Category Archives: News

Turkish-Italian Project Further Raises the Viability of Geothermal Cooling Systems for Buildings

published: 2019-07-23 17:14 | editor | category: News
Whether or not to turn on the air conditioner has been a common dilemma for most households during the hot summer days. Although air conditioners bring immense relief from the heat and humidity, some people avoid using them because they want to keep their electric bills down and protect the environment. Indeed, conventional air conditioners are a major contributor to the global warming as they consume a lot of energy and release hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is also a greenhouse gas. ...  more

Is Perovskite PV Cell a Dark Horse?

published: 2019-07-22 13:49 | editor | category: News
A research team from Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology has developed a durable Perovskite PV cell with a conversion rate reaching 21.09%, marking a major breakthrough for the emerging technology.  ...  more

LONGi Lands Order for 1.31 Billion Mono-Si Wafers

published: 2019-07-19 14:42 | editor | category: News
LONGi on July 16 announced that it has inked contracts with the Vietnamese PV Cell manufacturer Vina Solar for the supply of 1.31 billion mono-si wafers. The deal, which is valued at US$540 million, is equivalent to 17% of the company's entire 2018 sales, according to the company. ...  more

ABB Exits PV Inverter Market

published: 2019-07-19 10:57 | editor | category: News
ABB, a major Swiss electromechanical firm, has decided to withdraw from the PV inverter market, selling its PV inverter division to FIMER SpA, an Italian PV inverter firm and paying the latter US$470 million to cover the red ink of the division. ...  more