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.
According to the German solar association, BSW-Solar, the countrys industry is planning to invest around 5.5 billion in both production, and research and development over the next two years.
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.
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 Chinas progress, India is getting ready to significantly ramp up its photovoltaic market. Automation is the watchword.