May 312017
 
Silicor Materials, Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality solar silicon and aluminum by-products, announced today that in its first ever attempt, the company has produced p-type mono PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) cells at approximately 20 percent efficiency, using 100 percent of its standard silicon feedstock. A small mono boule was expertly grown and wafered at Fraunhofer CSP’s lab for crystallization technology in Germany, and then converted into cells by a manufacturing partner....
May 312017
 
ees Europe, a leading exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, opened its doors in Munich today to visitors from all over the world. This year’s exhibition focuses on large-scale storage systems and grid integration, as well as on e-mobility and global storage system markets. Another central topic is the optimization of self-consumption in private homes and commercial buildings, in other words how buildings can best use the electricity generated on their roofs....
May 312017
 
Intersolar Europe, a leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners, opened today in Munich, Germany. This year's exhibition focuses on the new energy world. One of the highlights is the special exhibit Smart Renewable Energy. Other topics include new financing and business models for photovoltaics (PV), large-scale PV power plants and the operation and maintenance of PV installations. Manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry...
May 312017
 
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is proud to announce the addition of Photovoltaic System Inspector (PVSI) and Solar Heating System Inspector (SHSI) Certifications to its industry-leading programs. Unlike many of NABCEP's other certifications, there are no specific pre-requisites to taking a NABCEP PV or Solar Heating System Inspector Exams and these US-based exams can be taken online from anywhere that...
May 312017
 
At this week’s Intersolar Europe, imec, a research and innovation hub in nano-electronics, energy, and digital technology, and partner in EnergyVille, will introduce simulation software that accurately predicts the daily energy yield of solar cells and solar modules under varying meteorological and irradiation conditions. Imec’s model combines optical, thermal and electrical parameters to provide detailed insight on thermal gradients in the solar module. The model integrates...
May 312017
 
Flisom AG, a Swiss solar enterprise, in which Tata Industries of the $103bn Tata group is a strategic investor and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) is a technology partner, will give visitors a glimpse of its new product range at Intersolar Europe 2017. The company, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, has spent over a decade developing high-efficiency CIGS (Copper Indium Gallium Selenide) thin film solar modules using proprietary roll-to-roll...
May 302017
 
Trojan Battery Co., LLC, a leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, today announced the launch of its new line of maintenance-free, true deep-cycle absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries specifically designed for solar and other renewable energy applications. The new Trojan Solar AGM line is manufactured in the US. Offering a three-year warranty for stationary applications, and tested to an eight-year design life under IEC 61427 standard for solar batteries, this initial...
May 302017
 
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc., a specialist in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, is presenting its next-generation power optimizer, new large-capacity commercial inverters, and complete residential solution at Intersolar Europe. On the cutting-edge of PV safety and module-level power electronics, SolarEdge is unveiling its new S-Series power optimizer, which is an Intersolar Award Finalist in the Photovoltaics category. The S-Series power optimizer has up to...
May 302017
 
SolarPower Europe today launched the 'Global Market Outlook for Solar Power 2017-2021.' The report confirms that 2016 was another record year for solar, with global annual solar additions growing by 50% with 76.6 GW installed. There is now a total worldwide solar power generation capacity of 306.5 GW. Christian Westermeier, President of SolarPower Europe, stated: "Never before have we seen more solar power being installed in a single year than in 2016. For the first time, solar...