Advances in PV Technology – 2014 Review 2/4

Achievements of energy technology represent how advanced the industry is. In terms of solar energy, improvements in high efficiency solar technologies, such as PERC and N-Type solar cells, are the highlights of this year. Colored and transparent solar cells which can be .. more

The Changing Green Energy Industry – 2014 Review 1/4

Led by solar industry, the green energy industry has faced unprecedented policy storms in 2014. Different from bankruptcies caused by the financial crisis in 2008, the policy storms changed many countries’ and companies’ development strategies. At the same time, en.. more

End of CSP? Ivanpah Solar Plant Generated Less Energy Than Anticipated

Invested and co-owned by Google, NRG Energy and BrightSource, Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System was once recognized as a landmark of concentrated solar power (CSP) projects. However, it not only scorches birds, but also fails t.. more

Mega Cities of the Future Require Local Electricity Production – Solar "Roof energy" Is the Answer

Author: Sven Lindström, CEO, Midsummer Seven billion people will live and work in urban areas by 2050 and the demand for energy for all these people will be huge. Local production of energy will be needed with building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) key to mak.. more

Electric Vehicle, the Mini Solar Power Plant in Your Home

Solar PV power is getting more effective with lower cost, and this trend has made it a popular option for home owners who are interested in raising greener lifestyles. A report in TIME explains residential PV systems’ best partner &nda.. more

The World’s Top 10 PV Solar Power Stations in 2014

Solar power is growing at an extremely fast speed. In 2014, the total amount of PV installation will surpass 150GW, up from just 5GW in 2005. This near exponential expansion comes from reductions in the cost of production and increases in each panel's efficiency - it.. more