Floating Solar Testing In The Netherlands

In the Weperpolder, next to the floating solar system of Groenleven, is the test setup of the TKI project Solar @ Sea. This floating thin-film test set-up has been operational since March this year, but due to the coronavirus measures, this could not be celebrated by...

Commercial Solar Benefits Outweigh Costs

Utility-scale photovoltaic arrays are an economic investment across most of the United States when health and climate benefits are taken into account, concludes an analysis by MITEI postdoc Patrick Brown and Senior Lecturer Francis O’Sullivan. Their results show the...

Solar Car A Cut Above: Sono Sion

In a sea of electric-car startups, Sono Motors has no problem standing out with their solar car. The Munich-based company aims to build an unpainted plastic-paneled, solar-cell-covered urban hatchback primarily for Europe. It’s been largely crowdfunded—most recently,...

Residential solar sales boosted in Hawaii

Residential solar installs in Hawaii have had their activation times slashed in half in a bid to boost the PV market in the US state. Local utility Hawaiian Electric, Hawaii’s Public Utilities Commission and the solar sector collaborated to draw up a list of tweaks to...

Solar Efficiency Record Smashed!

The Aussies are at it again! While Australia undertakes almost no manufacturing of solar modules, it has long been a leader in global solar efficiency research which has brought solar energy to the point of being one of the cheapest forms of new electricity generation...