Photovoltaic

IKEA about to harness more solar energy using ABB smart inverters

ABB’s next generation smart inverters will provide higher flexibility and energy yields from IKEA’s 1 MW rooftop PV system. (Photo: ABB Solar)

ABB has provided the Swedish retailer IKEA with 20 of its TRIO-50 solar inverters to power a rooftop solar system on its flagship store in Singapore, located in the eastern suburb of Tampines. The system is expected to generate 1.3 GWh every year.

15.02.2018

New ABB string inverter reduces OPEX and CAPEX costs for solar installations

ABB’s PVS-100/120 range of cloud connected, three-phase string inverter solutions for cost efficient decentralized photovoltaic systems is available now. As the solar market shifts towards new cost-effective platforms offering extreme high-power string inverters from 1,000 VDC up to 1,500 VDC, ABB PVS-100/120 platform maximizes the ROI and aims to reduce CAPEX and OPEX costs for installers and developers.

05.02.2018

Hanwha Q CELLS to build 500 MW manufacturing facility in Ankara

Hanwha Q CELLS will build a fully integrated manufacturing facility and a R&D Centre in Ankara. (photo: Hanwha Q CELLS)

Hanwha Q CELLS has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a 500 MW fully integrated photovoltaic manufacturing facility in Ankara, Turkey late in December 2017.

03.01.2018

First Solar to power 100 MW solar park in Pakistan

First Solar will supply high-performance thin film modules to power a 100 MW utility-scale PV power plant in Pakistan. (photo: First Solar)

First Solar will supply more than 860,000 high-performance thin film modules to power a 100 MW utility-scale photovoltaic solar power plant developed by Zorlu Enerji in Pakistan. It will be the first utility-scale solar project in Pakistan to be powered by First Solar. The Independent Power Producer (IPP) facility, part of the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park in the country’s Punjab province, is expected to be completed and connected to the electricity grid by the first half of 2018.

19.12.2017

SolarPower Europe has released its 2.0 Best Practices Guidelines for Operation and Maintenance

SolarPower Europe has released its 2.0 Best Practices Guidelines for O&M (photo: iStock)

SolarPower Europe has introduced its 2.0 Operation & Maintenance Best Practices Guidelines. The guidelines are the result of more than 70 experts, including O&M contractors, asset owners, asset managers and monitoring tool vendors, who are part of the O&M Task Force of SolarPower Europe. Building on the previous edition, version 2.0 focuses more on how O&M can be better managed.

08.12.2017

New energy management and pv plant for the Hochleckenhaus

As the Hochleckenhaus in the Höllengebirge is only reachable on foot, the building materials had to be transported by helicopter. (Photo: Qinous)

Three companies from Germany and Austria have equipped the Hochleckenhaus with a off-grid and energy Management system for the Austrian Alpine Association. The hut can now boast of having the most advanced off-grid network in the Alpine region.

07.12.2017

Insights into India’s Energy Transition at Intersolar India

Intersolar India Exhibition and Conference will open its doors in less than a week on December 5 -7, 2017 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai, providing a platform for all industry professionals to meet, exchange, discuss challenges and solutions and promote the interest of the solar industry. In this year’s event, certified by the U.S. Commercial Services, more than 12,000 international visitors are expected. More than 260 exhibitors are showcasing their latest products and solutions in Hall 1 of the BEC.

01.12.2017

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