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Sputnik Engineering AG HQ in Biel-Bienne (Switzerland). Solarmax is latest victim of decline of the European solar inverter Market, IHS comments the insolvency

IHS comments on Swiss PV inverter maker Sputnik Engineering AG (Solarmax) to file for insolvency on November 28th, 2014

2014-11-27

Sputnik Engineering AG, parent company of the Swiss PV inverter producer Solarmax, announced to file for insolvency on November 28th, 2014. Solarmax is latest victim of the decline of the European solar inverter Market, comments Cormac Gilligan, PV Inverters analyst at IHS Technology (London, UK). Read more...

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Sputnik Engineering AG HQ in Biel-Bienne (Switzerland). Solarmax is latest victim of decline of the European solar inverter Market, IHS comments the insolvency

IHS comments on Swiss PV inverter maker Sputnik Engineering AG (Solarmax) to file for insolvency on November 28th, 2014

2014-11-27

Sputnik Engineering AG, parent company of the Swiss PV inverter producer Solarmax, announced to file for insolvency on November 28th, 2014. Solarmax is latest victim of the decline of the European solar inverter Market, comments Cormac Gilligan, PV Inverters analyst at IHS Technology (London, UK). Read more...

An interdisciplinary team from the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science discovered that using the data storage pattern from a Blu-ray disc improves solar cell performance. Pictured (left to right) are study authors Dongning Guo, Cheng Sun, Chen Wang, Alexander Smith and Jiaxing Huang

PV research: Northwestern University transfers Blu-Ray disc data storage pattern to solar cells to increase light absorption

2014-11-27

An interdisciplinary research team at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL, US) has discovered that the pattern of information written on a Blu-ray disc works very well for improving light absorption across the solar spectrum. According to new research from Northwestern University Blu-ray discs can improve the performance of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells, suggesting a second use for unwanted discs. Read more...

The PV glass modules are made of amorphous silicon technology in large dimensions

Mexico’s first PV façade generates solar power and reduces cooling needs

2014-11-27

Onyx Solar, (Greenwood Village, Colorado) installed its solar photovoltaic (PV) glasses through retrofitting onto the façade of Femsa’s headquarter in Monterrey (state of Nuevo León, Mexico) the largest bottle manufacturer for Coca-Cola in the world. After installation of Onyx Solar’s photovoltaic glass, the building has been beneficing with over 5,500 kWh of solar power while also eliminating CO2 emission by 2.7 tons. The building integrated solar PV (BIPV) façade consists of a double layer of PV glass, being the first of its kind in Latin America. Read more...

BELECTRIC’s Energy Buffer Unit at the solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant Alt Daber provides operating reserve at high-voltage level

First solar PV plant in Europe to provide operating reserve at the high-voltage level through energy storage facility by BELECTRIC

2014-11-27

BELECTRIC GmbH (Kolitzheim, Germany) connected its battery storage system, the Energy Buffer Unit, at the solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant Alt Daber, Brandenburg. Thus it became the first solar PV plant in Europe capable of providing operating reserve at high-voltage level comparable to conventional plants. The innovative lead-acid storage device with a capacity of 2,000 kWh is intended for use in both renewable energy and conventional power plants. The storage device lends greater flexibility to the plant’s service provision and actively stabilizes the energy grid. Read more...

MegaCell will produce its bifacial high efficiency solar cell “BiSoN” in Egypt

MegaCell and Misr Asset Management announce plans to build a 120 MW/year production plant for bi-facial solar PV cells and modules in Egypt

2014-11-27

The Italian photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer MegaCell and Misr Asset Management, a Cairo-based Investment Bank on November 25th, 2014 announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of a production plant for bi-facial high efficiency solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules in Egypt in 2015 with a scheduled annual capacity of 120 MW. Read more...

Clenergy supplies its SolarTerrace II-A mounting system for the PV project in Japan

Clenergy provides mounting systems for a 24.8 MW PV plant in Nasushiobara, Japan

2014-11-27

Clenergy (Xiamen, China) on November 26th, 2014 announced that the company is supplying mounting systems for one of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in Japan. The PV project covers 370,000 square meters of land, with a total installation of 24.8 MW and an estimated solar power generation of 26.1 million kWh per year according to Clenergy. Read more...

OneRoof Energy installed solar equipment on 119 rooftops in the third quarter

OneRoof Energy Group announces Q3, 2014 results: Core operating solar PV lease revenue up 9%

2014-11-27

Residential solar PV services provider OneRoof Energy Group, Inc. (San Diego, Calif., US) on November 26th, 2014 announced financial and operational results for the third quarter ended September 30th, 2014. The company deployed 0.74 megawatt (MW) during the third quarter; cumulative for the nine months ending September 30th, was 2.4 MW. OneRoof Energy installed solar equipment on 119 rooftops in the third quarter. Cumulative installations for the previous nine months was 378, total installations reached 10 MW. Read more...

The SMA Sunny Boy TL meets the net metering requirements for inverters in PV installations with up to 100 kWp capacity in Chile

SMA Solar Technology AG is the first PV inverter supplier to receive authorization for net metering in Chile

2014-11-27

With their comprehensive technical functions, two SMA solar photovoltaic (PV) inverter types now have received the authorization of the "Superintendencia de Electricidad y Combustibles" (SEC) to participate according to law 20.571 in Net Metering. The SMA Sunny Boy TL and the SMA Sunny Tripower TL are the first inverters to meet the net metering requirements for inverters in PV installations with up to 100 kWp capacity. With these products, SMA is able to offer clients in Chile a comprehensive portfolio from 1 to 25 kW per inverter. Read more...

The new call has an indicative budget of EUR 150,000. The final budget allocation will depend on the relevance and quality of the proposals submitted

Solar thermal certification fund launches 6th call for proposals

2014-11-27

The Solar Certification Fund launches its 6th call for project proposals. Since its first call in 2011, this fund has contributed over EUR half a million to 50 projects related to the support of certification and standardisation as well as to the development of quality assurance for the advancement of the solar thermal technology. Read more...

Algonquin Power announces additional 10 MW PV project in Kern County, California

2014-11-27

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (APUC, Oakville, ON, US) on November 24th, 2014 announced that it intends to proceed with a 10 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project adjacent to its 20 MW Bakersfield I Solar project in Kern County, California, which is currently under construction. The 10 MW Bakersfield II Solar project executed a 20 year power purchase agreement on September 22nd, 2014 with a large California based electric utility, the company notes. Read more...

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