Could a New Solar Technology Prove as Groovy as It Sounds?

Could a new solar technology prove as groovy as it sounds? A team of researchers from the University of Sheffield have worked with energy technology firm Power Roll to create an innovative new solar-cell design they say can push up efficiency and drive down manufacturing costs. Together they have developed …

Germany Awards 1 Gigawatt Of Onshore Wind, Costs Fall By 25%

Germany announced the results of its second onshore wind auction this week in which it was revealed a total of 1 gigawatt was awarded at an average cost 25% less than the average price recorded in the first onshore wind auction just a few months ago. Germany’s Federal Network Agency, …

PV Guangzhou 2017

9th Guangzhou International Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition will be held in China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex from August 16 to 18, 2016. Preparing 350 exhibitors with 20,000sq.m, there will exhibit photovoltaic cells, PV project and system, photovoltaic power, photovoltaic production equipment and material. With support of 300 international media …

Utility-Scale Solar Grew 72% Per Year Between 2010 & 2016

Utility-scale solar installations—including both photovoltaic (PV) and thermal technologies—grew at an average rate of 72% per year between 2010 and 2016, faster than any other generating technologies. Utility-scale solar (plants with a capacity of at least one megawatt) now makes up about 2% of all utility-scale electric generating capacity and …

China Increases Solar Power Output by 80% in Three Months

China electricity output from photovoltaic plants rose 80 per cent in the first quarter after the world’s biggest solar power market increased installed capacity. Solar power generation rose to 21.4 billion kilowatt-hours in the three months ending 31 March from a year earlier, the National Energy Administration said on Thursday …

Meet the World’s First Island Powered by an Off-Grid Renewable Energy System

A tiny, scenic island lying off Scotland’s west coast is truly a model for sustainable, off-grid living. With no mainland electricity connection, the Isle of Eigg gets its electricity from the water, the wind and the sun. After decades of using diesel generators, in February 2008 the residents of Eigg …

China’s Solar Power Capacity More than Doubles in 2016

  China’s installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity more than doubled last year, turning the country into the world’s biggest producer of solar energy by capacity, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Saturday. Installed PV capacity rose to 77.42 gigawatts at the end of 2016, with the addition of 34.54 gigawatts …