Posts tagged: solar photovoltaics

Move Over Elon: Global Energy Prize Goes To Australia’s Solar Guru

UNSW professor Martin Green, who revolutionised photovoltaics, says sun’s power is ‘the best option out there’ By: Sophie Vorrath The “father of PV” – University of New South Wales professor Martin Green – has become the first Australian to win the global energy prize from a shortlist that included Tesla’s Elon Musk. UNSW said Green had been […]

In Germany, Solar Panels are Transforming Home Life and Offering Energy Independence

By: Anmar Frangoul In Germany, something of an energy transition is taking place. In 2016, renewables made up 29 percent of gross electricity generation, with wind power, biomass and solar photovoltaics leading the way. Now, a number of German households are looking to harness the power of the sun and gain energy independence by combining […]

Solar Power to Grow Sixfold as Sun Becoming Cheapest Resource

By: Mahmoud Habboush  Claudia Carpenter The amount of electricity generated using solar panels stands to expand as much as sixfold by 2030 as the cost of production falls below competing natural gas and coal-fired plants, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. Solar plants using photovoltaic technology could account for 8 percent to 13 percent […]