Solar Energy

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IEA Makes More of Its Data & Statistics Freely Available through Upgraded Countries & Regions…

In another major step towards making more IEA data freely available and accessible, the IEA has upgraded the Countries and Regions section of its website by adding a comprehensive range of statistics and information at the global, regional and national levels. The revamped country pages are the latest example of the … [continued]

Casella Family Brands’ new solar facility in Yenda, NSW powered by Trina Solar modules + tracker. Image Credit: Casella Family Brands, photography by Vince Bucello.

Cumulative Shipments of 210mm Solar Modules Surpass 260 Gigawatts

CHANGZHOU, China — According to TrendForce, by the first quarter of this year, cumulative shipments of 210mm modules (including 210R) had surpassed 260 gigawatts (GW). It is clear that the 210mm n-type modules are emerging as the predominant choice in the market, with seven of the top 10 module makers … [continued]

Slide from Indian utilities seminar on carbon pricing by Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist, TFIE Strategy

Carbon Pricing — India Utility Seminar Transcript & Slides

Under the auspices of the India Smart Grid Forum, the think tank founded as an umbrella organization over India’s 28 state utilities to provide thought leadership, share leading practices, and bring international insights to India, I’m delivering bi-weekly webinars framed by the Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. With the … [continued]

Opel Frontera Electric. Image from Stellantis.

Opel Frontera Electric, Audi Q6 e-tron, Nio Firefly Using Specific Swap Stations — Cleantech News

Opel has now released the official pricing for its family-friendly newcomer and opened the order books. For just 28,990 euros, customers will be able to drive a brand-new Frontera Electric that has room for five passengers. A great start to going totally electric, it’s reasonably priced for the family market … [continued]

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Breakthrough Energy Ventures Has Bad Investment Theses Therefore Bad Investments

Eight years ago, Bill Gates and group of his closest billionaire acquaintances launched an incredibly well funded venture capital group. Its noble mission was funding and supporting transformative technologies aimed at mitigating climate change. Many of its investments are sound and if commercialized, would assist, at least a bit. However, … [continued]

Senior Scientist Tim Silverman installs a PACT minimodule at the Outdoor Test Facility at NREL. Photo by Werner Slocum, NREL.

Escaping the Lab Into the Sunlight: Research Examines Durability of Outdoor Perovskite Solar Cells

Research on Ultraviolet-Driven Degradation Receives Independent Testing From the Perovskite PV Accelerator for Commercializing Technologies (PACT) Center Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) are promising next-generation solar photovoltaic (PV) cells with high performance and low production costs compared to silicon. However, one of the primary challenges to widespread adoption of PSCs is … [continued]