Swedish Start-Up Announces Nanowire Breakthrough For Solar Energy;Has Potential to Boost Module Performance By More Than 50 Percent
Sol Voltaics AB of Lund, Sweden, which provides nanomaterial technology for enhancing solar panels and other products, has confirmed the successful alignment and orientation of nanowires in a thin film. The firm reckons that the achievement represents the most significant technology milestone in solar nanowire manufacturing to date, paving the way for photovoltaic (PV) module efficiencies of 27% or more - a 50% boost in energy conversion efficiencies for existing solar modules
PEG BRICKLEY and ANNE STEELE for The Wall Street Journal: Solar-energy Company SunEdison Inc. on Thursday filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a dramatic move for a company whose market value stood at nearly $10 billion in July. SunEdison said its publicly traded entities, TerraForm Power Inc. and TerraForm GlobalInc., aren’t part of the filing. The two so-called yieldcos—separate entities that buy operating projects from developer SunEdison and pay out cash flow to their shareholders—said Thursday they believe they have sufficient liquidity to run their businesses and meet financial obligations, although SunEdison’s bankruptcy “will present challenges.” Bankruptcy has been a near-certainty for SunEdison for some time. The company borrowed heavily to buy up wind and solar developers, accumulating a pile of debt that worried investors. Disappointing earnings didn’t ease their fears about the pace of SunEdison’s growth, and an accounting move last year that reclassified more than $700 million worth of debt heightened anxieties. Cont'd...
Following is a statement by Dan Whitten, Vice President of Communications for the Solar Energy Industries Association on the bankruptcy filing by SunEdison today.
Peak-shaving systems feature SolarWorld's 72-cell solar panels
In view of the growing Turkish solar market coming ICCI 2016 is going increasingly international. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) will be one of the top keynote speakers at the biggest energy event in Turkey, that takes places April 27-29 at Istanbul Expo Center.
Built in the state of Bahia, the 254 MWp plant will be one of the world's largest
Intersolar - LARGE-SCALE PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER PLANTS - INTERSOLAR EUROPE PRESENTS THE LATEST TRENDS FROM FINANCING TO OPERATION
In 2015, total installed output in Europe rose to almost 100 GW, making the continent the largest market for PV power plant operation, maintenance and repairs. Intersolar Europe and Intersolar Europe Conference combine this expertise to present the entire value-added chain of large-scale PV power plants from financing through operation to maintenance.
Solarrus Corporation Acquires Power Factors, LLC; Leading Renewable Energy Services Provider Acquires Software Platform for Optimizing Renewable Energy Assets
Solarrus Corporation, a leading independent service provider in the North American solar, electric vehicle and battery energy storage industries, announced today that it has acquired Power Factors. The acquisition adds to Solarrus an industry-leading software platform for monitoring and managing renewable energy assets, cementing Solarrus' position as a leading independent provider of operations and maintenance services to renewable energy asset owners. Power Factors co-founders Steve Scales and Steve Hanawalt will join the Solarrus leadership team and will play key roles in continuing Solarrus' significant growth.
The six solar power plants were connected to the grid in March 2016 under the Renewable Obligations Certificate (ROC) program.
SolaTrim Protective Barrier Gains Further Adoption as Residential Solar Seeks Improved Pest Control Solutions to Meet Changes in Canadian Electrical Code
Utility-Solar Industry Collaboration Can Yield Innovative Solutions
Bill provisions could spur utility-clean tech industry collaboration
Polysilicon price continues to advance this week despite the weak downstream performance. The demand in China booms due to the extensive expansion plans of downstream wafer makers. Meanwhile, the supply in China has been relatively limited due to the imposition of high tariff on the US polysilicon imports. Moreover, the Chinese government recently initiates the investigation on the smuggling polysilicon from entering the Chinese market, which lead the procurement of polysilicon to become more difficult.
Today the U.S. Senate passed S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016, a culmination of more than a year of bipartisan efforts by Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Lisa Murkowski and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell.
Business Network for Offshore Wind to Host Third Annual International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum
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Solar & Wind - Featured Product
The NeON R module features "Back Contact" cell technology delivering an entirely black panel that is aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient. The cell's seamless, surface blends perfectly into nearly all rooftop designs while the module's electrodes are positioned on the rear of the cell. Using LG's N-type cell structure, the panels produce 365W of energy, up to 7.3kWp, compared to 5.8kWp of the p-type cell. The module's new design minimizes LID, thereby delivering a longer lifespan and increased energy output.