A breakthrough in the production of solar panels
Researchers at the University of Nanjing have achieved a breakthrough that will enable the mass production of next-generation solar cells made of perovskite. Start-up Renshine Solar will produce them at half the cost of current silicon cells. The electricity production efficiency of the new panels is 50% higher than the traditional ones.
Putting an end to the long-term fuel subsidies in May this year boosted Nigeria’s interest in solar energy, which could accelerate the modernization of Africa’s largest economy. One of the biggest problems is the elimination of fossil fuel-powered generators commonly used to light homes and businesses. Nigeria is the second largest carbon emitter in Africa after South Africa. If 30% of Nigerian households switched to solar power by 2030, 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions could be avoided.
According to experts from the independent think tank Green Alliance, Scotland has the potential to become a global leader in renewable energy production thanks to its economic and geographical advantages. In particular, the country’s northeast has excellent potential for developing industrial clusters for producing hydrogen and renewable energy and carbon capture and storage (CCS). The green transition would also lead to the creation of high-quality and well-paid jobs.