Monthly Archives: June 2019

Semiconductor nanowires for flexible photovoltaics

Capturing and manipulating light at nanoscale is a key factor to build high efficiency solar cells. Researchers in the 3D Photovoltaics group have recently presented a promising new design. Their simulations show that vertically stacked nanowires on top of ultrathin silicon films reduce the total amount of material needed by 90% while increasing the efficiency of the solar cell. These

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Silfab Solar Modules to Secure “Top Performer” Rating for PVEL 2019 Scorecard

Silfab Solar, North America’s leading PV manufacturer, earned a “top performer” rating under the rigorous PV Evolution Labs testing, the company announced today. The rating applies to Silfab’s SLA and SLG series modules, which provide maximum power density and long-term reliability backed by one of the most trusted warranty programs in the industry. Silfab, which has been perfecting PV module

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Standard Solar to Move into Vermont Solar Market with Purchase of 3.2 MW Solar Project

Standard Solar, Inc., a leading solar energy company, today announced its entrance into the Vermont solar market with the purchase of a 3.2 megawatt solar project in Wallingford. The project, developed by Wallingford Solar LLC, is approximately 17 acres of a 49.6-acre parcel that once served as a gravel pit and hot-mix asphalt plant. Positive Energy NY LLC, a renewable

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Ingeteam to supply 2 GW of PV inverters in the first half of 2019

Ingeteam has supplied 2 GW of solar PV inverters for solar power plants throughout the world during the first half of 2019. This means that the company’s technology will be capable of supplying renewable energy to more than 400,000 homes once commissioned. In total, the  company has reached a cumulative power of 14.5 GW throughout the world, which could satisfy the energy

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Vivint Solar Closes $100 Million tax equity financing to install more than 55 megawatts of residential solar energy systems

Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR), a leading full-service residential solar provider, today announced it has received commitments for an additional $100 million of tax equity financing, which will enable it to install more than 55 megawatts of residential solar energy systems. “We believe this tax equity raise, along with the recent $360 million multi-party forward flow funding arrangement, reflects the capital markets’

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JinkoSolar to Supply 351MW of Solar Modules for One of the Largest PV Projects in Asia Pacific

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the “Company,” or “JinkoSolar”) (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced it has supplied Power Construction Corporation of China with 351MW of solar modules which were installed at the Hồng Phong solar PV plant in Vietnam, one of the largest PV projects in the Asia Pacific

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Surrey researchers to clear runway for tin-based perovskite solar cells

Researchers at the University of Surrey believe their tin based perovskite solar cell could clear the runway for solar panel technology to take off and help the UK reach its 2050 carbon neutral goal. As countries look to get to grips with climate change, solar cell technology is rapidly growing in popularity as an environmentally friendly energy alternative. Most commercial

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