Posts tagged as PV

Anticipating silicon solar cells with significantly improved efficiency

Theoretical calculations indicate that under certain conditions silicon can endow solar cells with a much higher efficiency. Small silicon clusters may provide a source of accordingly modified silicon. However, to date these clusters have not been accessible in soluble form, a prerequisite for flexible processing. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich have now discovered […]

The digitalisation of PV operations

All eyes are on digital technology as European PV plant operators continue to seek meaningful reductions in asset management and operations and maintenance (O&M) costs. Digitalisation promises to slash operational expenses and boost efficiency by automating many tasks that currently have to be done by hand, and by improving asset managers’ ability to rapidly identify […]

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 […]