New Photovoltaic Cell Promises Higher Efficiency (35%) at Lower Costs

Traditional photovoltaic cell materials Traditional silicon-based PV cells have an operational efficiency of only 20%, which means they convert only a fifth of the sun’s...

Solar Power: What Next for America?

Before U.S. President Barack Obama took charge in 2009, solar power generation was dismal. The country’s output was just 22 MW, and it was...

China’s Non-Fossil Energy Consumption is Set to Take up 15% By...

Han Shui, Chief Engineer of National Energy Administration (NEA) of China, said in the news conference of the 13th Five-Year Plan for Power Development...

Sri Lanka Says No to Thermal Power Plant, Opts for Solar...

An island nation in South Asia, Sri Lanka is primarily dependent on its 900 MW coal-based power plant in Norocholai, located 90 miles to...

24-MW Shizukuishi Solar Power Plant Commissioned in Japan

The Canadian-based Etrion Corporation, in association with Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, has successfully completed the construction of a 24.7 MW power plant in the north...

Kuwait Commissions Its First Solar Power Plant Sidrah 500

In what could be a sign of things to come, Kuwait, an oil-rich country in the Middle East that ranks among the Top 10...

How the Loan Guarantee Program Kickstarted Solar Power Plants in the...

When Barack H. Obama took charge as President in 2009, there were no utility-scale solar power plants in the country. In 2008, the installed...

Taiwan’s Planning to Legalize the Existing Illegal Rooftop Solar Systems

Taiwan is one of the fast-growing solar markets in Asia in recent years. Now, to speed up the pace of building Taiwan’s solar energy...