Devin Coldewey for TechCrunch: An experimental solar cell created by MIT researchers could massively increase the amount of power generated by a given area of panels, while simultaneously reducing the amount of waste heat. Even better, it sounds super cool when scientists talk about it: “with our own unoptimized geometry, we in fact could break the Shockley-Queisser limit.” The Shockley-Queisser limit, which is definitely not made up, is the theoretical maximum efficiency of a solar cell, and it’s somewhere around 32 percent for the most common silicon-based ones. You can get around this by various tricks like stacking cells, but the better option, according to David Bierman, a doctoral student on the team (and who is quoted above), will be thermophotovoltaics — whereby sunlight is turned into heat and then re-emitted as light better suited for the cell to absorb. Cont'd...
Award success for Natural Power's Brian Farrell at last night's Scottish Renewables Young Professionals Green Energy Awards in Glasgow.
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The photovoltaic market continues to grow with impressive speed. Large scale silicon solar parks have been all the fashion until now but thin film panels are becoming increasingly popular and will dominate the small scale off-grid market and the booming building integrated PV segment.
Polysilicon prices plummeted mildly as strong dollar against RMB. The polysilicon price in China has stabilized in RMB term this week amid unwound frenzy. However, as affected by the strengthened dollar, polysilicon price in China translates to a drop in the USD term. Furthermore, the rinsing production in the top manufacturers spurred concern global supplies are once again topping demand. On the other hand, the price uptrend in the overseas market has been halted by the cooling sentiment in China. As the result, the drop in spot price of polysilicon this week is mainly resulted from the appreciation of the greenback, but the halted rallies in China and overseas implies the weakening sentiment after the production retrieval introduced by REC Silicon.
Latest High-Power Solar Panel Manufactured by SPIC, Xi'an Solar Power Co, Ltd., Will Be Featured at DuPont SNEC 2016 Booth
The newest M2 series uses DuPont™ Solamet® PV19B to achieve 20.13 percent cell efficiency and reach 285-watt power output. This conventional 60-cell mono c-Si high-power module is protected by TPT, double-sided DuPont™ Tedlar® PVF film-based backsheet, to continuously provide proven power and lasting value.
Quick Mount PV Introduces Tile Replacement Mount for Simple and Clean Solar Installations on Tile Roofs
"We saw a need in the marketplace for a simple and efficient method to mount solar on tile without compromising waterproofing or code requirements" said Quick Mount PV CEO Claudia Wentworth.
Radian Generation (RadianGEN), an independent asset management and O&M firm providing comprehensive software and services to solar project owners, has closed a new round of investment with Solar Plus International (Solar Plus).
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) announced today that it has launched a national search for a new Executive Director.
According to "Global PV Monitoring 2016-2020" published by GTM Research, GreenPowerMonitor is one of the worldwide leading companies among independent providers of management, control and monitoring solutions for photovoltaic plants and ranks # 2 among ISV monitoring firms in the Americas utility-scale segment.
• Acquisition accelerates growth of the leading online market place for the wind industry • The move has added 2,300 international customers • Online marketing with the focus on energy transition and export promotion
Wind, solar and storage consultancy advises on 2GW of US projects, transfers Sion Haswell to head US investor engineering operations
Five software applications built to enhance annual energy production and improve wind farm profitability Industrial wind apps include Energy Forecasting for business strategy optimization, Wind PowerUp* Services and Digital Plan of the Day to streamline site operations, and Diagnostics & Prognostics for turbine-level asset performance management All apps are built on GEs Predix* software platform and include cyber security protection for operational technology
From WINDPOWER 2016 - By continuing to advance technology and lower costs, wind power, America's fastest growing new source of electricity, will stay on pace to grow to supply 10 percent of U.S. electricity by 2020. That's according to leading wind energy executives this morning during the American Wind Energy Association's WINDPOWER 2016 Conference and Exhibition, as thousands of attendees continued to file into the Western Hemisphere's largest wind energy industry event all year. Helping to grow wind energy in the U.S. are a mix of stable federal policy, passed late last year on a bipartisan vote by Congress, forward-looking states raising their renewable energy targets, and corporate and other non-utility buyers aiming to cut carbon pollution and pass savings onto American homeowners and businesses. Full Press Release.
Cost cuts, innovation will drive industry to 10% U.S. electricity by 2020, say industry leaders
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