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The world’s first “Tesla Town”: solar roofs and Powerwalls

Tesla town

It’s been less than 6 months since Australia received its first shipment of the highly anticipated Tesla Powerwalls, but the country’s developers are already gearing up for big changes, announcing plans to build the world’s first Telsa-powered town in Melbourne. According to D’Marge, the mini-suburb located on the outskirts of Melbourne’s CBD, has been dubbed […]

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July 25th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Solar energy will be mainstream by 2020, says new report

solar panels

Solar power is reaching maturity as a global energy source, with solar power systems for both residential and utilities in line to reach grid parity by 2020, at which point the cost of electricity generated by the sun will be the same as that from other sources, according to new research from industry analysts Frost […]

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July 21st, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

IRENA: Solar energy boosts food production and fights poverty

solar irrigation pump

A new paper from IRENA, launched at InterSolar Europe in Munich, highlights the way solar technology is being used to power food production and empower communities to escape poverty. Solar Pumping for Irrigation: Improving livelihoods and sustainability, details how solar technology is being used to improve farming efficiency and agricultural output, highlighting successful examples from […]

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June 27th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Solar Thermal | Read More »

Alta Devices achieves 31.6% solar energy efficiency record

Alta Devices solar cells

With its most recent solar efficiency record of 31.6%, Alta Devices continues to achieve solar efficiencies that are substantially higher than all other commercially available solar technologies. According to Business Wire, this breakthrough, combined with its unique thinness and flexibility, redefines how solar technology can be used. In particular, Alta’s solar technology is of great […]

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April 28th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

New world record set in renewable energy investments

renewable energy global investments

All investments in renewables, including early-stage technology and R&D (Research and Development) as well as spending on new capacity, totalled $286 billion in 2015, some 3 per cent higher than the previous record in 2011, said the 10th edition of United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) annual report — Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016. […]

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March 28th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Technology,Wave power,Wind | Read More »

An entire airport pays nothing for electricity thanks to solar panels

solar-powered airport

Day by day, solar power is becoming a more viable source of energy for homes and businesses. If you need further proof of this, look no further than the Cochin International Airport in India that is now entirely powered by solar energy and pays nothing for electricity. The airport last year installed a solar power […]

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March 22nd, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Europe’s largest floating solar plant to open in London

floating solar plant London

Lightsource’s 6.3 megawatt project will become biggest floating array outside of land-strapped Japan England may be known for its dreary weather and oft-overcast skies, but that hasn’t deterred a group of businesses from wading forward with a solar energy project that will see Europe’s largest floating solar array installed on Queen Elizabeth II Reservoir in […]

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March 17th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

European solar market grows 15% in 2015

solar market Europe

In 2015, European countries connected around 8 GW of solar power systems to electrical networks, according to estimates by SolarPower Europe. According to Renewable Energy Focus, demand for solar power systems in European countries increased by around 15% year-on-year, compared to 6.95 GW of new grid-connected solar power capacity in 2014. “It is good to […]

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February 15th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

The world installed 59 GW of solar PV capacity in 2015

solar PV

The world added 59 GW of solar photovoltaic capacity last year for a 34% growth compared to 2014, preliminary figures from GTM Research showed. According to See News Renewables, in 2016, global installations are expected to be 64 GW, bringing the world’s cumulative installed PV capacity to 321 GW. “The fourth quarter of 2015 showed […]

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January 26th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Wind and solar energy comprise 61% of 2015 capacity additions, gas contributes 35%

wind turbines USA

In 2015, the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicted that capacity additions would begin to slow, and from 2018 to 2024 the agency believes additions will average less than 4 GW annually. New capacity additions are slowing as efficiency and demand management techniques make new generation less necessary nationwide, and the new plants that are added […]

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January 12th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,USA,Wind,WORLD | Read More »

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