Category: Solar

Where Art Meets Science: The Novartis Pavill Opens in Basel, Switzerland

The Novartis Pavillon designed by AMDL CIRCLE and Michele De Lucchi has opened in Basel, Switzerland. The organic photovoltaics global leader ASCA, an ARMOR group company, functionally designed and produced more than 10,000 diamond- and triangle-shaped solar modules with ten different sizes and laminated them into polycarbonate. As they can take any shape and size,… Read more »

TrinaTracker launches SuperTrack a smart tracker control system that increases power production by up to 3% to 8%

May 12th 2022, TrinaTracker, a leading tracker solutions provider, launches SuperTrack, an innovative smart control system and showcases Vanguard 1P tracker at the Intersolar Europe Exhibition in Munich. SuperTrack includes a Smart Tracking algorithm that increases energy production by up to 3% to 8% compared with the conventional tracking algorithms. SuperTrack intelligent tracking combines Smart… Read more »

Pfeiffer Vacuum Opens New Leak Detection and Vacuum Technology Facility in Indianapolis, Indiana

Asslar, May 16, 2022. Pfeiffer Vacuum, one of the world’s leading providers of vacuum and leak detection solutions for the semiconductor as well as the analytical, industrial and research & development markets, opened up a new 40,000 square foot facility on May 13th. This state-of-the-art facility is located at 4037 Guion Lane, Indianapolis, Indiana. The… Read more »

Soltec supplies SFOne to generate 83 MW in new Minas Gerais project, Brazil

Murcia, May 11, 2022.– Soltec, integrated supplier of solutions for solar tracking photovoltaic plants, will supply trackers capable of generating 83 MW in a new solar plant in the Minas Gerais region, Brazil. The solar plant, owned by Mercury Renew, Solatio and Sunrise, will be equipped with Soltec’s single-axis SFOne tracker. Over 154,000 modules and… Read more »

Huawei Collaborates with Global Partners and Customers to Build a Low Carbon Society at Intersolar Europe 2022

At Intersolar Europe 2022, held at Messe München, Germany, Huawei shared its commitment to collaborating with partners and customers and empowering them with innovative FusionSolar Smart PV solutions for a better, greener, and smarter future. Under the theme of “Building a low-carbon smart society”, Huawei invited its global clients and partners to experience the progress… Read more »

Intersolar Europe 2022: REC launches new world’s highest-power solar panel for residential installations with G12 HJT cells

With up to 430 Wp packed into less than two square meters, the new REC Alpha Pure-R hits the sweet spot in terms of its power output, size, weight, and handling. REC’s latest panel innovation builds on the lead-free and RoHS compliant REC Alpha Pure Series, which just won the prestigious 2022 Intersolar Award. Munich,… Read more »

TrinaTracker launches SuperTrack a smart tracker control system that increases power production by up to 3% to 8%

May 12th 2022, TrinaTracker, a leading tracker solutions provider, launches SuperTrack, an innovative smart control system and showcases Vanguard 1P tracker at the Intersolar Europe Exhibition in Munich. SuperTrack includes a Smart Tracking algorithm that increases energy production by up to 3% to 8% compared with the conventional tracking algorithms. SuperTrack intelligent tracking combines Smart… Read more »

Groundbreaking Ceremony in Austria Launches Agri Photovoltaics Test Site

Neusling, Germany, May 10, 2022 – IDEEMATEC and EWS Consulting cooperation sees commencement of a 5.5 hectare research facility, Sonnenfeld Bruck an der Leitha, in Austria. A groundbreaking ceremony took place this week to mark the commencement of this state-of-the-art Agri PV research facility, with commissioning due to be completed in September. The site is… Read more »

ETIP PV Annual Conference 2022

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) has successfully finished its 2022 virtual annual conference. The Conference “SHAPING EUROPE’S ENERGY FUTURE WITH PHOTOVOLTAICS – Sustainable manufacturing and deployment” has discussed in four sessions the challenges of the transition to climate neutrality and a sustainable future with Photovoltaics. These two topics will become… Read more »

Soltec participates in Intersolar Europe trade fair with its SFOne

Murcia, May 9, 2022.- Soltec will showcase its SFOne tracker at the Intersolar Europe Fair, held this week from May 11 – 13 in Munich (Germany). Intersolar Europe is one of the most important, anticipated events in the international solar energy arena, bringing together key companies in the industry. The SFOne will be Soltec’s technology… Read more »

EDPR reaches a net profit of 66 million euros in Q1, 75% above the previous year

London, UK, 04 May 2022. EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), the fourth largest renewable energy producer in the world, has reached a net profit of 66 million euros in the first quarter of 2022, 75% above the previous year. This figure was partially offset by higher taxes, financials and higher non-controlling interest, among others. EDPR now… Read more »

Meyer Burger presents new features for solar modules and optimized solar roof tiles at Intersolar Europe

Meyer Burger stands for market-leading energy yield from the same surface area, as demonstrated with its new module generation: At this year’s Intersolar trade fair in Munich from May 11 to 13, the company will be presenting a further evolution of its innovative product portfolio. A new generation of the proven Heterojunction/SmartWire solar modules Meyer… Read more »

Jurchen Technology and Stäubli partnering for the manufacturing of two new TÜV-certified cabling products

We are excited to announce Jurchen Technology’s new partnership with Stäubli to serve the market with high quality, certified eBoS Products and Solutions. Both Companies will serve the market under its own brand. By teaming up for this offering, two experts meet. The Stäubli know-how in developing advanced contact technology and designing quality products pairs… Read more »

Intelligent photovoltaic solutions

Huawei Smart photovoltaic (PV) solutions take solar technology to the next level. Simple monitoring of PV systems makes it possible to gauge operation and identify potential for optimisation. Smart technology from Huawei can also help increase efficiency, ensuring maximum return on investment. As an international leader in advanced and efficient solar technology, Huawei’s inverters, optimisers,… Read more »

IBC SOLAR at Intersolar 2022

Bad Staffelstein, 26 April 2022 – At Intersolar Europe 2022 from 11 to 13 May 2022, IBC SOLAR, a leading full-service provider of SOLAR energy solutions will exhibit solutions of its three business areas: residential, commercial & industrial and powerplants. In addition, the company is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and is underscoring its… Read more »

Meyer Burger is developing additional production capacity for solar modules in Germany, thereby optimizing the expansion to 1.4 gigawatts for 2023

Meyer Burger Technology AG is developing a new module production facility with an additional 400 Megawatts (MW) at the Freiberg (Germany) site, using space in its logistics center in the immediate proximity of the existing plant. To this end, the company is using solar cell capacities from the production site in Thalheim (Bitterfeld-Wolfen) that are… Read more »

Italian factory sets the benchmark for carbon reductions – Mission to Net Zero achieved through upgrades and digitalisation that deliver a 25 percent reduction in carbon emissions across the facility

ABB’s 45,000 sq m facility in Dalmine, Italy, is proving that green factories don’t necessarily have to be new build factories, as investments in energy efficient technology and digitalization enabled the historical Medium Voltage (MV) circuit breaker and switchgear manufacturing site achieve Mission to Zero status. Mission to Zero is part of ABB’s journey toward… Read more »

BayWa r.e. sets up its first floating solar farm in Thailand with UBE

Bangkok, 19 April 2022: Renewables firm BayWa r.e. has worked with one of Thailand’s leading manufacturers and distributors of processed cassava products – Ubon Bio Ethanol PCL (UBE) to set up its first floating solar platform in Ubon Ratchathani,  The Floating Photovoltaic farm, often termed “floatovoltaic”, is expected to generate 2.3 MW or about 4,440… Read more »

Tigo Energy Expands Rapid Shutdown Leadership Through Licensing and Sales Agreement

CAMPBELL, Calif. — April 12, 2022 — Tigo Energy, Inc., the solar industry’s leading Flex MLPE (Module Level Power Electronics) supplier, today announced a commercial technology licensing agreement with QC Solar, a leading manufacturer of solar PV connectors and PV module junction box products headquartered in Suzhou, China. The licensing agreement enables QC Solar to… Read more »

ABB invests $1.1 million to meet record demand for Medium Voltage sensors

ABB has invested 1.1 million USD in a new, state-of-the-art sensor production line at its Brno Instrument Transformers and Sensors factory in the Czech Republic. At 15,000 sq. meters, Brno is already the world’s largest facility of its kind. The new production line will ramp up the scale and pace of Medium Voltage (MV) sensor… Read more »

Qcells retains No.1 market share spot in U.S. residential and commercial PV module segments

Latest U.S. PV Leaderboard report by Wood Mackenzie solidifies Qcells as a sustained market leader [Irvine, United States, April 11, 2022] Qcells today announced that it has retained its top market share in the U.S. residential and commercial solar module markets, underscoring the Company’s consistent leadership in the industry. According to the Q1 2022 U.S…. Read more »

Qcells Unveils New Brand Identity

In line with its ultimate goal to become a complete clean energy solutions provider, Qcells reforms its brand identity by showcasing a new logo, core values, mission and slogan. [Seoul, Korea, April 5, 2022] Long recognized as a prominent global solar panel manufacturer, Qcells, driven by its commitment to make yet another significant leap into… Read more »

Solar targets welcomed – but more action needed

Pioneering battery and energy storage company AceOn today said suggestions the government wants to triple the number of solar panels across the UK by 2030 were welcome — but warned that targets alone would not solve the UK’s energy crisis. Leaked details ahead of the publication of the Government’s energy security white paper suggest that… Read more »

Anesco expands into Europe with launch of Anesco Netherlands

UK renewables developer and service provider, Anesco, is powering up its international expansion plans with the launch of its first subsidiary outside the UK, Anesco Netherlands. Wouter Beerten joins the company as Director of Anesco Netherlands and will head up the business from its newly opened Amsterdam office. Having worked in the solar and utilities… Read more »

Hanwha pledges commitment to build a fully American solar supply chain

Hanwha Solutions to become the largest shareholder of Norway-based U.S. polysilicon manufacturer REC Silicon after acquiring an additional 4.67% stake from Aker Horizons, increasing total investment to $204 million and ownership share to 21.34%. Seoul, South Korea, March 23, 2022 – The United States solar industry is at a critical juncture. Despite long-term efforts to… Read more »

Fraunhofer LeTID test confirms top quality of IBC SOLAR modules

Modules of IBC SOLAR’s own brand show particularly high performance-stability in Fraunhofer CSP’s LeTID test. Bad Staffelstein, March 22, 2022 – IBC SOLAR, a leading global provider of photovoltaics (PV) and energy storage, impresses with its own-brand modules in a LeTID test conducted by the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP. Specifically, the research institution… Read more »

ABB Turbocharging launches digital suite to help ships cut fuel consumption by up to 20 percent

ABB Ability™ Tekomar XPERT marine is a digital suite delivering powerful insights into vessel performance, as well as CO2 emissions monitoring and reporting ABB estimates that deeper insights into a vessel’s operational data enabled by Tekomar XPERT marine can provide up to 20 percent fuel reduction, cutting costs and emissions as a result The digital marine… Read more »

Delta to Showcase New High-Performance M100A Flex 3-Phase Inverters at Solar Solutions International 2022

Delta Electronics, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, will be exhibiting its new solar photovoltaic inverters at Solar Solutions International 2022, hosted in Expo Haarlemmermeer, from 12-14 April, 2022. Delta will spotlight a new series of inverters, ranging from 15 kW up to 250 kW, offering a complete solution for residential, commercial… Read more »

For more efficiency and transparency: meteocontrol and GP JOULE SERVICE cooperate on remote monitoring software

Augsburg/Germany, March 22nd, 2022. GP JOULE SERVICE is now using the VCOM Cloud monitoring tool from meteocontrol in its solar control room. For this purpose, the technical and commercial operations manager for megawatt-class wind and PV plants in Germany and Europe has migrated its total portfolio of around 500 MWp to the VCOM Cloud, thus… Read more »

Rotary screen printing boosts cycle times

Currently, flatbed screen printing is the standard process used for the metallization of silicon solar cells and many other electronic components. Using a new production machine developed jointly with ASYS Automatisierungssysteme GmbH, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have now managed to increase the print throughput by a factor of 1.5…. Read more »

TrinaTracker Brings Love and Support to Kalenjin Tribes in Kenya

March 21st, 2022 – TrinaTracker, a leading tracker manufacturer and business unit of Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (SHA:688599), has completed the delivery and construction of three PV power plants for Radiant, Eldosol, and Kesses in Kenya. These projects are located in Uasin Gishu County, with a total installed capacity of 155 MW. Unlike usual, in… Read more »

Rotary screen printing boosts cycle times

Currently, flatbed screen printing is the standard process used for the metallization of silicon solar cells and many other electronic components. Using a new production machine developed jointly with ASYS Automatisierungssysteme GmbH, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have now managed to increase the print throughput by a factor of 1.5…. Read more »

Q CELLS wins LONGi’s appeal in Dutch Court, scope of the cross-border injunction extended

Court of Appeal of The Hague in the Netherlands expands scope of the cross-border injunction previously imposed on LONGi NL by the Preliminary Relief Judge of the Rotterdam District Court, issuing a preliminary judgment that prohibits LONGi from directly or indirectly infringing the patent owned by Hanwha Solutions Corporation in 11 European countries. Dutch subsidiary… Read more »

FIMER TO POWER UP SOLAR ISTANBUL FAIR 2022 WITH ITS INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

Global renewable energy equipment manufacturer FIMER is preparing to exhibit its innovative solar solutions and EVI technologies at Istanbul Fair 2022, Solar Energy, Storage, E-Mobility and Digitalization Exhibition Conference, from 23rd to 26th March. At Solar Istanbul Fair, FIMER will be showcasing its portfolio for the solar and EVI markets including: The FIMER PVS-10/12.5/15-TL is… Read more »

Ingeteam is supplying its solar inverters for two Mercury Renew projects in Brazil, totaling 210 MWp

Ingeteam’s Power station at the Bon Nome PV plant, the property of Mercury Renew, a Grupo Comerc Energia company. The supply is divided into two PV plants: Brígida (80 MWp) and Bon Nome (130 MWp). The solar inverters were manufactured at Ingeteam’s PV plant located in the state of São Paulo, and the medium voltage… Read more »

Monitoring of photovoltaic systems: Celsia S.A. opts for meteocontrol

Augsburg/Medellín (Colombia), 10.03.2022 – With immediate effect, meteocontrol GmbH and Celsia S.A. are entering into a cooperation with Colombia and the whole of Central America: In future, the Colombian energy supply company will monitor its entire portfolio of photovoltaic plants with meteocontrol’s VCOM Cloud system. The system also centralizes and facilitates control, maintenance and repair… Read more »