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Balance of Systems

‘Europe is still in the hydrogen race,’ says Bureau Veritas

Hydrogen is nothing new, but it could become a decarbonized energy vector to transform renewable electrons into renewable fuels, displacing fossil fuels in multiple applications. Laurence Boisramé, global director of hydrogen at Bureau Veritas, recently spoke with pv magazine about improving hydrogen market transparency, but she noted that “global consensus will take time – at least a few years.”

Staubli invests in US developer of solar inspection robots

Switzerland’s Staubli Electrical Connectors says it has invested in California-based PV robot developer OnSight Technology to fund the advancement of its algorithms and artificial intelligence technology.

Weekend Read: Getting to the bottom of TOPCon degradation

Should the industry be alarmed at the potential degradation susceptibility of tunnel oxide passivated contact (TOPCon) solar cells? Or are the problems easily addressed and more a reflection of rushed-to-market products? pv magazine contributor and consultant Götz Fischbeck reports.


US solar market reshores energy supply chain following passage of IRA

The US solar market has started to reshore its energy supply chain, just one year after the passage of the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).


Aerocompact releases ‘universal’ mounting system for pitched roofs

Aerocompact, an Austrian manufacturer, has unveiled a ‘universal’ mounting system for pitched roofs that reduces assembly times by up to 40%. It features colored cover plates in red, brown, or anthracite.

US manufacturer introduces roof mount with integrated sealant

Pegasus Solar has developed the InstaFlash pre-installed sealant for composite shingle roofs.

Ballasted racking from PowerField Energy scales up to utility-scale installation

PowerRack is PowerField’s portable, ballasted racking system that is used in residential, commercial, industrial, and now utility-scale solar.


Esdec Solar unveils mounting system for C&I solar

CPX, a unit of Netherlands-based Esdec Solar, has developed a new mounting system with a long-side clamping system for large modules. The manufacturer claims that the new structure reduces the number of required assembly steps.

K2 releases mounting structure for green roofs

K2, a mounting system supplier, showcased a range of new solutions at Intersolar Europe, including a new mounting structure for green rooftops. It allows for portrait and landscape module elevation at 10 degrees and 15 degrees, with maximum module sizes of 2,400 mm x 1,350 mm.

SolarEdge, SolarGik launch tracker solution for agrivoltaics

SolarEdge and Israeli startup SolarGik have developed a new solar tracker system for agrivoltaics. It includes a mounting structure, inverters, power optimizers, trackers, and a monitoring platform.

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