solar technology

Scientists At MTU Develops Brand-New Way To Synthesize Sodium-Embedded Carbon Nanowalls

A little sodium goes a long way. At least that’s the case in carbon-based energy technology. Specifically, embedding sodium in carbon materials can tremendously improve electrodes. Scientists at Michigan Technological University invented a method to take a material out of theory and make it into a real electrode. They ran tests on the sodium-embedded carbon […]

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Interview with Gaurav Mathur, Director Sales, Trina Solar India

Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar is one of the leaders in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services. Trina Solar drives smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities and developers worldwide. The company’s industry-leading position is based on innovation, superior product quality, vertically integrated capabilities and environmental stewardship. Gaurav Mathur, Director Sales, […]

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Sterling and Wilson secures 170 MW Solar Project in Morocco

Global solar EPC firm Sterling and Wilson has signed an agreement with a consortium led by ACWA Power to construct a 170 MW photovoltaic (PV) facility in Morocco. The agreement was signed during a ceremony at COP 22 in Marrakech, the company said in a statement. “The NOOR PV I Program will consist of three […]

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1366 Technologies with Hanwha Q CELLS hits 19.6% Cell Efficiency Using Direct Wafer and Q.ANTUM Cell Technologies

1366 Technologies with Hanwha Q CELLS has achieved  a new performance record of 19.6% cell efficiency for 1366’s Direct Wafer technology. The result was independently confirmed by the Fraunhofer ISE CalLab and clearly demonstrates the combined potential of the two inventions – 1366’s kerfless, drop-in 156 mm multicrystalline wafers and Hanwha Q CELLS Q.ANTUM, passivated […]

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This simple processing technique could cut the cost of organic photovoltaics

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara and three other universities has developed a new technique for manufacturing single-layer organic polymer solar cells to move organic photovoltaics into a whole new generation of wearable devices and enable small-scale distributed power generation. The simple doping solution-based process involves briefly immersing organic semiconductor films in a solution at room […]

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NEXTracker Launches NX Fusion Plus Industry’s first Solar Tracker Plus Storage Solution

NEXTracker has launched an innovative solar plus energy-storage solution ‘NX Fusion Plus’ for U.S. and international markets. NX Fusion Plus integrates solar tracker, battery, inverter, and software to deliver better return on investment to owners of solar power plants. By incorporating battery storage technology into its product, NEXTracker is further increasing the energy output and […]

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Solar water pump market in India struggles to take off

In 2014, PM Narendra Modi set a target to install 1 million solar water pumps, equivalent to approximately 3000 MW, for irrigation and drinking water by 2021. But actual cumulative installed base stood at merely 25000 pumps as of April 2016. The bleak performance is despite the government offering massive subsidies of as much as […]

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SMA Solar receives order for 616MW of solar inverters from Greenko in India

SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) and Greenko Energies Pvt Ltd, a market leader, owner and operator of clean energy projects in India, have signed contracts for the supply of 616 MW of Sunny Central 1000CP XT inverters from SMA. With the inverters, Greenko will realize PV power plants in the Indian states of Karnataka and […]

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TRACKING THE SUN

Solar power has been identified as one of the emerging sectors of future growth. The solar energy is abundant in our country, and India gets normally 300 days of solar radiation in a year. The inexhaustible sun power not only augments energy generation, but also contributes towards the improvement of environment, energy conservation, and additional […]

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