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Photovoltaics and batteries: an expensive combination

Solar power can cover up to 40% of the electricity needs of a typical Belgian household. Going beyond that level becomes really expensive: using batteries coupled with solar panels would be twice as expensive as using the power grid. It is one of the conclusions from a research by ULB researchers recently published on Applied […]

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POWER OPTIMIZER: Smart Module Technology

Solar power technology isn’t a new discovery; in fact, it was discovered way back in 1800 when Alexandre-Edmond Becquerel—a nineteen-year old French scientist—was experimenting with an electrolytic cell composed of two metal electrodes. He was surprised as he discovered that the materials would emit energy when exposed to light. That was when PV effect came […]

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Saudi Arabia Moving Towards a Sustainable Future

The discourse on renewable sources of energy and other issues of the environment in Saudi Arabia is moving increasingly to the fore. The world’s biggest powers have debated the issue of climate change at length. They came together in 2015 to find possible solutions to curtail its impact. 195 countries made history in 2015 when […]

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The Gospel of Distributed Energy Storage

A target of 175 GW by 2022 is not just challenging but brings a commodity to bring swift innovations to peg this clean mission. Falling energy storage costs and steadily increasing solar capacity stand to catalyze a paradigm shift from net metering to distributed energy storage. Implementing a system composed of a web of distributed […]

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Waaree Energies Ties Up with American Company GTAT for Merlin Technology

American company’s GT Advanced Technologies ‘Merlin’ technology is said to result in reduction in cost of modules by 10 per cent. India’s premier multi-diverse technology group having forte in multifarious verticals such as Solar Energy, Waaree Energies has entered into a tie-up with US-based Merlin Solar for incorporating the American company’s GT Advanced Technologies ‘Merlin’ […]

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Backsheets & EVA: Enduring PV Production Behind the Scene

Most focus on solar generation is placed on the solar cells themselves, but attention should equally be paid to those components “Behind the Scenes.” What is so important about the back of a solar module? The Behind the Scene THINGs that are attached at the back of the module are one of the key process […]

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EEC Introduces World’s First 4-in-1 Photovoltaic (PV) Module Safety Analyzer

Available with Four-in-One Solution to Solarize Power Optimization, EEC’s EPV-500 series Photovoltaic (PV) Module Safety Analyzer can perform multiple testing functions on solar panels. Extech Electronic Co. (EEC) has announced the worldwide release of the EPV-500 series, the world’s first four-in-one photovoltaic (PV) module safety analyzer. The EPV-500 offers a complete one-step automatic testing solution […]

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Kerala Government Approves App-based Survey to Map Renewable Energy Installations

The state government of Kerala has given its approval to the Agency for Non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology to develop the mobile app at a cost of Rs 10 lakh for Mapping Renewable Energy Installations. The Government of Kerala would soon launch a mobile app-based survey to map the renewable energy installations, such as solar […]

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Small Business Owners in Clean Energy Sector Still Hope for Best

“Even without the U.S.’s formal participation in the pact, we believe our nation will continue to lead in carbon reduction and clean energy,” Small business owners who install solar panels or help customers use clean energy don’t seem fazed by President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, saying they […]

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