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A new record was set by a cell structure

The four-junction solar cell set a new record

A solar cell structure with four sub-cells has set a new world record efficiency regarding solar sunlight conversion. The cell succeeded to set a new record efficiency hitting 44.7% and it is the creation of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Soitec, CEA-Leti and the Helmholtz Center Berlin. The German-French team […]

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September 24th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,Energy Market,Europe,Market News,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

The Indian government plans to build the biggest power plant in the world

Idia is builting a 4 GW power palant

4 GW of solar capacity is to be built as part of the world’s biggest power plant in the world. The plant will be situated in India, in the Rajasthan province to be precise. This announcement was made by the Indian government and the project has a long timeline. This should be taken as a […]

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September 23rd, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,Asia,Market News,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

EIB will help Indian renewable energy project by loaning EUR 80 million

India is helped by the EU with renewable projects

  The European Investment Bank (EIB), helped Italian export credit agency SACE S.p.A, signs EUR 40 million loans as first instalment to SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited (SREI) for financing green energy programs in India. The EIB and Italy’s SACE S.p.A signed a €40 million long-term loan agreement with India’s SREI for helping with the finance […]

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September 20th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,Asia,Energy Market,Europe,Market News,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Wind | Read More »

Sol Voltaics will get $9.4 million funding for developing nanotech

Norwegian investor Umoe and others investors were convinced to put their money, almost $10 million, to help the Sweden company work on nanotechnology which can be used for 25% more efficient solar cells. A solar technology startup based in Lund, Sweden named Sol Voltaics made a deal to get more funding, over $9.4 million, because […]

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September 18th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,Energy Market,Europe,Market News,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

The Japanese market is overflow by foreign-made cells and module

Domestic-made product levels in Japan are dominated by a huge amount of foreign-made imports in a time when Japanese solar cells and module manufacturers are willing to export globally. Although Japan is considered to be a solid market for foreign solar developers to turn down, statistics from the country’s solar industry say that show cells […]

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September 16th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,Asia,Energy Market,Market News,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

French Pv industry is in need of a growth in the solar sector

The French union of solar energy professionals named Enerplan demands the French government to come up with new measures to increase the solar sector as a result of the latest publication of disappointing results. The redesign of the solar PV support system, new tariffs for photovoltaic installations in buildings, or allowing for net metering were part […]

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September 13th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,Energy Market,Europe,Market News,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Scatec Solar in charge of South Africa’s first solar independent power project connected to the grid

First independent renewable project was conected to the grid

Scatec Solar, an European PV professional, connected a 75 MW solar plant to South Africa’s grid with three months in advance of the deadline. This connection is the first green energy independent power procurement program (REIPPPP) in the country. The PV system is situated in Kalkbut in South Africa’s Northern Cape region. The project will […]

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September 11th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,Africa,Energy Market,Market News,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

An EU report with worldwide restrictions does not mention Chinese solar manufactures

None of the Chinese solar manufacturers are mentioned in the almost 200 page report. Taking care of the green energy industry from 2011 onwards is the closest form of criticism in the report. The EU has an ongoing anti-subsidy investigation related to Chinese solar projects, but a report made by the European Commission’s directorate-general for […]

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September 9th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,Asia,Energy Market,Europe,Market News,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Solar Thermal | Read More »

Greek PV, war against job losses

greek PV jobs disspapearing

The Hellenic Association of Photovoltaic Companies (HELAPCO) wrote yesterday an open letter to the Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras reporting that three quarters of the solar sector jobs were lost this year only. HELAPCO also asked the Prime Minister to provide means of restarting the Greek solar PV market. The words addressed to the Greek […]

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September 6th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,Market News,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

The biggest rooftop system will be built in by Solon

The largest rooftop system in Bucharest will stand on top a a logistics centre

A 2.2 MW grid tied system made comprised of nearly 9,000 Solon 220/16 modules that is set to be planted in only seven week on top of a Bucharest logistics center. Berlin-based solar module producer Solon Energy is on the way to plant Bucharest’s biggest system in a seven week’s period. Solon announced to finish […]

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September 4th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,Market News,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

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