Gwynedd Council have approved plans to install 160 solar panels on the roof of Bangor University’s Main Arts building on College Road, which is a Grade I listed building. The plans for energy-saving panels, which will be installed on the flat roof of the historical building, are part of a larger scheme to reduce the university’s carbon footprint and to improve energy efficiency.
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Technology coupling gains and a favorable development framework could see prices for Morocco’s pioneering Noor Midelt hybrid projects trend towards the lowest global CSP tariffs, experts told the CSP Madrid 2018 conference. Now entering the final stages of tendering, Morocco’s Noor Midelt hybrid CSP-PV project is expected to set a benchmark price for combined CSP and PV at scale. Activity in hybrid CSP-PV projects is growing as operators seek lower cost solar power that can be dispatched across peak demand periods. While CSP costs continue to fall, hybrid CSP-PV plant developers forecast greater cost reductions from combining low-cost PV with CSP storage capability. Morocco has tendered for two hybrid solar plants at Noor Midelt, which will each have a gross CSP capacity of between 150 MW and 190 MW. The projects will include a minimum five hours storage capacity and PV capacity is to be determined by the developer. Five international CSP consortia prequalified for the tender, including groups led by ACWA Power, France’s EDF EN, Engie (formerly GDF Suez), Germany’s Innogy and Japan’s JGC.
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Oxford PV, the UK-based perovskite solar technology company, has announced a new, certified, world record for its perovskite based solar cell. The 1 cm2 perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell has achieved a 28 percent conversion efficiency, certified by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The achievement edges out Oxford PV’s own previous certified record of 27.3 percent efficiency for its perovskite-silicon solar cell, announced earlier this year.
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