The future for MLPE: After a year of relatively stable prices for inverters, the next few years are likely to see the return of fierce cost reduction – which could spell trouble for the module level power electronics (MLPE) space. However, growth in this segment is expected, so how are the market leaders balancing innovation and trend adoption while shoring up their bottom lines?
pv magazine award: This storage system manufacturer from China has dared to venture into a technology new to the home sector, and has faced the efficiency test.
pv magazine test: The new pv magazine test took off as expected, and many manufacturers have sent their modules to be tested. George Touloupas, Director of Technology and Quality at CEA, takes us through the latest results, and the new improved grading system.
High efficiency cell technology: The slight performance advantage held by Taiwanese solar cell manufacturers appears to be coming to an end as Chinese tier-1 and tier-2 firms up their R&D spending in an effort to be fully vertically integrated. pv magazine looks at how this high efficiency technology race might impact the global PV industry.
Module technology: EGing has made the transition to using only passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) technology, leaving behind older cell concepts. The company has developed a frameless glass-glass p-type bifacial module called Janus-II, to be launched in January 2018.
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