Solar News

China eclipses Europe as 2020 solar power target is smashed (China’s installed capacity topped well over its 105GW target)

China has reached its 2020 solar power target three years ahead of schedule, after installed capacity topped well over its 105GW target. Europe has been urged to show similar ambition. New figures published by solar industry firm Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory (AECEA) last week revealed that China has exceeded its 2020 target of […]

Pictures Gallery: C-40 Visionary Dinner of SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY at Intersolar South America 2017 in Sao Paulo

Watch now Pictures Gallery from “C-40 Solar & Cleantech Visionary Brainstorming Dinner: Paving the Way for the World 4.0. in Latin America” held on 10 July 2017 in Bar do Terraco at the Top of Brazil on the 42th Floor of Terraco Italia in conjunction with SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY & Solar Business Club.  Go to Pictures Gallery by clicking on the […]

Solar Innovation: Could This Glass Brick Be the Solution to Solar Energy’s Design Problems?

Between cost savings and environmental concerns, there’s plenty of demand for solar energy these days. But designing something sexier than your average rooftop panel has remained a vexing challenge. Luckily, researchers at Exeter University in England seem to have hit on a solar-cell solution that effortlessly combines form and function. Dubbed Solar Squared, the design […]

Solar in South Africa: Abengoa’s Xina Solar One, the third solar thermal plant in the country is practically completed

Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environmental sectors, has achieved practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third solar thermal plant in SA. Xina Solar One is a 100 MW plant that uses parabolic through technology to generate renewable and sustainable and dispatchable power from the […]

Solar Innovation: Fullerene Device Acts as Both Solar Cell and a Current Inverter

An international team of researchers has developed a photovoltaic cell based on a combination of magnetic electrodes and C60 fullerenes— sometimes referred to as Buckyballs—that increases the photovoltaic efficiency of their device by 14 percent over photovoltaics using ordinary materials and architecture. In research described in the journal Science, scientists from China, Germany, and Spain […]

Solar Trade War: Solar Developers and Panel Makers Clash Over Tariff Request

Dozens of solar industry executives, government officials and foreign diplomats gathered here on Tuesday to urge federal trade commissioners to reject a petition from two troubled domestic solar equipment manufacturers to impose steep tariffs and minimum price guarantees on similar imports. At risk, they argued, is the future of the solar industry itself. “They seek […]

Solar in India: With no auctions in sight, solar power price may fall below all-timelowof ₹2.44 a unit

The dearth of new solar auctions could drive the prices of solar power further down, below the all-time low of ₹2.44, with developers backed by private equity funds trying hard to build their assets, even if it means sacrificing returns. Bidding at IRRs “Many developers have built their companies anticipating huge auctions to reach the […]

US Solar Industry Hits Out At “Preposterous” Claims By Suniva & SolarWorld In Section 201 Trade Case

The US Solar Energy Industries Association has hit out at a new report prepared by Suniva and SolarWorld in defence of their Section 201 trade case seeking a tariff and price floor on all imported solar components, calling the notion “preposterous” and arguing that the two companies brought the collapse of their businesses on themselves. […]

IMEC Reports Record Conversion Efficiency of 23.9 % on a 4 cm2 Perovskite/Silicon Solar Module

Belgian Imec announced an improvement of its 4 cm2perovskite/silicon tandem photovoltaic module achieving a power conversion efficiency of 23.9 percent. Reaching this level, imec is the first to achieve a module-on-cell stack that outperforms the standalone silicon solar cell. Perovskite solar cells have many desirable properties, as they can achieve a high power conversion efficiency, […]

Intersolar North America: Mounting to the Top – Matthias Altieri, CSO at Mounting Systems & Holger Giebel, CEO at Mounting Systems inc.

During Intersolar North America 2017, held recently in San Francisco, California, we spoke to Matthias Altieri, CSO at Mounting Systems & Holger Giebel, CEO at Mounting Systems inc. Matthias updated us on the global strategy of the company and their new tracking systems, while Holger focused on the company activities in the United States & the current […]

Solar in MENA: Bahrain inks deal to develop solar power policies

Bahrain hires technical consulting and engineering company CESI as it eyes renewable energy drive. Bahrain has appointed technical consulting and engineering company CESI as it embarks on developing its solar power policies. Dr. Abdul-Hussain Ali Mirza, the country’s Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs, said CESI has been hired to support Bahrain’s sustainable energy unit […]

Tackling solar PV recycling in the United States & worldwide – Jan Clyncke at PV CYCLE & Alex Levran at SUMEC

During Intersolar North America 2017, held recently in San Francisco, California, we spoke to Jan Clyncke, Managing Director at PV CYCLE & Alex Levran, CEO & President of SUMEC North America about anticipating tackling of solar PV recycling in the United States & worldwide.  PV CYCLE is a non-profit, member-based organization that offers collective and tailor-made waste management and legal compliance services […]

Intersolar is ready to assist the world’s transition towards solar & clean technologies worldwide – Florian Wessendorf, Managing Director, Solar Promotion International

Today we present our exclusive talk to Florian Wessendorf, Managing Director at Solar Promotion International, who manages all Intersolar events worldwide besides Intersolar Europe in Munich. Florian and the whole Intersolar management & team fully understand the world’s transition towards solar & cleantech economy and they are ready to assist the industry and other stakeholders […]