The state of Western Australia is deploying an over 180 megawatt solar park in the south west
Ambitions to construct a 183-megawatt solar park in the southwestern part of Western Australia are most likely to be approved by the end of the week.
Nov 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Australia, solar pv, Risen Energy, Oceania, Waroona Solar Farm, South Energy
Scientists simplify the procedure of producing perovskite solar cells by coating several layers at the same time
Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), City University of Hong Kong, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), University of Kentucky, University of Colorado, University of Toledo as well as Brown University have actually created a concept that simplifies the process of manufacturing perovskite solar cells, which can increase their path towards commercialization.
Mar 24, 2023 // Technology, Manufacturing News, NREL, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, solar cell, perovskite, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL, City University of Hong Kong, University of Kentucky, University of Colorado, University of Toledo and Brown University
The weekend read: A bump in the road for pay-as-you-go solar and self-sustainability
Two high-profile bankruptcies this year could serve as a warning for the potential pitfalls of pay-as-you-go solar. However, Marcus Wiemann and David Lecoque of the Alliance for Rural Electrification say such business models can lead to long-term success and have a key role to play in providing power to the 1 billion people throughout the world who still live without electricity.
Oct 20, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Mobisol, Solarkiosk, Marcus Wiemann, David Lecoque
Masdar attained first closing on the acquisition of half of a 1.6 GW portfolio in the US
Masdar Clean Energy of the UAE has actually accomplished the very first closing on the acquisition of half of a 1.6 GW clean-energy portfolio in the United States from EDF Renewables The United States And Canada.
Feb 9, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, USA, Asia, North America, pv projects, UAE, EDF Renewables, Masdar Clean Energy
What is the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge?
Having begun on 13 October and being due to end on 18 October, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is underway.
Oct 16, 2019 // Transport, Australia, Oceania, Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
PV performance projections for the 21st century
A study has divided the world into 12 climate zones on the basis of the Köppen–Geiger classification map. The paper confirmed Chile’s Atacama region has the world’s highest solar radiation but also showed the region with the highest performance ratio for PV systems was near Moscow.
Oct 21, 2019 // Solar, Chile, South america, Europe, Slovenia, Moscow, University of Ljubljana
The future of solar PPAs in Turkey
Both the existing standing, as well as the future of, solar PPAs in the Turkish market as a vital device for raising PV capacity has actually ended up being a commonly gone over subject. This is specifically because of the fact that after mid-2021, the future of YEKDEM (Turkey's neighborhood FIT routine) doubts. The motivations could be less than expected, or perhaps inaccessible for some innovations. This has actually elevated the question of alternative financing devices relative to brand-new investments.
Sep 23, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Opinions, PPA, Asia, Turkey
The slow, inexorable rise of green hydrogen
The International Renewable Energy Association says the integration of hydrogen into the energy transition will not happen overnight and electrolysis costs will not be halved until the 2040s. That hydrogen and related products could revolutionize the world energy landscape, however, is not in doubt.
Sep 27, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Storage, Solar to Fuel, USA, Japan, Canada, Germany, UK, China, Australia, Europe, Asia, IRENA, hydrogen, Oceania, North America, Austria, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Reliable, natural solar cells of the future
As part of his doctoral thesis, a young researcher at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg has actually devised a means to make natural solar cells extra effective.
Oct 20, 2020 // Technology, Germany, solar cells, Europe, efficiency, organic solar cells, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Christoph Brabec, Thomas Heumüller
Solar-plus-storage for the Cook Islands
Around 4.2 MWh of power storage capacity will certainly be attached to a solar and diesel micro-grid on Rarotonga, the biggest of the islands in the South Pacific country. 3 40-foot containers with a total power result of 4.8 MVA will certainly be made use of as a power reserve as well as for grid assistance by utility Te Aponga Uira.
Sep 7, 2020 // Storage, solar-plus-storage, Cook Islands
The Chinese solar market is changing shape
Two reports have described how the world’s largest renewable energy market is moving towards maturity. According to the Brookings Institution, the Chinese clean energy market could become more open to Western investors and tech. A report by Fitch claims projects are moving back to inland provinces from coastal regions.
Aug 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, China, Trump, Asia, North America, Jeffrey Ball, China-U.S. trade war
The ‘butterfly effect’ of Chinese PV listings
A recent study shows that PV costs have declined faster than any other energy technology over the past two decades. The researcher behind the study said this would not have been possible without the “butterfly effect,” which is based on the idea that a small change in one part of a complex system can have a large impact elsewhere. The researcher also attributed the the rapidly declining cost of PV to Chinese manufacturing and strong US investor support.
Nov 29, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, USA, Canadian Solar, China, JA Solar, JinkoSolar, Asia, Trina Solar, North America, Hanwha Q Cells, Martin Andrew Green
Lighting the path to recycling carbon dioxide
Semiconductive photocatalysts that effectively soak up solar energy might help reduce the energy called for to drive a bioelectrochemical procedure that transforms CO2 emissions into valuable chemicals, KAUST scientists have revealed.
Oct 7, 2020 // Technology, recycling, KAUST, Bin Bian
Enel joins the Indian solar gold rush
The Italian utility, fresh from safeguarding its initial 300 MW of PV generation capability in the nation in a current, record-setting tender, has actually partnered with the state-owned Norwegian Investment Fund to devote to additional clean energy facilities in India.
Jul 9, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Italy, India, Enel, SECI, tender, Europe, Asia, Antonio Cammisecra, Solarpack, Norway
EDPR connects hybrid plant to the grid
The Portuguese site combines an 8MW solar farm with an 11MW wind park
Jan 13, 2023 // Plants, Grids, Portugal, Europe, EDPR, hybrid plant, Duarte Bello, MINA DE ORGUEIREL, MOSTEIRO