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World’s New Power Generation Banking on Sunshine

The United Nations Environment report indicated that the solar energy has dominated global investment in new power generation like never before in 2017. The world installed a record 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity, far more than the net additions of any other technology – renewable, fossil fuel or nuclear. Climbing investment Solar power attracted […]

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NREL Analysis Presents Two Potential Paths to Meeting Residential Solar Cost Reduction Targets for 2030

Leveraging cost-reduction opportunities in the roof replacement or new construction markets for residential photovoltaic (PV) installations could help the United States meet the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) residential solar photovoltaic cost target by 2030, according to new research from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The NREL analysis presents […]

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World’s First Solar Fuels Reactor for Night Passes Test

International solar thermal energy researchers have successfully tested CONTISOL, a solar reactor that runs on air, able to make any solar fuel like hydrogen and to run day or night – because it uses concentrated solar power (CSP) which can include thermal energy storage. The promise of solar fuels is that we could have zero […]

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Ending Anti-Dumping Probe Make India’s Path to Achieve Solar Goals More Clearer

The domestic industry has cited certain reasons for its request to terminate the probe. They have stated that post-initiation, the injury being suffered by the domestic producers on account of dumping has aggravated sharply. This week, the two biggest developments happened in the solar industry. The first one is the termination of anti-dumping investigation by […]

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International Solar Alliance, India’s Brainchild is Powerful Catalyst

The alliance will provide these nations a voice and act as a platform to share experiences and narrow technological gaps through cooperation and increased engagement between Governments, businesses and the citizenry. On March 11, the heads of around 40 countries came in India for the first official summit of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), a […]

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Why Emmanuel Macron’s Visit to India is Significant to Solar Sector?

Emmanuel Macron will be among the VVIPs from various countries, participating in the event to be organised at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Convention Centre on Sunday. French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to India is seen as a significant development for India’s solar sector in various contexts. Macron’s tour to the country is happening at a time when […]

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Global Solar Market to Reach Over 106GW in 2018, TrendForce Forecasts

Global solar demand in 2018 is expected to reach 105.88 GW, up from roughly 100 GW in 2017, driven by two installation rushes in China and e recovery on the European market. This is a forecast by EnergyTrend, the green energy research division of Taiwan’s TrendForce. It said today quarterly installations will remain above the […]

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New Breakthrough Boosts Solar Fuel Efficiency

Scientists of University of Twente have made significant efficiency improvements to the technology used to generate solar fuels. This involves the direct conversion of energy from sunlight into a usable fuel (in this case, hydrogen). Using only earthabundant materials, they developed the most efficient conversion method to date. The trick was to decouple the site […]

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Slow ‘Hot Electrons’ Could Improve Solar Cell Efficiency

Photons with energy higher than the ‘band gap’ of the semiconductor absorbing them give rise to what are known as hot electrons. The extra energy in respect to the band gap is lost very fast, as it is converted into heat so it does not contribute to the voltage. University of Groningen Professor of Photophysics […]

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