Tandem PV cell production at Gigawatt-scale by 2022?

The CEO of 1366 Innovations, Frank van Mierlo, is a betting man. And your humble narrator bets that high-efficiency solar tandem cells are the near-term commercial potential of solar technology. The CEO of 1366 Innovations, Frank van Mierlo, is a betting man. And he...

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PPA for PV facade in Germany

We think of massive photovoltaic power plants when we think of power purchase agreements (PPAs). The model may also work on a small scale, however. With an urban lighthouse scheme, the Sonneninitiative association and the Marburg municipal power company, Stadtwerke...

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U.S. coal plant replaces solar + storage

The debate about how to offset the generation power that would be lost after the closure in June 2022 of the 847-MW coal-fired San Juan Generating Station is finally over, as the New Mexico Public Service Corporation (PNM) has elected to step forward instead of San...

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US solar corporate market hits 8 GW

The fact that some of the major companies in the U.S. are also now some of the largest users of renewable energy in the world is not necessarily breaking news. Google and Walmart, Google by 2030 and Walmart by 2035, are among the latest to make headlines with...

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Sheep farming involved in the Austrian agri-voltaic project

The power company Wien Energie has asked German project developer Maxsolar for an 11.5 MW photovoltaic, ground-mounted system on a former gravel dump, with Vienna's tremendous support for renewables. As 150 Jura mountain sheep will graze between 25,780 solar panels as...

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Apple data center powered by 50 MW solar power in Denmark

Apple has announced that its data centre in Viborg, Denmark, is now operated by a 50 MW solar project under a long-term deal to buy electricity. The array was designed by Danish developer European Energy which was sold to the LHI Group in Germany in early August....

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Giant 1 GW agrovoltaic project in China

China shows interesting examples of efficient use of land resources. The country has implemented large-scale projects to combine solar energy and aquaculture, allowing to collect a "double-crop" from one site. Here is another example - the world's largest agricultural...

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Bosch is buying up more solar energy

Under a 16-year Purchase Agreement (PPA), the RWE Supply & Trading subsidiary of German electric utility, RWE will supply solar power to Bosch's sites in the country. The electricity will be generated in southern Germany by 50 MW of solar capacity which is set to...

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Solar for parking cars

Researchers from the Southern Institute of Technology in New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology and Auckland University have developed a technique to determine the efficiency of solar-powered parking machines in urban environments. The scientists said the...

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Tesla will become an electrical supplier in Germany

Should German renewable power suppliers such as Lichtblick, Polarstern, EWS Schönau, Greenpeace Energy and others face competition from the USA soon? Quite possibly. Tesla is considering entering the German electricity market with a creative tariff and conducting a...

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Solar panels unique for agrivoltaics

BayWa to r.e. and its Netherlands subsidiary, GroenLeven, is developing five pilot agri-voltaic power projects in the Netherlands, where five different crop types are tested: blueberries, red currants, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries. The largest of the...

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A flexible mounting system for the PV system on the rooftop

Altec Metalltechnik has developed a mounting system which it says can be used with all forms of roofing, regardless of the module size. Altec Metalltechnik, the German mounting systems provider, has developed a mounting system for rooftop PV installations that it says...

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30 Reasons for Why GoodWe!

1. Number 1 Hybrid Inverter Supplier Ranked as Global No. 1 Hybrid Inverter Supplier by Wood Mackenzie in 2020. 2. Number 4 Three-phase String Inverter Supplier 4th position in the global ranking of three-phase string inverters according to IHS Markit. 3. Top Brand PV...

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Floating villa with 100 per cent solar power

It's a sensation that we've all felt, floating peacefully on the surface of the ocean with the sun warming our skin and colouring our coral eyelids. Yet at that very moment who among us hasn't thought: "This is great, but it would be much better if I had a villa."...

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Solar power will cost less than coal soon

According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, new solar and wind projects would soon cost less than many of the coal-fired power plants in the world, and policymakers will invest in them to improve economies despite the coronavirus. Coal plants with a...

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