Solar Photovoltaics Articles

  • 70 mW Solar PV Modules System Bradenton, Florida Case Study

    The City Hall of Bradenton, Florida is now covered with almost 300 solar PV modules using Sollega’s InstaRack racking system. The 70.6 kW solar array is designed to generate 100,000 kWh of clean energy each year. Located in the Sunshine State with 5.44 average peak sun hours per day, the City of Bradenton is almost the perfect place to use solar power. But Bradenton is also located in one ...


    By Sollega, Inc

  • 2.4MW Roof Mounted Photovoltaic Systems Install Hawaii Airport Case Study

    The State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Airports Division has partnered with REC Solar to install roof mounted photovoltaic systems at their two largest facilities–Honolulu International and Kahului Airports. The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, in conjunction with the State of Hawaii and The US Department of Energy, have set goals to achieve an astounding 70% clean energy by ...


    By Sollega, Inc

  • 40 kW Solar System Washington, DC Case Study

    Tenleytown Trash is a locally owned and operated cartage company, servicing the District of Columbia and surrounding area and is committed to providing an unsurpassed level of service geared to the needs of residents and businesses of the DC area. Sollega and Prospect Solar are proud to contribute to Tenleytown Trash’s level of excellence through the installation of 148 PV modules, ...


    By Sollega, Inc

  • Cornish Firm Extends Solar PV Installation Case Study

    Background Riviera Produce are a Cornish company that grows, harvests and distributes a wide range of fresh vegetables. The farm was originally established in 1870 by the family of current managing director, David Simmons, and now covers over 5,000 acres. Riviera Produce has a purpose built facility where crops are prepared, packaged and distributed to clients. The ...


    By Noble Green Energy

  • 125kW Ground Mounted PV System in Leicester Case Study

    Background Neil Fletcher, from Hinckley in Leicestershire, already had a small solar PV installation so he was well aware of the good rates of return that such systems are capable of producing, especially when taking into account the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) available at the time. By taking advantage of the AIA, businesses can help offset up to 100% of purchases of plant and ...


    By Noble Green Energy

  • Commercial Installs Case Study

    We've successfully deployed large scale commercial solar solutions for companies all over the United States and abroad. As the cost of solar continues to fall, more and more enterprises are looking to Solar Energy USA to help them realize substantive savings to their operational bottom-lines. From Alpharetta, GA, to Dubai, UAB, our commercial clients have benefited from the experience, expertise ...


    By Solar Energy USA

  • Trophi - Trainings on Rooftop Photovoltaics Systems in India - Case Study

    TROPHI 2018 - 2019 INDIA TROPHI - Supporting India’s Ambitious Targets for Rooftop PV India has seen tremendous growth in installation of solar PV systems. India is on track to reach its ambitious goals defined in the National Action Plan for Climate Change (NAPCC) and Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). However, the sector of grid-connected rooftop systems (GRTPV) ...

  • How do Photovoltaic Cells Actually Work?

    Solar power is an abundant renewable source that could be the solution to our future energy needs, but just how does a solar array produce the electricity that powers our lives? The short answer is that, through a solar panel, photons (light particles) are able to knock electrons off atoms and this causes a flow of electricity. The long ...

  • NREL Report Shows U.S. Solar Photovoltaic Costs Continuing to Fall in 2016

    NREL U.S. PV system cost benchmarks, from the fourth quarter of 2009 to the first quarter of 2016 The modeled costs to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems continued to decline in the first quarter of 2016 in the U.S. residential, commercial, and utility-scale sectors, according to updated benchmarks from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Driving the cost ...

  • “Back on Track”

    Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of positive news to report from SMA—including the fact that the Managing Board has twice raised the forecast for 2015. Three questions for Pierre-Pascal Urbon, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Pierre, the figures for the current fiscal year have been extremely positive so far. Has SMA achieved a sustainable turnaround? ...


    By SMA Solar

  • Performance comparisons of grid connected SPV system with different MPPT algorithms

    This paper presents a performance analysis of grid connected SPV system for different maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithms. The detailed mathematical model of grid connected three–phase solar photovoltaic (SPV) system with parametric model of SPV cell, thermal modelling and switching loss calculation of switching devices are discussed. The performance evaluation has been carried out for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risks in the development of Chinese photovoltaic industry: a perspective from low–carbon incentive policies

    Photovoltaic industry based on the utilisation of solar power has an abundant and renewable energy resource and advantage in environmental protection. This paper seeks to elaborate on the status quo of Chinese PV industry and, including the trait of low carbon, the development in China and the risks existed in Chinese PV industry. Then, a simulation of risks in the development of Chinese PV ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Photodetectors and solar cells with Ge/Si quantum dots parameters dependence on growth conditions

    In this paper recommendations for growth conditions necessary for achieving maximum detectivity of infrared photodetectors with quantum dots and efficiency of quantum dot solar cells are given. It is also shown that for improvement of photodetectors characteristics quantum dots should be grown at rather high temperatures, and, on the contrary, at relatively low temperatures for maximisation of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Jordan leads the way in the Middle East PV industry

    With over 400 companies operating in the local PV industry, Jordan is leading the way in the development of a regional PV market. Projects from Round I are soon to get financial closure, while the preferred bidders for Round II will be announced shortly. On the last year Jordan has proven to be a pioneer in solar PV in the Middle East. With the opening of two rounds of utility- scale PV projects ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Non-isolated high step-up interleaved boost converter

    The output voltage available from renewable sources like photovoltaic panels, fuel cells and battery banks are too low to be practically utilised. Therefore, the available voltage must be stepped up considerably before connecting to the load. In this paper, a novel topology, which consists of two interleaved stages and five voltage multiplier cells, is presented. The topology is derived from a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Start-up of first 100 kw system in Shanghai with 3-sun PV Mirror modules

    ABSTRACT Thanks to funding from the Shanghai City government, Shanghai Import Export Trading Company, and Shanghai Flower Port, we have designed and fabricated in pilot production the first 3-sun 180 W (STC) mirror panels. Three of these panels were first tested in the US showing calibrated PTC ratings of 150 W. Then 24 panels were installed on two 2-axis trackers at the Flower Port in ...


    By JX Crystals

  • Test Sites And Testing of 3-Sun Mirror Modules

    ABSTRACT The demand for solar photovoltaic cells and modules has far outstripped PV cell supply and module prices are rising. To solve this problem. JX Crystals is developing a 3-sun mirror module that uses 1/3 the cell area to triple module production at a lower cost. Our concentrator module design uses existing planar cells. We simply cut standard SunPower A300 cells into thirds. In ...


    By JX Crystals

  • TPV History from 1990 to Present & Future Trends

    Abstract. Herein, the history of TPV at JX Crystals over the last 15 years is described. Our focus has been on commercial application for TPV components and systems. JX Crystals began as a spin off company when the inventors of the GaSb cell left Boeing with a license to make that cell at JX Crystals. We recosnized that III-V IR sensitive cells such as the GaSb cell were enabling for TPV systems. ...


    By JX Crystals

  • ACWA Power’s CEO says Indian PV companies expanding to the Middle East ‘fear the unknown’

    PV Insider’s recently published guide on ‘Exporting Indian solar expertise abroad’ includes interviews from key Middle Eastern solar players such as ACWA power, Masdar and Sun & Life on whether Indian companies would make good partners on PV projects in the Middle East. In a recent contribution to PV Insider’s guide on ‘Exporting Indian solar expertise ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Synthesis and photovoltaic properties of CuInS 2 /CdS quantum dots co-sensitised TiO 2 photo-anodes

    The CuInS 2 and CdS quantum dots co-sensitised solar cells are successfully fabricated to improve the photovoltaic performance. The CuInS 2 quantum dots are adsorbed on the surface of TiO 2 nanoparticles by assembly linking technique, and then the CdS quantum dots are deposited by successive ionic layer absorption and reaction technique. The absorption intensity is obviously ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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