Eurolab has opened a new lab facility that enables its clients to assess innovations in back-contact solar in a preproduction scale. Eurolab, based west of Rotterdam, is a sister company of Eurotron, a Dutch company providing equipment for manufacturing of back-contact solar PV modules.
A 1 GW tender for the biggest renewable energy project in Turkey's history was won by a 50-50 percent joint venture formed by Hanwha Q CELLS and Kalyon Enerji. Both companies will build a 1.000 MW solar power plant in the Karapınar region in Turkey with the bid of 6.99 US-ct/kWh (6.51 Euro-ct./kWh).
SMA America announced the Sunny Boy-US series as the first residential inverter to achieve UL 1741 SA (Supplement A) listing. California and Hawaii are the first states to mandate that the inverters meet the requirements but SMA is optimistic, that other states are going to follow suit.
The IEC 61724-1 standard for PV system performance monitoring has been revised. A information, that is relevant for system owners, O&M managers, compliance officers, investors and suppliers. The SR30 pyranometer by Hukseflux is the first thermal Sensor to meet the new requirements.
InnoEnergy has announced a € 3.5 Mio. investment in Northvolt AB, to enable the company to develop Europe’s first large-scale battery factory. The factory will have a final production capacity of 32 GWh, similar to that of Tesla’s US gigafactory, by 2024. The battery cells will be used for electric cars, energy storage and other electrical powered products.