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Magazine Archive 05-2019

“Central inverters still offer the best LCOE”

While discussions over central and string inverters are still commonplace, Enrique de la Cruz, Solar & Storage Sales Director for Gamesa Electric, says that on an LCOE basis, the outcome is clear. He notes the company’s new PV3750 central inverter builds on its reputation for high-powered, practical, grid-friendly, and reliable power electronics for large-scale solar.

pv magazine test – March 2019 results

We are happy to present the next batch of energy yield results of the outdoor test field at Xi’an, China. The March 2019 results will be presented in this issue, with additional insight from George Touloupas, Head of Technology and Quality at CEA.

Gearing up for power on wheels

Apricum’s Florian Mayr, partner and Head of the Energy Storage and Green Mobility Practices, Stephanie Adam, senior consultant, and Jesselyn Malimata, explore the true impact of e-mobility on stationary energy storage markets and applications.

V2G: The journey to commercialization

Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) is the technology that enables bidirectional charging – where an electric vehicle (EV) can both charge from and discharge into the grid. With V2G, EVs can play the same role as static batteries in managing local loads and participating in energy market value streams. Alexander Lewis-Jones, head of electric vehicles research at Delta-ee looks at the opportunities this technology provides, and remaining challenges to wider adoption.

Neighborly energy barter

Everybody has asked their neighbor for milk when the shops were closed. But what about electricity? With new legislation, villages in the EU are setting up systems where this could soon be a reality.

Patently disruptive

Hanwha Q Cells is taking legal action against Jinko, Longi, and REC over cell passivation technology in three jurisdictions. But where does patentable intellectual property begin and end? And why are the lawsuits alleging infringements being introduced now?

New structure for bankable PPAs in Ukraine

One of the core documents needed for implementation of a solar power plant project in Ukraine, as elsewhere, is the power purchase agreement. Max Lebedev, a Partner at GoLaw, sets out how a new policy framework will ensure that the produced electricity will be purchased – making PV power plant projects bankable.

On the Road – with pv magazine

Where we’ve been: Solarex 2019 A shifting international airport and contested municipal elections just added to the uncertainty greeting attendees to the 2019 Solarex in Istanbul in April. But the prevailing mood was hope set against a backdrop of a declining market. But there is little doubt that with the right regulations in place, and […]

48 hours in… Munich

So you’re visiting a city that’s not your own for 48 hours, have a daytime agenda with important meetings, and your accommodation is set. Now come the questions of what to see, what to eat, and where to go for a drink and some fun. For Munich, Germany, I’m your local … except I’m from Toronto, Canada! Though I have been living in Munich for over 12 years now. Sorry mom.

Road to growth is utility-scale

Sara Di Mario, Head of Operations & Maintenance of EF Solare Italia.

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