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An Organic Solar Cell With 25% Efficiency

The ‘best conversion performance in the world in a dark room’ is how the developers of a new organic PV device have described it. Such cells could be used as a wireless source of energy for internet of things applications or in gadgets such as temperature-humidity and motion sensors.
607 hits2020-03-27

Chinese fishery hosting 260 MW of unsubsidized solar

The solar plant was built with fixed structures on a 400-hectare water surface at a fishery in Anhui province. The project was the first unsubsidized plant approved by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in 2019 and is selling power at a price of RMB 0.3844 ($0.054) per kWh.
535 hits2020-03-29

China solar exports fall over 57% month-on-month in February 2020

As expected, the extension of the Chinese New Year due to the COVID-19 crisis and restrictions to travelling and manufacturing re-starts had a sizeable impact on PV module exports from China in February, according to the latest official figures.
865 hits2020-03-24

The good news: The US added 13.3 GW of solar in 2019, beating wind and gas in new capacity

You know the bad news. Here are five takeaways from the pre-COVID-19 U.S. solar industry. As for how the coronavirus will impact 2020 foreacasts, supply chains, component costs and project timelines, stay safe and stay tuned.
586 hits2020-03-18

Is green hydrogen necessary to balance a renewables grid?

A report by Norwegian energy consultant DNV GL has considered the opportunity for long-term energy storage to play a role in balancing annual supply and demand fluctuations in a renewables-led grid. Using 58 years of Dutch weather and energy consumption data, the study found long-term solutions such as green hydrogen could make a valuable contribution – but perhaps not as much as some analysts believe.
470 hits2020-03-12

Jinko Solar raises Q4 2019 revenue guidance by 14%

Just before the end of 2019, the module manufacturer sold a few hundred megawatts more than it initially anticipated, prompting last-minute revisions to its preliminary earnings estimates for the fourth quarter and full year.
524 hits2020-03-07

Global energy storage market to surge to 15 GW by 2024

As the sector continues to grow rapidly, delays in manufacturing scale-ups, difficulties sourcing raw materials and a separate path taken by the electric vehicle sector could all chuck ‘sand in the gears’, according to analyst Wood Mackenzie.
564 hits2020-02-26

PGO President Signs EPC Contract of 800 MW Solar Project in Middle East

China Power Guizhou Engineering Co., Ltd. held the EPC contract signing ceremony for Qatar’s 800MWp Al Kharsaah photovoltaic project with Marubeni of Japan and Total of France on February 6 in Dubai.
361 hits2020-02-20

China’s solar industry getting back to work

China’s PV industry is tentatively starting to get back to work after the extended New Year holiday period, due to the novel cononavirus (2019-nCoV).
480 hits2020-02-14

A clean energy world would support millions of new jobs

A study from Finland’s Lappeenranta University of Technology has predicted solar and other renewables can provide a global energy jobs revolution – just as four European operations revealed recent struggles.
442 hits2020-02-05