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Large-area nPERT solar cells surpass 23% efficiency

Large-area nPERT solar cells surpass 23% efficiency
At the EU PVSEC conference, imec, research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technology and partner in EnergyVille, announced that its latest generation of large-area monofacial screen-printed rear-emitter nPERT cells feature a conversion efficiency of 23.03%, certified by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab. 
25th September 2018

Nonprofit app aims to close solar gap in America

Nonprofit app aims to close solar gap in America
More than nine out of 10 solar-ready homes and schools in the United States have not yet gone solar and the new app-driven Renewable Nation and its ‘Solar Schools 2025’ program intend to do something about that. The Renewable Nation app is available now on the Google Play store and iTunes. 
25th September 2018

Investment brings solar energy to off-grid homes in Zambia

Investment brings solar energy to off-grid homes in Zambia
  Cambridge-based Azuri Technologies’ distribution partner, Kazang Solar, has been awarded $1.6million from the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) under its Renewable Energy and Climate Adaptation Technologies (REACT), funded by the UK Department for International Development.
8th September 2018


Scalable solar park management

Scalable solar park management
The new solar park management system from Phoenix Contact aims to be the foundation for comprehensive park management. The system provides integrated and coordinated solutions for all standard interfaces, from inverter communications right through to complex feed-in control systems.
7th September 2018

Data shows solar job losses if Government proposals enacted

Over 40% of UK solar installers are considering leaving the industry entirely, while 78% of installers are considering reducing staff levels due to recent Government proposals relating to closing the Feed-in Tariff and removing the Export Tariff, according to a new survey of solar installation companies conducted by the Renewable Energy Consumer Code (a subsidiary of the Renewable Energy Association (REA) with over 1,500 installer member companies).
3rd September 2018

Passive solar-powered system could prevent ice buildup

Passive solar-powered system could prevent ice buildup
From airplane wings to overhead powerlines to the giant blades of wind turbines, a buildup of ice can cause problems ranging from impaired performance all the way to catastrophic failure. But preventing that buildup usually requires energy-intensive heating systems or chemical sprays that are environmentally harmful. Now, MIT researchers have developed a completely passive, solar-powered way of combating ice buildup.
3rd September 2018

Solar energy technology leader reports strong first half of 2018

Solar energy technology leader reports strong first half of 2018
Solar energy technology provider Midsummer, has announced its financial results for the period January to June of 2018. The company has experienced a record high volume of orders received during the first half of the year, about SEK 153m, and good profits.
3rd September 2018

Solar energy leader receives repeat order from Asia

Solar energy leader receives repeat order from Asia
Solar energy technology provider Midsummer, developer and supplier of advanced solar solutions, has received a repeat order from Asia for production equipment worth about 30 MSEK. A partial payment will be made within 30 days. The production equipment will be delivered to the customer during the first half of 2019.
29th August 2018

How UK innovation is changing lives in sub-Saharan Africa

How UK innovation is changing lives in sub-Saharan Africa
  Cambridge tech firm, Azuri Technologies, a provider of pay-as-you-go solar home systems to off-grid consumers, will join Prime Minister, Theresa May and a British business delegation on a trade mission to Africa to strengthen business relations between African countries and the United Kingdom.
28th August 2018

Solar energy generated for German Bundeswehr in Nigeria

Solar energy generated for German Bundeswehr in Nigeria
It has been announced that the Bundeswehr has commissioned solar power plants at three locations in Nigeria and has since supplied itself with solar energy. The plants at the Bundeswehr locations Abuja and Jaji have a total output of 103.08KW and have been in operation since November 2017.
30th July 2018


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