Intersolar Europe 2011

Samsung announces increased solar focus

Samsung has said that it plans to invest USD$5.5 billion in the development of solar technology and production by 2020.

Intersolar: Sony shows off its new rechargeable batteries

Supporting the statement in one of our Intersolar blogs earlier today that batteries and storage technologies are the buzzwords at this year’s trade show, Sony has unveiled its new lithium-ion rechargeable batteries.

BSW: Germany to invest over €5 billion in its solar industry

According to the German solar association, BSW-Solar, the country’s industry is planning to invest around €5.5 billion in both production, and research and development over the next two years.

A successful and positive Intersolar closes its doors for the 20th time

It was a successful trade show. That was expressed by all the exhibitors whom pv magazine spoke with, regardless of whether they were inverter manufacturers, junction box makers, cables and connectors producers or mounting system folks.

India looks set to dominate at Intersolar Europe

The 20th Intersolar Europe has opened its doors today in Munich. While the trade show floors are still quite empty, word on the street is that, spurred on by China’s progress, India is getting ready to significantly ramp up its photovoltaic market. Automation is the watchword.

Intersolar Award: Applause for the deserving??

The Oscars of the solar industry honored the most innovative today at the fourth Intersolar Awards ceremony. The nominees were all deserving having made breakthroughs, cut costs, increased efficiencies and impressed the jury.

Thin film with high performance ratio

At Intersolar, Auria Solar is presenting micromorph thin film modules – a combination of amorphous and microcrystalline cells.

Smart fastening cuts ballast

Centrosolar is presenting an aerodynamic installation system that enables photovoltaic arrays to be installed on flat roofs with minimal ballast and without penetrating the roofing.

Heatable wind guard

DEGERenergie has developed a heatable wind guard as an accessory for its trackers.

Inverters for arrays in the megawatt class

AEG Power Solutions is introducing the Protect PV.500 inverter. With an output of around 500 kilovolt-amperes, it’s based on the smaller Protest PV.250, for which an efficiency of up to 98.7 percent under EN 50530 is certified.