Sep 302016
 
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have created an efficient, semi-printed plastic solar cell without the use of environmentally hazardous halogen solvents. These solar cells can be manufactured at room temperature, which has implications for large-scale commercial production. Plastic solar cells, or organic photovoltaics, are popular because they are lightweight, flexible, transparent and inexpensive to manufacture, making them useful in...
Sep 302016
 
GRID Alternatives, America’s largest nonprofit solar installer, announced installation has begun on 92 solar installations in six tribal communities in California, Montana, and South Dakota with over $1 million in cost-shared grants from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to these individual tribes.  The grants are part of an initiative announced by DOE in March to deploy clean energy and energy efficiency projects across 24 tribal communities. These 92 solar installations build on...
Sep 292016
 
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of high-performance solar power products, will withdraw from the European Union’s price undertaking.  The Company will now serve the European market through its manufacturing facilities outside of China. In December 2013, the Council of the European Union imposed definitive anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on solar cells and panels imported from China. In parallel, the European...
Sep 292016
 
NREL US PV system cost benchmarks, from the fourth quarter of 2009 to the first quarter of 2016. The modeled costs to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems continued to decline in the first quarter of 2016 in the U.S. residential, commercial, and utility-scale sectors, according to updated benchmarks from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Driving the cost reductions were lower module and inverter prices, increased competition, lower installer and...
Sep 292016
 
Zion Research has published a new report titled “PV Tracker Market for Utility and NonUtility Applications - Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2015 – 2021”. According to the report, global PV Tracker Market was valued at around USD 1,328.2 million in 2015 and is expected to reach USD 3,682.2 million in 2021, growing at a CAGR of 18.63% between 2016 and 2021. Global photovoltaic tracker market's installed capacity stood at...
Sep 292016
 
Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the US, announced that one of San Francisco’s famous “Painted Lady” homes has gone solar with Sunrun. The home sits on a row of classic Victorian homes that is one of San Francisco’s most photographed locations and recognized nationally from the opening scenes of the hit TV sitcom “Full House.” The house’s new solar panels are the latest in a series of energy-efficient renovations made...
Sep 282016
 
India has one of the fastest growing solar markets in the world. According to the Mercom Capital Group, a total of 8.1 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic (PV) capacity had been installed in the country by August 2016, and 21 additional GW are already in the pipeline. These figures present the ideal backdrop against which to hold Intersolar India. From 19 to 21 October, around 230 exhibitors – 15% more than last year – are showcasing their products and services to visitors at...
Sep 272016
 
Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules integrated into the company's EnerPlex series of consumer products, announced today that the Company has entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with an accredited investor  for the private placement of $1.35 million of the Company's newly designated Series J 10% Convertible Preferred Stock. Pursuant to the Agreement, shares of the Series J Preferred Stock, including...