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  • 6 May 2020
    Innovation, Research & Development, Technology, Transition

    The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientists have fabricated a solar cell with an efficiency of nearly 50 per cent. The six-junction solar cell now holds the world record for the highest solar conversion efficiency at 47.1 per cent, measured under concentrated illumination. A variation of the same cell also set the efficiency record […]

  • 1 October 2010

    The 31-metre solar-powered, carbon fibre wavepiercer catamaran ‘Turanor Planet Solar’, designed by New Zealand’s LOMOcean Design, departed Monaco on September 27 on the first leg of a world tour intended to highlight sustainable energy.

  • 6 June 2019
    Research & Development

    The Netherlands will build floating solar parks on a large scale in the coming years. First on inland waters and then at sea. According to Solar Future, in 2023, already 2 gigawatt-peak of floating power will have been realized, scientists and project developers predict. The advantage of floating solar parks is that scarce land does […]

  • 14 April 2015

    Eco Marine Power (EMP) has received acceptance from Japan’s classification society ClassNK for its Aquarius Marine Solar Power solution as installed on classed vessels. Eco Marine Power will now move forward and release two marine solar power packages: Aquarius Marine Solar Power and Aquarius MAS + Solar – with the latter including additional hardware and […]

  • 19 August 2013
    Research & Development, Technology

    India could soon see its first prototype of a solar power station floating on water, Hindustan Times informs. The project’s initiator, and the leader of an expert team which is working on the prototype, is SP Gon Choudhury, Director at Development Consultants Private Limited (DCL Group) and Vice Chairman at Calcutta Institute of Technology. The […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Eco Marine Power (EMP) has for the first time ever installed an Aquarius Management & Automation System (MAS) integrated with a marine solar panel array on-board the Blue Star Delos. The Aquarius MAS has been installed as part of a joint renewable energy project with Blue Star Ferries and the approximately 2kW trial solar array […]

  • 8 July 2013
    Business & Finance

      Anyone who has ever scanned the sea’s horizon for a fuel station recognizes the key advantage of solar-powered boating: solar-powered (or green) boats eliminate boaters’ dependence on gasoline. Solar-powered boats are better for the environment, not to mention beautiful (often encased in glass to support the panels and preserve the view), quiet and potentially […]

  • 10 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Kyocera Corporation, Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation , and Ciel et Terre International has announced that they will begin construction this month on the world’s largest floating solar installation. Kyocera TCL Solar LLC will develop and operate utility-scale floating solar power plants utilizing Ciel et Terre’s Hydrelio© floating solar platforms in two installations, totaling 2.9 megawatts […]

  • 12 May 2010

    Next year, Hamburg will hold the title “European Green Capital 2011.” And at this year’s 821st Hafengeburtstag, that took place from May 7 to 9, one of the highlights was the solar-powered catamaran Tûranor PlanetSolar and the exhibition PlanetSolar Village. At 31 meters, the catamaran Tûranor PlanetSolar is the world’s largest solar-powered vessel.

  • 26 February 2019
    Authorities & Government, Research & Development, Technology

    Experimental floating photovoltaic solar power plant project in Kruonis pumped storage hydroelectric power plant (PSHP), developed by Lithuanian state-owned enterprise Lietuvos Energijos Gamyba, has received funding from the Lithuanian Business Support Agency (LBSA). The total amount of €235,000 have been granted. LBSA together with the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation have decided to fund […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Eco Marine Power has begun a project to jointly deploy and evaluate with Blue Star Ferries of Greece a range of innovative renewable energy related technologies for shipping, including the Aquarius Management and Automation System (MAS) with an integrated marine solar power system.   The project will evaluate a modern high speed passenger and car […]

  • 23 August 2011
    Business & Finance

    Another step forward in the development of the Aquarius System was made recently when work begun on the detailed design of the wind and solar sail panel. This panel or rigid sail will be used to harness wind & solar energy which will then be used to help power a ship thereby reducing fuel consumption […]

  • 25 March 2007

    TOKYO – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL, President: Akimitsu Ashida) today announced that the solar power generation system at Ohi Container Terminal Berth No.4 started operation in March. The system is called the Tokyo International Container Terminal Solar Power Station.

  • 22 December 2014
    Technology

    Kyocera Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation announced today that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC, a joint venture established by the two companies, will develop and operate a 13.4-megawatt (MW) floating solar power plant on the Yamakura Dam reservoir, managed by the Public Enterprises Agency of Chiba Prefecture in Japan for industrial water services. The plant […]

  • 16 January 2012

    MS Turanor PlanetSolar, the world’s largest solar-powered ship, has docked at Abu Dhabi Marina, near ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre) to help celebrate the World Future Energy Summit 2012, and to highlight the role solar energy is playing in energy sustainability. PlanetSolar was visited by ADPC’s Vice President, Ports’ Unit, Captain Mohamed Al Shamisi, […]

  • 30 May 2011

      The world’s largest solar-powered boat arrived yesterday on its first Australian stopover in Brisbane. PlanetSolar’s Turanor has been tourin… (IBTimes) [mappress] Source: IBTimes, May 30, 2011;  

  • 11 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    ENGIE, know as GDF SUEZ until recently, announced at the beginning of this year that it plans to double its renewable energy generation and the company said today it is on a good path with constantly diversifying its power generating base by incorporating sources of renewable energy.  Around 50% of the company’s electricity generation in France comes from […]

  • 25 May 2011
    Business & Finance

    Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., the Monohakobi Technology Institute, and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai are to begin in June shipboard tests to verify the effects of a jointly developed hybrid power supply system for vessels. The innovative system will be installed on NYK Line’s solar-power-assisted car carrier Auriga Leader (60,213 gross tons), which […]

  • 9 June 2020
    Business developments & projects, Collaboration, Innovation, Research & Development, Technology, Transition

    DNV GL has launched a joint industry project with 14 participants to develop the first recommended practice for floating solar power projects. The planned recommended practice will provide a commonly recognised standard based on a list of technical requirements for developing safe, reliable and sustainable floating solar projects. Floating solar power is a promising renewable […]

  • 26 December 2011

    MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is a multihull vessel topped by a large array of photovoltaic solar panels, constructed by Knierim Yacht Club, in Kiel, Germany. Built in 14 months, the biggest ever solar boat has impressive dimensions but is both silent and clean. The multihull will be home to six sailors during the round-the-world attempt, and […]

  • 27 April 2018
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched a tender for the development of 150MW grid-connected floating solar PV power projects in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India.

  • 21 April 2020
    Project & Tenders

    Hangzhou Safefound Technology and LAO-PPA have signed a Project Development Agreement (PDA) with the government for a 1,200MW floating solar energy project. The PDA was signed following a feasibility study on the solar energy project to be installed on the surface of the Nam Ngum 1 dam reservoir. The solar power project is a joint […]