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Goldbeck Solar highlights importance of first-class guarantees

In 2017, Goldbeck Solar signed a module supply deal it would live to regret. Monika Leiner, purchasing manager at the German company shares some learnings from the botched deal in a tight module market.

05.06.2018

Nines Photovoltaics secures €3 Mio. investment from InnoEnergy

Nines Photovoltaics (PV), Irish equipment and process developer, has secured €3 million from InnoEnergy, Europe’s sustainable energy innovation engine, to bring its novel solar PV manufacturing process – atmospheric dry etching (ADE) – to market.

29.05.2018

Record 410 watt module with heterojunction solar cell technology

CEA INES team, in collaboration with Meyer Burger, achieves new heterojunction 72 cell module performance record at 410W. The record module integrates heterojunction cells manufactured on industrial 2400 wph Meyer Burger cell manufacturing equipment on the CEA INES pilot line with an average HJT cell efficiency of 23.4%.

28.05.2018

Cooperation Leads To New B2b Webshop For Turbine Service Operators

The new B2B Spica Controls Webshop by Spica Technology went online in the end of 2017 and have for the last 5-6 months eased the access online for Bachmann wind turbine parts for Spica-customers and related service operators worldwide in the wind power industry.

29.05.2018

IBC SOLAR PV system improves living conditions in fishermen’s village in Southern Morocco

IBC SOLAR AG and its Moroccan partner company SEWT sarl have delivered and installed an off-grid PV hybrid system with a capacity of 126 kW ordered by the National Moroccan Fishery Office. The system consists of 500 photovoltaic panels combined with batteries and diesel generators and is located in Aftissat, a fisher’s village in the province of Boujdour (Southern Morocco).

28.05.2018

DNV GL’s PV Module Reliability Scorecard: PV module test results improve yet significant failures persist

DNV GL published its fourth annual PV Module Reliability Scorecard report. This year’s report finds that the reliability and durability of modules submitted to DNV GL for testing for the 2018 PV Module Reliability Scorecard generally improved in several of the test categories. However, in one of the test categories, damp heat, performance decreased. With 22% of manufacturers experiencing at least one failure in overall testing, buyers being conscious of the specific Bill of Materials (BOM) that identify specific models as Top Performers is crucial.

28.05.2018

European Energy grid connects 70 MW green energy in Denmark

Throughout the past weeks, European Energy has grid connected eight solar farms with a total capacity of 70 MW. The solar farms are located at Lolland, Falster, Læsø, Bornholm, near Holbæk and near Hjørring.

25.05.2018

2nd Terawatt Workshop Sees Central Role for Solar in Transforming the World Energy Economy

Global experts in solar power believe the world will reach 1 TW of installed solar PV capacity within the next five years. That is the opinion voiced by 95 percent of the approximately 70 authorities who gathered in Golden, Colorado, for the second Terawatt Workshop held by the Global Alliance of Solar Energy Research Institutes (GA-SERI).

28.05.2018

DHYBRID partners with QOS Energy to monitor PV hybrid and energy storage off-grid plants

DHYBRID, the leading German solution provider for PV hybrid, energy storage and smart-grid projects, has announced its partnership with QOS Energy, the data intelligence cloud specialist, to monitor PV hybrid and energy storage plants. DHYBRID will benefit from the versatility of QOS Energy’s monitoring software, which is unique in its ability to aggregate data from all types of energy sources onto one single analytics platform.

28.05.2018

The World’s Biggest Wind Industry Gathering

From 25-28 September 2018 the world´s largest wind industry event, the Global Wind Summit, will take place at the Hamburg Messe fair site. Comprising the world’s leading wind industry expo WindEnergy Hamburg and the WindEurope global on and offshore conference, the event shows the highlights of one of the most innovation-driven sectors.

25.05.2018

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