Belgian consortium launches project for solar modules at sea

Offshore zonnepanelen

A consortium of dredging company Jan De Nul, sector member Deme, engineering firm Tractebel, solar module producer Soltech and Ghent University launches an innovative project for solar technology at sea. The project has a budget of around two million euros. After floating solar panels in sheltered environments such as lakes and dams, offshore applications, with […]

KU Leuven reaps first ‘solar potatoes’

KU Leuven has harvested the first potatoes that have been grown under a solar park. According to the university, solar modules above farmland are the future, because farmland is simply expensive. The potatoes were harvested in Beernem in West Flanders. The potato test under solar modules is the start of a major research project in […]

New: solar modules for indoors

Zonnepanelen in Cuba

Researchers from Sweden and China have succeeded in developing solar cells that convert the light in the house into electricity. Because it concerns indirect sunlight, they provide little power, but just enough to supply smaller devices with energy. The development is especially interesting for sensors. They can, for example, measure the air quality or the […]

German airport completely CO2 neutral thanks to solar modules

Airport Weeze zonnepanelen

Airport Weeze has reached an important milestone: in the past calendar year, the airport was able to operate CO2-neutral for the first time thanks to the production of solar energy. In the annual report, the airport reports that the basis for its success is formed by high energy efficiency in combination with 2 solar power […]

Solar energy is the fastest growing energy technology in the world

dak zonnepanelen

In 2018 the global PV market grew for the first time by more than 100 GW. More specific, a cumulative growth of around 25% occurred. The total installed solar energy capacity was 505 GW at the end of last year compared to 15 GW only 10 years ago. An important factor in the growth of […]