In support of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to diversify our nation’s power supplies, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released a report looking at the future of wind power through 2050 and the economic benefits that come with a robust wind industry.
The photovoltaics (PV) industry is making the transition from an expensive renewable technology to a major factor in the world’s energy supply, according to a recent report on building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) by BCC Research.
According to “China Quartz Glass Material and Product Industry Report, 2015,” a recent report available from Research and Markets, solar energy constitutes the major consumption area for Chinese quartz glass materials and products, accounting for roughly 35% of the total revenue.
The search is on for materials platforms that improve the conversion efficiency of solar panels.
February 2, 2015
The solar panel industry now seems back on track following the boom-and-bust period. The sector is still dominated by crystalline silicon (c-Si), but the current upswing means that the search is on once more for materials platforms that improve the conversion efficiency of solar panels.
Kyocera Corp. and Century Tokyo Leasing Corp. recently announced that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC, a joint venture established by the two companies, will develop and operate a 13.4-megawatt (MW) floating solar power plant on the Yamakura Dam reservoir.
Supporting the administration’s effort to make solar energy more affordable and accessible for all Americans, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced more than $9 million in funding for breakthrough research and development projects that will advance the reliability and durability of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies.
With the steady increase in the usability and efficiency of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) over traditional light bulbs during the last decade, the global market for high-brightness LEDs is projected to reach nearly $46.4 billion in 2014 and $105.5 billion in 2019.