domestic photovoltaic panel News

  • Earn More With Photovoltaic Solar Panels Before July Deadline

    Experts in the photovoltaic industry have urged Government Ministers to consider scrapping proposed cuts to the lucrative feed-in tariff scheme. The 21p/kWh tariff currently connected to photovoltaic solar panels, allows homeowners to make excellent returns whilst generating free electricity, because of the falling price of installations. The solar industry fears that further cuts to the ...


  • China Consumes 33% of Global Photovoltaic Panel Shipments in Q4’12, According to NPD Solarbuzz

    The Chinese end-market dominated shipments of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels during the final quarter of 2012 with 33% of global end-market demand, according to new research released in the NPD Solarbuzz Quarterly report. “Just two years ago, the Chinese end-market was less than 10% of global PV demand,” stated ...


    By Solarbuzz

  • Chromasun Installs World's First Hybrid Photovoltaic Solar Thermal Panel Cooling System

    Industrial rooftop solar solutions company Chromasun today announced that it has extended its lead as a researcher and supplier of high performance energy solutions with the world's first installation of a hybrid photovoltaic panel coupled with a solar thermal cooling system. The project was deployed in San Jose, CA in September 2011. "This project is the first of its kind and uses the newly ...


  • Italy’s largest photovoltaic plant completed in Montalto Di Castro (Viterbo)

    The photovoltaic plant in Montalto di Castro (Viterbo) has just been completed. With 6 MW of installed capacity, it is currently the largest photovoltaic plant in Italy and among the largest in Europe. It joins Enel’s 3.3 MW plant in Serre Persano (Salerno), Italy’s first large-scale photovoltaic plant, inaugurated in 1993 and still fully operational. The Montalto di Castro photovoltaic plant, ...


    By Enel SpA

  • Department of Energy to invest $50 million to advance domestic solar manufacturing market, achieve sunshot goal

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a $50 million investment over two years for the SUNPATH program, aimed to help the nation reclaim its competitive edge in solar manufacturing. SUNPATH, which stands for Scaling Up Nascent PV At Home, represents the second solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative (PVMI) supporting the Department of Energy's ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grows Renewable Energy Markets and Drives Domestic Energy Independence

    The U.S. is making significant progress toward attaining its goal of doubling renewable generation capacity over the next two years, due in large part to support from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) introduced in 2009. ARRA investments are funding research projects to develop next generation renewable energy technologies, such as solar thin films and new wind turbine designs ...


  • Department of Energy to invest $50 million to advance domestic solar manufacturing market, achieve sunshot goal

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a $50 million investment over two years for the SUNPATH program, aimed to help the nation reclaim its competitive edge in solar manufacturing. SUNPATH, which stands for Scaling Up Nascent PV At Home, represents the second solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative (PVMI) supporting the Department of Energy's ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • MyGen U.S.-Made Solar Energy Kits by KYOCERA Offer Expanded Domestically Produced Content

    Kyocera Solar, Inc. today announced that MyGen U.S.-Made Kits — domestically produced, all-inclusive kits for residential and light commercial solar energy installations — are available now. The MyGen solar energy kits are ideal for new entrants into the solar market and professionals in the electrical contractor industry interested in expanding into solar ...


    By Kyocera Solar, Inc.

  • SolarWorld Applauds Trade Panel for Vote to Counter Illegal Chinese Trade Practices

    SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar producer for more than 35 years, cheered the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today for its unanimous final finding that illegally subsidized and dumped ...


    By SolarWorld AG

  • Solar Photovoltaic Demand in the US to Grow by 20% in 2013 to 4.3 Gigawatts, Reports NPD Solarbuzz

    Demand for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in the US is forecast to grow significantly during 2013 and post another record high of 4.3 gigawatts (GW), an increase of almost 20% compared to 2012, according to the latest NPD Solarbuzz North America PV Markets Quarterly. Solar PV demand from the US ...


    By Solarbuzz

  • Antenna Group EVP Caroline Venza Moderates Panel on PV and EVs at World Renewable Energy Forum 2012

              DENVER, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Three industry heavyweights came together yesterday in a forum on the growing convergence of photovoltaics (PV) and electric vehicles (EVs).  Set at the American Solar Energy Society's World Renewable ...


    By Antenna Group

  • Cost of Solar Panels Lower Than Ever, Americans Optimistic about Future of Technology

    Global Installed Solar Power Doubled in 2010  Innovations in Technology Driving Scale and Efficiency  SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 20, 2011 - In advance of June 21, ...


    By Applied Materials, Inc.

  • Northland Power Signs Agreement to Purchase Ontario-Made Solar PV Panels from MEMC

    Northland Power Inc. ("Northland") (TSX: NPI)(TSX: NPI.PR.A)(TSX: NPI.DB.A) announced today that it has signed a Master Module Supply Agreement with MEMC Singapore Pte. Ltd, an affiliate of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. ("MEMC"), to purchase solar PV modules that will be manufactured in Newmarket, Ontario for its 130 Megawatt ("MW") Ontario solar portfolio. The modules will be used as part of ...


  • ENSR Assists Largest Brightfield Project in U.S

    Brockton, Mass. –  ENSR recently completed environmental work for the Brockton (MA) Brightfield project, the first and largest utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) array system in New England and the largest Brightfield project in the United States. ENSR, part of AECOM (NYSE: ACM), is a leading global environmental services provider. PV systems convert energy from the sun into ...


    By AECOM

  • UK Solar PV Installers Hit Back at Energy Price Rises With Three Great Reasons to Go Solar

    During September 2011, the media has been providing yet more bleak forecasts for UK households, with a rise of between 10 and 20 per cent in energy prices expected for the coming winter. With global wholesale gas and electricity generation prices also remaining steadily high, solar photovoltaic panel (solar PV) installers Spirit Solar have renewed their efforts to offer UK consumers a viable and ...


  • BioSolar’s Breakthrough BioBacksheet Approved for Commercial Sales

    BioSolar, Inc. (OTCBB: BSRC), developer of a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources that reduce the cost of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules, today reported that the company received the long awaited provisional Relative Thermal Index (RTI) recognition from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for its BioBacksheet. RTI is ...


    By BioSolar, Inc.

  • Sahara-based solar power project could help power Europe within 5 years

    The European energy commissioner recently announced that Europe could draw clean energy from solar panels constructed in the Saharan desert within five years, half the initial 10-year estimate. The series of solar projects in Northern Africa known as Desertec are funded with the help of the EU and some European companies, in the hope that the EU will meet its target of generating 20 percent of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Asia powers into the forefront of solar revolution

    Solar power is on course to overtake nuclear as a primary source of electricity production as the price of photovoltaic (PV) panels continues to fall. Mass production in China and Taiwan has helped to increase the extraordinary growth of the solar power across the world and has led to an 80% reduction in the cost of panels since 2008. Europe, and particularly Germany and Italy, led the way in ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Eaton PV inverters make the grid connection

    Developed specifically for use in photovoltaic (PV) renewable energy systems, inverters in the new ISG range from Eaton’s Electrical Sector are now tested and certified as fully compliant with ENA Engineering Recommendation G83/1, and therefore suitable for connection to the UK national grid. The new inverters combine high reliability and maintenance-free operation with compact construction ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Dying for solar power

    Researchers at the University of Turku believe that flexible, lightweight and inexpensive dyes could be used to harvest the power of the sun rather than our relying on costly and fragile semiconductor solar panel that use crystalline silicon. Writing in the International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management this month, Jongyun Moon and colleagues Aulis Tuominen and Arho Suominen, explain ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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