Category: Solar Records
India Sees Highest-Ever Quarterly Solar Addition
India witnessed its highest-ever solar power capacity addition in a quarter during the first three months of this year, government data shows.
SolarReserves Bids 6.3 Cents Per KWH In Chile For Dispatchable 24-Hour Solar
In Chile’s last auction for power, SolarReserve bid a world record breaking low price at just 6.3 cents per kWh ($63/MWh) for dispatchable 24-hour solar.
Solar Power Now Least Expensive Source Of Electricity In 58 Emerging Economies
Wanting to save the world is a laudable goal, but economics is where the case for solar power and other renewable energy is being won. BNEF says solar now cost less than any other source of electricity in 60 countries around the world.
US Solar Grows 95% In 2016 In Record-Breaking Year
Originally published on CleanTechnica by Joshua S Hill The United States solar market had its biggest year to date in 2016, growing a phenomenal 95%, installing a fantastic 14.5 gigawatts of new solar capacity, according to new statistics released today. The latest US Solar Market Insight report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) […]
Las Vegas To Use 100% Renewable Energy
The city of Las Vegas is now the largest US city to get 100% of its electricity for municipal operations from renewable energy sources such as solar and geothermal.
SEIA Identifies Top 10 Users Of Commercial Solar
The 2016 SEIA Solar Means Business report lists the top ten commercial solar power users. Combined, commercial solar accounts for over 1 gigawatt of electricity, enough to power nearly 193,000 homes.
Swiss Engineers Claim New Solar Cell Efficiency Record (with Video)
Swiss engineers report they have created a new solar cell with 36.4% efficiency — a new world record. They claim their cell will be competitive with conventional solar systems.
Latest Energy Auction In Chile Sees Price Of Solar Fall Below 3 Cents Per Kilowatt-Hour
A Spanish company has just bid to supply solar power to Chile at the unbelievably low price of $2.91 per kilowatt-hour, the lowest price yet on the world market. How much cheaper will solar power get?
Solar Energy Will Have A Very Good Year In 2016 Says SEIA
64% of new US electricity generation in the first quarter of 2016 came from solar power installations. The extension of federal tax credits will give the industry a boost during the rest of this year.
New Solar Cell Efficiency Record Breaks 21% Barrier
A new solar cell efficiency record has been set by China’s Trina Solar Limited, which announced that its new p-type multi-crystalline silicon solar cell has achieved a solar conversion efficiency of 21.25 percent according to the results of third-party testing. Greater efficiency does not necessarily translate into lower costs, but the manufacturing method is based […]