Point Load Power releases latest version of flat rooftop solar tracker

Point Load Power announced the launch of its flagship technology, PV Booster Gen 2, a rooftop tracking system designed to maximize solar production from monofacial and bifacial solar panels, producing up to 70% more energy per panel compared to fixed-tilt rooftop mounting solutions. This advancement in solar performance means that building owners, occupants and project integrators … Read more

Recently discovered molecule could significantly boost solar cell power

In the search for more efficient solar cells, researchers in Japan have found that a recently discovered molecule, important in a plant’s ability to photosynthesise sunlight, could also reap rewards for solar cells. Among photosynthetic pigments, chlorophyll is the most crucial one as it captures light energy and converts photons into electrons as a source … Read more

Breakthrough solar cell sets two world records for efficiency

Scientists at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have published findings to Nature Energy on a new solar cell concept with enormous potential. The six-junction cell achieved a solar conversion efficiency of 47.1pc under concentrated illumination, creating a new world record. A second record was also achieved with efficiency of 39.2pc under one-sun illumination. To construct … Read more

New renewable energy capacity hit record levels in 2019

Almost three-quarters of new electricity generation capacity built in 2019 uses renewable energy, representing an all-time record. New data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) shows solar, wind and other green technologies now provide more than one-third of the world’s power, marking another record. Fossil fuel power plants are in decline in Europe and the US, with … Read more

11 solar projects to the first round of Government’s renewable electricity support scheme

The project portfolio announced today marks the first phase of the overall €300 million investment announced by the joint venture in January The 11 projects are located in eight counties throughout Ireland Over 200 jobs to be created in the construction of the projects The joint venture has secured a pipeline of projects that will … Read more