US module maker Beamreach Solar has unveiled a lightweight PV panel system for the commercial and industrial (C&I) rooftop market that promises to be faster and cheaper to install than conventional black-top and generate up to 20% more power from arrays of up to around 1MW.
German polysilicon giant Wacker Chemie signed a “strategic partnership” with 1366 Technologies, investing $15m into the US solar wafer start-up and agreeing to act as the primary polysilicon supplier for the wafer factory it is building in upstate New York.
28 June 2016 02:33 GMT
The Iberdrola-led TLPWind floating wind project is "nearing readiness" to start building a 5MW flagship of its tension leg platform (TLP) concept, following final model tank-tests at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.
28 June 2016 07:26 GMT
Siemens said it is confident of driving down the levelised cost of energy (LCoE) for offshore wind power projects from 2025 to below €80/MWh ($90.2MWh), including costs of grid access, as it reaps the benefits of technology and manufacturing advances into the next decade.
22 June 2016 12:25 GMT
South Korea-based Hanwha Q Cells claimed a new world record for the efficiency of a multi-crystalline PV module, notching a 19.5% performance for a standard-sized module using its Q.ANTUM technology, while suggesting its regular products may reach such efficiencies in the "near future".
20 June 2016 02:57 GMT
Volkswagen Group (VW), in what it calls "the biggest change process" in its history, will spend billions to develop more than 30 new electronic vehicle models and battery technology that could have a huge impact on renewables.
16 June 2016 03:07 GMT
Dutch wind turbine manufacturer Lagerwey has developed what it says is the world's first climbing crane, to enable a faster and cheaper installation of onshore wind turbines in hard-to-access sites such as dikes, forests, mountains and marshlands.
16 June 2016 07:57 GMT
Dutch transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT has unveiled its vision of a future utility-scale electricity network in Europe, based around a giant converter station on an artificial island channeling some 30GW of generation from arrays of offshore wind plants into countries bordering the North Sea.
10 June 2016 10:55 GMT
The long industrial jetty jutting out into the picturesque lakes behind the Prysmian factory west of Helsinki is an unlikely jumping-off point for what could be the largest infrastructure construction campaign in history.
07 June 2016 08:38 GMT
Spanish-French offshore wind turbine maker Adwen is stepping up trials of the prototype drive-train for its gigantic AD8-180 machine with expectations it will have a flagship of the highly-anticipated 8MW model up and turning port-side by the end of the year.
06 June 2016 09:51 GMT
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