A new efficient inverter, a monitoring and energy management system for consumers, a light-weight and stable mounting system and module clamps, that enable easier solar module installation. Those are our top products of the week.
Fronius Solar Energy opened its 20th international branch office in Hungary. Local customers can now look forward to a faster and more reliable technical support service. The company expects a total build-up of 500 MW in Hungary within the next three years.
Schletter Group launched the complete redesign of the Rapid 16 module clamp family in addition to pre-assembled module kits. It is suitable for mounting all standard solar module sizes.
Solar modules are the heart of your photovoltaic installation, because this is where the conversion of sunlight to electricity happens. In the last few years solar panel costs and solar panel prices have decreased sharply. But taking a closer look can pay off: What are the established solar cell and solar panel types? What about solar modules efficiency? What should you pay attention to in order not to run into nasty surprises later-on?
Facades with integrated solar modules are cheaper than glass facades as field tests of the European Smartflex project in Lithuania demonstrate. The yield of the tested BIPV installation is comparable to conventional PV installations.
Installing energy storage systems involves much more than wiring up the batteries with the inverter. Andreas Lipphardt of IBC Solar explains what problems can often occur and how to circumvent such pitfalls.
Most installing companies want to learn more about energy storage. The key thing is to install the energy storage systems correctly. Manufacturers like Sonnen or Fronius offer hints and assistance – for instance by way of a hotline.
Tempress Systems BV, part of the Amtech Group, recently has opened Europe’s largest bifacial PV plant with bifacial solar modules in Vaasen/NL. The expected yield is 30 percent higher than with monofacial solar panels.
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