French semiconductor specialist Soitec has set a new record for concentrating PV (CPV) efficiency, with its four-junction SmartCell being integrated in a module shown to convert 38.9% of the solar energy into electrical power.
24 June 2015 08:02 GMT
The UK's Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has unveiled first findings from a new report that assesses the current market readiness of floating wind technology, running the rule over some 30 concepts now on the drawing board and giving detailed appraisals of the most commercially advanced models.
23 June 2015 08:57 GMT
Spanish shipbuilder Navantia and compatriot tower manufacturer Windar have landed the deal to deliver five spar foundations for Norwegian energy giant Statoil's pioneering 30MW Buchan Deep floating wind power array off Scotland.
18 June 2015 08:15 GMT
First Solar has claimed a competitive breakthrough in the PV market with a new world record for thin-film efficiency, hitting 18.6% aperture convergence efficiency for an advanced full-size cadmium-telluride (CdTe) module.
15 June 2015 03:54 GMT
China's energy storage system (ESS) market will quadruple to $8.7bn in the next ten years, driven by a vast demand for electric vehicles and the fast-growing "stationary" facilities sector, according to new research from US analyst Lux.
12 June 2015 01:08 GMT
An inter-governmental task force will have until 12 June to comment on a Request for Information (RFI) drafted by the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) that will determine if any developers beyond Alpha Wind Energy (AWE) want to site a multi-hundred megawatt project in federal waters off Hawaii.
04 June 2015 03:13 GMT
The US' Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LeedCo) has opted to use an innovative pile-less foundation design from Danish outfit Universal Foundation (UF) for the wind turbines being installed as part of its pioneering 20MW Icebreaker project in Lake Erie.
02 June 2015 11:59 GMT
Solar is an industry in transition. It has been a tough few years, but the good news is that we have negotiated the hard part and are ready to reap the rewards of the decisions that have enabled us to emerge leaner and more competitive.
29 May 2015 02:09 GMT
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