May 162019
 
The German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) and the Becquerel Institute presented an analysis of the solar markets in ten African countries at the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry, Intersolar Europe. The Solarize Africa study was supported by Intersolar Europe. "The solar potential in Africa is large, as is Africa’s energy demand, and we are optimistic about many of the markets we analyzed,” says David Wedepohl, Managing Director of BSW-Solar. However, only...
May 152019
 
Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. and its affiliate Hanwha Q CELLS & Advanced Materials Corp., one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, announced today that it will begin mass production of its new bifacial solar module – the Q.PEAK DUO L-G5.3/BF – in the third quarter (Q3) of this year. The first shipments of the Q.PEAK DUO L-G5.3/BF solar module are planned to be delivered to an as-yet undisclosed large ground-mounted solar project in October, with a...
May 152019
 
All signs point to growth, both in the renewable energy industry as a whole and at the innovation hub The smarter E Europe. With 1,352 exhibitors, an increased exhibition area of 100,000 square meters and 50,000 expected visitors, the platform is enjoying great success for the second year running. Above all else, it addresses the increasing interconnection of the generation, storage, intelligent distribution and use of renewable energy in the name of sector coupling. It also presents many...
May 152019
 
Saft has extended its range of containerized lithium-ion (Li-ion) Energy Storage Systems (ESS) with the Intensium Max 20 High Energy (HE) that offers 2.5 MWh storage capacity in a standard 20-foot container. With the new fully integrated container, Saft can address the majority of grid, renewables, commercial and industrial applications that require large-scale ESS solutions able to sustain multiple daily cycles with typical discharge times of 2 to 4 hours. The main applications for the...
May 152019
 
Evolution Labs (PVEL), an independent test lab for the global downstream solar industry, today published its first PV Inverter Scorecard. It is the only publicly available report that names the solar inverter manufacturers with the best results following independent, rigorous reliability and performance tests. While strong performance by some manufacturers confirms their attention to quality, PVEL's Scorecard also highlights significant inverter safety and performance issues: One third of...
May 142019
 
Canadian Solar Inc. will showcase its next generation solar modules - BiHiKu (polycrystalline bifacial), HiKu (polycrystalline exceeding 400 Watts), and HiDM All-Black (monocrystalline PERC) - at Intersolar Europe from May 15 - 17, 2019 in Munich, Germany. BiHiKu bifacial polycrystalline dual-cell is a module based on Canadian Solar's industry-lead
May 132019
 
Tiny light-emitting microalgae, found in the ocean, could hold the secret to the next generation of organic solar cells, according to new research carried out at the Universities of Birmingham in the UK and Utrecht in The Netherlands. Microalgae are probably the oldest surviving living organisms on the planet. They have evolved over billions of years to possess light harvesting systems that are up to 95 per cent efficient. This enables them to survive in the most extreme environments, and...