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Solar photovoltaic (PV) industry poised to exceed 50 GW within a 12-month period for the first time

New solar photovoltaic (PV) demand added during Q1’14 exceeded 9 GW, which was 35% more than the previous first-quarter record, set last year. In fact, every quarter in 2014 is forecast to reach new highs, with trailing 12-month demand at the end of Q1’15 forecast to exceed 50 GW for the first time, according to findings in […]

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Clean Edge

Clean Edge finds global solar energy deployment exceeds wind power for first time

The global clean-energy picture for 2013 was a classic good news-bad news story, according to the Clean Energy Trends 2014 report issued today by clean-tech research and advisory firm Clean Edge, Inc. The industry saw dazzling growth, success, and rising stock prices in some sectors – most notably solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment – but downward […]

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lithium ion batteries

Lithium-ion batteries successfully pass ageing test

The BPT-S 5 Hybrid from Bosch uses lithium-ion batteries, which continue after years of intensive use to reliably provide households with electricity from its own PV system without the need for maintenance. This has now been proven through ageing tests, which have been carried out by the independent Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives […]

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300 GW of new solar photovoltaic (PV) to be installed in the next five years

The solar photovoltaic (PV) industry is set for rapid growth over the next five years, with up to 100 gigawatts (GW) annual deployment being targeted in 2018, according to the latest edition of NPD Solarbuzz Marketbuzz. This end-market growth is projected to increase annual PV module revenues, which are forecast to reach $50 billion in 2018. Despite […]

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Solar power sales grow in Asia

Asia, led by Japan, has become the largest market for China’s solar power products, as exports to Europe plummet amid trade disputes, an industry official said on Tuesday. Sales of solar cells, modules and related products to Europe fell about 62 percent last year to $3.7 billion. In contrast, sales to Asian customers soared 124 […]

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Photovoltaic solar energy now same price as conventional power in Germany, Italy, Spain

Solar energy now costs the same as conventionally generated electricity in Germany, Italy and Spain, a report has revealed. The research has warned, however, that high installation costs are impeding other countries from achieving grid parity. An analysis by consulting firm Eclareon, carried out on behalf of an international group of sustainable energy interests has […]

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India may see slow growth in solar energy capacity addition, photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

As on January 31, 2014, cumulative grid-interactive solar power installed capacity in the country stood at 2,208 MW, which was 7 per cent of India’s total renewable power capacity. Several factors are being cited for the slow growth in solar energy capacity addition.   With a few exceptions, there are no Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar […]

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