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Next-generation yield-simulation software for solar parks

Next-generation yield-simulation software for solar parks
At the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (EU PVSEC) in Marseille (France), Imec and EnergyVille, together with PVcase, presented their partnership to develop a commercial software solution that allows to easily design and accurately predict the energy yield of brand new photovoltaic (PV) power plants. 
9th September 2019

Mitsubishi to invest in clean solar utilities

Mitsubishi to invest in clean solar utilities
Mitsubishi has announced its decision to invest in BBOXX, a next generation utility. Since its establishment in 2010, BBOXX has provided clean and affordable energy and other essential modern utilities. It delivers innovative solar home systems (SHS) consisting of solar panels, battery storage, and a variety of home appliances on a pay-as-you-go basis.
29th August 2019

Global solar pumps market to reach $3.1bn by 2027

Global solar pumps market to reach $3.1bn by 2027
According to a recent study, in terms of revenue, the global solar pumps market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 12% during the forecast period, owing to numerous factors. The study, from Transparency Market Research, offers thorough insights and forecasts in the solar pumps market.
28th August 2019


Capacitors target inverter solar market

Capacitors target inverter solar market
New Yorker Electronics is distributing the American Shizuki Capacitors (ASC) MEC-DL Low Profile DC Filter/Link Capacitor line of Film Capacitors. Designed primarily for PCB board mounting, they are ideal for frequency converters, micro inverters and DC filtering applications.
4th June 2019

Solar installations responsible for 50MW of power

Solar installations responsible for 50MW of power
PV mounting system manufacturer Renusol Europe, based in Germany, has managed to bring in twice as much revenue in the first third of this year as it did in the same timeframe last year. From January to April of this year alone, the company distributed mounting solutions responsible for a total PV output of around 50MW.
13th May 2019

Financing solar power systems in West Africa

Financing solar power systems in West Africa
The West African solar energy company, Daystar Power, has partnered with Trine a Swedish investment platform to finance solar power systems in West Africa. The partnership opens up investments in Daystar Power’s solar power installations, previously limited to large-scale investors, to the wider public.
9th May 2019

Solar solution for stratospheric flight At Xponential

Solar solution for stratospheric flight At Xponential
HALE (High Altitude Long Endurance) UAVs and HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites) are massive aircraft, often with wingspans as large as a Boeing 747, that rely on solar power to remain aloft for multiple weeks, or even months, at a time. The stratosphere, at an altitude of 20km, poses engineering challenges to aircraft due to its harsh conditions.
30th April 2019

China to lead concentrated solar power market by 2030

China to lead concentrated solar power market by 2030
The global CSP capacity is estimated to increase significantly from 5.6 gigawatt (GW) in 2018 to 22.4GW in 2030 following significant capacity additions by China, Chile and countries in Middle East North Africa (MENA) region according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
23rd April 2019

Solar cell achieves high front side conversion efficiency

Solar cell achieves high front side conversion efficiency
At SiliconPV 2019, research and innovation hub, imec, announced that its n-PERT (Passivated Emitter and Rear Totally diffused) solar cells developed with Jolywood, have reached a certified front-side conversion efficiency of 23.2%. With cost-efficient processing and a clear path to higher efficiencies, this makes these n-PERT cells a serious contender to p-PERC technology.
8th April 2019

Panels with BIPV metal sheet solar roof

Panels with BIPV metal sheet solar roof
Swedish solar energy technology provider, Midsummer, has launched a new energy producing metal sheet roof ‘Midsummer solar roofs’. This signals a broader effort to expand from mainly selling production equipment for thin film solar panels into the end market for solar panels for various roofs, facades, and vehicles, through in-house production and via contract manufacturers.
5th April 2019


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10th October 2019
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