Category: Solar

Simon Schweda takes over as head of the product team

Geislingen-Binsdorf, 15.08.2023 – Simon Schweda started at Solar-Log GmbH on 1 August and took over product management at the energy management professional. Simon Schweda, who previously worked as Chief Product Officer at EnBW’s “Virtual Power Plant”, is looking forward to his new responsibilities. “What appeals to me most at Solar-Log is the possibility of extensive… Read more »

Maximize Solar Power: Unveiling the Secret of MPPT

When talking about the advantages of microinverters, we always mention “Multi-channel MPPT design keeps the microinverter running at maximum power at all times. ” In this article, we will unveil the mysteries of MPPT. What is MPPT? Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) is a control technique commonly used in PV systems, and the goal of… Read more »

Maxeon Solar Technologies Selects Albuquerque, New Mexico as Site for New 3-Gigawatt Solar Cell and Panel Manufacturing Facility

SINGAPORE, Aug. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Maxeon Solar Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MAXN) (“Maxeon” or “the Company”), a global leader in solar innovation and channels, today announced it has chosen Albuquerque, New Mexico, as the location for its first U.S. manufacturing expansion. The new world-class, 3-gigawatt facility will be designed to produce latest-generation TOPCon PV-silicon cell… Read more »

Gransolar Group increases its net income by 94% in 2022, to 44 million Euros

Madrid, 07.08.2023. Grupo Gransolar, a leading international business group in the manufacture and supply of solar trackers and their components, and the development and construction of photovoltaic plants, closed 2022 with a net profit of 44 million euros, 94% higher than the previous year. Revenues received by the Group amounted to €991 million, 84% more… Read more »

Leeward Renewable Energy and Nextracker Expand Strategic Partnership with 3-Year Volume Commitment Agreement for 3 GW

Dallas and Fremont, California, 1 August, 2023 – Leeward Renewable Energy (LRE), a high-growth renewable energy developer and independent power producer, and Nextracker (Nasdaq: NXT), a global market leader in utility-scale solar tracker and software optimization technology, today announced that they have signed a Volume Commitment Agreement (VCA) to deliver three gigawatts (GW) of Nextracker’s… Read more »

SolarEdge Announces Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results

MILPITAS, Calif. — August 1, 2023. SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SEDG), a global leader in smart energy technology, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023. Second Quarter 2023 Highlights Record revenues of $991.3 million Record revenues from solar segment of $947.4 million GAAP gross margin of 32.0% Non-GAAP gross… Read more »

Daniel Gaefke to join Group Management Board as BayWa r.e. plans to triple capacity of wind and solar project development

Bangkok, 03 August 2023: BayWa r.e. is appointing Daniel Gaefke to its Group Management Board as the business continues to focus on the expansion of its global Wind and Solar Projects business. Currently Director of Projects APAC, Daniel will join CEO Matthias Taft, CFO Mihaela Seidl and COO Guenter Haug on the Board. As the… Read more »

TSUN’s Gen3 Microinverters Obtain Italy CEI 0-21 Certification: Advancing in the Growing Italian PV Market

Recently, TSUN’s Gen3 series microinverters successfully obtained the Italy CEI 0-21 certification after undergoing strict verification process by the internationally renowned certification body, TÜV NORD. This marks another significant milestone to the Gen3 series microinverters, following the certifications received from Austria, Poland, and the United Kingdom. In recent years, the renewable energy generation market in… Read more »

Ajlan & Bros Holding and SolarEdge Technologies form Joint Venture to Accelerate Solar Adoption in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia and MILPITAS, Calif., (July 31, 2023) – SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in smart energy technology, announced today the forming of a joint venture (JV) with Ajlan & Bros Holding (ABH), one of the largest private sector conglomerates in the Middle East and North Africa region. The JV entity will be… Read more »

AEROCOMPACT rocks the solar market

Satteins, Austria, July 31, 2023. PV mounting system expert AEROCOMPACT has developed COMPACTPITCH XM-F REPTILE, a universal solution for pitched roofs that can be used with a wide variety of roof tiles. “With our new system, we are rethinking tile solutions and establishing our pioneering role in innovative substructures,” explains AEROCOMPACT product management manager Albert… Read more »

Natural Power’s ControlCentre turns 15

Natural Power’s ControlCentre, the largest independently operated renewable energy control room in the UK, is celebrating its 15thanniversary. The state-of-the-art facility, which is located in rural Dumfries and Galloway, provides renewable energy owners and operators with a range of services from site access to grid curtailment, emergency response and wind turbine, BESS and solar asset… Read more »

Expanding global footprint: DAS Solar establishes Australia subsidiary

DAS Solar, as the top-tier brand in N-type technology, is pleased to announce the opening of its new Australia subsidiary. DAS Solar’s new location represents the latest strategic step in the expansion of the company’s global footprint. In establishing the DAS Solar Australia subsidiary, which aims to reinforce its global presence, while expanding its local… Read more »

Antwerp Euroterminal selects Envision Digital to support transition to maximum usage of renewable energy using smart grid solutions

Antwerp, Belgium, 27th July 2023 – Antwerp Euroterminal (“AET”), the largest multipurpose terminal in the Antwerp port, and Envision Digital, the global decarbonization software leader headquartered in Singapore, have partnered to provide critical support for AET’s plans to transition to use 100% renewable energy sources, comprising a mix of wind and solar energy. Ranked 13th… Read more »

How TSUN Microinverters Conquering Summer Challenges: Safeguarding Solar Systems with Efficiency and Reliability

During the summer, the PV system benefits from ample sunlight, enabling it to absorb more solar energy. Nevertheless, the system faces notable challenges in maintaining safety and efficiency due to the elevated ambient temperatures and frequent occurrence of thunderstorms. In this blog, we’ll discuss how does TSUN, the provider of the world’s most complete range… Read more »

Meyer Burger Announces Solar Cell Production Facility in Colorado, USA

Meyer Burger Technology AG announced today that the company will open a high performance solar cell manufacturing facility in Colorado Springs, CO. With an initial capacity of 2 gigawatts (GW) of solar cells per year, the new plant will exclusively supply Meyer Burger’s solar module production in Goodyear, AZ, supporting the North American market. For… Read more »

Retrofit upgrade enhances security, reliability and performance for sustainable energy supplier

A leading energy supplier has turned to ABB Electrification Service for a retrofill solution to safeguard and extend the safe operating life of its switchgear systems across five of its combined heat and power (CHP) plants in Belgium. ENGIE, which specializes in energy supply, management, mobility solutions, solar panel installations and batteries, and asset-based energy… Read more »

Stronger Together at the Company Cup in Annecy

Asslar, Germany, July 21, 2023. At the annual Company Cup in Annecy (France), employees from large European companies compete in various sporting events. The biggest team this year was from Pfeiffer Vacuum and Busch Vacuum Solutions. During the 10th edition of the Company Cup, a total of 3,300 athletes from 90 companies participated. Pfeiffer Vacuum… Read more »

Empower Your Balcony, Harness the Sun with Easy Solar Kit

The energy crisis in Europe has highlighted the urgent need for sustainable and renewable energy solutions. As the demand for solar systems continues to grow, balcony solar systems have emerged as a viable option for homeowners and apartment dwellers. The balcony solar system is a flexible and efficient solution for harnessing the power of the… Read more »

The Data Centre, Demand Response and the Microgrid

The Microgrid discussion in the data centre sector is gathering pace.  Whether it is Microgrids, Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), co-gen, grid-interactive, islanded or integrated (decoupled or coupled) – there is growing consensus that data centres will require onsite or locally generated power delivered through microgrids.  To say microgrids will become a feature of future large… Read more »

SeaVolt to Launch a First of a Kind Solar Energy Test Platform

OSTEND, BELGIUM – SeaVolt, a collaboration between Tractebel, DEME, and Jan De Nul, gets ready for its first floating solar energy test platform to be installed offshore. The platform floatation system is currently located in the port of Ostend, on the Belgian North Sea coast, where main contractor Equans is finalizing assembly. The test platform… Read more »

Empower your balcony to harness the sun

The energy crisis in Europe has highlighted the urgent need for sustainable and renewable energy solutions. As the demand for solar systems continues to grow, balcony solar systems have emerged as a viable option for homeowners and apartment dwellers. The balcony solar system is a flexible and efficient solution for harnessing the power of the… Read more »

New Country Director for Natural Power Ireland

Natural Power, the leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, has appointed Ciaran Farrell as its newCountry Director for Ireland. Ciaran is an experienced environmental consultant, director and business leader having developed his 22-year career in various energy, engineering and environmental organisations across Ireland, the UK, Asia and the Middle East. He is a graduate… Read more »

LONGi Solar supplies global rail producer Stadler with modules for 14.000 m² rooftop installation

Swiss rail manufacturer Stadler’s German subsidiary is building a rooftop photovoltaic installation on its Berlin production facility. Using just over 7.200 modules from LONGi Solar, the largest module manufacturer worldwide, the array will cover 14.000 square meters on Stadler Deutschland’s assembly plant. Electrical and building engineering firm Sandmeyer GmbH, which is installing the project, expects… Read more »

FIMER S.p.A. chooses CLEMENTY Group as its strategic partner to relaunch the Company

FIMER S.p.A hereby informs that its Board of Directors has chosen, subject to the decision of the Court of Milan, the strategic partner which will acquire the Company for the rescue and relaunch of the same.  The offer submitted by Clementy Group is, indeed, significantly more beneficial compared to the others received meanwhile, for the… Read more »

SENEC and Meyer Burger put together special

The current discussion about strengthening Europe as a location for the production of energy transition technologies is being followed up by the two cleantech companies Meyer Burger Technology AG and SENEC GmbH. Marking the start of a special sales cooperation, the new “Germany Bundle” consists of high-performance solar modules from Meyer Burger manufactured in Saxony,… Read more »

BayWa r.e. Brings High-Quality Photovoltaic Products with JA Solar Partnership

Bangkok, Thailand, 07 July 2023 Global renewable energy developer, service provider and solar distributor BayWa r.e announced the partnership with JA Solar, a globally leading photovoltaic (PV) product manufacturer in Southeast Asia. The strategic collaboration of two global companies will support Southeast Asia’s growing energy transition industry. The partnership aims to distribute new technologies of… Read more »

JRE Operations and Envision Digital partner to increase energy production across 90 solar and wind farms in Japan

Tokyo, Japan, July 7, 2023 – JRE Operations, a leading operator of renewable energy assets in Japan, and Envision Digital, the global decarbonization software leader headquartered in Singapore, have signed a framework agreement to deploy remote monitoring and analytics in all of JRE Operations’ solar and wind farms across 90 sites in Japan (See Annex… Read more »


São Paulo/Pforzheim, July 6, 2023: During the Intersolar Europe Conference in Munich, Germany, a new report from SolarPower Europe reveals that Solar is powering more people, in more parts of the world, than ever before: Last year, the world’s rooftop solar capacity shot by 49%, from 79 GW in 2021 to 118 GW. That means… Read more »

Waste specialist to launch solar panel recycling service

A leading waste management company is aiming to stop the potential mountain of discarded solar panels going to landfill by launching a specialist service that will recycle 96% of every unit. CSG Recovery, which specialises in taking products made from mixed materials and breaking them down into recyclable components, is planning to launch a new… Read more »

Qcells maintains No. 1 position in both U.S. residential & commercial solar market segments

The latest U.S. PV Leaderboard Report issued by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables solidifies Qcells as a leading choice for solar panels.  With the Q1 2023 results available, Qcells continues to hold these No.1 market share positions, while offering popular turnkey solutions for the residential, commercial, and utility sectors. [San Francisco, CA, July 3, 2023]… Read more »

TSE´s agricultural canopies: PcVue at the heart of a system of photovoltaic shades

Transitioning to sustainable energy sources is the major challenge of our era. Emission reduction, optimization of consumption, clean energy that is accessible to all, and de-carbonization are some of the challenges to be met in order to preserve the environment and combat energy insecurity. Faced with these many challenges, a host of initiatives for a… Read more »

Average price cap forecasts fall as Ofgem revises definition of typical energy consumption

Prior to the upcoming introduction of the July Default Tariff Cap (price cap), Cornwall Insight is unveiling its latest predictions. Starting from October 2023, the forecast stands at £1,871 per annum for a typical consumer, and from January 2024, £1,900 per annum. The fall in average price cap predictions can be directly attributed to Ofgem’s… Read more »

UK sees 70% rise in public charge-points for electric vehicles over past year​​​​​​

The UK now has one publicly accessible charge point for every 11.2 Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) on the road, having seen a remarkable 70% jump in charge points over the past year. The figures, used in the calculation of the Electric Vehicle Country Attractiveness (EVCA) Index by Cornwall Insight and law firm Shoosmiths, demonstrate the… Read more »

Rare birds and grazing cattle spotted at North East Lincolnshire’s newest wetland site

North East Lincolnshire Council is leading the way in showing how industry and nature can thrive side-by-side. AN INNOVATIVE environmental project sees rare birds visiting the area as industry interest grows in North East Lincolnshire’s award-winning mitigation sites. Two large areas of wildlife that can counter the legal requirement for developers to set aside land… Read more »