BioEnergy Bytes

  • BioEnergyBytesDFYingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited has announced that it has supplied 1 MW of solar panels to Grupo Neoenergia, one of Brazil’s largest energy companies and a pioneer in Brazilian solar project development. The panels will deliver clean electricity to Arena Pernambuco, the site of five 2014 FIFA World Cup matches.
  • FICO, a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, has announced that researchers at the California-based Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will include the FICO Xpress Optimization Suite in their work to determine the lowest-cost scheduling of electric power grids. This is part of the Lab’s work on large-scale renewable energy integration.
  • The CPV Consortium, a global industry organization that supports the development and long-term success of the Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV) industry, is hosting CPV-10 April 7-9, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The technical conference will focus on the areas of high- and low-concentration PV components, modules, and tracker-based CPV systems. Registration is still open.
  • According to Heliatek GmbH, a global company producing organic solar film, they have reached a new record in the efficiency of transparent solar cells. The latest development allows transparency levels up to 40% with an efficiency of over 7%. The company says it already holds the world record of 12% cell efficiency for opaque (non-transparent) organic solar cells.

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