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Germany and China lead in solar installed capacities

solar capacity statistics

According to new statistics released by Demnag, in the top 10 solar countries who have installed the most solar capacity, Germany leads the pack with 38,200 MW in installed capacity. China comes in the second place with 28,199 MWs & Japan in third place with 23,300MW. Germany’s top place in the ranking is not surprising […]

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October 9th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Analysis & Features,BUSINESS | Read More »

Solar module efficiency: Panasonic says they topped SolarCity at 22.5%

panasonic solar panels

Panasonic claims to have toppled a world record for module efficiency announced a few days ago by SolarCity and will be demonstrating the new module at next week’s Solar Energy UK exhibition organised by PV Tech’s publisher, Solar Media. Last Friday SolarCity announced it had recorded 22.04% efficiency in a rooftop module from its pilot […]

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October 8th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Wind energy is now as cheap as natural gas

wind energy

Wind power is now comparable in price to fossil fuels, and solar is well on its way, according to a new report that confirms earlier predictions that renewables aren’t just the best option for the environment – they’re unequivocally the smartest long-term investment you can make on energy. The report, by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, […]

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October 7th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wind | Read More »

Germany to fund 125 million euros for renewable energy projects in India

Merkel in India

Germany and India on Tuesday signed two loan agreements worth 125 million Euros for the Green Energy Corridors’ project in Andhra Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. Germany’s development bank, KFW, will fund 57 million Euro for the project at Himachal Pradesh, and 68 million Euro for the Andhra Pradesh project, a press statement from the government […]

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October 6th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Asia,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

SolarCity says it has created the world’s most efficient solar panel

solarcity solar panels

SolarCity, the sun-powered startup founded by Elon Musk’s cousins Lyndon and Peter Rive, announced that it has created the world’s most efficient solar panel, with a 22 percent module-level efficiency. Bright, a startup out of Y Combinator that installs solar panels in Mexico, agreed that if SolarCity’s new panel is indeed producing a 22 percent […]

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October 5th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Clean energy outdoes coal in the UK

renewable energy UK

According to the data released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, renewables produced more power than coal plants for full three-month period for the first time in the United Kingdom. The government statistics reveal that over the second quarter of 2015 the total share of electricity generation that came from renewable sources increased to […]

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September 28th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Wind | Read More »

The beauty of solar technology: Solar PV Flamingos

solar PV flamingos

The flamingos at the Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City are now neighbors with two large pink Spotlight-Solar-made installations featuring solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, which are intended to resemble the flamingos themselves, presumably. According to Solar Love, the installation also serves, of course, as a show of Tracy Aviary’s interest in renewable energy, and solar […]

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August 10th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Solar PhotoVoltaics,USA,WORLD | Read More »

Butterflies inspire new technology for better solar panels

cabbage white butterfly inspire solar technology

The Cabbage White Butterfly, also known as the Cabbage Moth, is the bane of farmers and vegetable garden ownerers. However, some of its attributes may lead to more efficient solar panels. Cabbage Whites are able take flight before other butterflies on cloudy days – and it’s all in the unique way they use their wings. […]

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August 3rd, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Romanian renewable energy companies ask Government to temporarily cut the accreditations for new plants

renewable energy romania

“Renewable energy investors which contributed with 7 billion euros in the Romanian economy were deceived! You should not allow the collapse of renewable energy”, is the message sent by Romanian renewable energy companies. In the open letter sent to Romania’s Prime Minister, Energy Minister and Energy Authority ANRE, four renewable energy organizations have asked them […]

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July 29th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,BUSINESS,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

Two giant Israeli solar plants to provide nearly 2 percent of the country’s electricity

solar power plants Israel

Las week, Israel inked a $1 billion deal to build what will become the second 121-megawatt solar power plant under construction on a swath of country’s southern Negev desert. When completed in early 2018, the two plants, along with a smaller 30-megawatt photovoltaic plant slated for the site, will provide 2 percent of the country’s […]

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July 21st, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »


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