New DLR institutes will investigate solar-chemical fuels and the future of air transport

In the future, mobility needs to become more environmentally friendly – whether synthetic fuels from renewable sources, electricity or hydrogen, innovative and low-emission engines, unmanned and electric aircraft, or concepts for their integration into the air transport system. The German… Read moreNew DLR institutes will investigate solar-chemical fuels and the future of air transport

Crystal structure discovered almost 200 years ago could hold key to solar cell revolution

Solar energy researchers at Oregon State University are shining their scientific spotlight on materials with a crystal structure discovered nearly two centuries ago. Not all materials with the structure, known as perovskites, are semiconductors. But perovskites based on a metal… Read moreCrystal structure discovered almost 200 years ago could hold key to solar cell revolution

Duke Energy to provide solar access to customers while lowering bills over time

Duke Energy Florida (DEF) has filed a proposed new Clean Energy Connection (CEC) Program with the Florida Public Service Commission. The announcement is the latest advancement in Duke Energy’s commitment to solar energy. If approved by the commission, the program… Read moreDuke Energy to provide solar access to customers while lowering bills over time

O3 Energy, UPower, and AVANA Capital to supply Texas rural co-ops solar power

Solar industry leaders O3 Energy and UPower Energy have begun moving forward with a 7.5-Megawatt utility-scale solar portfolio in Texas that is being financed by AVANA Capital. This portfolio of work enables five different Texas rural electrical Co-ops the ability… Read moreO3 Energy, UPower, and AVANA Capital to supply Texas rural co-ops solar power

Trina Solar supplies 187 MW of double-glass modules to EnBW for Germany’s largest solar power plant

Caption: Module installation at Germany’s largest solar park in Weesow-Willmersdorf near Berlin has begun. The first of Trina Solar’s 187.5MW double glass modules were mounted this week. Trina Solar has started delivering a total of 187.5 megawatts of its Duomax… Read moreTrina Solar supplies 187 MW of double-glass modules to EnBW for Germany’s largest solar power plant

New thin-film technology uses sustainable components for solar panels

Commercialized thin-film solar panels on the market consist of rare-earth elements like indium and gallium, or highly toxic metals like cadmium. Both of these thin-film solar panel types have their own problems, such as high-cost and problems in use in… Read moreNew thin-film technology uses sustainable components for solar panels

Sigora Solar, Partners Deliver Win For Homeowners In Long-Running Battle With HOA

Sigora Solar helped deliver a major win for homeowners in Powhatan in a long-running battle with their neighborhood homeowners association. Sigora Solar began the installation of an 18 kw system Monday that will reduce the Desmet family’s electricity bill by… Read moreSigora Solar, Partners Deliver Win For Homeowners In Long-Running Battle With HOA

Canadian Solar Signed Two Corporate PPAs for 274 MWp Solar Power Projects in Brazil

Canadian Solar Inc. told SolarDaily that it recently signed two private power purchase agreements (“PPA”) with Braskem S.A. and COPEL Energia for a total of 274 MWp in solar power projects in Brazil. Braskem S.A. is the largest producer of… Read moreCanadian Solar Signed Two Corporate PPAs for 274 MWp Solar Power Projects in Brazil

JA Solar Supplies Solar Modules for an 110MW PV Project in Kansai, Japan

JA Solar announced recently that it has won the order to supply Mono PERC MBB modules for the 110MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Kansai, Japan, which is the largest single PV project in the country so far. Scheduled to… Read moreJA Solar Supplies Solar Modules for an 110MW PV Project in Kansai, Japan