Solar Energy International News

Carbon Dots From Human Hair Used to Boost Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers have used carbon dots created from human hair to create a kind of “armour” to improve the performance of perovskite solar cells Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia have used carbon dots, created from human hair waste sourced from a Brisbane barbershop, to create a kind of “armour” to improve the […]

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ACWA Power Inaugurates First Utility Renewable Project in Saudi

ACWA Power has announced the inauguration of the 300 MW Sakaka PV IPP, Saudi Arabia’s first utility-scale renewable energy project ACWA Power, a leading Saudi developer, investor and operator of power generation and water desalination plants, has announced the official inauguration of the 300 MW Sakaka PV IPP, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) first […]

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JinkoSolar Reports 31.4 % Increase in Shipments in FY20, Revenue up 18%

JinkoSolar has revealed that despite ‘extreme challenges’ it managed to bump up its annual shipments to 18.77 GW in FY 2020. The firm also ran into losses for the fourth quarter. JinkoSolar, one of the largest solar module manufacturers in the world, has recently announced its financial results for the financial year 2020 (FY20) ended […]

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Wärtsilä Selected by RWE for 80 MWh Energy Storage Project

Wärtsilä has bagged the award of a 40 MW / 80 MWh DC-coupled solar plus storage system in Georgia, USA from RWE Renewables. The technology group Wärtsilä has bagged the award of a contract to supply an engineered equipment delivery (EEQ) of a 40 MW / 80 MWh DC-coupled solar plus storage system to the […]

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Solar Country Rankings. The top 5 in Past 5 Years, the Next 5 Years

The explosion in solar capacity in the past decade, particularly since 2015, has been out there for all to see. It was just a few years back in 2012 that the world celebrated topping the 100 GW mark in solar. Contrast that with 2021, when the world expects to add 150 GW in just the […]

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SunCable’s 14 GW Plan Inches Ahead With Move for Solar Mfg Plant in Darwin

Sun Cable, the Singapore-based consortium handling the world’s largest electricity infrastructure project, aka the $22 billion Australia-ASEAN Power Link (AAPL), revealed this week that it had lodged an application with the Northern Territory’s Development Consent Authority for a facility in the region’s capital, Darwin. The said facility will manufacture Maverick solar array systems designed by […]

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Apple Commits to More Clean Energy, With Energy Storage Marking a new Frontier

Apple has announced that it is investing in a major energy storage project in California to pilot new solutions for renewable infrastructure. Apple has announced that over 110 of its manufacturing partners around the world are moving to 100 percent renewable energy for their Apple production, with nearly 8 gigawatts (GW) of planned clean energy […]

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SolarWindow Sets new Record by Doubling its Power Conversion Efficiency

SolarWindow Technologies, a developer of transparent liquid coatings and processes for generating electricity on glass and plastics, has announced that it has more than doubled its prior certified performance, also achieving the highest independently-certified power conversion efficiency of previous organic photovoltaic devices fabricated at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, […]

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US Solar PV Project Order Worth Rs 890 Crore for Sterling and Wilson

Sterling and Wilson Solar Solutions, the US subsidiary of SWSL has signed a solar project order worth ~ Rs 890 crore in the US Sterling and Wilson Solar Solutions (SWSS), the US subsidiary of Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited (SWSL) has announced that it has signed an order worth USD 121.7 million (~ Rs 890 […]

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