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‘Black Silicon’ Helps Reduce Solar Panel Cost

The black silicon technology can only reduce the costs of solar components till a certain limit. Taking a step towards cost considerations of solar modules, researchers at Aalto University have found a way to reduce production costs of solar cells by more than 10 percent by using ‘black silicon’. Moreover, creating Nano-textures on silicon with […]

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Utah’s Vivint Solar to Bring Low-Cost Solar Panels to Illinois

Marking the company’s first expansion into the Midwest region, Vivint Solar plans to create over 100 jobs in the state within the year. Utah based residential solar solutions provider, Vivint Solar plans to expand availability of its affordable residential solar energy systems into Illinois, with services beginning in the greater Chicago area. Marking the company’s […]

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Donald Trump’s Tariff on Imported Solar Panels Will Cost 23,000 Jobs: SEIA

The Donald Trump administration has decided to slap a whopping 30 percent tariff on solar cells and washing machines imported from China. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has stated that the 30 percent tariffs on imported solar panels and cells will cost the United States 23,000 jobs. Angered by the Trump’s decision, the trade […]

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Phoenix Nuclear Labs (PNL) to supply Rayton Solar with technology for low cost solar panel production

PNL will deliver the first system to Rayton solar at the end of 2017, followed by several additional units in 2018 and 2019.   Phoenix Nuclear Labs (PNL) has signed a long-term agreement to be the exclusive supplier of high current proton accelerators to California-based Rayton Solar to produce low cost, high efficiency solar panels. Under the terms […]

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Solar Panel Costs to tumble 10% Each Year – Findings

‘Sudden fall of Solar Power cost, it is likely to outrun the normal energy speculation,’ said a journal of Oxford University Researchers in its ‘Research Policy’ based on innovation, technology, R&D and science. From the early 1980’s, panels to generate power from sunlight has become 10% cheaper each year. According to the research, it is […]

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UK Researchers Use Compressed Air for Cooling and Cleaning PV panels

In a paper entitled ‘Study on the Cleaning and Cooling of Solar Photovoltaic Panels Using Compressed Airflow’, published in the journal Solar Energy in June 2021, U.K. researchers from the University of Warwick made a case for using the airflow produced from compressed air for cleaning and cooling solar panels simultaneously. The authors of the […]

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Australia Installs Record-breaking Number of Rooftop Solar Panels: CSIRO

Australia installed its highest ever number of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in 2020, according to Clean Energy Regulator data analysed by energy efficiency experts from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO. Data from the Clean Energy Regulator analysed by CSIRO shows that in 2020, around Australia, over 362,000 rooftop solar PV installations were issued with […]

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Swedish Solar Installer SunRoof Raises €4.5 Million

Sweden based residential solar rooftops installer, SunRoof closed a Euro 4.5 million funding round led by Inovo Venture Partners, a Poland based investor which backs early-stage and post-traction startups. It was the second round of investment of the seed extension round in under six months, taking total funding to Euro 6.5 million. The funding was […]

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Indian Army Launches First Solar Plant in North Sikkim

Seeking to harness renewable energy for the benefit of its troops working in remote conditions, the Indian Army has recently inaugurated the first green solar energy plant in Sikkim. The facility, which uses vanadium-based battery technology, was built at an altitude of 16000 ft. in the northern part of the state and has a capacity of […]

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