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Maxeon’s New Silicon-based Solar Panels Coming Out This Summer

Headquartered in Singapore, solar manufacturer Maxeon Solar Technologies Ltd. announced today that it will release a new line of frameless, thin, lightweight, glass-less, and flexible silicon-based solar panels this summer called Maxeon Air. The panels will be made available in select European markets in the second half of 2021, before a general global release in the […]

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Australia Installs Record-breaking Number of Rooftop Solar Panels: CSIRO

Australia installed its highest ever number of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in 2020, according to Clean Energy Regulator data analysed by energy efficiency experts from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO. Data from the Clean Energy Regulator analysed by CSIRO shows that in 2020, around Australia, over 362,000 rooftop solar PV installations were issued with […]

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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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Redwood Materials & ERI Partner up to Recycle Batteries and Solar Panels

ERI, the nation’s largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, and Redwood Materials, a company inventing sustainable materials by creating circular supply chains, turning waste into profit and developing the solution for a fully closed-loop recycling for lithium-ion batteries, announced today that they have entered into an exclusive partnership […]

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NTPC Tenders for Commissioning of Solar Panels on CW Channel of NTPC Dadri

NTPC has tendered for the installation of solar panels worth 200 kWp on the CW Channel at NTPC Dadri. NTPC Ltd has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible bidders, for the installation of solar panels worth a cumulative 200 kWp capacity on the CW Channel at NTPC Dadri. The scope of work for the […]

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Peachtree Corners Smart City and The Ray Install USA’s First Road Surface Solar Panels on Autonomous Vehicle Lane

Peachtree Corners – the nation’s first smart city environment powered by real-world infrastructure and next-generation connectivity – today unveiled the city’s new solar roadway system which produces energy for a solar-powered EV charging station located at city hall. The installation also marked the first road surface-powered solar panels to be activated in a United States city. […]

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Scientists in Korea Develop Novel Eco-friendly Buffer for Solar Panels

A team of scientists has developed a new eco-friendly alternative, the ZTO buffer, which can overcome the use of toxic materials as buffers in solar panels Solar power is an eco-friendly alternative to conventional, non-renewable sources of energy. However, current solar panels require the use of toxic materials as buffers, which is not sustainable. To […]

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Recycling, The Coming Challenge For Solar Panels

With Global Solar Capacity crossing 600 GW this year, the industry can no longer afford to ignore the issue of recycling faulty or retiring solar panels. The 600 GW milestone for solar might have passed by unannounced this year, but it is a huge milestone, and 2020 might still end with close to 650 GW […]

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NREL Research Points to Strategies for Recycling of Solar Panels

Researchers at NREL have conducted the first global assessment into the most promising approaches to end-of-life management for solar PV panels. PV modules have a 30-year lifespan. There is currently no plan for how to manage this at end of their lifespan. The volume of modules no longer needed could total 80 million metric tons […]

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