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Magazine Archive 10-2017

A nose for quality

Module monitoring: PV is a stable technology and comparatively coarse methods of performance monitoring are considered sufficient to assure optimal performance. However, approximately 8% of all module defects are not easily detectable.

Will the tail wag the dog?

Utilities of the future: When you consider all of the changes that are beginning to appear across the energy sector, it is hard to imagine exactly what a utility will end up looking like 10 years from now.

Minimalist mounting

EPC in Australia: Germany’s EPC powerhouse Belectric has installed its first new PEG fixed-tilt ground-mounted PV design in Australia, and is planning two more before year end. Belectric claims that the system provides the lowest levelized cost of energy among all other competitors’ offerings in the country

Middle ease?

MENA’s inverter landscape: The momentum for solar PV in the Middle East and North Africa region is strong, with experts anticipating 4 GW of growth this year. However, the unique opportunities and challenges facing this part of the world create a distinct set of circumstances for solar players. So how is the inverter landscape shaping up?

With the sun to independence

Solar in Haiti: Only one in three of the approximately 11 million people in Haiti has access to electricity. Agricultural entrepreneur and incumbent President Jovenel Moïse wants to electrify the entire country within 24 months, focusing on renewable sources of energy. While experts see the project as particularly ambitious, a range of small and large initiatives in the field of solar energy are rapidly springing up in Haiti.

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