Today the ees Awards of this year were finally given. The Awards are important trend setters in the storage industry and application. This year the Jury awarded the new storage Resu of LG Chem, the battery inverter of SMA and the DC EnergyHub of the Swedish system integrator Ferroamp.
First Solar will showcase its new Series 5 thin film photovoltaic (PV) module at Intersolar in Munich. It is supposed to bring BOS costs further down.
S-Flex from Hamburg now offers installers an aerodynamic installation system for this rapidly growing segment of commercial buildings.
Nano-electronics research center Imec will present at Intersolar Europe/EU PVSEC a bifacial n-PERT (BiPERT) solar cell featuring a bifaciality value close to 100 percent. The rear cell efficiency is close to the efficiency measured from the front of the cell.
The Hybrid E5 energy storage from the US-based inverter producer Delta Energy Systems is a system composed of the E5 hybrid inverter and an external cabinet equipped with a six Kilowatt hours Lithium-ion battery, a Power Meter and a Smart Monitor.
Heckert Solar of Chemnitz in Saxony made further investments into solar panel production. The manufacturing capacity is rising; new kinds of cells can be processed. Even before the Intersolar, they are introducing a black panel using monocrystalline cells.
The British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) and the non-for-profit Energy4All have launched M&S Energy Society. A new initiative designed to generate renewable electricity from solar panels installed on M&S stores. The target is to crowdfund British GBP 1.23 million (Euro 1.76 million).
The company Xalino from Germany gained 17,500 kilowatt hours of electricity from the sun in 2015 with a Deger Tracker D100. Around 11,600 kilowatt hours has been consumed directly or stored for later use.
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