Monthly Archives: February 2020

Scientists to develop safer lead-based perovskite solar cell

Researchers at Northern Illinois University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, are reporting today (Feb. 19) in the journal Nature on a potential breakthrough in the development of hybrid perovskite solar cells. Considered rising stars in the field of solar energy, perovskite solar cells convert light into electricity. They’re potentially cheaper and simpler to produce

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REC Group to kick off production of its ground-breaking Alpha 72 Series solar module

REC Group, an international pioneering solar energy company with Scandinavian heritage, is thrilled to announce the production start of the 72-cell REC Alpha Series solar panel. The REC Alpha 72 Series will be the world’s most powerful 72-cell panel available on the market, reaching 450Wp with a module efficiency of 21.3% or 213 watts/m², ensuring higher energy yields driving down

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Canadian Solar to Begin Construction on 26.6 MWp of Solar Power Plants in Japan

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced it has commenced construction on two solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects in Japan. The first is a 13.6 MWp project in the Ibaraki Prefecture. The project will be powered by 33,098 pieces of Canadian Solar’s high-efficiency MaxPower modules. Once in operation, the plant is expected to generate approximately 15,901 MWh of

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LONGi to achieve AAA ranking status in latest PV ModuleTech Bankability Ratings

LONGi – China’s top solar manufacturer – has been assigned AAA-Rated status (the highest grade awarded) by the market research division of leading London-based PV-Tech, in the latest Q1 2020 release of the PV ModuleTech Bankability Ratings. LONGi is the first module supplier to achieve AAA rating. The PV ModuleTech Bankability Ratings system uses a proprietary analytical model to establish

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A radical approach to harnessing solar energy by Cambridge Design Partnership

Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP) is helping UK company Solivus to bring a remarkable new concept for renewable energy to the market. Credit: Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP) “Solivus had the idea for a freestanding solar panel with high architectural values,” explains James Baker, partner at CDP. “Its CEO, Jo Parker-Swift, wanted to create a product so attractive that people would be happy to

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