Hybrid Photovoltaics News

  • Gamesa finalises development of its offgrid system with the start-up of a storage battery at the prototype

    Gamesa has achieved a new milestone in the development of its offgrid technology with the installation and start-up of a lithium battery for the storage of power at the prototype installed by the company in La Muela (Aragon). Gamesa's offgrid system, inaugurated last May, enables power supply to regions without grid access. The prototype is pioneering on account of its bundling of four sources of ...


    By Gamesa

  • Hybrid Power Plant Combines 3 Clean Energy Sources in One

    October 24, 2016 -- Enel Green Power North America’s Stillwater plant, outside the desert town of Fallon, Nevada, came online in 2009 as a conventional geothermal plant and later added solar panels. After adding concentrating solar power in 2015, it became the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Eltek brings solar power to the Artic

    In the land of eternal winter Eltek has turned a telco site hybrid to lower operator cost and ease the impact of a fragile environment. One would think that the Arctic would not be the most economic place to install a solar hybrid system. However, considering the difficult access for diesel refill, which is by helicopter only, and the long hours of sun in the summer, Eltek has made it pay off. ...


    By Eltek AS

  • SMA Introduces Sunny Central 2500-EV-US for 1,500 VDC Utility-Scale Applications

    SMA is now taking orders for its newest central inverter, which not only is ideal for 1,500 VDC applications but also is UL certified to the new UL 62109 standard. The Sunny Central 2500-EV-US provides 2,500 kVA at 1,500 VDC, allowing developers, owners and EPCs to benefit from cost reductions due to balance-of-system savings. With the Sunny Central 2500-EV-US, SMA is the first manufacturer to ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • Intersolar 2016

    Intersolar Europe is the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners and takes place annually at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, Germany.  The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, energy storage systems, renewable heating technologies, as well as on products and solutions for smart renewable energy. ...


    By SolaX Power Europe

  • Morocco’s Noor hybrid projects extend the reach of CSP

    The first of these independent power projects, Noor Midelt, is envisioned as a solar power complex with a total installed capacity of 400 MW, utilizing 80–85% CSP and 15–20% PV.  Noor Tata, the second solar hybrid complex, will also have a capacity of around 400 MW and will be located between Midelt and Ouarzazate. The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) will invite ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Finland’s first battery-powered ferry represents milestone towards clean shipping

    Siemens has been commissioned to provide the complete electro-technical solution for Finland’s first battery-powered car ferry. The Finnish shipping company FinFerries has ordered the newbuilding from the Polish shipyard CRIST S.A. The environmentally-friendly ferry will improve the transport options between Nauvo and Parainen in the Turku Archipelago. It will be approximately 90 meters ...


    By Siemens AG

  • Eltek Passes 10,000 Hybrid-Solar Telecom Sites Installed

    Eltek today announced it has installed more than 10,000 hybrid solar-grid power systems to remote telecom sites since it first launched hybrid-solar products in 2008. Solar power for telecom sites was once thought of only for off-grid telecom sites, but is now picking up momentum in a wide range of network locations. By using these hybrid solutions, which combine solar backup power and ...


    By Eltek AS

  • SMA is the only international company to supply large-scale storage project in Korea with battery inverters and system technology

    SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) is supplying a large-scale storage project, run by the state-owned Korean electric utility company KEPCO, with 24 Sunny Central Storage 1000 battery inverters and system technology. The project is aimed at supplying reserve power and is the largest of its kind in the world. In addition to SMA, only local companies were qualified for the other portions of the ...


    By SMA Solar Technology AG

  • South Korea to probe Volkswagen diesel vehicle emissions

    South Korea said Tuesday it will investigate emission levels of Volkswagen diesel vehicles after the world's top-selling automaker admitted cheating U.S. tests. Park Pan-kyu, a deputy director at South Korea's environment ministry, said that four models - Golf, Jetta, Beetle and Audi A3 - are subject to the probe, which is expected to end in ...


    By Associated Press

  • HORIBA Scientific Announces New Ultra Fast Plasma Profiling TOFMS

    HORIBA Scientific, global leader in plasma profiling, announces the release of their new Ultra Fast Depth Profiling TOFMS. This unique Plasma Profiling TOFMS (PP-TOFMS) instrument is compact and provides chemical composition as a function of depth of solid materials. The depth profiling technique involves a high ion density ionic glow discharge plasma source that ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • New ORNL hybrid microscope offers unparalleled capabilities

    A microscope being developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will allow scientists studying biological and synthetic materials to simultaneously observe chemical and physical properties on and beneath the surface. The Hybrid Photonic Mode-Synthesizing Atomic Force Microscope is unique, according to principal investigator Ali Passian of ORNL’s ...

  • Diesel Genset Launch Events – Australia

    Clarke Energy and GE are holding a series of three events in Australia to launch GE's new diesel genset product in the Australian market. This follows the announcement from GE that Clarke Energy is acting as ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • SMA Adds Versatile 60kW Model to Popular Sunny Tripower Inverter Line

    SMA is now taking orders for its newest solution for medium to large-scale PV plants: the Sunny Tripower 60-US. This 60 kW inverter combines the advantages of a decentralized system layout with the benefits of a centralized inverter design, bringing together the best of both worlds. It offers high efficiency, industry-leading power density, easy installation, simple commissioning and low ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • SMA Sunny Central 1850-US and 2200-US Inverters Earn UL Certification

    SMA has received UL certification for two of its newest central inverter models: the Sunny Central 1850-US and 2200-US. The solar industry’s largest power class to earn this ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • EPA honors Sonoma County for protecting air quality, fighting climate change with one of nation’s largest hybrid vehicle fleets

    This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is honoring Sonoma County Fleet Operations and six other projects across the country for their work on clean air and climate initiatives. The 2015 Clean Air Excellence Awards recognize innovative state, local, tribal, and private sector programs that protect health and the environment, educate and serve their communities, and boost the economy. ...

  • DHYBRID has installed its first Fuel Reduction System in Pakistan

    DHYBRID was awarded a contract to install a DHYBRID Fuel Reduction System (FRS) to save on diesel fuel for a refinery and oil-loading port. Since March 2015, the newly fitted DHYBRID FRS has been supplying hybrid energy to the central terminal, where oil tankers are unloaded and oil is stored and distributed. This energy is mainly consumed by the pumping systems at the gantries used to fill road ...


    By DHYBRID Power Systems GmbH

  • SMA Wins 17.5 MW Inverter Order for Commercial-Scale PV Installations Nationwide

    SMA has been selected by SoCore Energy, the market leader in solar portfolio development and commercial rooftop installations, to supply 17.5 MW of commercial-scale inverters. SoCore chose the ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • Sales of Electric Trucks and Buses Are Expected to Reach Nearly 160,000 Annually by 2023

    A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for commercial vehicles that use electric drive vehicle technology, including global market forecasts for sales and the number of vehicles in use, segmented by country, drivetrain, and liquid fuel, through 2023. All electric power for commercial ...

  • Conventional Gasoline Models are Expected to Represent Less Than Half of Vehicles Sold Worldwide by 2017

    A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the emerging global market for technologies that improve fuel economy, including global market forecasts for light-duty vehicle sales, segmented by powertrain, region, and number of cylinders, through 2025. Multiple factors, including increasingly strict global standards to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) and other ...

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