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Solar Energy Market in India: A $41.73 Billion Opportunity by 2022 [NOVONOUS Report]

India has set a target of achieving overall solar energy installed capacity of 20,000 MW by 2022. As per NOVONOUS estimates, this creates an US$ 41.73 billion opportunity in the solar energy market in India till 2022. The solar energy market in India has started picking pace due to supportive government policies and ability of […]

| August 28, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Solar component prices are expected to drop in September [PVinsights]

Overall module price drops moderately this week. In the US, module price downtrend starts as Chinese module players are able to export into the US under the current price level despite the US countervailing and antidumping duties. In China, module pricing remains on moderate downtrend as demand recovers slowly. In the EU, stable downstream demand […]

| August 28, 2014 | Leave Comment
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SPI Solar Gets Approval to Build Solar Project in Shandong Province, China

SPI Solar (“SPI”), a vertically-integrated photovoltaic solar developer, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Xinyu Xinwei New Energy Co., Ltd. (“Xinwei”), has received preliminary approval from the local government of LiaoCheng City to develop a PV project totaling approximately 10 megawatts (MW), in Shandong Province, China. The project calls for the development of approximately 10 MW […]

| August 28, 2014 | Leave Comment
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SunWize Completes 546 kW Solar Electric System for the Independent State of Samoa

SunWize Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of sustainable energy solutions, announced that it completed the installation of a 546 kW solar electric system for the Independent State of Samoa. The project with Samoa’s power utility, Electric Power Corporation (EPC), is the country’s largest, reducing Samoa’s reliance on imported fossil fuels. “For too long we have […]

| August 28, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Why Latin America Will Be A Tough Solar Market To Crack: But This May Be changing

Latin America is a shining, promising solar market that will be a lot more difficult to crack. That’s because Latin America doesn’t have the same levels of generous government incentives that subsidize project costs or guarantee high prices for solar electricity in countries such as Germany, United States, Japan and China, said Adam James, a […]

| August 25, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Jinko Power To Develop 100MW of PV Projects For Hengfeng County Government (China)

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that JinkoSolar Power Co., Ltd.(“Jinko Power”), a subsidiary of the Company has signed project investment agreements with the local government of Hengfeng county in Jiangxi Province to develop totally 100 MW PV projects. Jinko Power will own the projects and will […]

| August 25, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Research News

Recycling old batteries into solar cells

This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries — a potential source of lead pollution — into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide emissions-free power. The system is described in a paper in the journal Energy and Environmental Science, co-authored by professors Angela […]

| August 28, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Lithium batteries come out on top in the search for electrochemical energy storage technologies

In recent years, the number of patent applications for electrochemical energy storage technologies has soared. According to a study by the Technische Universität München (TUM), the largest volume of applications by far is submitted by developers of lithium batteries. The study offers a first differentiated analysis of which energy storage technologies will be viable in […]

| August 28, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Farmers in Central America generate energy from coffee wastewater

The Energy from Coffee Wastewater project by UTZ Certified has proven that is possible to generate energy, tackle climate change and protect water resources by treating discharges from coffee mills. The project started in 2010 with the goal of addressing environmental and health problems caused by the wastewater produced in the coffee industry. Tailor-made coffee […]

| August 28, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Insights into a new class of semiconducting materials: implications for solar?

A new paper by University of Notre Dame researchers describes their investigations of the fundamental optical properties of a new class of semiconducting materials known as organic-inorganic “hybrid” perovskites. The research was conducted at the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory by Joseph Manser, a doctoral student in chemical and biomolecular engineering, under the direction of Prashant […]

| August 25, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Eco-friendly ‘Pre-fab Nanoparticles’ Could Offer Cheaper Manufacture of Organic Photovoltaics

A team of materials chemists, polymer scientists, device physicists and others at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today report a breakthrough technique for controlling molecular assembly of nanoparticles over multiple length scales that should allow faster, cheaper, more ecologically friendly manufacture of organic photovoltaics and other electronic devices. Details are in the current issue of […]

| August 25, 2014 | Leave Comment
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LEDs made from ‘wonder material’ perovskite: Potential for Solar?

Colourful LEDs made from a material known as perovskite could lead to LED displays which are both cheaper and easier to manufacture in future. A hybrid form of perovskite – the same type of material which has recently been found to make highly efficient solar cells that could one day replace silicon – has been […]

| August 21, 2014 | Leave Comment
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