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Opening a new window of opportunity with backsheets

While the name Endurans™ Solar may be relatively new to some in the solar industry, the people and portfolio behind it will be familiar to many, having previously been part of DSM Advanced Solar. Last year, the company doubled its growth, thanks to a new generation of backsheet technologies that break the mould in terms… Read more »

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Exploring the failure of solar PV assets

Even a small failure can have serious and wide-ranging consequences for the ongoing operation of a solar project. However, by understanding what caused the failure, steps can be taken to prevent it from happening again. But with the rapid expansion of the solar industry, introduction of new technologies, and projects often deployed in challenging and… Read more »

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Playing a role in the solar revolution

PES was fascinated to hear from Piotr Markowski, Chief Executive Officer at Corab, about the company’s transition from satellite dish production to PV systems. How is it putting its expertise in the manufacture of steel and aluminium products to good use and what are the similarities in terms of quality, safety and now, market demand… Read more »

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Well connected

PES was delighted to speak to Guido Volberg, Senior Consultant Product Regulatory Affairs, at Stäubli Renewable Energy to find out more about the issues and challenges the PV industry is facing in terms of misinterpretation of test reports and false expectations regarding compatibility.  PES: Thank you for taking the time to speak with us Guido…. Read more »

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PV energy: the present and future of energy transition

Photovoltaic energy is a crucial element of energy transition. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) solar power is on track to set a record for new global deployments from 2022, with an average of 125 GW of new capacity planned globally between 2021 and 2025. Photovoltaics is on its way to becoming the leading… Read more »

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Off-grid: the dream, the reality, the plan

Many of us dream of an idyllic lifestyle, far away from the hustle and bustle of city life. A place where your nearest neighbour could be miles away and you awaken each morning with clear skies and an awe-inspiring vista. Fully self-sufficient, you live off the earth, fully aware of the delicate balance of mother… Read more »

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Shaping the future of residential energy production

Amidst the renovation wave unrolling in the EU, smart and scalable local energy generation solutions are in high demand, with solar power being one of the major instruments. While many still believe that installing solar panels on top of an existing roof is a good solution, there are better alternatives. Solarstone, leading producer of building-integrated… Read more »

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Peak shaving

Our energy infrastructure is a very fragile and sophisticated system. There needs to be sufficient energy to meet demand at all times. We as users must not be affected by this, because who wants to think about whether to take a shower or put a pizza in the oven?  To enable planners to respond to… Read more »

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A greener future for EV charging

Electric vehicles play a key role in society’s drive towards net zero. But the cost of charging them is likely to be a barrier to their popularity. PES was delighted to hear from Alfred Karlstetter, General Manager at SolarEdge Europe about the possibility of EV charging using solar technology. Could our cars be powered by… Read more »

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Vegetation management now occurs anytime, day or night

Renu Robotics, based in San Antonio, Texas, has developed innovative autonomous technology for the solar and energy industries, including an all-electric vehicle that can mow during the day or night, cutting vegetation management costs and carbon emissions. PES spoke to CEO Tim Matus to find out more. PES: Tim, it’s good to talk to you… Read more »

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