Aug 312018
 
The main standards of the International Electrotechnical Commission for photovoltaic (PV) modules are IEC 61215:2016 and IEC 61730:2016. New-Tek in Kyrgyzstan has passed this demanding certification with the support of Schmid. TÜV Rheinland carried out the tests. The hot summers and cold winters as well as the daily temperature fluctuations in Kyrgyzstan are reflected in the tests, in particular the new climate test sequences, according to IEC 61215:2016. In addition to...
Aug 292018
 
Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, announced that Exyte Energy (formerly M+W Energy, Inc.), one of America’s largest providers of EPC and O&M services for solar photovoltaic systems, has selected and installed their mounting technology in a landfill solar project in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. The dedication of local utilities, Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company and...
Aug 292018
 
Historic legislation to transition California to 100% clean, carbon-free electricity cleared its final legislative hurdle. Senate Bill 100 passed the Assembly floor on Tuesday with 43 votes and now heads to Governor Brown’s desk to be signed into law. The CA100 coalition, is a coalition of clean energy advocates, environmental organizations, environmental justice and equity groups, health experts, union representatives, religious leaders and many other California stakeholders that has...
Aug 282018
 
Wells Fargo announced today a philanthropic commitment of $5 million over three years to support solar projects in tribal communities across the U.S. The donation to nonprofit GRID Alternatives, a national leader in making solar technology and training accessible to underserved communities, supports the founding of GRID’s new Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund. The fund is an extension of GRID’s National Tribal Program and aims to catalyze the growth of solar energy and expand solar job...
Aug 272018
 
Solar PV inverter manufacturer Growatt has released the ‘SPH’ single-phase hybrid inverter along with an advanced 48V lithium battery for the Australian residential power storage market.  Before unveiling this product, Growatt tested the inverter and battery for more than half a year with 800+ different tests regarding component reliability, harsh environment reliability and performance reliability to ensure maximum safety for family use. It also has CEC...
Aug 272018
 
It’s estimated that 22 million people or 6 million households in Latin America lack access to electricity. Solar powered mini-grids, micro-grids and off-grid standalone systems are offering solutions to power basic human needs provided by water pumps, lighting, cooking facilities and more. Here we look at a range of off-grid solar solutions, from mining to street lighting to basic home electricity. Solar replacing diesel in mining industry The mining industry is increasingly turning to...
Aug 242018
 
Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., one of the largest solar cell manufacturers in the world, will participate at Intersolar South America 2018 in Expo Center Norte, São Paulo, Brazil from August 28 to 30. Intersolar South America is one of the flagship regional exhibitions of the Intersolar calendar, which is renowned across the solar industry. An estimated 240 companies will be in attendance in Brazil this year, and this is the first time that Hanwha Q CELLS will participate in an...
Aug 232018
 
Oxford PV – The Perovskite Company, a specialist in the field of perovskite solar cells, announced a new consortium to further demonstrate the manufacturability of perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells. The project has received Euro 2.8 Million from the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy as part of its wider investment programme into renewable energy development. The consortium led by Oxford PV additionally comprises VON ARDENNE GmbH, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin,...
Aug 232018
 
SMA America announced that the new Sunny Highpower PEAK3 inverter is now available for ordering in North America. Fulfilling the increasing need for flexibility, simplicity and performance in large-scale solar projects, the product will begin shipping in the first quarter of 2019. Designed for larger distributed generation and utility-scale projects, the Sunny Highpower PEAK3 incorporates SMA’s latest inverter technology. Using the PEAK3 inverter as a modular building block,...