Solar electricity News for February 2013

Solar electricity News Archive

First Solar sets new world record for CdTe thin film solar PV cell efficiency

The company says it has set a new world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) solar cell conversion efficiency, achieving 18.7 percent cell efficiency in tests confirmed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

New SolarMax outdoor solution for large-scale plants

Sputnik Engineering's new SolarMax 360 TS-SV central inverter and the TS-SV Compact Station, with a rated output power of 720kW, are, together, a cost effective complete solution for large PV power plants, the firm says.

Solar PV production: Singulus Technologies strengthens its PV activities in Korea

The company has signed an exclusive representation contract with DKSH Korea which will introduce solar cell technology from Singulus Technologies to Korea’s photovoltaic (PV) market.

Acta and EcoIsland link up for Isle of Wight domestic hydrogen, fuel cell partnership

The clean energy products company Acta SpA has signed a letter of intent with the EcoIsland Partnership in the UK, which aims to make the Isle of Wight the first sustainable region in Britain. Acta will provide a domestic renewable energy storage solution, to produce and store hydrogen for use in a fuel cell system in a house.

Solar energy: what cost, what outlook and what’s going on in Hawaii?

So with the 100GW milestone reached for global solar PV installations, what now when it comes to ...

juwi starts build on its first solar park in South Africa

The 7MW solar park near Rustenburg / will generate clean electricity for more than 10,000 thousand households and create economic opportunites for more than 200 people during construction phase, the firm says.

Solar Flow-Through applies for 126 solar contracts with Ontario Power Authority

Solar Flow-Through Limited Partners has raised $2,857,000 in Q4 2012 through a private placement. The funds will be used to develop and operate solar power generation projects in the Province of Ontario under the Ontario Power Authority's (OPA) Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) programme. FIT contracts provide fixed purchase rates for solar power and are guaranteed by the OPA for 20 years.

KKR to acquire Ontario solar projects

KKR is acquiring three solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects from SSM Solar, an affiliate of Starwood Energy Group.

ABB wins UK greenfield contracts ABB wins UK greenfield contracts

ABB has been awarded contracts to supply solar inverters for two large-scale greenfield PV projects in the United Kingdom.