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Saft announces cooperation with Nedap to deliver effective energy storage for residential solar power systems

Saft and Nedap have decided to join forces to create effective energy storage systems, based on state-of-the-art lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology, that will enable on-grid photovoltaic (PV) installations to make the optimum use of the solar power they produce. Saft Li-ion battery modules, designed specifically for energy storage in residential and commercial PV applications, in combination with Nedap’s PowerRouter solar inverter with integrated battery manager, will be available this summer.
30th April 2012

Heliatek sets new world record efficiency of 10.7 % for its organic tandem solar cell

Heliatek GmbH continues to set new world records for organic solar cells. The company has commissioned SGS, an accredited and independent testing facility, with a measurement campaign of its latest organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells. The result of this campaign is a new world record for OPV with 10.7 % cell efficiency on 1.1 cm2. It also confirms the superior low light and high temperature performances of OPV compared to traditional solar technologies.
27th April 2012

Konica Minolta Sensing Announces World’s First Dedicated Triple Junction Solar Reference Cell

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. launched its AK-120/130/140 Photovoltaic (PV) Reference Cells, the world’s first triple junction solar reference cells. Now available, the AK-120/130/140 is the latest addition to the AK Series of reference cells. KMSA first introduced its AK Series in 2010 at the SPIE Optics and Photonics conference to much industry excitement. Reference cells are used as a standard point of calibration to ensure consistent measurements of newly developed photovoltaic cells.
25th April 2012

Boost for solar applications with 3 kW fixed off time (FOT)

The following application note describes the modifications implemented on the STEVALISF001V1 demonstration board, originally designed to work as a PFC rated for a power of 3 kW, to be used as a front-end boost stage for photovoltaic applications. In recent years the field of solar energy, the production of electric power using solar cells, is requiring power electronic solutions to manage the power delivered by the panels.
25th April 2012

The right technology for solar converters

Following a short overview of types of solar power systems and converters, this application note introduces a fully working, grid-connected solar inverter prototype suitable for rooftop applications. This solar inverter has been equipped with STMicroelectronics’ MDmesh and silicon carbide (SiC) devices to allow evaluation of these products in “green” technologies.
25th April 2012

SolarSpec Panel-Mount DC Connectors and Terminals from Molex now fully certified

Molex Incorporated’s SolarSpec DC panel mount connectors are now fully certified to applicable IEC standards. The parts are endorsed by TUV and UL approval agencies. The IP67-sealed, SolarSpec panel-mount DC connectors, with internal locking and touch-proof design for superior safety, feature a retention nut mechanism for simple assembly to the panel and provide a secure and reliable cable connection for internal inverter wiring.
20th April 2012

Innovative solar power junction boxes launched by Multi-Contact

Three new junction boxes for PV solar power applications have been introduced by Multi-Contact. The Westlake box is cost-optimised for crystalline solar panels and its low profile means it can be installed directly under the module frame. This saves installation time by removing the need to bend the connecting ribbons.
17th April 2012

SolarEdge Introduces Increased Efficiency Inverters with Reduced Installation Time

SolarEdge Technologies announced today the introduction of a new version of top efficiency, single phase solar inverters. The improved version of the built-in communication interface enables simplified and faster installation. The SolarEdge line of single phase inverters gained a 0.2%-0.4% efficiency improvement due to selection of technologically advanced components. The range of 3kW, 3.5kW, 4kW, 5kW and 6kW PV inverters, now exhibits an improved European weighted efficiency as high as 97.6%.
13th April 2012

SolarEdge Enhances its Residential Offering, Introducing a New 2.2kW Inverter at Ecobuild 2012

SolarEdge Technologies announced today a new product: a 2.2kW cost effective inverter, expanding the current portfolio of single phase solar inverters, and enhancing the company’s offering for residential installations. The line of SolarEdge inverters now includes a new 2.2kW inverter, adding to the existing 3kW, 3.5kW, 4kW, 5kW and 6kW single phase solar inverters.
13th April 2012

Sungrow's US Version 250KW Inverter CSA Certified

The SG250KU inverter designed by Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd. for the US market has recently been certified with the CSA, soon after the certification of the SG250KC for the Canada market. Therefore, 250KW inverters developed by Sungrow for the North American region have been all certified with CSA.
13th April 2012

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