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  • Agricultural PV

    Agrophotovoltaics Goes Global: From Chile to Vietnam

    Agrophotovoltaics (APV), a technology which combines the production of solar electricity and crops on the same land, has already been successfully demonstrated in pilot projects in several European countries. The Fraunhofer...
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    Humboldt Bay Harbor District Commissions Rooftop Solar

    Standard Solar, Inc., a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide, today announced the completion of a solar project in Eureka, California in...
  • Adhesive mounted solar

    The Benefits of Adhesive-Mounted Solar

    Attaching solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to roofs with high-performance adhesives instead of complex racking systems can not only substantially reduce the cost and complexity of installing solar–it can keep buildings...
  • JLM Energy

    JLM Energy's Student Engaged Learning Program

    JLM Energy launched its Student Engaged Learning program in conjunction with community colleges. JLM will install energy storage with guaranteed savings, at no out-of-pocket cost to the school. Students can learn about energy...
  • Forecasting energy production

    Forecasting Energy Production of Solar Panels

    Together with its EnergyVille partners, imec has developed a simulation model designed to make the energy network more stable. It also makes the sale of energy more profitable and the work of PV researchers easier in general. Hans Goverde, a PV...
  • Colville Lake

    Unlocking PV Capacity with Energy Storage

    Until recently, microgrids have relied on power from diesel generators. But by integrating solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, operators can reduce the cost of diesel consumption, delivery and storage. In addition, integrating PV will also improve...
  • Residential solar

    Five Common Misconceptions about Residential Solar

    Generating electricity using solar roof installations may be growing in popularity but some homeowners still need convincing that it’s a clever way to save money on their electricity bills. With so much confusing information available, it can...
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    Innovative Research Advances Solar Technology

    As the cost of solar energy drops and electric rates rise, solar is getting much closer to grid parity. At the same time, efficiencies are going up in tiny increments, thanks to innovative and varied research underway around the world. For example,...
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    Thermal Imaging Cameras Test Solar Panels

    In the field of research and development, thermal imaging cameras are an established tool for evaluating solar cells and panels. However, the use of thermal imaging cameras for solar panel evaluation is not restricted to the field of...
  • Year-round Sandia National Laboratories intern Jesus Ortega inspects one of the new bladed receivers at Sandias National Solar Thermal Testing Facility Photo by Randy Montoya

    3D-Printed Concentrating Solar-Power Receivers

    Engineers at the US Department of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories have developed 3D-printed, fractal-like concentrating solar-power receivers that absorb sunlight up to 20% more efficiently than current technology and are less...
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  • Artists representation of glass beads of slightly different diameters denoted by different colors in the nanoresonator coating Each bead acts as an optical whispering gallery, or resonator, for a slightly different wavelength of sunlight Credit K Dill, D
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    Studying Solar Flares from Earth

    Solar flares, cosmic radiation, and the northern lights are well known phenomena. But exactly how their enormous energy arises is not as well understood. Now, physicists at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered a new way...
  • Moncrystalline CIGS thin-film solar cell

    CIGS Solar Cell Fabrication: Refuting assumptions

    Though the layout of these efficient thin-film solar cells is relatively simple, the material properties are very complex and, despite their success, not yet entirely understood. For two decades, scientists have believed that adding sodium to the...
  • Solar Cell With Integrated TENG Also Generates Energy from Rain

    Solar Cell Generates Energy from Rain

    Developed at Soochow University in China, a hybrid solar cell with a triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) can generate electricity from both sunlight and the motion of raindrops.  The new device integrates a solar cell with a TENG via smart...
  • Dr Sawanta S Mali Left and Prof Chang Kook Hong Right are showing the perovskite solar cell devices fabricated at Polymer Energy Materials Laboratory, Chonnam National University, South Korea, which approaches 20 efficiency Photo Seong Il Oh

    Highly Efficient, Air-Stable Perovskite Solar Cells

    Researchers from Chonnam National University, South Korea, have developed a method — called co-precipitation — to make a solar thin film comprising nanoporous nickel oxide (NiOx) as the hole transporting layer (HTL) for a perovskite...
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