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Soltec: New standards needed to ensure systems get the most out of bifacial modules

Bifacial modules represent a growing proportion of leading manufacturers output each year, but the technology still poses questions for installations in the field. Using both sides of a module to generate power changes parameters across whole the PV system, and necessitates innovation from the manufacturers of trackers and system components. The potential for higher energy output is clear, but new standards and practices are needed to ensure systems get the most out of bifacial modules. At its Bifacial Tracker Evaluation Center (BiTEC) in Livermore, California, Soltec is working to ensure that opportunities provided by this technology are well and truly seized.

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Enerray’s expanding business in MENA

pv magazine recently sat down with Enerray’s Business Development and Sales Director Antonio Capua to discuss the company’s latest plans for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The interview took place at the trade show booth of Agripower, which like Enerray is owned by SECI Energia S.p.A., the energy holding of the even bigger Maccaferri Industrial Group founded in 1879. Maccaferri Group, as well as SECI Energia and Enerray, are all based in Bologna and in 2017 Maccaferri’s overall revenues amounted to over $1 billion worldwide.

A tale of endurance – momentum builds for coextrusion backsheet from DSM

Dutch materials specialist DSM developed its Endurance backsheet to offer reliable long-term performance in the harshest climates where solar is being deployed. The backsheet utilizes a unique combination of materials, put together in a coextrusion process which eliminates the potential for delamination.

The Weathering Steel tracker by Convert

Convert will present its new product to intersolar 2018. Convert is an Italian company active for more than 35 years in the energy sector. The TRJ single axis Tracker, is the Convert flagship product, completely designed, developed and patented by Convert and leverages the relevant experience and know-how as reached in the construction of large photovoltaic systems worldwide from 2006.

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