Thursday, August 5, 2021

New efficiency record for large-area PV solar cell technology

Trina Solar, a global supplier of photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions and services, announced in late April that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science...

New surveying service helps pinpoint faulty solar cells

Push Energy and Buzzflyer have joined forces to form Above Surveying, an aerial thermographic inspection service company specialising in solar PV. Above Surveying...

A solar Q&A for beginners

What are the types of photovoltaic panels and how do they differ? There are three basic types of photovoltaic panels: amorphous, polycrystalline and monocrystalline. The...

Navigating the post-subsidy landscape

An event organised by the Solar Trade Association (STA) in March brought together stakeholders in the sector to appraise the opportunities and threats for...

Carbon Connect responds to Government’s consultation to drastically reform the Renewable Heat Incentive

Public policy advisory body Carbon Connect has responded to the Government consultation to drastically reform the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) by calling instead for...

Somerset project demonstrates integration of energy storage with solar PV

On 7 January Renewable Energy Systems announced its first UK contract to build and support a battery energy storage system (BESS). This contract is...

UK marching against the tide on renewables policy, says UN chief scientist

The UN’s chief environmental scientist Professor Jacquie McGlade has criticised the UK government’s decision to cut subsidies for renewable energy while bolstering the oil...

Firm installs bee hives around solar farms

RENEWABLE energy investment firm Low Carbon has launched an initiative to promote greater biodiversity in Cornwall, Dorset and Suffolk. It has partnered with sustainability...

A bright future?

Is it time to get excited about solar? A panel debate in May provided a picture of the challenges and opportunities facing the sector...

Is the UK solar market set for a cool down?

With PV prices falling, efficiencies increasing and global installations doubling in volume every year, the solar market continues to go from strength to strength....

Solar-powered parking meter selected for community forest centre

Thames Chase Forest Centre has selected a solar-powered parking payment terminal to control car park usage and provide revenue to help improve facilities. The Parkeon...

Clean tech aviators follow the sun

An attempt to fly round the world using solar powered-propulsion began on 9 March. Employing 17,000 solar panels on its wingspan and fuselage, the...

Documents reveal political motivation behind curtailment of solar CAP funding

While in October environment secretary Liz Truss acted to discourage the use of solar panels in the agriculture sector – taking the position that...

Oil-price temporarily slows diffusion of solar-diesel hybrid systems in the mining industry

Hybrid plant in Western Tanzania during construction - Expert interviews have confirmed that influence of oil-prices is only short-term and that for the vast majority...
Solar cells will continue to get cheaper and more efficient as the technology is developed.

Solar electricity dominance on the horizon, say reports

SOLAR electricity is closing in on cost parity with that generated from fossil fuels and conventional power stations, according to a report released in...
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SITA sites to become solar farms

NATIONAL recycling and waste management firm, SITA UK, and Somerset-based British Solar Renewables (BSR) have agreed a deal that could see a number of...