Fluor, the US engineering and construction giant, has won a contract to provide detailed design services and technical support for the solar-grade polysilicon factory REC Silicon is building with a local partner in China’s Shaanxi province
24 March 2015 02:28 GMT
Industrial-scale lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have stolen a march on molten salt systems as the energy storage system (ESS) of choice for grid projects, capturing 90% of new business in the last year, according to new numbers from consultancy Lux Research.
04 March 2015 07:18 GMT
SolarEdge Technologies, an Israel-based maker of “intelligent” PV inverters and power optimisers, has filed paperwork for a US IPO, in a move that will allow it to compete more aggressively with larger rivals like SMA, ABB and Enphase Energy.
19 February 2015 05:10 GMT
The rapid expansion of China's solar sector will offer a wealth of opportunities for foreign suppliers of key components and materials in the coming years, according to recent findings by Guangzhou-based research firm CCM.
19 February 2015 08:30 GMT
Nearly two years after acquiring TetraSun, First Solar has kicked off commercial module production based on the company’s high-efficiency technology at a 100MW line in Malaysia, marking the thin-film giant's entry into silicon-based PV manufacturing.
19 January 2015 04:00 GMT
A PV cell has achieved a 45.7% conversion efficiency at the US Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), among the highest efficiencies ever recorded, while working at the equivalent of 234 suns’ concentration.
16 December 2014 07:45 GMT
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