It is a red-letter day on the calendars of every company in the European solar industry: for exhibitors and their customers Intersolar in Munich is once again an information clearinghouse, second to none, for new products and services. In the run-up to the event, S&WE has collected compelling news in every segment of the photovoltaics and solar thermal industries.
Utility-scale solar farm projects
Planners of large-scale power plants know the best locations around the world where conditions for solar power are most favourable. The global market for utility-scale solar is in flux; the USA has become an important focal point for the business. S&WE asked: Which regions are teh most attractive for large-scale planners?
Overview solar pumps
More and more solar pumps are already ErP-ready. Here’s a new innovation: a box that converts the signals from an installed controller (wave packet, leading phase or trailing phase angle) into a PWM signal. That can be important if at some point in the future a conventional pump has to be replaced by a high-efficiency pump. We report on the latest news.
On a firm footing
They have to dissipate forces, stay firmly in place, and at the same time be as easy to install as possible – towers on the foundation of wind energy. Whether of steel, concrete, or wood, every technology has advantages to offer.