Solar

Boris Johnson on UK solar generation

UK includes solar in new generation capacity auction

The announcement by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of an auction which will include solar next year appears to back prime minister Boris Johnson’s claims to be serious about the nation’s net-zero carbon ambition. The U.K. government appears to have welcomed solar, onshore wind and other well-established renewables technologies in from the […]

solar cells using quantum dots

New World Record set for Quantum Dots Solar Cells

Engineers made quantum dot solar cells that can be made into flexible, thin films, and generate electricity in low-light conditions. Thanks to a significant breakthrough at The University of Queensland, it might be possible for us to generate power on homes, cars, and phones with highly efficient flexible solar “skins.” The engineers have been studying […]

Germany’s HEP teams up with Solops for C&I solar in US

German clean energy fund HEP Kapitalverwaltung AG has partnered with New Jersey-based commercial and industrial (C&I) solar developer Solops LLC as it seeks to grow its footprint in the US distributed solar market. The firms have formed a new entity, Emerald Garden Holdings. The move supports HEP’s North American investment strategy under which it aims […]

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The future looks bright for solar energy

Solar energy has come a long way in a decade and the future is also looking bright. Back in 2010, the global market was small and highly dependent on subsidy regimes in countries such as Germany and Italy. This year there will be more than 115 gigawatts (GW) of solar installed across the world, which […]

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