Category: Solar

Research project on the repair and reuse of photovoltaic modules launched at the ZSW

Not just for smartphones, but for photovoltaic modules too: The RENEW project marks the launch of research into the repair and reuse of photovoltaic (PV) modules by Germany’s Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and its partners. The three-year project is being funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate… Read more »

Soltec teams up with Aplitop to optimize earthworks in photovoltaic solar plants

Murcia – November 22, 2023. Soltec, a vertically integrated company dedicated to photovoltaic projects with solar trackers, has formed an alliance with Aplitop to develop an application dedicated to improving the efficiency of earthwork tasks in photovoltaic solar energy installations. Aplitop is a developer of applications for topography and civil engineering projects, so the collaboration… Read more »

Soltec introduces hail defense algorithm for enhanced solar module protection

Miami – November 22, 2023. — Soltec, a global leader in solar tracking solutions, has unveiled a groundbreaking hail defense algorithm designed to protect photovoltaic modules from the destructive impact of hailstorms. In a comprehensive whitepaper released today, Soltec addresses the increasing threat posed by hail, a weather phenomenon notorious for causing extensive damage to… Read more »

LONGi Sets New World Record with 33.9% efficiency in Crystalline Silicon-Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells

Madrid, 23 November, 2023.- — LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd., a global leader in solar technology, proudly announces a groundbreaking achievement, setting a new world record for the efficiency of crystalline silicon-perovskite tandem solar cells at an unprecedented 33.9%. This remarkable accomplishment surpasses the previous record of 33.7%, held by King Abdullah University of… Read more »

Award Winner Solis Brings Next-Gen Inverters to Centre Stage at Solar Solutions, Dusseldorf

November 23, 2023, Ningbo, China: Ginlong (Solis) Technologies (the company), renowned as one of the most experienced and largest inverter manufacturers globally, will present a diverse range of products designed to meet a variety of solar energy needs in the German market. Products on show at Solar Solutions include: the Solis 800W Mini inverter series, designed… Read more »

WINAICO wins Taiwan Excellent PV Award 
”Most Representative Taiwan Quality PV Products in 2023″

Creglingen, 23.11.2023 – WINAICO, the brand of Taiwanese solar module manufacturer Win Win Precision Technology Co. Ltd, has been awarded the “Most Representative Taiwan Quality PV Products in 2023” prize, which is presented by the Taiwan Energy Authority.  WINAICO had previously sent several solar modules to the ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute), where they were… Read more »

DNV Launches Power Transformer Joint Industry Project Aiming To Drive Sustainabilty And Bring Environmental Benefits To The Power Grids Sector

Arnhem, The Netherlands, 23 November 2023 – DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has initiated an innovative Joint Industry Project (JIP) in collaboration with Siemens Energy and other key industry players. The JIP aims to drive the sustainability, reliability, and environmental responsibility of power transformers, a critical component of the energy infrastructure. The… Read more »

LONGi Sustains AAA Status in PV ModuleTech Bankability Ratings underlining its exceptional Financial Strength and Stability for 2024

Frankfurt am Main 16th November 2023 – LONGi, the world’s leading solar technology company, has maintained its AAA rating in the latest PV ModuleTech Bankability Report for the third quarter 2023, underlining the company’s continued consistency in performance and financial stability. The company’s 15th consecutive AAA rating is testimony to the widespread trust placed in… Read more »

OmniGrade: Pfeiffer Vacuum offers a new customized RGA system for sophisticated cleanliness verification

Asslar, Germany, November 15, 2023. In addition to vacuum pumps, leak detectors, measurement and analysis devices, components as well as vacuum chambers and systems, Pfeiffer Vacuum now also offers customized turn-key solutions in form of residual gas analysis systems. Fast-emerging markets with advancing technical requirements place an increasing value on superior cleanliness, as molecular contamination… Read more »

Panel Assembly Completed In Yeka-4 130Mwp Solar Project

Jeddah, November 14th.- The YEKA-4 solar project in Turkey has reached a significant milestone with the total completion of the assembly of its solar panels. With a total capacity of 130MWp, this project marks a significant achievement for PV Hardware (PVH), the leading solar tracker supplier in Turkey with a total supply of almost 2GW. … Read more »

Soltec to supply 92 MW of its SF7 Solar Tracker to a project in Virginia, United States

Miami, November 14th. Miami, November 14th – Soltec, a leader in the design and manufacturing of solar trackers, introduces SFOne USA, its latest innovation in solar tracking technology designed for the U.S. market. SFOne marks a milestone in the solar industry, combining Soltec’s expertise in design, manufacturing, and installation to deliver a revolutionary solution that… Read more »

Solarpro and Hithium collaborate on largest BESS project in southeast Europe

Stationary battery manufacturer Hithium and solar project EPC provider Solarpro have announced a strategic partnership, with their first project to come in Bulgaria. Hithium has agreed to supply the battery products to a 55 MWh energy storage project, for which Solarpro is providing turnkey EPC services. The new plant will support a photovoltaic installation in… Read more »

RWE commissions 46-megawatt solar farm in Portugal

RWE is making good progress in expanding its Iberian solar business. RWE has now commissioned its 46-MWac ground-mounted Morgavel solar photovoltaic farm in Portugal. The farm is located south of Lisbon in Morgavel, Sines, on an area of 112 hectares. Approximately 91,000 bifacial solar modules, which allow solar radiation to be absorbed from the front… Read more »

Solaredge Announces Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results

“The results for the third quarter fell short of our prior expectations and are reflecting a slow market environment, which has resulted in high inventory of our products in the distribution channels, in particular in Europe”, said Zvi Lando, Chief Executive Officer of SolarEdge. “While channel inventory clearing is expected to continue in coming quarters,… Read more »

Gripple Bracing Kits Mean Major Time, Cost And Carbon Savings At Uk Solar Farm

An innovative lightweight solar bracing kit from Gripple has been selected for the 49.9 MWp Yelvertoft Solar Farm in Northampton, UK. Gripple supplied the bracing kits in six metre lengths to the frame manufacturer SolarPort, which were supplied as a complete system for this large project to be installed by the EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction)… Read more »

Busch Vacuum Solutions Acquires centrotherm clean solutions

Busch Vacuum Solutions announces the successful acquisition of centrotherm clean solutions. Together with Pfeiffer Vacuum, which has been part of the Busch Group for some time, the companies want to continue to grow in the area of sustainable gas abatement systems for the semiconductor market.  Maulburg/Blaubeuren, October 30, 2023 – Busch Vacuum Solutions, one of… Read more »

Fluke enables engineers to prioritise arc flash safety with range of thermal imaging and wireless testing tools

Eindhoven, Netherlands. 31st October 2023: Fluke, a global technology leader in the manufacture of compact, professional electronic test and measurement tools and software, has developed a range of thermal imaging and wireless testing tools designed to ensure safety is the top priority for engineers working in potentially dangerous arc flash zones. Every company’s electrical safety… Read more »

PVH set to power Egypt with 230MW of solar energy

Dubai, October 26th – PV Hardware (PVH), a global leader in innovative solar tracking and energy management solutions, is delighted to announce a significant expansion of its presence in Africa with a groundbreaking project set to revolutionize Egypt’s renewable energy landscape. PVH is currently supplying the Kom Ombo project, a 230 MW solar plant that… Read more »

AIKO and Segen sign Distribution Agreement for the UK and European markets

Global new energy technology company, AIKO, signed a distribution arrangement with Segen, the UK’s leading distributor of solar PV and energy storage systems, at Solar & Storage LIVE in Birmingham last week. The agreement comprises the supply of AIKO’s innovative, high efficiency ABC (All Back Contact) modules for the first time to Segen’s UK and… Read more »

Meyer Burger signs cooperation agreement with clean tech start-up for recycling of solar modules

In order to recycle solar modules in line with the circular economy, Meyer Burger Technology AG has concluded a cooperation agreement with LuxChemtech GmbH. Under the agreement, a large proportion of the waste generated in PV production will be recycled and returned to the material cycle. To this end, a new plant will be commissioned… Read more »

World premiere: Fraunhofer ISE presents medium-voltage string inverter for photovoltaics

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has developed and successfully commissioned the world’s first medium-voltage string inverter for large-scale power plants. By feeding power into the medium-voltage grid, the “MS-LeiKra” project team has demonstrated that PV inverters are technically capable of handling higher voltage levels. The benefits for photovoltaics include enormous cost and… Read more »

Ingeteam consolidates its position as world’s top independent supplier in the wind energy sector

Spain, 24 October 2023. The global wind industry has passed the landmark figure of one terawatt (TW) of global installed capacity. It has taken more than 40 years to reach this milestone, but data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) indicate that with the wind industry continually gaining momentum, the next TW will take… Read more »

Hainan outdoor test jointly conducted by DAS Solar and TÜV NORD has officially been grid-connected

Various environmental factors influence the operational performance of a PV plant as a typical outdoor product. Long-term performance of photovoltaic (PV) systems is vital to continuing success in the market place. Recently, during the SNEC 2023 in Shanghai, DAS Solar has signed an outdoor test agreement with TÜV NORD to verify the electrical performance and… Read more »

1.5 GW Supply Contract: PV International and LONGi Sign Agreement Including LONGi’s Back Contact Modules Hi-MO X6

Frankfurt am Main, 23rd October 2023 – LONGi Solar, a leading global solar technology company, and PVI GmbH (PV International, or PVI), a solar component and complete equipment wholesaler and subsidiary of Solar Ruhr Group, signed a 1.5 GW 3-year framework agreement on the supply of solar modules including LONGi’s highly efficient back contact modules… Read more »

YTL PowerSeraya and Geneco Drive Green Transition in Singapore: Expands with ~4MWp Solar PV System, Extends Power Eco Add-on for SMEs

20 October 2023, Singapore – YTL PowerSeraya, parent company of Geneco, continues to spearhead the green energy transition in Singapore by committing to build an additional ~4 MWp PV System at the PSPS. Commencing in October 2023 and scheduled for completion in September 2024, this expansion is set to generate over 417MWh of electricity monthly,… Read more »

Action needed to maintain world lead, renewables industry tells UK Government

With a month to go until the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, industry body Scottish Renewables today (Oct 19) sets out actions the UK Government must take if the sector is to maintain its position as a world leader. In a letter to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt the body highlights the need for an urgent strategy to address… Read more »

Africa’s digital growth is an opportunity to think differently about design and act differently in data centre operation

Responding to demand with the same old designs and power grid dependency is simply not sustainable. Authored by Ed Ansett, Founder & Chairman, i3 Solutions Group Two of Africa’s biggest economies suffer regular power grid blackouts. South Africa continues to grapple with a formidable energy challenge caused by a strained and unreliable power grid prone… Read more »

Qcells North America Completes Dalton Factory Expansion

[ATLANTA, Oct. 18, 2023] – Qcells, an industry-leading clean energy solutions provider, today announced the successful completion of its Dalton, Georgia, factory expansion. Qcells added 2 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity to Dalton, bringing the full factory’s output to more than 5.1 GW. The Qcells Dalton factory is the largest manufacturing plant of its kind… Read more »

Ingeteam reinforces its commitment to industrial self-consumption by developing a new 110 kW photovoltaic inverter.

Pamplona, October 8th 2023. Industrial self-consumption is a market segment in which companies are looking to gain in competitiveness and sustainability by taking advantage of their roofs or decks to generate clean energy and reduce their electricity bills. In order to respond to this need and meet the growing demand, Ingeteam has designed its new… Read more »

Natural Power supports Ockendon Solar Park power up

Natural Power, a leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, assumes the crucial roles of owner’s engineer and principal designer for the Ockendon Solar PV Park situated in Essex, UK. This vital support extends throughout the pre-construction and construction phases, benefiting developer NTR plc. Anticipated to be one of the UK’s largest solar parks, Ockendon… Read more »

Natural Power supports DIF’s £200m investment in battery storage operator Field

Natural Power, the leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, has provided technical due diligence services to DIF Capital Partners in support of a £200m investment into Field, a London-headquartered developer and operator of battery energy storage systems (BESS). Gregory Dudziak, Head of Advisory – Europe, at Natural Power, said: “We’re proud to have supported… Read more »

Hotting up investment in fusion energy

Power generation currently accounts for approximately 30 percent of global CO₂ emissions. To meet the Paris Agreement’s target of full decarbonisation by 2050, the world is increasingly desperate for an abundant source of clean energy and many governments and utilities are shifting away from fossil fuels as their primary energy source and turning to renewable energy… Read more »

TSUN Celebrates Landmark Achievement: Microinverters MS 400 and 800 Pass Newest EMC Test

Frankfurt, 5th October— TSUN, a global leader in solar energy solutions, is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking achievement in the solar sector. TSUN’s microinverters, specifically the MS400 and MS800 models, have successfully passed the rigorous new EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) test in accordance with the standard EN 62920:2017, setting a remarkable industry milestone. The testing was… Read more »

EU PVSEC 2023 Wraps Up – Innovations are a Decisive Factor in the Global PV Race

The European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) 2023 concluded on 22 September 2023, marking another successful year of bringing together over 1850 leading experts, researchers and industry players to present and discuss the latest developments in photovoltaic research and technology. Over the course of five days, renowned researchers and industry pioneers shared… Read more »