Elements of a Successful REP Policy

published: 2011-08-22 11:56
In 1973, the worldwide oil crisis in 1973 persuaded many governments of the need to develop policies to move society towards investment in solar and other renewable energy sources. In 1978, the U. S. introduced the Public Utilit...  more

Legal Issues for Ontario’s Feed-in-Tariff Policies

published: 2011-08-18 9:58
The Province of Ontario is on track to install over 400 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic this year. This figure just about doubles California's 2010 PV installation, which currently has more PV installations than any other pla...  more

America Rises to Third Place in Solar Market Ranking

published: 2011-08-15 16:23
America historically lagged behind European countries in solar development due to lack of a national FIT program. Italian and German markets have suffered from price decreases cause by oversupply and slowed demand in 1H11. High in...  more

PV Roof Shingles

published: 2011-08-15 15:05
Solar roofing shingle and tiles blend traditional roof building techniques, PV advances and water proofing technology to essentially create a functional roof that generates electricity. But unlike big, bulky glass and metal PV p...  more

Re-designing Solar Cells by Using Black Silicon

published: 2011-08-08 10:30
When one considers all the renewable energy technologies available right now, one will find that solar energy is one of the best and offers one of the most exciting prospects. As it is one of the cleanest and most abundant resourc...  more

Photovoltaic Recycling in the EU and U.S.

published: 2011-08-01 9:58
Handsome incentives, policy changes, technological advances, and economies of scale have made photovoltaic power plants less expensive and closer in generation cost to fuel sources, such as nuclear and coal -- and the benchmark ...  more

PV Industry Embracing Golden Development Era

published: 2011-07-29 12:58
In recent year, the technology of new energy industry has made advancing progresses. With the support of local governments around the world, the green energy may emerge again to change our world like the industrialization era. Ho...  more