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Scientists reach record efficiency for ultra-thin solar panels

Scientists reach record efficiency for ultra-thin solar panels

Scientists reach record efficiency for ultra-thin solar panels: A team co-led by the University of Surrey has successfully increased the levels of energy absorbed by wafer-thin photovoltaic panels by 25%. Their solar panels, just one micrometre thick (1μm), convert light into electricity more efficiently than others as thin and pave the way to make it…
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ACWA Power inks power purchase agreement

ACWA Power inks power purchase agreement: ACWA Power inks power purchase agreement for 700 MW Ar Rass solar PV project in Saudi Arabia PPA agreement signed with Saudi Power Procurement Company, the principal buyer, for a 25-year period Located in central Saudi Arabia, the US$450 million (SAR1.7 billion) project is set to be commissioned by…
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Bluesky Aerial Photo. & Derby Homes Boost Solar Energy

Bluesky Aerial Photo. & Derby Homes Boost Solar Energy

Bluesky Aerial Photo. & Derby Homes Boost Solar Energy: Aerial mapping company Bluesky is helping Derby Homes roll out integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) systems across its housing stock. A project to identify suitable roof coverings assessed more than 8,000 addresses considering size, pitch, aspect, existing furniture and infringing vegetation. Using its ultra-high resolution imagery, Bluesky…
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Bluesky Aerial Photography Helps Boost Solar Energy

Bluesky Aerial Photography Helps Boost Solar Energy

Bluesky Aerial Photography Helps Boost Solar Energy: Aerial mapping company Bluesky is helping Derby Homes roll out integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) systems across its housing stock. A project to identify suitable roof coverings assessed more than 8,000 addresses considering size, pitch, aspect, existing furniture and infringing vegetation. Using it’s ultra-high resolution imagery, Bluesky was able…
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Taking off at Vienna Airport is largest solar PV plant

Taking off at Vienna Airport is largest solar PV plant: Austria today announced plans to construct the country’s largest solar PV facility near Vienna’s international airport. The solar project, which is expected to contain 55,000 panels, would span a surface area of 24 hectares. The Vienna Airport intends to invest €33 million (£27.9 million) on…
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50% of electricity could come from solar/hydropower plants

50% of electricity could come from solar/hydropower plants: Almost half of global electricity consumption could be supplied from pairing solar photovoltaics (PV) with hydropower facilities. New research by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has found, which estimates existing hydropower stations with added solar panels could produce as much as 7.6TW…
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