Challenges and solutions for anti-LID treatment

In PERC modules, both light and elevated temperature induced degradation (LeTID) and light induced degradation (LID) must be mitigated. What makes this tricky, however, is that the mitigation process of the first, counteracts that of the second, says Karin Krauß, R&D project manager, Rehm Thermal Systems. At the pv magazine Roundtable in Taipei next week, she will discuss possible solutions with cell and module manufacturers, and EPCs.

Interview: Sonnen MD, Schröder resigns, announces start-up

During the past three years, Philipp Schröder has built up and consolitaded the Sonnen brand. Now the self-proclaimed “Sonnen Warrior” is going his own way, although he will remain an advisor to the German storage provider. Managing Director, Christoph Ostermann regrets the departure, but emphasizes that with the strong management team that has been established, he will continue to promote the company’s growth.

Off-grid in Australia: Unlimited Energy and Tesvolt discuss their award-winning project

German battery manufacturer, Tesvolt and EPC Unlimited Energy won the Smarter E award last week, for their innovative off-grid solar plus storage project in South Western Australia. The project demonstrates how solar can provide a reliable energy supply without back up from the grid, and why it is set to spread around the world even faster than many predict.

Photon: Insolvency proceedings underway on publisher’s assets

Insolvency proceedings have been opened on the assets of Photon Production GmbH, which was recently renamed RE Production GmbH. The proceedings were opened upon request of a creditor.

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Stranded investments, the Energiewende and blockchain: An interview with the Rocky Mountain Institute

In an interview with pv magazine, Jules Kortenhorst, CEO of the U.S. based Rocky Mountain Institute speaks about the impact of stranded investments, the institute’s partnership with a blockchain start-up, and how the Energy Web Foundation can remain neutral.

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SolarWorld Americas comments on duties exemptions for competitors, SunPower

Shortly before the announcement of its acquisition by SunPower, SolarWorld’s former U.S. subsidiary commented on the request by its competitors to be exempt from the new U.S. solar PV import tariffs.

The impact of transition

The smarter E: First to join Intersolar was the energy storage trade fair EES, and now the concept has become even more comprehensive, the trade fair and conference even bigger. Markus Elsässer, CEO of the organizer Solar Promotion, explains that all of the events now fall under the umbrella of “The smarter E”.

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Storage Highlights countdown #1: combined gas and battery grid services power plant by Technische Werke Ludwigshafen and Younicos

As Energy Storage Europe approaches, pv magazine counts down the highest-ranked energy storage highlights, selected by our independent jury, that visitors to the exhibition can lay their eyes on. In first-place was Younicos’ combined gas and battery grid services power plant.

Storage Highlights countdown #2: E3/DC Multi-string three-phase battery inverter technology

As Energy Storage Europe approaches, pv magazine counts down the highest-ranked energy storage highlights, selected by our independent jury, that visitors to the exhibition can lay their eyes on. In second-place is E3/DC Multi-string three-phase battery inverter technology.

Storage Highlights countdown #3: SMA large-scale storage solution

As Energy Storage Europe approaches, pv magazine counts down the highest-ranked energy storage highlights, selected by our independent jury, that visitors to the exhibition can lay their eyes on. In third-place is SMA’s large-scale turnkey solution Medium Voltage Power Station for the global market.

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