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Solar Innovation: Scientists Have Printed Bio-Solar Cells Onto Paper With An Inkjet Printer

A team of scientists from Imperial College London, University of Cambridge and Central Saint Martins have created a two-in-one solar bio-battery and solar panel by printing circuitry and living cyanobateria onto paper. The bio-solar cell that was created using an inkjet printer to print the living cyanobacteria onto paper. Cyanobacteria are micro-organisms that gain their […]

Solar Trade War: ITC suggests Trump impose up to a 35% tariff on imported solar modules

The International Trade Commission (ITC) issued its recommendations for solar panel component tariffs on Tuesday, a month after it decided that US manufacturers of cells and modules had been harmed by cheap equipment imports. The commissioners offered three different recommendations, but it will be up to President Trump to decide on which recommendation to follow—or […]

Solar in Africa: ENEL steps into Ethiopian solar market with 100 MW solar PV project worth 120 million US dollars in Metehara

 A consortium led by Enel Green Power has been selected as the preferred bidder for a 100 MW solar project in Metehara The consortium will be investing approximately 120 million US dollars in the project Ethiopia has all the potential to become a key market for Enel’s strategy in Africa due to its plentiful renewable […]

Tesla solar power arrives in Puerto Rico

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has followed through on his plan to boost power resources in Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Mr Musk’s firm, Tesla, has set up solar panels and energy storage batteries at Hospital del Nino, a children’s hospital in San Juan. The batteries will provide energy from the panels when […]

IKEA’s SOLSTRÅLE solar launches in Belgium

Together with IKEA, Solarcentury is delighted to announce it has launched home solar to customers in Belgium. This is the third country in which IKEA and Solarcentury are working together to make solar accessible to homeowners. It’s a partnership that has already successfully launched in the UK and the Netherlands. The combination of net metering, […]

Recycling + Refurbishment = Making Solar Triple Green! Jan Clyncke, Managing Director at PV CYCLE & Josef Gmeiner, CEO at Rinovasol

During Solar Power International 2017 held recently in Las Vegas, we had an exclusive opportunity to speak to Jan Clyncke, Managing Director at PV CYCLE & Josef Gmeiner, CEO at Rinovasol about their new venture that will help Making Solar Triple Green! For the 10th anniversary, already offering waste management and legal compliance services for companies […]

Enerray and Helexia: the green strategy goes along

The frozen food business, large shopping centres, mechanic and steel companies got different solutions to flattening their carbon dioxite emissions. Photovoltaic is one of the most affordable space-saving and location-based technologies, as well as being non-invasive. The strategy of french group Helexia provides a good example. Helexia commissioned to Enerray a photovoltaic system mounted on the […]

Impressive World’s Largest 2000 MW (2 GW) Solar Power Park at Pavagada in Tumakuru district of Karnataka, India

The 2,000 MW capacity solar park at Pavagada in Tumakuru district of Karnataka, which is currently under development, is touted to be the world’s largest. The Karnataka government has put out an aerial video showing the massive solar power park which is coming up on nearly 13,000 acres of land. A LiveMint report from earlier this year states […]

Solar in Middle East: Saudi Arabia Gets Cheapest 1.79 Cents/Kilowatt Hour Bids for Solar Power in Auction

Masdar, EDF offer to supply power for 1.7 cents/Kilowatt hour Plant to be first in $50 billion plan to expand renewables Saudi Arabia received offers to supply solar electricity for the cheapest prices ever recorded, marking the start of a $50 billion program to diversify the oil producer’s domestic energy supplies away from fossil fuels. […]

Let’s work together to make the sun brighter! Upendra Tripathy, Interim Director General of The International Solar Alliance (ISA)

Today we present our exclusive talk to Upendra Tripathy, Interim Director General of The International Solar Alliance (ISA) about the official launch of the organization to be held on December 9th in New Delhi but also about the role of cooperation between the governments and industry leaders.  Motto of the Alliance is: Let’s work together to […]

Dubai awards $3.9 billion solar energy contract to Shanghai Electric, ACWA Power

Dubai’s state energy utility awarded a $3.9 billion contract to build and run a 700 megawatt solar power plant to a consortium comprising Shanghai Electric and Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power, the government said on Saturday. The project will feature a 260-metre (850-foot) tower receiving focused sunlight, the world’s tallest such tower, the government said. The […]

Clean Disruption News: Solar Energy Just Cleared a Pricing Target Set for 2020 according to The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that utility-grade solar panels have now reached cost targets that were set for 2020. The SunShot Initiative was established in 2011, and sought to bring the price of solar energy down to six cents per kilowatt-hour. That price goal has now been reached in Kansas City, Missouri, which the […]

Modi pushes for solar alliance at BRICS summit

Brushing off the discord of the past couple of months, India displayed robust participation at the BRICS meeting in the Chinese port city of Xiamen, with PM Narendra Modi saying the group contributes “stability and growth in a world drifting towards uncertainty”. Making his intervention at the BRICS plenary session, Modi asked BRICS to team […]