2012-10-16

Off-Grid Solar on US Tribal Land the Next Boom

By D. A. Barber While most US residents take electricity for granted, tens of thousands of American Indians living on the 56 million acres of tribal “reservations” held in trust by the United States Interior Department and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.. more
2012-10-09

International Technology PV Roadmap

By D.A. Barber Due to expansion in past 2 years of capacity, the PV market has changed dramatically and competition as far as technology and cost has become the main focus within the solar industry. This is a big challenge for the entire industry, particularly those invo.. more
2012-09-25

Biomimicry: Inspiring Solar Energy Technology Developments Through Nature

By Dr Dino R Ponnampalam  The world is changing and the latest change is based on sustainability.  This drive affects all areas of life, not just in the field of energy.  However, it is a change in the way society draws its energy that will have the greate.. more
2012-09-11

Keeping the Solar Industry Honest

By D.A. Barber Keeping the solar - as well as the entire renewable energy industry - honest is always good for business. There is a move to make green energy companies even greener that could result in making solar energy actually cheaper. The Solar Energy Industries A.. more
2012-09-06

Entering the Era of 3D Solar Cells

By Dr Dino R Ponnampalam The 21st century ushered in the dawn of a new millennium; a new start filled with hope and promise.  From an energy point of view, this beginning could also be viewed as an opportunity to change the status quo from the current utilization of .. more
2012-08-22

Australia: An Asia-Pacific Solar Power

By D.A. Barber Australia has quietly become the ninth largest market for solar PV in the world and is becoming one of the major markets for solar energy in the Asia-Pacific region, an area that is expected to account for around one-quarter of global PV demand by 2015... more
2012-08-14

Net-zero Energy Buildings

By D.A. Barber Zero-energy buildings produce as much energy as they use through on-site renewable resources and efficient use “green” building techniques. This is no longer a lofty goal for residential building and now commercial building are being targeted. B.. more
2012-08-07

Solar Space Power

By D.A. Barber The problem for PV generated electricity is that the sun only shines on average for about 8 hours per day. But the sun shines in space all the time and if that energy could be redirected to the surface, would it not go a long way boosting the use of solar .. more
2012-07-30

Using Landfills for Solar Farms

By D.A. Barber With large tracts of land at a premium, a new development trend in the U.S. has opened unused locations for solar developers who are willing to build on landfills or formally contaminated lands in various cities around the country. Such old industrial site.. more
2012-07-30

IMM and the Advance of Multi-Junction PVs

By D.A. Barber The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) entered into a cooperative agreement with North Carolina-based RF Micro Devices RFMD) in 2009 to develop a commercial production process for an Inverted Me.. more

 

SOLAR MARKET STATUS

TrendForce Reports Prices of Lithium-Ion Battery Cells Enters a Slow Climb; Supply of Polymer Cells Remains Tight

The latest lithium-ion battery market report from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, finds that the price upswing for battery cells.. more

RESEARCH

Merger of Gintech, NSP and Solartech Will Contribute to Taiwan’s Solar Industry by Speeding Up Vertical Integration and Stimulating Investments

Taiwan’s three solar companies Gintech, Neo Solar Power (NSP) and Solartech signed an MOU on October 16 announcing their .. more

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