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 …

EU Ends Anti-Dumping and Anti-Subsidy Measures on Chinese Solar Imports

The EU has ended anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures imposed on solar cells and modules from China. It announced minimum import price (MIP) measures will officially expire at midnight tonight. In a statement it said after considering the users and producers solar panels, it decided it was in the EU’s best …

Asia’s First Fully Solar-Powered Drone Lifts Off

In April, a group of students from the Innovation & Design Programme (iDP) at National University of Singapore Engineering developed a quadcopter drone that is powered completely with solar energy, without the need for batteries or other energy storage. In test flights, the aircraft has flown to a height of …

Solar-Powered Car to Speed into the Sunlight by 2019

A German start-up has launched a series of trials to test its new solar-powered car. Sono Motors’ Sion is an electric vehicle (EV) with one important difference – 330 solar cells built into its doors, bonnet and roof aim to do away with the range anxiety often associated with battery-powered …

Solar+Storage Project In North Carolina Highlights Improvements In Panel Efficiency

Cyprus Creek Renewables has partnered with LG Electronics on what is the largest solar-plus-storage installation in the continental United States. The project is located in coastal North Carolina. It’s an 8.5 megawatt series of solar installations bundled with 12 megawatt-hours of storage. The solar generation in the system comes from …

India Advised Against Levying Import Duty On Solar Cells & Modules

The Indian government has been advised by multiple entities not to levy import duties on solar cells and modules. While the Chinese government was the first to caution India against levying anti-dumping or safeguard duties on imported solar cells and modules, the new advice is from more friendly quarters. The …