Category Archives: Analysis

IMM and the Advance of Multi-Junction PVs

published: 2012-04-03 14:07 | editor | category: Analysis
By D.A. Barber The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) entered into a cooperative agreement with North Carolina-based RF Micro Devices RFMD) in 2009 to develop a commercial production proces...  more

Making Use of a Focused Beam of Sunlight: CSP Systems

published: 2012-04-01 16:35 | editor | category: Analysis
By Dr Dino R Ponnampalam The development of a world powered by clean and renewable sources of energy is not an easy goal to achieve, but it is a movement that countries worldwide have invested in.  The standard energy resourc...  more

Hyperion 3: Advancing Solar Technology Manufacturing

published: 2012-03-30 14:38 | editor | category: Analysis
By Dr Dino Ponnampalam The solar industry has grown steadily since the 1960s, and quite rapidly in the last two decades, reaching a point that has made the use of solar technology considerably valuable when it comes to the drive t...  more

China’s Domestic Solar Expansion

published: 2012-03-27 14:38 | editor | category: Analysis
By D.A. Barber Over the past two years, China’s frenzied pace at which it has been expanding its domestic installation and construction of solar power projects reflects its acknowledgement for a need to reduce its reliance o...  more

“Plug and Play” Solar Power

published: 2012-03-23 14:43 | editor | category: Analysis
by D.A. Barber When installing a PV system becomes as simple as plugging an appliance into an outlet, the residential PV market will grow at a faster rate, both due to the simplicity of installation and the associated reducti...  more

The Emerging PV Module Recycling Market

published: 2012-03-15 15:15 | editor | category: Analysis
By D.A. Barber The increase in installed PV capacity, mainly in countries such as Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, France, the U.S. and Japan, has made recycling the usable waste generated by end-of-life PV modules a new priority. ...  more

Rare Earth Mineral Supply for PVs at Risk

published: 2012-03-07 10:40 | editor | category: Analysis
By D.A. Barber There could be a struggle to meet the solar energy targets many countries have set because the current global supply of rare metals needed to produce PVs is unlikely to meet demand, according to a November 2011 stud...  more