Tag Archive for 'PV'

Thin film solar cells achieve new record energy conversion efficiency

January 21st, 2013 by Empa

Scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed thin film solar cells on flexible polymer foils with a new record efficiency of 20.4% for converting sunlight into electricity. The cells are based on CIGS semiconducting material (copper indium gallium (di)selenide) known for its potential to provide cost-effective solar electricity. […]

Guernsey Electricity offers ways to reduce your energy bill

November 22nd, 2012 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.

Guernsey Electricity Ltd sells air source heat pumps, solar hot water and photovoltaic systems. Please call The Energy Team on 200700 if you want to explore how renewable systems like solar hot water and photovoltaic and air source heat pumps can help achieve lower energy bills.  

Guernsey Electricity Ltd. promotes micro renewable energy technology

November 22nd, 2012 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.

When it comes to using sustainable technology to heat your home, ensure you invest in a system that is efficient and built to last. And make sure that it is planned, supplied and installed by a contractor with the knowledge and experience to provide a solution that is reliable and specifically designed to meet your […]

Guernsey Electricity Ltd promotes solar energy for your home

November 22nd, 2012 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.

Guernsey Electricity Ltd sells solar thermal panels to produce hot water and photovoltaic panels to produce electricity.  Call Guernsey Electricity’s Energy Team on 200700 to get started with renewable energy for your home.

EU photovoltaic installed capacity reached 52 GW in 2011

September 27th, 2012 by European Commission Joint Research Centre

Europe accounted for two thirds of the world-wide newly installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity in 2011, with 18.5 GW. Its overall PV capacity totalled 52 GW. The yearly electricity produced by PV could power a country with the electricity demand of Austria, which corresponds to 2% of the EU’s electricity needs. These are some of the […]

IEA report urges energy efficiency and faster adoption of clean energy

May 1st, 2012 by International Energy Agency

While progress is being made on renewable energy, most clean energy technologies are not being deployed quickly enough, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in an annual progress report presented to ministers and representatives of nations that together account for four-fifths of global energy demand. The report, Tracking Clean Energy Progress, highlights the rapid progress […]

Bloomberg New Energy Finance 2011 review of renewable energy investments

January 22nd, 2012 by Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that global investment in clean energy reached a new record of $260 billion in 2011, up five percent on 2010 and almost five times the total of $53.6 billion in 2004. Investment in solar far outstripped that in wind, and perhaps of most note, US clean energy investment moved back […]

Performance of solar thermal and photovoltaic panels in Guernsey

January 2nd, 2012 by Gavin Lanoe

I installed four 215 watt photovoltaic panels and a solar thermal panel composed of 30 evacuated tubes on the roof of my home two years ago. This brief article looks at the amount of energy capture by these systems and the return-on-investment.

Photovoltaics among fastest growing industries in the world

September 9th, 2011 by European Commission Joint Research Centre

The tenth edition of the JRC PV Status Report indicates that in 2010, the photovoltaic (PV) industry production more than doubled and reached a world-wide production volume of 23.5 gigawatt (GW) of photovoltaic modules. Since 1990, photovoltaic module production has increased more than 500-fold from 46 megawatts (MW) to 23.5 GW in 2010, which makes […]

Where renewable energy is the norm and not the exception

November 29th, 2010 by Richard Lord

I visited the Netherlands recently to attend a family wedding.   During the wedding party a member of the family told me that there were “about 40 wind turbines” only ten kilometres away. They were across the border in Germany between the cities of Goch and Kalkar.  So on Sunday 21 November my wife and I […]