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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

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…

Floating Solar Farms: Southeast Asia's Answer to Land Scarcity

Jan 23, 2024 at 07:54 | Ryan Opsal

Solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity additions are poised to be a central pillar of Southeast Asia’s energy future, with floating installations primed to play a critical role. Mirroring the…

Caltech's Space Solar Power Project Achieves Major Milestone

Jan 19, 2024 at 08:59 | Brian Westenhaus

One year ago Caltech’s Space Solar Power Demonstrator (SSPD-1) launched into space to demonstrate and test three technological innovations that are among those necessary to…

California Solar Industry Faces Cash Crunch Amid Policy Change

Jan 19, 2024 at 08:45 | ZeroHedge

The solar industry in California is facing significant headwinds following the implementation of a new policy in April, which reduced incentives that had encouraged homeowners to install solar…

Space-Based Solar Farms Could Power the Planet from Orbit

Jan 18, 2024 at 07:37 | Haley Zaremba

The variability of renewable energy is one of the key hurdles standing between us and a net-zero future. Unlike baseload fossil fuels, which can be easily manipulated to produce enough…

Wells Fargo: U.S. Residential Solar Sector To Outperform in 2024

Jan 10, 2024 at 12:39 | Alex Kimani

Last year proved to be a banner year for the U.S. solar sector, with installed capacity rocketing 55% Y/Y to a record 33 GW, driven by robust growth by…

Germany Leads the Way in Solar Energy Across Europe

Jan 06, 2024 at 12:20 | ZeroHedge

According to assessments by the International Renewable Energy Agency in 2022, Germany had an installed photovoltaic capacity of around 67 gigawatts, making it the European country with the greatest solar energy potential.…

Next-Gen Solar Cells: Smaller, Cheaper, More Efficient

Dec 28, 2023 at 06:45 | Brian Westenhaus

University of Ottawa engineers, together with national and international partners, have achieved a world first by manufacturing the first back-contact micrometric photovoltaic cells. The cells,…

Solar Stocks Jump After Fed Keeps Interest Rates Flat

Dec 14, 2023 at 14:22 | Alex Kimani

The clean energy sector has gone wild with solar stocks enjoying a massive rally after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced that it will keep short-term interest rates unchanged and…

Chinese Scientists Present Solar Powered Water Harvesting Technology

Dec 12, 2023 at 09:40 | Brian Westenhaus

Researchers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China developed a promising new solar-powered atmospheric water harvesting technology that could help provide enough drinking water for people to survive in those difficult,…

U.S. Solar Sector Poised For Slowdown In 2024 After A Frenetic 2023

Dec 08, 2023 at 12:27 | Alex Kimani

The U.S. solar sector enjoyed a banner year in 2023, with installed capacity increasing 55% Y/Y to a record 33 GW, mainly driven by robust growth by residential solar and…

BP Buys Up Full Control Of Solar Power Developer Lightsource BP

Nov 30, 2023 at 09:13 | City A.M

BP has bought up full control of solar power developer Lightsource BP in a move demonstrating the former’s ambitions outside of fossil fuels. The oil major announced today that it…

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