Thu, 13/07/2017 - 10:54

Availability, high efficiency and therefore fault detection are of equal importance to the PV system owner and the grid manager for utility‐grade PV and increasingly for the small residential array. With increasing penetration of small arrays, large neighborhoods aggregate to virtual megawatt power stations, creating an amorphous and unpredictable power‐producing entity.

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 13:22

Inverters have become mass-produced standard products. If a manufacturer wants to stand out it must either offer a superb product or take an entirely different approach.

Despatch is successful in Chinese solar market

The metallization firing furnaces developed by Despatch continue to hold the number one market share in China. Worldwide the company has shipped over 8 GW of production capacity. In the solar market Despatch is globally recognized for engineering and manufacturing innovative equipment and technology solutions.

World record for laser-processed solar cells

So far, the efficiency of such solar cells has been around 16 %. The process, which is suitable for industrial application according to the institute, is particularly useful for the production of even thinner solar cells.

Mecasolar builds new production plant in the US

At full capacity it will produce one and two-axis solar trackers and fixed structures. It will start production in the first quarter of 2010. According to Mecasolar the new plant reflects the company’s interest in the US market. The company already has a sales office in San Francisco.

Centrosolar withdraws from joint venture in Portugal

Subsequently, Itarion Solar Lda declared itself insolvent. Originally, Centrosolar and Qimonda AG had founded the joint venture. After the insolvency of Qimonda AG on 23rd January 2009, a consortium of Portuguese industrial companies, banks and funds was initially established to take over Qimonda's share.