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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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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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Toledo Uni Scientists Make 6.4% Efficient Antimony Selenide Solar Cell

In a paper entitled ‘Influence of Post-selenization Temperature on the Performance of Substrate-Type Sb2Se3 Solar Cells’, published in the peer-reviewed journal ACS Publications (whose parent organisation is American Chemical Society), scientists working at the University of Toledo in the United States have developed a 6.43%-efficient solar cell using antimony selenide (Sb2Se3) films with favourable crystalline properties. […]

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Regulatory Over-reach in South Australia’s Switch-off of Household Rooftop Solar

IEEFA has detailed a ‘worrying’ precedent in South Australia where rooftop solar systems can be remotely switched off without householders’ knowledge. A new briefing note from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) details a ‘worrying’ precedent in South Australia where new measures allow for rooftop solar systems to be remotely switched off […]

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Arriving Soon: Solar Panels that Generate Power at Night

Can solar panels generate energy even when the sun isn’t around? In a major breakthrough, researchers at the University of California have designed a unique night solar panel (NSP) that can produce 50 W under ideal conditions at night, one-fourth of what traditional solar panel produce during the day. In their paper entitled ‘Nighttime Photovoltaic […]

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Ahead of Sunset On Brazil’s Solar Subsidies, Developers Race to Secure Projects

Brazil, which has disappointed as a market for solar so far, is preparing to bring a new law, passed in March 2021, that will end the country’s transmission network price subsidy. Since only those projects which have been registered with the electricity industry regulator ANEEL by March 2022 will benefit from the soon-to-be scrapped subsidies, […]

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