Solar: Latest Developments, Aug’16

Continuing our series on recent happenings and latest developments in the field of Solar, we bring some of key items which made news in the last month.

  • Transparent solar cells. Wonder if the glasses of your doors and windows become the power generators?They can keep your home cooler without blocking the sunlight. Researchers at MIT are developing such a solar cell that will absorb the infrared and ultraviolet components and allow the visible component of the sunlight to reach you (http://goo.gl/qOeO3U)

 

  • Google’s project Loon. Project Loon is an attempt to make internet available in the remote and rural areas. The idea is to use balloons that operate on solar power to create a mobile network infrastructure in the earth’s stratosphere (https://goo.gl/bShkTa)

 

  • Nano particles in solar panels. The researchers at University of Toronto have designed a new class of solar sensitive nano particles called Quantum dots that could lead to the manufacture of flexible and cheaper solar panels (http://goo.gl/NCRPOu)

 

  • Qatar solar technology to produce 6.5 GW worth of solar PV facility. Qatar solar technology (QSTech) are working to build 6,500MW worth solar photovoltaic production facility. QSTech has tied up with German companies Solar world and Centrotherm Photovoltaics AG to promote renewable energy across the world (http://goo.gl/T2Y5Zo)

 

  • IKEA to install 1.18MW rooftop solar array in Washington. IKEA, world’s leading home furnishing has announced a decision to install 1.18MW Solar PV system on the rooftop of its store in Renton, WA. This will be the Washington’s largest roof top solar installation (http://goo.gl/uLTKPk)

 

  • Floating solar being planned at Koyna Dam, Kolhapur. Koyna Dam in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, which is already generating 1,920 MW of power, may have floating solar panels that will generate 600 MW power additionally (http://goo.gl/AifoKN)

 

  • IREDA to issue about $150 million in offshore rupee bonds to boost lending for green power. Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency, IREDA is going to issue “offshore Masala bonds” of about $100 to $150 million that will boost up investments in solar (http://goo.gl/ui3ogX)

 

  • Solar could create 2 million jobs in the developing nations. Researcher Evan Mills at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory conducted a global analysis published in the journal Energy for Sustainable Development (http://goo.gl/VCuHkB), according to which solar installations could create two million potential new jobs in the developing countries like India (http://goo.gl/asBqfV)

 

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