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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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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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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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The China Effect- 5 Global Solar Manufacturing Plans Hit By The Solar Price Slump

As the call for clean energy grows, solar plants and plans to manufacture solar equipment have garnered the limelight across the world. But the recent trend of dropping prices, thanks largely to the massive production glut in China, has put paid to many such plans. This oversupply across the solar supply chain, that started first […]

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COVER STORY: India Gears Up For Solar Waste Recycling Challenge

The latest report from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) states that India’s total solar energy capacity crossed 75 Gigawatts (GW) by the end of February this year. According to its own estimates, the country will need 292 GW of total solar capacity by 2030. With the steady additions of solar power to the Indian grid, […]

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Jakson Group Inks Deal With Dubai’s POWERnSUN For Solar Energy Distribution In India

Energy and infrastructure sector company Jakson Group has announced a partnership with Dubai-based Powernsun. Under the partnership,  the products will be manufactured at Jakson Group’s Noida facility and will contribute to the sustainable energy landscape of the regions, according to a media statement by Jakson Group. “This strategic collaboration is set to enhance Jakson Group’s […]

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US Solar Manufacturers Come Out With Prescription for Domestic Manufacturing

A new report commissioned by the Solar Energy Manufacturers for America (SEMA) Coalition and authored by Guidehouse Insights Inflection Point makes a case for stronger government efforts to ensure the US domestic solar manufacturing industry withstands the challenge mounted from China or Chinese  linked imports. “Thanks to the efforts of Congress and the Administration, with […]

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