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
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
A whopping 475GW of industrial-scale energy storage systems (ESS) will be needed by the end of the next decade to support the mushrooming market for renewables-powered electricity, according to a new calculations from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena).
09 June 2015 12:42 GMT
Hitachi and several of its subsidiaries have started testing a 1.5MW hybrid energy storage system on a remote volcanic island roughly 100 kilometres south of Tokyo, in the latest of a string of new storage projects to be announced in Japan in recent months.
05 June 2015 08:18 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
Electric vehicle firm Tesla and independent power provider LichtBlick have entered a partnership to integrate Tesla’s new battery systems into the German energy market and connect decentralised batteries to a “swarm” storage system.
05 May 2015 08:47 GMT
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
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