Photovoltaic Solar Energy

Date of Publication: Feb 26, 2014
The global market for alternative solar technologies was valued at $12.6 billion in 2012. This market is estimated to grow to more than $22.8 billion by...

Date of Publication: May 8, 2014
The industry shakeout in CIGS PV has been brutal. In 2010 there were more than 25 companies with plans for over 1 GW of capacity, but to date only Solar...

Date of Publication: Apr 3, 2014
Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) integrates molten salt storage technologies and leverages...

Date of Publication: Mar 26, 2014
Solar Wafers or photovoltaic panels have been used for a long time to generate green energy from sunlight. Photovoltaic units are made of materials that can be electrically activated on the exposure of sunlight. The global solar wafer market is attracting increasing R&D investments and the new functionalities along with technical innovations are driving the market growth. The report analyzes and presents an overview of Solar Wafers market worldwide and also provides a review of market trends in several regional markets including China, the United States, and Europe.

Date of Publication: Mar 25, 2014
A Dye Sensitized Solar Cell is a kind of thin film solar cell that involves an easy and low-cost cell manufacturing process. Dye Sensitized Solar Cells are...

Date of Publication: Mar 17, 2014
The recent announcement of dye sensitized cells (DSCs) based on perovskite material that provide a 15 percent efficiency shows that DSCs could be about to...

Date of Publication: Feb 13, 2014
Microinverters and DC optimizers (collectively known as module-level power electronics, or MLPE) comprise one of the newest and fastest-growing sectors in the solar industry. The product segment surpassed 1 GW of annual volume and over 2 GW of cumulative installed capacity in 2013, just four years after the first contemporary products entered the market. While initially considered a niche solution for residential or shaded rooftops, the category has consistently expanded its appeal, to the point where nearly half of the MLPE category’s volume is in the commercial-scale market, particularly for DC optimizers. The module-level electronics providers have done this by evolving their value proposition while simultaneously reducing product costs.