Utility scale solar developers are increasingly factoring in very long project lifetimes in their financial models. Given this, expectations for the durability of the components have never been higher. The mounting structure is literally the component on which the weight of these expectations rest – whether fixed tilt or single-axis tracker. But is the material from which the mounting structure is constructed built to last 25, 30 or even more years in the field?
Join this pv magazine Webinar to learn about the new GE inverter offering to the Australian marketplace and to get an inside look at its technical capabilities from four industry experts.
With grid congestion and curtailment plaguing utility-scale PV development in many parts of Australia and the proposed 5-minute settlement by AEMO, live from October 2021, the case for coupling solar arrays to large-scale storage is becoming increasingly compelling. But how can solar + storage projects be effectively executed? And what are the keys for developing a successful business model?
The PV module technology landscape has an unavoidable feature in 2020: bigger modules with higher power output. But do bigger modules based on standard cell technologies really deliver? pv magazine Australia is partnering with Risen Energy Australia to examine what innovation looks like from the wafer, right through to the cell and a module – to investigate why 210mm wafers and the next-generation of heterojunction can cut through on cost and performance.
This pv magazine Webinar will investigate the prevalence of cracking and its impacts on plant performance, with data gathered from a wide range of crystalline silicon modules already installed and in operation, and examine how First Solar’s thin-film modules present a very different scenario when it comes to the risk of cracking. Join the discussion with our four experts!
If there ever was a time to learn how to effectively sell solar remotely – it’s now. The current situation will require new tools and techniques to win people’s solar hearts and minds. Join us for this timely pv magazine Webinar and be part of the conversation!
You are invited to join us online for the pv magazine Storage Highlights Ceremony!
The five Gigawatt Winners pitch their winning applications to the expert jury panel with a subsequent discussion by the independent leading analysts.
Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) is dividing the solar industry. There are ardent defenders of the single MPPT-channel approach and those that cannot seem to get enough channels. To understand the conflict, it is necessary to know how the technology works in string-inverter based utility-scale projects and what it does. Is this a crucial inverter feature, what are the tangible advantages in the design and over the lifecycle of a PV system?
Hot-dip galvanized steel promises improved robustness and durability. Nevertheless, there are shocking findings from photovoltaic mounting systems. Steel posts rammed into the damp earth only a few years ago have shown signs of heavy corrosion underground, compromising the stability of the entire installation. Both wrong material selection and incorrect grounding are the culprits of this expensive mistake. In this webinar we will look into real cases, clarify which mistakes have been made in the past and look at how they can be avoided in the future.
Whether microscopic or visible to the eye, cracked PV cells can impact module power output, and worsen over time. But to what extent do they undermine system-level power output and is it possible to effectively mitigate cell cracking in all cases and conditions?
During this pv magazine webinar, in partnership with First Solar, we will investigate the extent to which cracked cells impact on power output, and what are the predominate causes of such cracking.