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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Storage Highlights countdown #4: Fraunhofer ISE’s power electronics

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 fourth-place was Fraunhofer ISE’s Cell-Booster and the power electronics for the project “Netefficient”, a technology planned for higher efficiencies, while reducing construction volumes.

TÜV, NRW solar module workshop goes international

The module workshop hosted by TÜV Rheinland and Germany’s energy agency, NRW was held for the first time in English and for an international audience. The main conclusion of the event, held in Germany, is that the latest technologies and trends should be constantly observed and evaluated.

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Troubleshooting efforts in PV plants: follow up Q&A from the recent pv magazine webinar

Troubleshooting in solar plants requires not only trying to find a diagnosis of why the performance ratio is reduced, but also to localize faulty modules. In a recent pv magazine webinar, experts discussed four troubleshooting cases and explored whether module-resolved monitoring would help reduce the effort, and thereby decrease LCOE.

Germany: Digital solar and storage event pits hardware against services

At the event “Digital Solar & Storage” organized by Solar Power Europe and Ibesa and held today in Munich, Germany, the opportunities offered by the digitization of the solar industry were discussed. A dispute arose over the role hardware development will play.

Weather and climate data: Answers to questions from the pv magazine webinar

Assessment of weather data and forecasting are vital in reducing risks and, therefore, financing costs and losses during the operation of solar plants. Following a recent pv magazine webinar, Finnish environmental firm Vaisala has prepared detailed answers to the main questions posed by participants.

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Black silicon could exploit potential of multicrystalline technology

In recent times there has been a shift from multi to monocrystalline solar cells and modules. One reason for this is the difficulty of using diamond wire saws on multi wafers in production. Black silicon has the potential to change this and to increase the efficiency of multi, Bill Rever, Co-founder and Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at Advanced Silicon Group, said at EU PVSEC.

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