Photovoltaic

SMA Sunny Boy inverters UL listed

Although it is not yet mandatory, SMA has upgraded its Sunny Boy-US inverters to meet the UL 1741 SA requirements. (Photo: SMA America)

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.

16.03.2017

First pyranometer to be compliant to IEC 61724-1 requirements

The SR30 pyranometer was released in January. It is the first one to meet the revised IEC 61724-1 standards fpr PV system performance monitoring. (Photo: Hukseflux)

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.

09.03.2017

Europe’s first large scale battery factory to be created with investments by InnoEnergy

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.

07.03.2017

First urban battery storage system in Denmark to support renewables

BESS can supply electricity to 60 households for 24 hours (photo: ABB)

ABB announced the successful commissioning of Denmark’s first urban energy storage system. The Lithion-ion based battery energy storage system (BESS) can supply electricity to 60 households for 24 hours.

02.03.2017

SolarEdge Rolls Out Complete Residential Solution Throughout Europe

SolarEdge Technologies announced on 1st March that it is rolling out its new complete residential solution throughout Europe. Combining PV inverter, storage and home automation, the product manages and monitors solar energy generation, electricity consumption, energy storage, and device control that enables homeowners to increase self-consumption and energy independence.

01.03.2017

Hybrid Hydroelectric and FPV system realised in Portugal

The power output of the FPV plant on Alto Rabagão is equivalent to the annual consumption of around 100 homes. (Photo: EDP Group)

A hybrid system combining floating photovoltaics and hydroelectric power generation has been installed at the Alto Rabagão dam in Portugal. FPV systems are producing energy on areas that are unused otherwise. The pioneer project has an installed capacity of 220 kW and is expected to produce 332 MWh.

27.02.2017

First solar parks in Iran completed

Solar Park Amir Kabir is one of two solar parks completed by Athos Solar in Iran. (Photo: Athos Solar)

German Athos Solar GmbH recently became the first investor to install and launch two high-performance solar parks in Iran. The two systems reach a combined peak output of 14 MWp.

23.02.2017

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