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Schneider Electric Powers Solar Decathlon and Team Northwestern University

Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition challenging student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses. Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, is a lead sponsor of the 2017 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, one of the largest global university competitions focused on home energy management. Schneider Electric supplied the […]

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Sushil Bhagat Joins as Chief Financial Officer of Azure Power

Azure Power has announced the appointment of Sushil Bhagat, former CFO of Hindustan Power Projects Ltd. (HPPL), as the new Chief Financial Officer of Azure Power. Sushil Bhagat comes on board with over 30 years of experience of working with corporate and investment banking and then transitioning to HPPL where he worked extensively on fund […]

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New PV Installations Approaching 100 GW in 2017

Bernreuter Research estimates that 100 GW of crystalline solar cells plus 5 GW of thin-film modules produced will translate into 95 to 97 GW of PV installations in 2017. The newly installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity worldwide will exceed 95GW in 2017, according to the latest forecast of Bernreuter Research. “Supply of the feedstock polysilicon would even […]

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NIMMA to Promote Solar PV modules Manufacturers in India

A Group of small and medium size solar PV module manufactures has formed an association“North India Module Manufacturer Association” (NIMMA) under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 to promote and voice the concerns of this segment. NIMMA will act as an umbrella association for solar module manufacturers and will work towards maintaining a healthy business environment […]

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Transparent solar cells could be massive power source: study

Transparent solar materials applied to windows can harvest as much energy from invisible light waves as bigger, bulkier rooftop solar units, scientists say. Widespread use of such highly transparent solar applications, together with the rooftop units, could drastically reduce the use of fossil fuels. “Highly transparent solar cells represent the wave of the future for […]

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Scientists create most powerful micro-scale bio-solar cell yet

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have created a micro-scale biological solar cell that generates a higher power density for longer than any existing cell of its kind. A microfluidic lab-on-a-chip system that generates its own power is essential for stand-alone, independent, self-sustainable point-of-care diagnostic devices to work in limited-resource and remote […]

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Heraeus Photovoltaics Achieves 100 Ton Locally Produced Silver Paste Shipment in Taiwan

Heraeus Photovoltaic recently achieved a milestone by shipping its one-hundredth ton of locally produced silver paste in Taiwan this year. The company is now recognized as the leading provider of silver paste for the Taiwan photovoltaics market. Photovoltaic cells made with 100 tons of silver paste can power around 20% of Taipei’s annual electricity demand. […]

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Five ways to obtain solar-powered homes

According to a report by World Resources Institute titled “Powering Cities in the Global South”, Delhi has been chosen as the best model for power hungry cities. Electricity being the most vital form of energy, which is constantly used in our homes and offices, there are several countries which have marked a niche in using […]

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Heraeus introduces new front-side silver paste designed for DWC multicrystaline solar cells at PV Taiwan

New  paste  provides greater  adhesion  and  improves  conversion efficiency of  DWC cells. Heraeus  Photovoltaics, the worldwide leading  supplier  of  metallization  solutions  to  the  PV  industry, announced  the  introduction  of  a new  paste  specifically  designed for Diamond-Wire-Cut (DWC)  multicrystaline  solar cells  at  the  PV  Taiwan International  Photovoltaic  Exhibition.   The  SOL9651D  series  front-side  silver paste  was  developed  […]

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RPO Compliance: A Necessity For India To Meet Its Solar Targets

Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi’s setting the solar energy target to 100 GW by 2022 has given Indian solar industry the leg up it needed, leading to current 13 GW capacity. India has, practically, doubled its solar capacity from 5 GW in 2015 to 10 GW in 2016. And, the country is estimated […]

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