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Brazil Doubles Its Solar PV Target To 7 GW By 2024

Brazil Doubles Its Solar PV Target To 7 GW By 2024 Published on September 29th, 2015 | by Anand Upadhyay 5 comments In December 2014, the Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy announced a goal to deploy 3.5 GW of solar PV by 2023.  Now, the Ministry has moved forward to almost double the previous […]

Stanford Engineers Develop Solar Cell Cooling Coating To Boost Efficiency

Stanford Engineers Develop Solar Cell Cooling Coating To Boost Efficiency Published on September 30th, 2015 | by William Steel 15 comments A report published by Stanford details the development of a novel cooling technology that its engineers claim can improve solar panel performance. The outcome represents a solution to a long-standing problem in the field […]

PERC Solar Cells Could Achieve 24% Conversion Efficiency Using Current Technologies

PERC Solar Cells Could Achieve 24% Conversion Efficiency Using Current Technologies Published on September 30th, 2015 | by James Ayre 1 comment Monocrystalline solar cells utilizing a PERC (Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell) design could achieve conversion efficiencies as high as 24% via the use of technologies already on the market, according to the Institute […]

Shell CEO: Solar Energy To Be Backbone Of World’s Energy System

Shell CEO: Solar Energy To Be Backbone Of World’s Energy System Published on September 30th, 2015 | by James Ayre 12 comments Solar energy will comprise the backbone of the world’s energy system in years to come, according to the CEO of Shell (yes, that Shell), Ben van Beurden. The exact words used by Van […]