This year, among other things, there were awards for a new solar module, a mounting system for water surfaces, various efficient storage concepts and an innovative concept for cooling milk.
Video interview: On the second day of the Energy Storage Europe conference and trade show Hans Werner Reinhard, representative of organizer Messe Düsseldorf, gave his view on the future of the event and the energy storage market.
The German battery manufacturer and the Korean industrial conglomerate have unveiled a new high-voltage storage system. The device has an efficiency of 98% and functions just as well with a low voltage of 48 volts as with a high voltage of 1,000 volts.
The Argentine government wants to promote renewable energy in rural areas of the country, and to do so it has launched a tender for about 6,500 off-grid solar systems. German companies are allowed to participate.
Black sheep II: This case was more than just a headache for the installer – it cost him plenty of money and almost his entire company. After more than seven years of disputes with dealers, importers, lawyers and the end customer, he had to pay some EUR 175,000 out of his own pocket – even though he himself had not been accused of any installation errors.
Black Sheep campaign: Some PV panels or batches of modules are susceptible to potential induced degradation (PID), while others are scarcely affected. Currently, many PV farm operators are experiencing this reality. The third instalment of our “Bring on the Black Sheep” series describes a case in which a module manufacturer behaved in a close to exemplary manner, but the inverter manufacturer made life difficult.