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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

Saudi Arabia Enters JVs With Chinese Solar Firms

Jul 16, 2024 at 14:10 | Alex Kimani

Saudi Arabia has entered into joint ventures with two Chinese solar firms to build solar plants in the country worth some $3 billion, highlighting the oil-rich kingdom's campaign to…

New Technology Could Revolutionize Solar Power

Jul 04, 2024 at 12:04 | Felicity Bradstock

As governments worldwide push for a green transition, companies around the globe are investing heavily in research and development into innovative ways to improve renewable energy production. New…

Is Big Solar Beating Big Oil in 2024?

Jun 18, 2024 at 16:10 | Alex Kimani

Some of the world’s biggest and oldest oil & gas companies aka Big Oil are credited with powering the Second Industrial Revolution that kicked off in the late 19th century…

Aging Grid and Shady Deals Undermine Uzbekistan's Solar Ambitions

Jun 10, 2024 at 06:32 | RFE/RL staff

Uzbekistan's gaping power deficits and the government's desperate attempts to plug them are hardly a secret these days. Only last week, President Shavkat Mirziyoev welcomed Russian…

South Australia Turns to Solar Energy for Economic Survival

May 31, 2024 at 08:07 | Felicity Bradstock

Despite its longstanding reliance on coal, Australia is steadily transitioning away from fossil fuels to greener alternatives. The government has made ambitious pledges to close the country’s coal mines and…

Solar Power Set to Soar in the Middle East

May 28, 2024 at 06:08 | Rystad Energy

Renewables capacity in the Middle East is set to soar in the coming years, with green energy sources outpacing fossil fuel usage in the power sector by 2040,…

China's Solar Executives Fear Western Trade Barriers Could Jeopardize Exports

May 21, 2024 at 12:25 | ZeroHedge

Solar executives in China are railing the U.S. and Europe over trade protectionism, claiming that the West should instead “let the best technology win” in their respective markets. The Financial Times 

New Tech Could Make Solar Panels More Efficient

May 17, 2024 at 09:02 | Brian Westenhaus

University of Ottawa researchers have now devised a smart approach to optimize solar energy effectiveness. Their innovative method includes incorporating artificial ground reflectors, a simple yet powerful…

China Controls 80% of World's Solar Panel Supply Chain

May 09, 2024 at 09:37 | ZeroHedge

In 2023, solar energy accounted for three-quarters of renewable capacity additions worldwide. Most of this growth occurred in Asia, the EU, and the U.S., continuing a trend observed…

Transparent Materials Unlock New Possibilities for Photovoltaics

May 03, 2024 at 10:29 | Brian Westenhaus

Some materials are transparent to light of a certain frequency. When such light is shone on them, electrical currents can still be…

India Emerges as a Major Exporter of Solar Panels

Apr 23, 2024 at 09:39 | Rystad Energy

Rystad Energy’s latest data reveals renewable energy installations in India surged to a record 7.1 gigawatts (GW) in March, more than doubling the previous record of 3.5 GW…

Triple Junction Solar Cell Sets World Record Efficiency

Apr 12, 2024 at 10:52 | Brian Westenhaus

National University of Singapore scientists have developed a novel triple-junction perovskite/Si tandem solar cell that can achieve a certified world-record power conversion efficiency of 27.1 percent

Claudia Sheinbaum Spearheads Revolutionary Solar Initiative in Mexico City

Mar 08, 2024 at 09:06 | Felicity Bradstock

Mexico City recently launched a major solar project aimed at transforming it into a “solar city” that other cities around the globe could well replicate. The installation of solar panels…

Solar Stocks Rally on Optimistic Guidance 

Feb 29, 2024 at 17:43 | Alex Kimani

The solar sector has snapped from a months-long selloff after the largest U.S. solar module manufacturer, First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR), beat Wall Street’s earnings estimate and also issued robust 2024 guidance. First…

Could Solar Power Become America’s Leading Electricity Source?

Feb 23, 2024 at 07:40 | Felicity Bradstock

Solar energy operations have been flourishing in recent years, following decades of sustained investment and recent innovations in solar panel technology. There has been a solar manufacturing boom, which is…

Europe Set for 50 TWh Solar Power Boom in 2024

Feb 21, 2024 at 08:14 | Rystad Energy

Despite a record-breaking 60 gigawatts direct current (GWDC) of solar PV capacity expansion in 2023, solar power generation in Europe saw a modest increase of about 20%. This…

Solar Panel Waste is Becoming a Big Problem

Feb 16, 2024 at 06:42 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Numerous factors continue to pull at the Renewables MMI (Monthly Metals Index) as it moves…

China’s Renewable Energy Drive Hampered by Rising Coal Production

Feb 13, 2024 at 08:04 | Haley Zaremba

China is far outpacing the rest of the world in terms of new clean energy capacity additions, but it’s powering all that expansion with the dirtiest fossil fuel. As China’s…

Why Are China’s Solar Panels So Cheap?

Feb 13, 2024 at 08:01 | ZeroHedge

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, The US wants to break into the solar panel business. Doing so, if its possible at all, means costs of the…

AI to Transform Solar Cell Production

Feb 06, 2024 at 09:43 | Brian Westenhaus

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) researchers and of two Helmholtz platforms – Helmholtz Imaging at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Helmholtz AI -have succeeded in…

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