solar energy

New solar photovoltaic (PV) installations are set to reach a record high this year, driven by improving markets in Europe and the United States and fast growth in India and Vietnam, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said on Thursday. Low auction prices are also expected to help boost new solar PV capacity by the end of this year to 114.5 gigawatts (GW), 17.5% higher than 2018 and the first time new installations have exceeded 100 GW.  
Post date: 30 Jul 2019
Type: News

Researchers in Europe are developing a new kind of prefabricated energy efficient building façades, equipped with special insulation and solar panels.   These solutions are built far from the construction site, in an industrial environment, and can therefore be installed quickly and painlessly for homeowners or tenants  
Post date: 24 Jul 2019
Type: News

ETIP PV is highly supportive of the EU’s interest in following a pathway that leads to a max -1.5°C warmer world and encourages it to put in place the policies that will achieve this as cost-effectively as possible. This means acting soon because zero net-carbon emissions are required by 2050.   The EU targets will be achieved with a fully decarbonised and expanded power sector that provides services in heating and cooling, transport and possibly chemical feedstocks.  
Post date: 18 Jul 2019
Type: Publication

Concept:   HyCool: Industrial Cooling through Hybrid system based on solar heat, is a project co-funded by the European Union, related to the “LCE-12-2017 (IA): Near-to-market solutions for the use of solar heat in industrial processes” call, starting on May 2018 with a duration of 36 Months and a budget of 7.74 M€.   Objectives and Methodology  
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
Type: Link

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) envisions a world with 100% renewable electricity supply where electricity is accessible to all and where electricity makes major inroads into satisfying final energy demand for living including communications, zero-emission transport and mobility, efficient heating and cooling, and even sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials.  
Post date: 11 Jul 2019
Type: Publication

The settlement and accommodation problems brought about by the increase in world population had always been major issues; architecture was expected to develop solutions for.   The rising population and other problems our habitats had been suffering, led to immigration whereby architecture also had its share of unfortunate consequences.  
Post date: 4 Jul 2019
Type: Event

National University of Singapore’s (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) building, the SDE4, certainly stands out for its unique structure.   SDE4 is NUS's foremost net-zero building, and the first of its kind in Singapore to be built from scratch. SDE4 gets its power through a "solar farm" on its roof which comprises over 1,200 solar photovoltaic panels and boasts a range of innovative building strategies that focus on improving the well-being of its users.
Post date: 1 Jul 2019
Type: News

Solar photovoltaic (solar PV) electricity has recently become the lowest cost source of electricity in most parts of the world. Solar PV supports a socially just and acceptable energy transition and integrated applications, as well as new business opportunities.  
Post date: 27 Jun 2019
Type: Publication

The 4th Renewable Energy Sources - Research and Business conference (RESRB) 2019 will be held on July 8-9, 2019 in Wrocław (Poland).   Conference themes include: -1) bioenergy, -2) wind, -3) solar
Post date: 12 Jun 2019
Type: News

The ‘ENVISION’ concept consists of a fourfold approach:
Post date: 24 Apr 2019
Type: Link