Solar: Latest Developments, Jul’16

Solar industry is undergoing unprecedented growth at present. World leaders from more than 120 countries formed a Global Solar Alliance at Paris COP21 Climate Summit. Tremendous efforts are being made in research and technology development for a more green and sustainable future. In such fascinating times we have tried to bring you a snapshot of latest developments and happenings in field of Solar Energy.

  • The World Bank and India signed an agreement for over $1 billion that India will receive to develop its solar power generation. Out of which, $625 million will go towards the Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Program. (http://bit.ly/29b67N6)

 

  • To meet India’s ambitious target of setting up 100 gigawatts of solar power generation capacity by the end of 2022, Adani Enterprises plans $1.5 billion copper smelter. This will boost domestic Solar equipment manufacturing. (http://bit.ly/29jOZGK)

 

  • Perovskite solar cells achieve more than 20% efficiency. These cells have crystals with special structure called ‘Perovskite’.Layering perovskites on top of silicon to make hybrid solar panels may actually boost the silicon solar-cell industry. (http://bit.ly/29kikjK)

 

  • Ultra-thin Solar Cells Can Easily Bend Around a Pencil. The researchers made the ultra-thin solar cells from the semiconductor gallium arsenide. These cells are less fragile under bending, and their performance is same as or even better than the regular PV cells. These can be used to make photovoltaics, which are flexible, and uses very less materials. (http://bit.ly/29qaN4R)

 

  • Photovoltaic cells replicate rose petals. Researchers have found that with a surface resembling that of plants, solar cells improve absorption of light thus generating more power. (http://bit.ly/29kijfE)

 

  • ‘Bacteria powered Solar Cells’. The scientists have created a bio solar panel that will generate electricity from respiratory activities of bacteria. It can be very useful especially in the remote areas where frequent battery replacement is impractical. (http://bit.ly/1Vlg2CU)

 

  • The aviation industry prefers to use solar energy rather than combustible fuel. Solar Impulse is the pioneer in flying around the world using solar energy. Solar Impulse 2 completed its round the world journey in four days operating entirely on solar power. (http://bit.ly/28Oggwu)

 

  • Floating solar power plant gaining traction in many countries. These power plants are installed on water reservoirs like dams, lakes or rivers. The solar panels are mounted on floating platforms with tight anchoring. These are sustainable to worse of worst weather conditions.(http://bit.ly/1PJk9qF)

 

  • Solar Roadways – a pilot project by Missouri DoT to install solar panels on a sidewalk on Route 66 in US. (http://bit.ly/29f3dt4)

 

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