Category Archives: Solar

The First SmartFlowers in Boston Bloom at Assembly Row

published: 2020-08-08 4:00 | editor | category: News
Creating Visible Connections Between Solar Energy & Artistic Expression. SmartFlower Solar, the Boston-based solar company behind the award-winning Smartflower, introduced its first multi-unit Smartflower installation in Massachusetts at Assembly Row, the growing neighborhood just minutes from downtown Boston. This multi-unit installation is one of many planned installations in Boston, inspiring a clean energy future within the community. ...  more

Australian Scientists Discover That Tasty but Pungent Durian Can Be Used to Make High-Performance Supercapacitors

published: 2020-08-07 12:00 | editor | category: News
Durian has been popularly labeled as “the king of fruits” in Southeast Asia because of its combination of flavorful pulp and pungent smell. Opinions about its smell are sharply divided between “very aromatic” from those who love it and “very putrid” from those who hate it. For scientists doing research in energy storage, any kinds of fruit that have the potential to become materials for batteries or capacitors are “good” regardless of taste or smell. Recently, a research team at the University of Sydney in Australia has created electrode materials out of durian and jackfruit. These materials, in turn, could be used in building high-performance supercapacitors that can rapidly charge smartphones and tablets. ...  more

South Korea Developed an 18% Eco-friendly Macaron Colored Solar Panel

published: 2020-08-07 10:30 | editor | category: News
South Korean scientists have developed a magical looking thin film solar panel with slight fluorescent colors that not only possesses a remarkable appearance, but is also produced with materials that are friendly to the environment, and the solar panel is able to achieve a conversion efficiency of 18% alongside its flexible and bendable advantages. ...  more

Shanghai Electric has been awarded EPC contract for 5th phase project of Dubai solar park

published: 2020-08-06 18:00 | editor | category: News
Shanghai Electric Group has been appointed by ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia, as the Engineering, Construction and Procurement (EPC) contractor, to deliver the fifth phase project of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, with capacity of 900MW. Zheng Jianhua, Chairman of Shanghai Electric Group, and Muhammed Abunayyan, Chairman of ACWA Power, signed a cooperative agreement at an online signing ceremony on July 28.  ...  more

Global Trend: Competitive Bargaining among Suppliers and Buyers May Decelerate Demand Recovery from Comprehensive Price Increase in Supply Chain

published: 2020-08-06 16:33 | editor | category: Price Trend
Polysilicon The prices of polysilicon have increased substantially under the impact from restricted market supply. The current average prices of mono polysilicon and multi polysilicon have elevated to RMB55/kg and RMB83/kg respectively, whereas the polysilicon prices from the overseas markets have escalated to US$8.2-9/kg, and the global polysilicon quotation has exceeded US$10/kg.  ...  more

AUD$22 Billion Solar Power Transmission Program to Singapore May Be Approved Under Australia’s Policy in Accelerated Economic Recovery

published: 2020-08-06 13:30 | editor | category: News
Singapore may be able to receive the cross-sea solar electricity from Australia after 2027, as the latter has decided to accelerate the approval of an “ASEAN Solar Power Program” that costs AUD$22 billion. The solar-generated electricity is expected to be transmitted through a high voltage direct current submarine cable that measures at 3,700km. With the help of this program, Australia will be able to not only conduct energy diplomacy, but also expedite the recovery in its economy subsequent to the COVID-19 pandemic.   ...  more

India Once Again Protects Its Own Industry by Deciding to Extend the Safeguard Duty for Another Year

published: 2020-08-05 18:30 | editor | category: News
The safeguard duty imposed by India on solar cells and modules from China, Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia is now expired, and the Government of India has decided to adhere to the advice of the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) and extend the duty for another year, after taking into account the impact of imports on the domestic production capacity of solar power in India. ...  more