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UNLOCKING SECRETS OF NEW SOLAR MATERIAL

UNLOCKING SECRETS OF NEW SOLAR MATERIAL perovskite solar cell Researchers at the US Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are analysing a new solar material that has the same crystal structure as a mineral first found in the Ural Mountains in 1839. The material, perovskite, is extremely efficient. NREL Research Fellow David Ginley said [...]

October 2nd, 2014|News|

The 99% efficient Sungrow string inverter

The 99% efficient string inverter has arrived! BY:  SUNGROW POWER SUPPLY CO., LTD. Sungrow will displays its high efficiency string inverters at the SNEC trade show Sungrow 60KTL Grid Inverter The SNEC PV Power Expo opens at Shanghai New International Expo Center on Tuesday. Sungrow's new products and best-sellers will be presented at [...]

October 1st, 2014|News|

Home Solar Energy Storage In Germany

Home Solar Energy Storage In Germany Around 4,000 energy storage battery systems to accompany solar power systems have been purchased in Germany since the introduction of subsidies in May 2013.    SolarServer reports the German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar) says along with the German government subsidies, low interest financing from development bank KfW is making energy storage combined [...]

May 27th, 2014|News|

Rooftop solar Queensland’s 6th largest power plant

Rooftop solar: Queensland’s 6th largest power plant The combined capacity of rooftop solar arrays in south-east Queensland, the area managed by the energy distributor Energex, has now surpassed 800MW, making it the sixth biggest generator in the state. New data prepared by Energex underlines how solar continues to be attractive to Queenslanders, even without the huge feed [...]

April 22nd, 2014|News|

Salmon scented solar panels set for UK rooftop trial!

Salmon-scented solar panels set for UK rooftop trial! The fish-flavored modules are designed to attract cats, their saliva helping keep the panels clean and performing at optimum efficiency. Lofo the cat has proven invaluable during initial testing of the salmon-scented solar modules. British scientists at the Institute of Scientific Studies have developed a salmon-scented solar [...]

April 2nd, 2014|News|

Regional Queensland solar feed-in tariff rates set at 6.3¢/kWh-8.7¢/kWh

Regional Queensland solar feed-in tariff rates set at 6.3¢/kWh-8.7¢/kWh Households in Queensland regional areas will receive a feed in tariff of between 6.3c/kWh and 8.7c/kWh for electricity exported back into the grid. The price has been announced by Queensland Competition Authority, which has decided to set a minimum tariff for households in regional Queensland because of retail [...]

March 28th, 2014|News|

REC Solar ASA Plans Panel Manufacturing Expansion

REC Solar ASA Plans Panel Manufacturing Expansion After good performance in the final quarter of last year and the dust settling from its solar and silicon operations split, REC says it is now ready to accelerate growth. According to consolidated re-presented results; Q4 2013 saw REC produce 228 MW of solar panels, with module cash [...]

March 7th, 2014|News|

SMA releases Sunny Island inverters with Battery Back-Up function

02/27/14 Future Proof and Self Sufficient - SMA Sunny Island 6.0H/8.0H now has Battery Back-Up function The battery backup function for the Sunny Island 6.0H and 8.0H battery inverters, which is now available with firmware version 3.0, guarantees a reliable energy supply during power outages. As of now, all Sunny Island 6.0H and 8.0H models [...]

March 6th, 2014|News|

SMA, Danfoss join forces, form major inverter alliance

SMA, Danfoss join forces, form major inverter alliance The new European powerhouse merges leading inverter and automated drive technologies while looking to expand global operations in a bold move that signals confidence in the solar sector. As part of the deal, SMA will take over Danfoss' inverter division. SMA Solar Technology.   German inverter manufacturer [...]

February 27th, 2014|News|

REC Solar posts 4th quarter pretax profit of $13.7 million

REC Solar posts 4th quarter pretax profit of $13.7 million 25. FEBRUARY 2014 Improving market conditions and cost reductions have boosted the newly independent REC Solar's bottom line. REC Solar's operations are largely based in Singapore. REC Solar, which spun off from former parent REC Group to become an independent company in October, posted an [...]

February 26th, 2014|News|