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  • 9 January 2017

    Abigail Ross-Hopper, former director of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), a body regulating offshore oil & gas and renewables activities, has taken the helm of a solar power association. Solar Energy Industries Association, the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, on Monday said Ross-Hopper would take over as president […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 June 2020
    Business developments & projects, Innovation, Market outlooks, Research & Development, Technology, Transition

    Offshore solar energy systems are an emerging application in which photovoltaic (PV) systems are installed directly over bodies of water. Floating solar photovoltaic is a subset of that technology in which PV panels are mounted on buoyant substructures. PV panel technology is similar to traditional ground-mounted PV, except the panels rest on a platform usually […]

  • 1 March 2010

    At the HDW Shipyard, PlanetSolar unveiled the world’s largest solar boat, which will be powered exclusively by high-efficiency solar cells from SunPower Corp., a manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems. In late March, PlanetSolar will launch its catamaran for testing, and then embark on its round-the-world tour in early 2011.

  • 23 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    In support of its research into floating solar energy, the Queen’s University Belfast is seeking a post-graduate candidate to investigate dynamic response of floating solar PV arrays.

  • 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 […]

  • 27 October 2011
    Business & Finance

    A yacht dream is coming true: The emission-free solar yacht with towing-kite propulsion will be developed and built by the solar ship manufacturer SolarWaterWorld AG from Berlin in close cooperation with the Hamburg-based technology leader SkySails GmbH. A cooperation agreement which includes a seven-figure development contract for SkySails has been signed by the partners on […]

  • 12 March 2019
    Research & Development

    Statkraft Albania has entered into an agreement with Norwegian floating solar technology developer Ocean Sun for the delivery of a floating solar plant with a maximum capacity of 2 MW at the Banja reservoir in Albania. The solar park will consist of 4 floating units of 0.5 MW each, with a total investment cost of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 10 May 2010

    Imtech N.V. (technical services provider in Europe) announces that it is acting as technology partner of PlanetSolar, the largest ship powered by solar energy in the world. The ship is being officially exhibited today on the occasion of the 821st birthday of Hamburg’s harbour. In 2011, PlanetSolar will set sail on a world cruise of […]

  • 25 February 2020
    Research & Development, Technology

    The United Arab Emirates is set to launch the first floating solar power plant in the waters of the Arabian Gulf. The small resort island of Nurai in Abu Dhabi will commission the floating solar plant with Dubai-based solar developer Enerwhere. According to reports, the 80kW facility is the pilot phase, or test-bed for similar […]

  • 27 October 2011

    A yacht dream is coming true: The emission-free solar yacht with towing-kite propulsion will be developed and built by the solar ship manufacturer SolarWaterWorld AG from Berlin in close cooperation with the Hamburg-based technology leader SkySails GmbH. A cooperation agreement which includes a seven-figure development contract for SkySails has been signed by the partners on […]

  • 28 April 2020
    Research & Development, Technology

    Norwegian solar energy company Ocean Sun has secured a US patent covering its solar power plants. United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will officially grant the patent in May this year. The company has also recently secured a DNV GL conformity statement for its floating solar design methodology. The conformity statement is the first […]

  • 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.

  • 25 October 2012
    Technology

    Many countries are turning to solar technology and renewable energy because of a need for alternative energy sources and environmental concerns. To help meet these needs, DNV has developed SUNdy, a large-scale offshore solar field concept which has been launched at Singapore International Energy Week. Dubbed SUNdy, the core feature of the concept is a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 February 2011

    United Solar, a manufacturer of light-weight, flexible thin-film solar modules, announced that their Uni-solar® brand photovoltaics have been installed on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas cruise ship. Royal Caribbean International launched the Allure of the Seas out of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with Uni-solar laminates installed by Bam Solar of Miami providing […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Technology

    Bourne has developed a solar-hydro hybrid generator  in an effort to find a potential energy site that has more than one type of renewable energy and capture both with one device. The potential for this approach is significant. There are many regions of the world that not only have high solar power potential but also hydropower […]

  • 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. MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is a multihull vessel topped by a large array of […]