Category Archives: Solar

JinkoSolar Large-Area N-Type Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cell Reaches Record High Efficiency of 24.79%

published: 2020-07-21 4:00 | editor | category: News
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the "Company," or "JinkoSolar") (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that the maximum solar conversion efficiency of its large-area N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cells reached 24.79%, and have set a world record for large-size contact-passivated solar cells. This result was independently confirmed by the Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin (ISFH), Germany.  ...  more

Economies Adopting Regulations to Promote Ancillary Services for Renewable Energy Penetration, Europe to Take Lead in Ancillary Services for Power Market: TMR

published: 2020-07-18 18:00 | editor | category: News
Ancillary services occupy key role in maintaining the reliability of electricity grids and quality of power in the light of constant fluctuations in distributed power generation. Intermittent renewable energy integration, notably of wind and solar energy, is a key part of evolution of demand for ancillary services for power industry. ...  more

Oscilla Power plans to demonstrate utility-scale ocean wave energy in India

published: 2020-07-17 21:00 | editor | category: News
Oscilla Power Inc. would like to announce that they are now in the planning stages of a demonstration of their 1MW 'Triton' ocean wave energy system in Southern India. The particular location targeted for this utility-scale project is adjacent to Vizhinjam International Seaport, near Thiruvanathapuram, in the state of Kerala. ...  more

Tougher Rules on Preventing Farmland from Becoming Solar Power Sites Will Reduce Installation to 1~1.2GW in Taiwan in 2020

published: 2020-07-17 18:30 | editor | category: News
On July 7th, the Council of Agriculture from Executive Yuan announced the revision on "Operational Directions for the Examination for the Approval of the Change of Land Use by the Competent Authority of Agriculture". In the future the council will restrict the land conversion from farmland into green energy sites. This revision will impact the solar supply chain considerably. ...  more

US Major Solar Development State Plans to Implement Rigorous Laws Regarding the Dispute between Woodland and Solar Plants

published: 2020-07-17 18:30 | editor | category: News
The Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, recently revised the “Review Procedure for Agricultural Authorities Approving Usage of Agricultural Land” in order to avoid disputes regarding electricity generation in woodland, and a similar situation has happened in major solar state Massachusetts in the US, where the Government of Massachusetts is currently planning to revise the laws and tighten the standards on electricity generation, so as to reduce the possibility in disputes regarding solar development and forests. ...  more

Failed Concentrating Solar Power Plants' Lessons: Haste Makes Waste

published: 2020-07-17 18:30 | editor | category: News
The cost of concentrating solar power (CSP) plants has rapidly dropped. From 2010 to 2020, the cost has decreased by 47%. How about its quality? Recently, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of the US published a 257-page report for CSP. NREL pointed out that local incentive programs indeed speeded up CSP's development pace. However, the urgent construction schedule indirectly led to reliability problems. ...  more

Taipei Recorded the Highest Temperature for July, and Taiwan’s Electricity Consumption Also Hit a New Peak

published: 2020-07-17 13:00 | editor | category: News
New highs in temperature have been reported across cities and counties of Taiwan during this month of July. The temperature in Nantou County soared to 39 degrees Celsius on July 12, and the temperature in Taipei also set a new record high of 38.9 degrees Celsius for the month on July 13. The latest summer heatwave is also causing electricity consumption to surge. According to data from Taipower, the entire electricity load of the island came to 37.528 gigawatts at 2:04 p.m. on July 13. This figure represents a new historic high, said the public utility. ...  more

Ellomay Capital Wins a Quota of 20 MW in a Quota Tender Published by the Israeli Electricity Authority for Combined Photovoltaic and Electricity Storage Facilities

published: 2020-07-17 12:00 | editor | category: News
Ellomay Capital Ltd. (NYSE American: ELLO) (TASE: ELLO) ("Ellomay" or the "Company"), a renewable energy and power generator and developer of renewable energy and power projects in Europe and Israel, today announced that it is one of the winners of a first-in-kind quota tender process published by the Israeli Electricity Authority (the "Authority") for combined photovoltaic and electricity storage facilities in Israel. ...  more