Monthly Archives: December 2018

Recycling of end of life photovoltaic panels: A chemical prospective on process development

Abstract The application of photovoltaics has been rapidly increasing over the past two decades driven by the idea that it could provide a fundamental contribution to the transition from traditional fossil fuels to renewable energy based economies. However, long-term sustainability of photovoltaics will be largely dependent on the effectiveness of the process solutions that will be adopted to recycle the unprecedented volume of end-of-life panels expected to be generated in

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8minutenergy and Capital Dynamics Celebrate Completion of the 328 MW Mount Signal 3 Solar Farm

8minutenergy Renewables, LLC (“8minutenergy”), the largest independent solar and storage developer in the U.S., and Capital Dynamics, an independent global private asset management firm, today celebrated the completion and commercial operation of the 328 megawatt-dc (MW) Mount Signal 3 Solar Farm. The project is the largest in the 800 MW Mount Signal solar cluster, which is not only the largest

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FuturaSun secures finance for 3 MW PV-projects in Germany

FuturaSun obtained, through its investee Greenrock Verwaltungs GmbH, funding from the German Bank, GLS, for the construction of 3 MW of PV-projects in central Germany. The 3 MW is only the first part of an important planned pipeline which will exceed 30 MW when completed. With this new important project, created as part of the governmental program of EEG incentives for solar energy development, the Italian company

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Lithuanian scientists’ novel approach to perovskite solar cells – cheaper production and high efficiency

Perovskite-based solar cells are fast forwarding to the front of emerging photovoltaics, already competing on efficiency against well-established solar technologies used in solar panels around the world. An important step towards mass production of this new generation solar cells is the development of efficient selective contact layers that would be compatible with the deposition of perovskite layers on various substrates.

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SMA Managing Board presents restructuring plans – global workforce to be reduced by around 425 full-time positions

The Managing Board of SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA/FWB: S92) has presented the restructuring measures announced in September to the employees. One of the main planned measures is the discontinuation of China as a location and the sale of the Chinese companies to the management there. The restructuring will involve a reduction of the global workforce by around 425 full-time positions.

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