Solar Power

Europe regains ground in renewable energy investment attractiveness...

The latest bi-annual EY Renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI) sees European countries regaining ground after falling down the ranking to emerging markets in May 2016.In the index top 10, France moved up one position to 7th as a result of the country's plan to tender for 3GW of new solar capacity over the next three years. Construction of a factory to produce ... moreyourrenewablenews.com - 13th Jul

Researchers discover ways to expand temperature stability range of...

Charlottesville VA (SPX) Oct 26, 2016 Despite the potential for powering the world with energy from the sun - the most abundant source of renewable energy - only about 1 percent of the world's energy production currently comes through solar cell technology. That's because solar cells are expensive to produce and are susceptible to efficiency reductions over time. For this reason, scientists continue to seek new solar cell matesolardaily.com - 13th Jul

30,000 Solar Panels Installed Every Hour

30,000 solar panels will be installed every hour around the world over the next 5 years according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA has revised its forecasts out to 2021 after 500,000 solar panels were installed each day around the world last year. Wind power also grew at a rapid rate in 2015. In China alone, 48 wind turbines were installed every day. The latest edition of the organisation’s Medium-Term Renewable Market Report predicts renewables...energymatters.com.au - 13th Jul

Sonnen Deploys Battery Storage In Affordable Housing

Sonnen energy storage has been implemented at the McKnight Lane Affordable Housing Development in Vermont, USA; helping to transform a trailer park into a an energy resilient community. Consisting of fourteen energy efficient homes, McKnight Lane is the first net-zero, low-income rental housing development in the country. Each home has a 6 kW rooftop solar panel array and a 6 kWh sonnen battery system. The energy storage can provide households up to six hours of emergency backup...energymatters.com.au - 13th Jul

VELUX Report: Replacing Or Installing Skylights When Reroofing...

FORT MILL, S.C., Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Remodeling Magazine's 2015 Cost Vs. Value Report says a roof replacement improves the appearance and livability of a homeowner's biggest investment while returning nearly 72 percent of its cost when a home is sold. Adding solar powered fresh...prnewswire.com - 13th Jul

Flash Physics: 3D stars shrink when hot, new laser sensor for...

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physicsPhysics World - 13th Jul

SolarReserve Introduces Gigawatt-Scale Solar Thermal Storage...

SolarReserve plans its second U.S. dispatchable solar project to be at the gigawatt scale of a nuclear plant. At 2 GW, the Sandstone Energy 10X project will have nearly 20 times the 110-MW capacity of Crescent Dunes; the California firm's first fully dispatchable solar plant, able to deliver solar on demand.Renewable Energy World - 13th Jul

Solar cell-string optimisers

New cell-string optimiser technology from Maxim Integrated Products allows photovoltaic (PV) panels to harvest significantly more energy and simplifies design complexity for solar installation projects. The ...dataweek.co.za - 13th Jul

New calls for solar thermal RHI support as wait for final decision...

A letter signed by over 20 organisations has put pressure on energy and intellectual property minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe to retain solar thermal within the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), as the industry continues to wait for the government’s decision.solarpowerportal.co.uk - 13th Jul

4 ways to motivate people to warm to community solar

A marketing expert shares secrets for selling a framework that can be tricky to grasp.Green Buzz - 13th Jul