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Q CELLS to construct the world-largest dam floating PV power plant in South Korea

The 41 MW floating solar plant will be installed at the Hapcheon Dam in the south of the country in what will become the largest such PV construction located at a dam anywhere in the world.

Increasing the Efficiency of Solar Power - Power Resistors Are a Key Solar Component

Solar PV systems aren’t consistently efficient, with many hardly surpassing 20 per cent efficiency. Increasing the capability of solar PV systems is essential if we’re to incorporate more solar energy into the grid.

Innovative Catalytic Approaches to Solar Fuel Production

To put forth solar fuels as a mainstream energy production industry requires addressing the challenges that solar fuels currently face. The main challenge facing the success of solar fuels is the catalysis of the pertinent fuel-forming reactions.

Integrated Hydrogen Sensor/Separation Module Provides Long-Term Boosts in Efficiency and Revenue in Solar Power Plants

NREL and Acciona Solar Power Develop Technology To Reverse Costly Effects of Hydrogen Buildup in Concentrating Solar Power Receiver Fields

Microsoft Contributes to Grid-Connected Solar Project in Ireland

On September 27, Microsoft announced a new venture towards sustainability in partnership with SSE Airtricity. Focusing their work in Ireland, the two companies are seeking to bring solar power to schools across the country.

Calculating Battery Backup & Storage in Residential Solar

Using software for PV system design will reduce time spent and costs for each project. What sets Aurora apart from other software tools are our accuracy, pioneering technology, experience, and our awesome customer success team.

Argentinian Company Unearths Clean, Renewable Technology

In Cerro Negro Córdoba, Argentina, sits the Fluorita Cerro Negro hybrid PV-diesel plant. It powers a mining operation that specializes in fluorite extraction and processing, without any grid service to power its operations.

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Solar Industry Outlines a Policy Agenda for the Biden Administration, 117th Congress

The Solar Vision is consistent with our goals in the Solar+ Decade and will put America on a path to 100% clean energy. It lays out three strategic imperatives for the solar industry, each of which contain numerous policy proposals.

"Transparent Solar Cells" Can Take Us Towards a New Era of Personalized Energy

Scientists in Korea have put forth an innovative design for the development of a high-power transparent solar cell. This innovation brings us closer to realizing our goal of a sustainable green future with off-the-grid living.

Soltec launches the SF8, the largest single-row tracker on the market

-SF8 is a multidrive tracker with, at least, 4 strings of up to 100 KW -The bifacial configuration of the SF8 can produce up to 8.6% more power generation than other trackers -SF8 increases the rigidity of its structure by 22% compared to the SF7 tracker

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Natural Power appoints Offshore Analytics Lead

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has appointed Antoine Borraccino (PhD) as Offshore Analytics Lead.

ALL-ENERGY / DCARBONISE EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE MOVES TO AUGUST 2021

Reed Exhibitions Limited has announced that All-Energy, the UK's largest annual renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference - and the co-located Dcarbonise - will now take place on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 August 2021 at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC).

Q CELLS modules power innovative 1 MW solar carport array with EV charging for Aviva, UK

The leading UK insurer enlisted the services of renewable energy developer RenEnergy to install more than 3,000 Q CELLS solar modules for a 1 MW solar carport system at the site of the company's iconic Plitheavis building in Perth, Scotland. The installation is one of the largest carports in the UK to combine solar and storage with EV charging.

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