Power-One strengthens its position in the South African market

Terranuova Bracciolini - Power-One, Inc. (Nasdaq:PWER), a leading global manufacturer of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and management solutions, announced today that a roof-top installation using Power-One inverters has been completed.

Own consumption in Portugal: Donauer builds a 65-kW system

The sun burns, the sun cools: Donauer project in Portugal (Photo: Donauer)

Portugal is joining the group of countries where it is feasible to install PV systems without a subsidy programme.

Firmly established in the solar industry sector – 20 years of Mounting Systems

Rangsdorf - The fastening system developer and producer Mounting Systems from Rangsdorf near Berlin is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013. For two decades, the company has been contributing to the international success of clean solar energy.

Jinko Solar to supply 39 MW for US Projects

The module manufacturer Jinko Solar Holding Co., Ltd. has announced that it will supply high-efficiency modules with a total capacity of 39 MW for three solar projects in the United States. The projects are being developed by the engineering company AMEC.

Module electronics: New safety standard from TÜV Rheinland

Not only modules but also electronic junction boxes have to endure the climate c

TÜV Rheinland has developed the new standard 2 PfG 2305 for electronic components and micro-inverters for solar modules. The test specification is valid for devices with a system voltage of up to 1,500 V DC - this includes module junction boxes with electronic components, which have long been used for monitoring functions or to optimise the performance of the modules.

Significant downturn at EUPVSEC

The crisis in the photovoltaic industry is evident in the numbers of exhibitors and visitors at the 28th EUPVSEC in Paris. Last year, approximately 660 companies presented their research results and new products. This year, just over 250 exhibitors found their way to the exhibition grounds in Paris. It remains to be seen how the number of visitors has developed.

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Photovoltaic energy deployment is paving the way for deep changes in the way electricity is produced and the grid is managed. While multi megawatts power plants and High Voltage power system remain the main drivers for balancing production and consumption, we see now the emergence of production of electricity and storage systems at Low Voltage level. This leads to new opportunities and challenges for active power balance and power system management. Demand Side Management is identified as a major opportunity and in this report the title “Network Driven Demand Side Management” has been chosen to emphasize a collaborative approach between decentral generation, loads, storage systems and the grid.