Power of the Sun. Dirt cheap
In a world hungry for energy, top scientist Michael Grätzel hopes to make solar cells more affordable by copying photosynthesis.
In the late 1980s, the German-born chemist Michael Grätzel literally tied his name to an invention that is hailed as a revolution in renewable energy.
Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) - officially dubbed Grätzel cells to honour their creator - are transparent photovoltaic cells inspired by the way plants generate energy.
Post date: 15 Mar 2016
A new report published by EurObserv'ER, the body that monitors trends in renewable energy in Europe, demonstrates that the renewable energy sector employed over one million people in Europe and created a turnover of around €143.6 billion in 2014.
Post date: 9 Mar 2016
For sixteen years now, EurObserv’ER has been collecting data on European Union renewable energy sources to describe the state and thrust of the various sectors in its focus studies or barometers.
Post date: 9 Mar 2016
EU PVSEC 2016 will take place at the ICM - International Congress Center Munich, in Munich, Germany, from 20 to 24 June 2016. The Conference programme will be structured in plenary, oral and visual presentations, and cover the entire range of PV research, technologies and applications, focusing on the latest scientific, technological and market-related trends.
Post date: 12 Ian 2016
Construct-PV aims to develop and demonstrate customisable, efficient, and low cost building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems for opaque surfaces of buildings. Opaque surfaces are selected because they represent massive wide-area spaces of untapped harvesting potential across Europe.
Post date: 9 Dec 2015
EuroSun 2016 will be a unique platform to discuss the latest developments in solar energy with leading solar energy specialists as well as policy makers and industry representatives. The event will host topic sessions, keynote speakers, plenary sessions and open discussion forums, as well as social events.
The topics of the conference include:
Post date: 11 Noi 2015
Post date: 30 Sep 2015
Greece holds a prominent position internationally in photovoltaics, according to the REN21 report (The REN 21 Renewables 2015 Global Status Report), published in June 2015. The report states that Greece ranked fourth worldwide in PV capacity installed per capita, after Germany, Italy and Belgium, and followed by the Czech Republic and Japan.
Post date: 15 Iul 2015
Η Ελλάδα κατέχει περίοπτη θέση διεθνώς στα φωτοβολταϊκά, σύμφωνα με την έκθεση της REN21 για τις ΑΠΕ (The REN21 Renewables 2015 Global Status Report), που δημοσιεύθηκε τον Ιούνιο του 2015. Η έκθεση αναφέρει ότι η Ελλάδα είναι τέταρτη παγκοσμίως σε εγκατεστημένη φωτοβολταϊκή ισχύ ανά κάτοικο, μετά τη Γερμανία, την Ιταλία και το Βέλγιο, ακολουθούμενη από την Τσεχία και την Ιαπωνία.
Post date: 14 Iul 2015
The U.S. Solar Market Insight report for the first quarter (Q1) of 2015 shows that the U.S. solar market had a strong first quarter in 2015, with 1,306 MWdc of installations across the country. According to the report, Q1 was a rather slow quarter for solar installations, for a variety of reasons, ranging from weather to accounting and tax purposes. That was true in both the non-residential and utility solar markets this year; on the contrary, residential market saw no such decline and instead grew 11% over the last quarter of 2014, to have its largest quarter ever.
Post date: 12 Iun 2015