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Australia: 50 MW hybrid wind, solar PV and energy storage facility approved

2016-07-27 |

Construction of the first stage of Kennedy Energy Park (Hughenden, Queensland, Australia) will commence early in 2017 having received development approval last week. Kennedy is being developed by Canberra based company Windlab Limited and Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation of Japan. Kennedy is an innovative world leading wind, solar and storage hybrid energy solution comprising of 30 MW of wind, 20 MW of solar PV and 2 MW of Li ion battery storage. Read more...

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Solar Interviews

Solar Server interview with Lior Handelsman, VP of Marketing & Product Strategy and founder of SolarEdge

2016-07-11 |

Solar Server: Congratulations on the Intersolar Award 2016 for SolarEdge’s HD Wave technology, Mr. Handelsman. What impact will your innovation have on the PV value-added chain? How will the Intersolar Award 2016 affect SolarEdge’s sales & marketing strategy? Lior Handelsman: Thank you. We are very excited about this prestigious award and the recognition from such a respected group of judges. Read more...

Solar Report

Brazil’s new legislation to foster investment in distributed solar

2016-04-22 |

Brazil has made international headlines on political and economic issues lately, most of which did not paint a rosy picture of the country’s current situation. Nonetheless, development of the solar sector is on a promising path, with the successful execution of several large-scale PV auctions and increasing interest from industry players to set up a local value chain. The much touted small-scale distributed generation (DG) PV segment, however, is still struggling to meet growth expectations. Brazil has recently introduced new legislative measures to stimulate the DG segment, yet will these provide the remedy the market needs? Read more...

Solar point of view

Christopher Burghardt: Enabling long-term solar investments in Europe

2016-03-04 |

In just over a decade, solar energy has evolved from being relegated to highly specialized applications that justified the high cost, or heavily subsidized programs entirely dependent on continuing policy support from governments; to increasingly capturing a large share of the total power generation market on the strength of economics alone. Read more...

Solar Innovation

OELFLEX® SOLAR XLR WP – the waterproof solar cable certified by TUV

U.I. Lapp: OELFLEX® SOLAR XLR WP

If photovoltaic cables are exposed to wet conditions over a long period of time, this may have grave consequences. This is because, with standard solar cables, moisture can permeate a cable that has been lying in water for a long time. The moisture then reduces the performance and insulation resistance of the cable. This can then result in short circuits, which may in turn cause power failures or, in the worst case scenario, even damage to the systems.

To overcome this problem, the Stuttgart-based Lapp Group presented a permanently waterproof solar cable at the Intersolar Europe 2015 exhibition. The cable in question is an electron beam cross-linked solar cable of type PV1-F in accordance with TUV 2PfG 1169/08.07 for durable and weather-resistant use in photovoltaic systems. Its optimised cable design and permanently high contact resistance mean that it will still function reliably even after years in damp environments or in water. Read more...

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