Environment, Home, Water

Future of the Water Purifiers Market — Report

The global water purifiers market will grow at a CAGR of 10% during 2017-2026. According to the “Global Water Purifiers Market By Technology, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2012 – 2026” by TechSci Research, this CAGR is based on a number of factors including increasing consumer awareness and purchase power, better purification technologies, media attention on water purifiers products, etc.

The report compares the market by size, share and forecast, and it analyzes the market by technology (UV, membrane & media) and region (APAC, Europe & Russia, North America, South America, Middle East & Africa). The complete report is available here.

The current market players include A. O. Smith Corporation (US), Blue Filters Group (Germany), Coway Co. Ltd. (Korea), Canature Environmental Products Co Ltd (China), Eureka Forbes Ltd (India), Foshan Shunde Midea Water Dispenser Manufacture Company Ltd (China), Unilever PLC (UK), Whirlpool Corporation (US), 3M Purification Inc (US), etc.


Home, Solar

NEXT Receives $2.5 Million from the US Department of Energy for Its Low-Cost Transparent Solar Cells

Next Energy Technologies will receive $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for its transparent energy-harvesting coatings for commercial windows.  The award is part of the Department’s SunShot Initiative. NEXT will match the award itself.

NEXT is using soluble small molecule (SSM)-organic photovoltaic (OPV) technology to design the cells. The Building integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) windows will be like traditional windows in appearance and functionality but they will also be competitive in the solar market.

NEXT is working toward a fully developed prototype with successful initial testing and certification testing and that is ready for pilot manufacturing. The SunShot Initiative aims to achieve a Levelized Cost of Energy of $0.03/kWh by 2030.

CEO of NEXT Energy Technologies Daniel Emmett said  “We at NEXT look forward to working with the U.S. Department of Energy as we progress our transparent solar technology toward commercialization with the aim of transforming buildings into producers of low cost solar energy.”

Home, Solar

Panasonic Improves on Output Temperature Coefficient for Solar Cells

Panasonic has achieved an output temperature coefficient of -0.258%/°C2 with its Panasonic HIT® (heterojunction solar cells).

The output temperature coefficient measures decrease in conversion efficiency with increase in temperature. The standard value for the coefficient is -0.50% /°C2 (0.5% decrease in efficiency with 1° rise in temperature).

solar module

Mukesh Sethi, Group Manager, Solar Division, Panasonic Eco-Solutions North America, said “The Panasonic HIT® is proven to offer the very best value to consumers in the residential solar market, and this latest development will be a massive help in locations where extreme heat is a factor for consumers.”