renewables

Adding cesium to perovskite in solar cells boosts performance of silicon

Posted in Hardware on 11th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

Solar has so far not been efficient enough for the average consumer; doubling efficiency might make it a smart investment.

UK Government proposes major VAT hike for domestic solar installations

Posted in Business on 10th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

Proposal to boost VAT rate from five per cent to 20 per cent likely to add 00 to the average cost of domestic solar projects, say campaigners.

Odisha (India) bets big on solar power, plans to set up 1,000Mw park

Posted in Business on 19th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

The central Indian government has set a target of generating 175,000 Mw of power through renewable energy sources by 2022.

Lightweight solar cells track the sun, providing 40 percent more energy than fixed cells

Posted in Hardware on 15th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Inspired by Japanese paper-cutting art, they replace heavy conventional Sun-tracking systems.

Market Fall Masks Renewable Energys Bright Future

Posted in Business on 25th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

The MAC Solar Index, which tracks solar companies, has fallen more than 31 percent in the last three months. First Solar, SunEdison, and SolarCity have taken a market beating.