According to a new research, it has been proved that an out-of-the-lab solar-power system can convert more than a third of the sun’s direct sunlight into electricity.
Global consultancy and certification firm DNV KEMA has envisaged the concept of floating solar islands as a part of clean energy solutions. Called SUNdy, the real idea behind the concept is creation of 2 MW hexagonal array which floats on the sea surface.
With the invention of an organic cell by Scientists at University of Warwick and Molecular Solar, recharging a lithium-ion battery of portable electronic devices would be easy.
In Japan, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has given a green signal to clean energy projects totalling around 1,780 megawatts of capacity. This decision has been taken under a government incentive program, which increases dependence on solar power up to 83% until the end of September.
A solar array has been installed at the new Big Y supermarket in Lee, MA by Real Goods Solar, Smart Energy Capital and Hudson Energy Solar. The setup supports 15% of the building’s annual electricity needs.
On 11 September, 2012, Trina Solar Ltd. (TSL) revealed plans to shape its business by separating photovoltaic module and system units.
Solar panel material research proves that there is huge potential in new solar panel, which can generate electricity and hydrogen at a time.
Schanti Partners, a US based agency in New York, is interested in investing INR 580 crore for setting up a solar energy project in Kaimur district of Bihar.
There have been new developments in the solar industry. Scientists have now developed a transparent solar cell. This transparent solar cell will enable buildings to produce electricity while at the same time allowing people to look through windows of their homes . This latest development was reported in the journal, ACS Nano.