Solar electricity Features for May 2016

Solar electricity Features Archive

Developing the next generation of flexible solar panels Developing the next generation of flexible solar panels

When many people are asked to imagine a solar panel, they will immediately think of the large, dark blue, silicon-based panels commonly seen in residential rooftop installations. However, recent innovations in alternative photovoltaic technologies have opened the possibility of solar panels with features such as flexibility, customised shape and transparency. George Dibb talks about a recent EU project focused on improving the performance and reducing the cost of flexible organic PV panels.

Argentina: The new frontier Argentina: The new frontier

Argentina’s new government is keen to finally realise the country’s renewables potential after years of false starts. Could this be a new dawn for one of the world’s most promising regions? Rachel Parkes reports.