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Air Pollution Impacting Solar Panel Efficiency in India say IIT, Delhi researchers

A team of researchers from the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS) at the Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi) have found that air pollution is reducing energy output of solar panels in the country. The decline in solar power generation could be as high as 52%. Sagnik Dey, Dilip Ganguly and colleagues have modelled the particulate […]

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Saudi Researchers harvest water near solar panels to improve efficiency

Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia have come up with a novel technology where a solar panel is fitted with an additional system which can harvest water without consuming power from the panels. In the three months long trials, the system used day and night temperature differences and […]

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Solar Panels’ Efficiency Drop: UK Researchers Solve Key Flaw

The new research shows the first observation of a previously unknown material defect which limits silicon solar cell efficiency. Prof Tony Peaker, who co-ordinated the research in the University of Manchester, now published in the Journal of Applied Physics said: “Because of the environmental and financial impact solar panelefficiency degradation’ has been the topic […]

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Insolight in the Spotlight With claims of 29% Efficiency for solar Panels

Insolight claims that its panels, thanks to a patented optical system that concentrates sunlight on a kind of miniature photovoltaic cell normally used in satellites, deliver high efficiencies at a lower cost. The Lausanne, Switzerland based Insolight’s latest claims, which follow testing by an independent lab, should be a reason to think for naysayers who […]

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SunPower to Supply 29.9MW of High Efficiency Solar Panels for Tenergie Solar Projects in France

The SunPower panels are being installed on 157 rooftop projects totaling 26.8 megawatts and two ground-mount projects totaling 3.1 megawatts. Tenergie expects to commission all of the projects before the end of next year. SunPower, a majority-owned subsidiary of Total SA, and Tenergie, an independent renewable power producer have announced that SunPower is supplying 29.9 […]

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Panasonic Celebrates 20th Anniversary of High-Efficiency Solar Panel HIT Mass Production

Key Messages: Celebrating 20 years of large-scale production of the innovative solar panel HIT Low-temperature co-efficiency allows for high-efficiency even in intense heat 2017 has been a great year for Panasonic Eco Solutions North America thus far, as the company is now celebrating the 20th anniversary of the HIT mass production that revolutionized the solar […]

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SunPower sets a new solar power panel efficiency record of 24.1 percent

SunPower has set a new solar power panel efficiency record of 24.1 percent, surpassing the previous world record for the highest efficiency of a solar panel using silicon cells. Early this year SunPower achieved 22.8 percent efficiency for its X-Series solar panel. “With greater efficiency, we can fit more watts on the roof with the outstanding […]

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Solar Is Changing Fast, Here Are 5 Ways It Already Has

When the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission was launched back in January 2010, India had a total installed solar capacity of around 160 MW. The mission itself had a target of 20 GW by 2022. However, changes on the ground in terms of technology, availability and fresh climate realities meant a wholesale upgrade on those […]

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JV by Philadelphia Solar, Translucent Energy to Set Up 1.2-GW US Solar Module Facility

In a key development that would see the further expansion of solar power in the USA, Philadelphia Solar and Translucent Energy have joined forces in a strategic partnership to bring Tier-1-produced solar PV modules to the American market. Philadelphia Solar held that the JV – Trading Philadelphia Solar – will offer a full-range of utility […]

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