First Solar, Inc. today that Photosol, a French PV energy company, has selected its high performance, lower-carbon, thin film modules to power 14 utility-scale solar power plants with a total capacity of 106.5 MWDC. The projects – developed and owned by Photosol – are part of the third procurement round initiated by France’s Commission de Régulation de l’Energie.
For the fourth consecutive year, LG Electronics has been awarded the Top Brand PV Europe 2017 Award. Based on an extensive independent survey conducted by EuPD Research, LG Electronics received top ratings for brand recognition and management across Europe, as well as the highest rating in the “modules” category.
Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it achieved a new record year for the deliveries of its wind power converters worldwide. With nearly 5 GW of new capacity added in 2016 alone, a total of 36,414 MW of wind turbines have been equipped with Ingeteam’s technology since 1995, making the Spanish company the world’s number one supplier of wind power converters.
First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that it has entered into a collaborative sales agreement with Zorlu Holding, A.S., a Turkish business and industrial conglomerate, to distribute its high-performance thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules in 26 selected markets.
For the ninth year in a row, EuPD Research, a market and economic research company from Bonn, published the study PV InstallerMonitor in January 2017. The results show that PV installers in Germany and the United Kingdom now carry storage solutions more often in their portfolio than in the previous year.
STi Norland has obtained the certification IEC 62817 for its horizontal single axis tracker model STI‐H1250
Upon obtaining the certificate, the users and customers of STIH1250 ensure that tracker's specifications have been validated by an external laboratory (CENER) and certified by an standardization and certification body (AENOR). The IEC 62817 (UNE‐EN 62817:2016) standard is a design qualification standard applicable to solar trackers for photovoltaic systems.
Organised by SolarPower Europe, the final event of the Solar Bankability project took place 7- 8 February 2017 in Brussels. With more than 100 participants including companies covering the whole photovoltaic (PV) value chain, investors, financers, insurers and research institutes, the workshop was a successful conclusion of a 2-year project.