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Solar PV Quality Conerns in Africa

Solar PV Quality Concerns in Africa

The need for a strong quality control, assurance and standards regime across the PV value chain in Africa is getting more critical. The associated...
Monitoring Electricity Meter During Duck Curve Periods

US Grid Operators, Utilities Getting to Know their “Duck Curves”

A phenomenon first observed in California around 2013, electricity supply-demand “duck curves” are emerging on grid systems elsewhere in the US. Utility grid customers...
Tanzanian Woman Holds Up a Pay-As-You-Go Solar Device

CrossBoundary Energy, The Rockefeller Foundation Launch Sub-Saharan Africa Mini-Grid Innovation Lab, R&D Fund

CrossBoundary Energy and The Rockefeller Foundation on April 24 launched the Mini-Grid Innovation Lab for Sub-Saharan Africa, an R&D fund that aims to develop...
NREL Solar Energy Innovation Network (SEIN) Meeting

Two Cohorts, Nine Research Teams Leverage Network Learning Effect to Spur Solar Energy-Grid Innovation,...

Last edited: May 2, 2018 @ 11:25 PM ETThe US Dept. of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently enlisted an inaugural cohort of...
Solliance Roll-to-Roll Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells Launch

Industrial Chimera or Evolutionary Leap: Perovskite Solar Cells and Cheap, Ubiquitous Solar Energy

Gains in the energy conversion efficiency of a new class of solar photovoltaic (PV) materials – perovskites – are being made at the fastest...
Odeillo Solar Furnace: World's Largest Solar Furnace

2018 DIARY: 150+ Solar Exhibitions and Conferences (Updated)

Last updated: March 4, 2018 @ 11:22 PM PSTFrom the 11th International Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo being held in Tokyo in late February to...
Perovskite PV Cell Applications With Huge Potential But High Hurdles

Perovskite Solar Cell Pioneers Search for the Elusive “Killer App”

Cheap to fabricate and capable of being applied to practically any surface, or material, of nearly any form, shape or size, scientists and researching...
Nairobi - One of Africa’s Fast Urbanizing Cities

Why Africa’s Fast Urbanizing Cities Should Think Solar?

The United Nations (UN) projects that urbanization rates will continue to increase in Africa, reaching 60% by 2050 from a mere 15% in 1960....
One Belt One Solar Road Perspective

One Belt, One Solar Road: Exporting China’s Solar Strides to Africa

China is sometimes accused of practicing neocolonialism in Africa. However China’s relationship and footprints in Africa have mostly grown in the last few decades...
Sonnenwagen on the Drawing Board – An Artist’s Impression

Porsche Embraces Solar Challenge

It’s not an easy road for first-time racers in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, but you would expect that anything German-made with a Porsche...
Japan Smart City Microgrid Storage Infrastructure

The Sun Rises on Japan’s Solar-Powered Smart Communities

Smart communities fueled by solar energy and the latest in advanced energy storage and smart microgrid technologies are taking root and beginning to expand...
The Purchase Power Agreement Between Recurrent Energy and Peninsula Clean Energy

A New Type of Community Choice Utility Rises, Boosts Solar Energy in California

Last edited: October 10, 2017 @ 03:55 PM UTCA new type of utility energy services provider has taken root and is now growing in...

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