Sustainable Energy

Specifying for solar applications

Information from Flexicon Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the modern world. Due to this looming threat, there has been a...

Emerging PV technologies promise higher efficiency and lower cost

by Mike Rycroft, NOW Media The cost of the photovoltaic (PV) panels is a critical factor in the roll-out of utility-scale solar power systems. The...

Anticipating silicon solar cells with significantly improved efficiency

Theoretical calculations indicate that under certain conditions silicon can endow solar cells with a much higher efficiency. Small silicon clusters may provide a source...

Ground based PV soiling control

A recent article highlighted the steps taken to gain a few percentage points in the efficiency of PV panels. While these small gains can...

The digitalisation of PV operations

All eyes are on digital technology as European PV plant operators continue to seek meaningful reductions in asset management and operations and maintenance (O&M)...

Lightning and surge protection for rooftop PV systems

Rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems are extremely exposed and therefore especially vulnerable to damage caused by the direct and indirect results of lightning strikes. Since...

Case study: Largest wind farm in Africa

The Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) project, located in Marsabit County, Kenya, is the country’s single largest private sector investment at €685-million; and the...

Measuring the performance of large building integrated PV (BIPV) systems

Building-integrated photovoltaic systems (BIPV), more commonly known as rooftop solar, has become common in many distribution networks. While most systems are small and do...

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EU plans for the energy system of the future

Information from the European Commission  -   To become climate-neutral by 2050, Europe needs to transform its energy system, which accounts...
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Industry association appoints new board

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) appointed a new board at its recent Annual General Meeting (AGM). SAPVIA...

Popular fuel brand launches contactless fuel-payment app

Engen has announced the arrival of the new Engen 1app, which offers motorists a safe and conveniently contactless way to...

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