Category Archives: Analysis

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

Europe’s Solar Policies

published: 2012-03-05 10:15 | editor | category: Analysis
By D.A. Barber Despite the sluggish global economy and the European debt crisis, there have been questions as to whether Europe will remain dedicated to renewable energy. But recent re-enforcement to policy changes in the region p...  more