Energy Storage

California project to assess long-duration energy storage technologies awarded US$5m grant

A project which will combine and then assess four different types of non-lithium technologies for long-durations of energy storage has been awarded a grant by the California Energy Commission (CEC). A grant of “more than US$5 million” to help develop a workable long-duration storage system with 10 hours of storage has been accepted by Indian […]

Research

Oxford PV breaks record for solar power efficiency

Oxford PV sets new world record for the amount of the sun’s energy that can be converted into electricity by a single solar cell An Oxford-based lab has created a photovoltaic solar cell that it says has surpassed the efficiency that silicon can ever reach. Oxford PV, a spin-off from the University, says it has […]

Asia - Pacific

Daqo New Energy Reiterates its Stance Against Forced Labor and Calls for Rational and Responsible Dialogue

SHANGHAI: Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) (“Daqo New Energy”, the “Company” or “we”), a leading manufacturer of high-purity polysilicon for the global solar PV industry, today addressed comments in recent third-party research reports and related news media about its exposure to risks relating to forced labor. Daqo New Energy wishes to reiterate that it […]

Europe & UK

Shell-owned German solar battery firm sonnen sets sights on growth

Sonnen’s batteries, which are mainly aimed at homeowners with solar photovoltaic systems, allowing them to store their power output for later use, held big potential. FRANKFURT: Royal Dutch Shell-owned German solar battery maker sonnen expects to expand in line with its core market, which is growing fast as people look to move away from fossil […]

Americas

Investors storm into alternative energy funds ahead of Biden presidency

According to Lipper data, alternative energy funds that primarily invest in solar, wind, and water firms around the world saw an inflow of $4 billion in the week ended January 13. Investors are rushing to invest in alternative energy funds this year on hopes of more green reforms, with President-elect Joe Biden set to take […]

MEA

Solar company Starsight secures $10 million in financing

On Tuesday, Daystar Power announced $38 million in funding, mostly from development finance institutions, to expand West Africa operations LAGOS: Solar power supplier Starsight has expanded a senior debt facility by $10 million to broaden its offerings and generation capacity in Nigeria and Ghana, the company said on Thursday. The expanded facility, completed with development […]

PV Manufacturing

Blue World Technologies acquires globally recognised manufacturer of fuel cell components to strengthen its market position

Blue World Technologies, developer and manufacturer of methanol fuel cells, is acquiring Danish Power Systems, a 25-year-old HT-PEM material research company. On 29 December 2020, the respective general assemblies at Blue World Technologies and Danish Power Systems approved a combination of the two companies, whereby Danish Power Systems is acquired by and subsequently merged into […]

Business & Finance

Naturgy to invest up to $1.8 bln in U.S. after $57 mln acquisition

Naturgy plans to make the investments over a five-year period, it said, as it announced the acquisition of Hamel Renewables LLC in a transaction that valued the firm at $57 million MADRID: Spanish power company Naturgy plans to invest up to $1.8 billion in the United States after making its first push into the U.S. […]

Solar Off Grid & Roof Tops

Ladakh MP inaugurates 12 Solar Roof Top 5 Kw Power Plants

MP Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgyail today inaugurated the 12 Solar Roof Top 5 Kw Power Plants in different hamlets of Kanoor Village, funded and provided by former Chairman J&K Legislative Council and MLC Kargil Haji Anayat Ali from his Constituency funds and implemented by Kargil Renewable Energy Development Agency (KREDA). He said, it is a […]

Solar Balance of Systems

Press release: Hartek Power’s solar EPC portfolio surpasses 500 MW

Chandigarh-based Hartek Power Pvt Ltd, one of India’s fastest growing Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies, has successfully connected 270-MW solar projects spread across Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka to the grid. With the commissioning of these projects, the power systems EPC portfolio of Hartek Power has surpassed 500 MW in solar power projects. Cashing in […]

Solar Inverters

Ingeteam exceeds 2 GW of solar power supplied to Australia

Ingeteam has passed the 2 GW (2,000 MW) mark for solar power supplied as PV inverters for the Australian market. This figure was achieved thanks to the 753 MW awarded to the company in 2020 in eight photovoltaic projects in which itsInverter Stations have been or are being installed, as well asother Ingeteam products and […]

Renewable Energy

ARE & TAREA sign MoU to support decentralised renewable energy businesses & market development in Tanzania

ARE & TAREA sign MoU to support decentralised renewable energy businesses & market development in Tanzania Brussels and Dar es Salaam: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE). The MoU sets out the shared goals of the two organisations to […]