German car manufacturer Audi and Alta Devices, a subsidiary of the Chinese solar-cell specialist, Hanergy, are working together on this development project. With this cooperation, the partners aim to generate solar energy to increase the range of electric vehicles. The first prototype is to be built by the end of 2017.
Independent research into the performance of four solar photovoltaic (PV) module technologies in South Africa has confirmed that First Solar’s advanced thin film PV modules can offer over 4 percent more energy than conventional silicon PV panels.
Total global solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity is forecast to reach 498 gigawatts (GW) in 2019, which is 177 percent higher than 2014, according to IHS, the leading global source of critical information and insight. While total global solar PV demand is projected to grow steadily, the large number of discrete country markets at the gigawatt-level will help reduce demand volatility.
To raise more awareness for thin-film solar, Hanergy Thin Film Power, a leading solar manufacturer, has launched the Thin-Film Solar Product Global Innovation Competition in cooperation with several international design centers and SfunCube, the world’s most vibrant ecosystem for solar start-ups.