Solar News

The economic case for wind, solar energy in Africa

27 March, 2017
Science Daily
To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment has found that wind and solar can be economically and environmentally competitive options ...

New study calls for US solar policy reform

23 March, 2017
Science Daily
Researchers suggest reforming US solar policies and encourage closer collaboration between the United States and China on solar energy in a new report.

Self-sustaining bacteria-fueled power cell created

22 March, 2017
Science Daily
Researchers have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with the first micro-scale self-sustaining cell, which generated power for 13 straight days through symbiotic interactions of two types of bacteria.

Ultrafast measurements explain quantum dot voltage drop

22 March, 2017
Science Daily
Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time photoconversion processes.

New report shines light on installed costs and deployment barriers for residential solar PV with energy storage

29 March, 2017
Solar News
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are making available the most detailed component and system-level cost breakdowns to date for residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems equipped with energy storage systems - and quantifying previously ...

Azure Power commissions 130 MW solar PV plant in Karnataka, India

29 March, 2017
Solar News
Azure Power India Pvt. Ltd. (New Delhi), an independent power producer in the solar sector in India, on March 28th, 2017 announced that it has commissioned a 130 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Chitradurga district, Karnataka under the Karnataka Solar Policy 2014-2021.

Sonnedix reaches 100 MW of solar PV capacity in Italy with acquisition of Grape portfolio

29 March, 2017
Solar News
Independent Solar Power Producer Sonnedix on March 27th, 2017 announced the acquisition of the 21.6 MW “Grape” portfolio from First Reserve, taking its operating solar PV capacity in Italy to 102 MW.