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14 05 2021 | 10:14

Solar Sustainability Best Practices Benchmark.

A new flagship Solar Sustainability Report of SolarPower Europe provides best practices across the entire value Chain.

14 05 2021 | 10:09

My-PV uses PV for thermal building component activation.

Solar company My-PV has developed a solar-power system using thermal building component activation in commercial buildings: An electric underfloor heating system releases excess solar energy as heat…

04 05 2021 | 11:13

Revealed: UK solar projects using panels from firms linked to Xinjiang forced labour

Investigation finds up to 40% of UK solar farms were built using panels from leading Chinese companies. Solar projects commissioned by the Ministry of Defence, the government’s Coal Authority,…

27 04 2021 | 11:24

How solar energy could power Italy without using more land.

An ambitious research effort for integrating photovoltaics into infrastructures and buildings can become a driving force of Italy’s energy transition.

20 04 2021 | 10:54

SA’s Sun Exchange completes $1.4m crowdsale for solar-plus-storage project in Zimbabwe.

South African startup Sun Exchange has completed the crowdsale for a 510 kilowatt solar-plus-storage installation to solar power packhouse and cold store facilities for Zimbabwean agriculture leader…

13 04 2021 | 10:18

Recommended practice for floating solar power projects.

The guideline about recommended practice for floating solar power projects of DNV was developed through collaboration with 24 industry participants DNV published  the world’s first recommended…

01 04 2021 | 09:33

Battery prices fell by 13 percent from 2019.

Battery pack prices cited below $100/kWh for the first time in 2020, while market average sits at $137/kw. Lithium-ion battery pack prices, which were above $1,100 per kilowatt-hour in 2010, have…

29 03 2021 | 11:06

'Dimming the sun': $100m geoengineering research programme proposed.

All options to fight climate crisis must be explored, says national academy, but critics fear side-effects. The US should establish a multimillion-dollar research programme on solar geoengineering,…

24 03 2021 | 12:44

Scientists Want to Build a Solar-Powered Ark on the Moon to Protect Earth Species.

Scientists at the University of Arizona have proposed a literal conservation moonshot. The plan? A solar-powered ark containing seed, spore, sperm and egg samples from 6.7 million Earth species, to…

03 03 2021 | 11:19

Solar power satellites that could beam energy to anywhere on Earth successfully tested by Pentagon scientists.

The most far-reaching application of power beaming technology is the ‘continuous transfer of boundless electrical power to the Earth,’ study states. A solar panel capable of beaming electricity to…

15 02 2021 | 11:35

Sun-Blocking nanomaterial offers ‘magic’ way to cool buildings without electricity.

Researchers have developed an electricity-free method to cool buildings while simultaneously trapping the sun's heat for future use. A team from the University at Buffalo were able to turbo charge a…

26 01 2021 | 11:39

Cheaper solar power means low-income families can also benefit – with the right kind of help.

Until recently, rooftop solar panels were a clean energy technology that only wealthy Americans could afford. But prices have dropped, thanks mostly to falling costs for hardware, as well as price…

23 01 2021 | 11:30

UAE begins producing aluminum with solar power in world first.

The 1GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in the United Arab Emirates has reportedly begun powering the production of aluminium, a world first and a major milestone on the path to…

20 01 2021 | 09:15

10 Solar and Storage Trends for 2021.

California solar veteran Barry Cinnamon is looking forward to more solar and storage — and less COVID-19 — in 2021. Dave Barry said it best when summarizing 2020: “This was a year of nonstop…

11 01 2021 | 12:56

Innovative 1 MW solar carport array.

UK insurer Aviva realized a 1 MW solar carport, that combines solar and storage with EV charging at his Scottish headquarters in Perth.

27 12 2020 | 07:55

Iran has great capacities to expand renewable energy market: energy min.

TEHRAN – Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said on Wednesday that the country has great potentials in the field of renewable energies and can have a significant role in developing the region’s…

07 12 2020 | 07:01

Concentrated solar, molten salt storage featured in next phase of Dubai green energy project.

The fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, that Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is building, will have the largest energy storage capacity in the world of 15…

05 12 2020 | 11:31

Weatherwatch: a bumper year for solar power, thanks to sunny spring and lockdowns.

Photovoltaic panels pay off for those who get feed-in tariffs but home installations have dried up without incentives.

16 11 2020 | 06:54

Renewable Energy Powers an Arctic Village: Ancient Traditions and Clean Technology.

Publisher’s Note: The following showcases the challenges and environmental benefits of installing a microgrid in a location that defines ‘remote.’ We’re proud to share this story featuring BBA…

31 10 2020 | 21:34

Wood Mackenzie: Global solar installations to hit 115GW in 2020.

In its latest quarterly market outlook, WoodMac forecasts that total solar installs will increase by 5% year-on-year to reach 115GWdc, driven primarily by a surge in activity within the Chinese…