The 113 leading US information and communication technology companies are now powering 14% of their electricity needs from renewable sources, and this could increase to as much as 48% by 2020, according to a report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
13 July 2015 01:06 GMT
Cumulative investments in US microgrids during the next five years will surpass $3.5bn, driven in part by procurement of renewables generation that is expected to grow by over ten-fold to 730MW in-grid capacity, according to GTM Research.
07 July 2015 04:43 GMT
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
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