules to be used for data gathering and field testing.
Dec 30, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Charles Kim, OCI Solar Power, Alamo I
Bifacial modules: The difficulties as well as advantages
Bifacial modules are among the older advancements in photovoltaic panel technology, going back to the 1960s. It is also among the current developments to take hold. According to many professionals, nevertheless, it is now on the right track as the current trend to sweep the solar industry as well as will quickly become the criterion.
Aug 19, 2020 // Opinions, PV module, bifacial modules, Nick Lusson
Enphase IQ8 microinverters currently delivering in the U.S.
Enphase Energy introduced that it has started manufacturing shipments of IQ8 microinverters for customers in North America.
Dec 28, 2021 // Inverters, USA, Enphase Energy, North America, Badri Kothandaraman, IQ8 microinverter
The blackest black for more efficient solar cells
MIT scientists claim to have created a material 10 times more black than anything witnessed to date. It is said to be able to absorb more than 99.96% of incoming light and reflect 10 times less light than other superblack materials. The invention may be interesting for the development of black silicon PV technology and carbon nanotube-based solar cells.
Sep 19, 2019 // Technology, USA, Canadian Solar, Massachusetts, solar cells, MIT, North America, Brian Wardle
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
The Pros and Cons of Using Solar Energy
Amidst all the discussions about using renewable sources of energy such as wind or solar power to save the environment, there is also a school of thought that highlights the drawbacks of using solar energy.
Oct 7, 2019 // Solar, Solar Panels, photovoltaic systems, Paris
One more upright PV plant in the Alps
Greater than 1,200 solar components will certainly be mounted on the south side of a dam 2,100 meters over water level. The center prepared by utility EWZ is readied to prepare this year.
Apr 15, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, PV plant, Europe, Switzerland, Alps
Will 2021 be The Year Solar Saves California?
California-- the largest U.S. state, residence to 1/8th of the country's population, as well as in charge of 14% of nationwide GDP-- is experiencing among its most challenging dry spells this year. the state had earlier experienced the most significant wildfire period recorded in its contemporary history in 2020 one reason being criticized for the damaging weather conditions this year.
Jun 16, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, California, USA, North America
The best recipe for efficient perovskite solar cells
They have improved a procedure for vertically transferring a remedy made from an economical perovskite solute onto a relocating substratum listed below. Not only have they uncovered the vital duty played by one of the solvents used, yet they have also taken a more detailed take a look at the aging as well as storage space residential or commercial properties of the option.
Feb 24, 2021 // Technology, Germany, solar cells, Europe, perovskite, HZB, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
ET Solar is back in the US market
Six months after settling claims in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of its U.S. distribution subsidiary, the Chinese PV maker says it has signed more than 500 MW of U.S. module supply contracts.
Aug 7, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, California, USA, bifacial, ET Solar, Yuanfar and Wuxi Bardon Company, Alex Chen, mono-PERC, North America
Stopping Perovskite Degradation: Georgia Tech Unlocks the Key
Georgia Tech researchers make breakthrough in understanding degradation of new material for solar cells, discovering a way to prevent instability by adding a thin layer of molecules. Working to further develop the tech, they aim to create an ecosystem where Georgia can lead in emerging solar energy.
Dec 21, 2023 // Technology, perovskite, Georgia Institute of Technology
Towards circular business models for the PV sector
With solar energy about to reach the iconic terawatt (TW) milestone of globally installed PV capacity, waste handling and end-of-life (EoL) scenarios become a pressing matter.
Nov 1, 2019 // Opinions, pv modules, Europe, CIRCUSOL