Posts tagged as PV

South Africa should open the door wider for renewables

South Africa’s advanced industrial and financial sectors, together with its abundant natural resources, have contributed in making it the second largest economy in Africa. But to bring power to the remotest corners of the country, to maintain its economic growth momentum and to reduce its carbon footprint, it must accelerate the adoption of efficient, economic, […]

Celebrating 20 years of success

First Solar is celebrating two decades since its founding in 1999 and 25 GW DC of photovoltaic (PV) modules shipped, making it the only American solar manufacturing company to achieve this milestone. The company achieved commercial production of its proprietary thin film module technology in 2002. Since then, it has celebrated numerous milestones, including the […]

Updated inverters and optimisers on the cards

SolarEdge is previewing a new version of its 120 kW three-phase inverter with synergy technology which is designed to enable quick and easy installation and inventory management. The company will also launch a new commercial power optimiser with two MPP trackers which connects to up to four modules. The new commercial inverter and power optimiser […]

Rooftop PV system saves money, environment

The 1 MW rooftop solar PV system which Siemens installed at its head office in Midrand a few years ago is returning good results. The company reports that the amount of electricity the company buys from the local utility has halved and that the 140 kWh battery provides sufficient power so that the onsite diesel […]

Managing and operating solar assets: Five key considerations

PV was supposed to be like any other energy source: You invest in the infrastructure and then it pretty much runs itself from thereon. But US solar asset owners have found that is not the case. The landscape for PV operations keeps changing. This article discusses five trends which could have a material impact on […]