Kuwait’s Pioneering Project Helps Co-operative Retailers Go Solar

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has recently embraced a number of pilot projects designed to promote the use of solar energy. Among them is the project titled: “Energy Efficiency and Photovoltaic Systems Pilot applications for Co-operative Societies”, which aims to enhance the energy efficiency of selected Coops as well as to encourage the use of photovoltaics for electricity generation.

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Edinburgh to install largest community-owned urban solar project in the UK

The City of Edinburgh Council announced this week that it is to install what is believed to be the largest community-owned urban renewable energy project ever undertaken in the UK in partnership with the Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative (ECSC), supported by Energy4All.

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Black Silicon Solar Cells Reach Record-Breaking 22.1% Efficiency

Aalto University’s researchers in Finland  together with Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Spain have obtained the record-breaking efficiency of 22.1% on nanostructured silicon solar cells as certified by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab.

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JinkoSolar Inaugurates Solar Cell & Module Manufacturing Facility in Malaysia

China-based JinkoSolar, a global leader in the PV industry, today announced the inauguration of a solar cell and module manufacturing facility in Penang, Malaysia. The ceremony was attended by JinkoSolar CEO Kangping Chen, and some Malaysia prestigious government officials.

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Sungevity and Sonnenbatterie Partner to Offer Home Solar Energy Storage to Customers in the U.S. and Europe

U.S. based global solar energy provider Sungevity announced last month a new partnership with German company Sonnenbatterie, Europe’s leading smart energy storage provider. Through the partnership, Sungevity will offer Sonnenbatterie smart energy storage systems to its network of customers in the U.S. and Europe, starting in the second half of 2015.

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