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The Most Popular Next-Generation Solar Cells May Have a Problem

3rd February, 2015: The majority of high-performance solar cells under development use a combination of materials including perovskite and spiro-MeOTAD. These cells are far cheaper than...

Interconnected Power Grid Comes a Step Closer

2nd February, 2015: Norway just agreed to a $2.4 billion/420-mile subsea cable to carry 1.4 GW of spare hydroelectric supply to the energy-starved UK market.     Norwegians...

World Record Solar Cells With 50% Efficiency On the Way!

17th December, 2014:  Soitec , a French manufacturing company used techniques designed for making microprocessors to produce solar cells with a record-setting efficiency of 46 percent,...

French Solar Success

8th December, 2014:  France is to be home to Europe's biggest photovoltaic solar power plant.   Neoen , a major French renewable energy company, says €360m plant will supply the...

Cleantech Innovate

Imagine a future where your toilet is cleaned without water, your home is insulated by robots and you can heat your patio without heating the planet. Imagine walking down a street where the...

Invitation to tender for Solar TINA is now out!

28th November, 2014:  Technology Innovation Needs Assessment (TINA) for solar photovoltaics (PV) and thermal technologies will provide insights into the potential of these technologies...

Vanke Innovation house - call for suppliers and partners

26th November, 2014:  Can you help the world’s largest residential developer build the next generation of sustainable homes in China? Following the signing of the Accord between BRE...

Solar Panels Can Now Disappear

11th November, 2014: CSEM, a Swiss non-profit technology company, has come up with a technology of  transparent solar cells  that lets solar panels be see-through. Solar panels come in...

Reminder - Public consultation for the solar PV Code of Practice closes 7th November 2014

The Draft for Public Comment stage for the IET  Code of Practice for Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems  closes for receipt of comments on  Friday, 7 th...

New Special Interest Group Launched!

29th October, 2014: Birmingham yesterday played host to the launch of the new Special Interest Group that aims to analyse supply chain in solar energy systems and opportunities for UK...

International firms target UK for 2015 energy storage push

27th October, 2014:  Sharp and ABB are among the international players in solar preparing to launch energy storage products in the UK in Q1 2015, with an apparent emphasis on the...

Successful marketing for SMEs...don't miss out on this important webinar!

To engage with potential business partners, employees and customers, your business needs the right sort of marketing. The KTN is hosting a series of webinars offering advice tailored towards...

The Solar Trade Association will split from the Renewable Energy Association in 2015

14th October, 2014 :  The associations say that the split will allow them to focus on their respective core strengths... read more .  Commenting on the split, REA chairman Martin...

UK To Become Fourth Largest PV Market In 2014

8th October, 2014:   Among the leading photovoltaic markets in 2014, the United Kingdom is experiencing the strongest percentage growth by far . The country saw a huge boom in...

IEA Publishes Solar Roadmaps for Electricity and Thermal Technologies

29th September, 2014: The sun could be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050 , ahead of fossil fuels, wind, hydro and nuclear, according to a pair of reports issued today by the...

The KTN Launch Event for the Solar Energy Systems Special Interest Group

Solar energy is an important part of the UK’s energy mix, with current focus on Solar Photovoltaic (PV) which is now, after hydro and wind power, the third largest renewable energy source in...
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