Tag: photovoltaic


If you’re ready to take the plunge and set up a solar panel array on your home’s roof, your family is on the cusp of a brighter, more energy efficient future. Of course, the process of purchasing and installing a Read more…


In an interesting case of ancillary legal wrangling, DuPont has filed a declaratory judgment (DJ) action asking an Oregon federal court to declare that the company’s press release and customer letters about its patent infringement suit against Heraeus Precious Metals Read more…


Fernando de Noronha is one of Brazil’s eco hot spots, famous for its breathtaking geography, surf and marine life. The archipelago lies 220 miles off Rio Grande do Norte state and is a UN World Heritage Site. An agreement signed Read more…


The Chinese government has increased its solar energy target for 2015 by 50 percent, setting a new goal of 15 gigawatts annually, state media reports. The new target, which was reported by China National Radio, follows a rapid surge in Read more…


The cost of photovoltaic solar energy systems is not nearly as expensive as some energy analysts have projected, according to a new study from Queen’s University in Ontario. In fact, Queen’s researcher Joshua Pearce predicts that solar photovoltaic systems are Read more…


German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on 30 May that Germany, the world’s fourth-largest economy and Europe’s biggest, would shutter all of its 17 nuclear power plants between 2015 and 2022, an extraordinary commitment, given that they currently produce about 28 Read more…


Some of the coldest places on Earth, including the high altitudes of the southern Andes and the Himalaya, could also have the best potential for solar power using

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Global map of PV solar potential


A 78 MW part of a 148 MW photovoltaic solar farm was completed on September 24. The project was developed by Saferay, which is based in Berlin, while the plant occupies a former open pit mining area near Senftenberg in Read more…


Ubbink East Africa has built a $2.7 million solar panel factory in Naivasha, Kenya. Ubbink East Africa Managing Director Haijo Kuper said during the official opening ceremony that the company will be producing 100 solar panels per day at the Read more…


While hands-free cell phones have been commonplace for some time, a new technology could make cell phone batteries a thing of the past. WYSIPS, a company based in Aix en Provence, France, recently introduced the world’s first transparent photovoltaic film.


The glass that covers buildings across North America and elsewhere could become a source of solar electricity if a technology currently under development becomes commercially viable. A company that works to develop a solar type of technology that generates electricity Read more…


MiaSolé, a Santa Clara, California, thin-film photovoltaic (PV) company, has been hit with a patent infringement suit involving a patent relating to interconnection structures for PV cells. The complaint, brought by a company called Solannex, accuses Miasolé of infringing U.S. Read more…


Ottawa’s Dymon Power Corporation (Dymon Power) recently announced that it has selected Ontario Solar Provider, Inc. (OSP) to design, finance, and install eight photovoltaic (PV) projects in the National Capital Region that will have a combined generating capacity of 2.7 Read more…


With ambitious renewable energy goals being set all across Europe, it seems that there are precious few European nations that have not made some effort to stand up and attempt to make a difference. Greece, a nation that has traditionally Read more…

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