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Average PV system sizes rising in Australia

The Australian Energy Council’s quarterly solar report points to something getting bigger in the solar industry that isn’t just about large-format modules – average PV system sizes are getting bigger in Australia.

New SunPower chief fronts tough set of quarterly figures

Peter Faricy was barely at the helm during the first quarter of 2021 but his first earnings call will involve him explaining a quarter-on-quarter reverse from a $413 million profit to a near $50 million loss.

Delta launches 50 kW inverter for commercial arrays

The 98.7%-efficient device features six MPPT trackers and an overall input voltage range that is from 200 V to 1000 V.

French solar installers ramp up storage offerings

The “Global PV Installer Monitor 2020/2021” reports shows that nearly two-thirds of French PV installers now integrate storage solutions into their product portfolios. EUPD Research said this is a clear sign that rising electricity prices and demand for electric vehicles are creating new business models.

Big solar for Western Balkans disused coal mine

Land scarcity and renewables prices have been long considered significant hurdles for renewable developments in the hilly Balkans. Still, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) sees solid opportunities in floating PV on public dams, PV modules on rooftops, and renewables projects in landfills and disused coal mines.

New battery for residential and commercial storage from Germany

Manufactured by Germany’s Fenecon, the modular battery has a storage capacity ranging from 8 kWh to 22 kWh. The product is claimed to allow predictive, grid-friendly charging and discharging.

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Solar 101: Working the angles to maximize your solar system’s output

As a case study, the town of Normal, Illinois, shows how a roof’s latitude, pitch, and azimuth can affect energy output.

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Germany installed 548.6 MW of PV in March

In the first three months of 2021, newly installed solar capacity reached 1.42 GW.

The father of Spain’s solar tax works, now, for a PV company

The former Spanish industry minister, José Manuel Soria, has become the president of Island Green Power España SL, the Spanish unit of U.K.-based developer of large photovoltaic plants, Island Green Power.

Sungrow launches high-voltage battery and hybrid inverter for residential applications

The Chinese manufacturer will begin selling its new products in Australia and Europe. The hybrid inverter has an efficiency of up to 98.4% and the lithium iron phosphate battery features a storage capacity between 9.6 kWh and 102.4 kWh, depending on the number of modules.

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