German R&D centre Fraunhofer ISE and NETRA, the research arm of Indian public utility NTPC, are collaborating on a project to work out steps to tailor concentrating PV (CPV) systems for commercial use in the Indian subcontinent.
REC Solar’s recent decision to invest S$250m ($183m) to expand PV module production and R&D in Singapore underscores the land-scarce nation’s emergence as a key centre for solar innovation in Southeast Asia, even as it struggles to expand actual deployment within its own borders.
14 April 2016 08:57 GMT
REC Solar has revealed plans to invest roughly S$200m ($145.9m) to expand production in Singapore, in addition to a commitment of S$50m to collaborate on PV module R&D with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS).
24 March 2016 10:57 GMT
A decision by the US Commerce Department on whether any China-made cells SolarCity uses in its under-construction module factory in New York will be subject to the same trade duties as other Chinese PV cells has been delayed until early April.
23 March 2016 03:22 GMT
General Electric has formally taken over EPC duties at BrightSource Energy’s 121MW Ashalim concentrated solar power (CSP) project under construction in Israel, following its recent acquisition of Alstom’s power business.
22 March 2016 03:17 GMT
SunPower, the US-based solar group controlled by France’s Total, launched its Equinox home solar package – combining panels, microinverters, mounting kit, and a smart energy management system, into a single product the company calls a “game changer” for the residential PV sector.
21 March 2016 04:44 GMT
SolarCity faces a ruling Thursday at the US Commerce Department that will determine whether the China-made cells it uses in its module “gigafactory” under construction in New York will be subject to the same trade duties as ordinary Chinese suppliers.
14 March 2016 05:47 GMT
German carmaker Daimler will invest €500m ($542.4m) into a second factory to produce lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles that will also cater to stationary energy storage products for private and industrial applications.
02 March 2016 09:21 GMT
Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn is in pole position to grab a 65.9% stake in Sharp for $4.3bn – casting uncertainty on the Japanese electronics giant’s once-thriving solar business – if last-minute issues can be resolved.
25 February 2016 08:36 GMT
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched its Energy Materials Network, an initiative aimed at tackling a major barrier to widespread commercialization of clean energy technologies: the design, testing and production of advanced materials.
24 February 2016 09:32 GMT
First Solar has established a new record for cadmium-telluride PV research cell conversion efficiency at 22.1%, validating CdTe's growing competitive advantage over multi-crystalline silicon technology and other commercial thin film PV, the company asserts.
23 February 2016 04:34 GMT
The Japanese government has agreed to lend roughly ¥10bn ($88.6m) to facilitate the development of a 20MW solar project and a 30MW storage battery system in eastern Egypt, according to Japanese media reports.
22 February 2016 03:37 GMT
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