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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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JinkoSolar’s Subsidiary to Invest RMB315 million in Polysilicon Production Line

Leading solar module manufacturer, JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., yesterday announced its holding subsidiary, Shangrao JinkoSolar Industry Development Co., Ltd. plans to invest RMB 315 million (China’s official currency) equivalent to USD 48.4 million (Rs 360 crores approx) of monetary capital to increase capital and shares in Inner Mongolia Xinte Silicon Materials Co., Ltd. Inner Mongolia […]

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CERC Orders SECI to Compensate Hero Energy for Extra Expenses in Bhadla Solar Project

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ordered Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) to pay the requisite compensation to Clean Solar Power (Bhadla) Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hero Solar Energy Private Limited (HSEPL) that developed solar projects with 300 MW capacity in Rajasthan, on account of additional costs incurred by the […]

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Solis Seminar, Episode 24: PV Panel Micro-Crack Problems and Identification Methods

The last Solis Seminar introduced the problem of PID effect and its solutions. This seminar will give details on the causes of cell micro-cracks, how to identify them and ultimately prevent them. PID effect, micro-cracks, and hot spots are three important factors that can affect the performance of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules. Among them, PID […]

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Research Flags Risks To US Solar Loans From Chronic Underperformance

California-headquartered kWh Analytics has released the latest edition of its annual report Solar Risk Management, which reveals that wildfires reduced energy production by up to 6% in the Western U.S. in 2020. Solar Risk Management 2021, which provides investors with latest insights on the evolution of solar generation risk, spans three sections and contains contributions from over […]

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