photovoltaic system performance News

  • How to use Photovoltaics for shaping performative landscapes

    The parallel event “Photovoltaics, Forms, Landscapes” will take place on Tuesday, 6 September 2011, at the CCH Congress Centre Hamburg in the framework of the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition organised by WIP - Renewable Energies. The parallel event will highlight the interaction of photovoltaic systems with buildings and landscapes, by showing how ...

  • Global Markets and Technologies for Photovoltaic Systems

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Markets and Technologies for Photovoltaic Systems ...


    By ReportLinker

  • DECK Monitoring Partners With NREL to Track the Performance of Innovative Photovoltaic Projects

    DECK Monitoring has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to support its PV Data Acquisition (PVDAQ) project, which aims to develop and communicate a broad picture of photovoltaic (PV) field performance across the U.S. Data contributed to the PVDAQ project will be analyzed for many performance factors, the results of which are provided to the ...

  • ASTM E2848 - 11 standard test method for reporting photovoltaic non-concentrator system performance

    Because there are a number of choices in this test method that depend on different applications and system configurations, it is the responsibility of the user of this test method to specify the details and protocol of an individual system power measurement prior to the beginning of a measurement. Unlike device-level measurements that report ...


    By ASTM International

  • Eaton launches molded case circuit breaker for photovoltaic systems to enhance safety, performance

    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today introduced its new line of molded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) designed for commercial and utility scale photovoltaic (PV) systems. Used in solar combiner and inverter applications, Eaton PVGard circuit breakers are rated up to 600 ampere (A) at 1000 volts (V) direct current (DC). Eaton’s PVGard MCCB meets Underwriters ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Hydropower and Photovoltaic in the Spotlight

    RENEXPO Austria Salzburg prospectively combines two trade fairs: RENEXPO HYDRO, the largest small hydro trade fair within the German-speaking area and RENEXPO PV, that consequently is further expanding its position as largest photovoltaic (PV) trade fair in Austria. “The new concept is based on the fact that over the last years both hydropower and photovoltaic have emerged as determining ...


    By Energy-Server - REECO GmbH

  • Building Integrated Photovoltaics

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Building Integrated Photovoltaics ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Global Photovoltaic Inverter Industry

    ReportsnReports.com adds "Global Photovoltaic Inverter Market 2009 2013 " new market research report to its store. Photovoltaic Inverters, also known as Solar Inverters, are electrical inverters that convert Direct Current (DC) generated by a photovoltaic array into Alternating Current (AC). Photovoltaic inverters are used to provide a clean reusable energy source for running home ...

  • Photovoltaic Balance of Systems In Focus as Feed-in-Tariff Uncertainty Spreads in Europe

    Berlin, April 1, 2011 The European PV market is in a unique and continuing state of flux, with 2010 global installations amounting to 15.7 GW. German installations have set the record again with 3.9 GW in the first half of 2010 with a peak in June of 2.1 GW, and in total, Germany has reached 6.7 GW in 2010. Italy installed 2.85 GW in 2010 reaching a total of 7GW and the Czech Republic gained ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Photovoltaic balance of systems in focus as feed-in-tariff uncertainty spreads in Europe

    The European PV market is in a unique and continuing state of flux, with 2010 global installations amounting to 15.7 GW. German installations have set the record again with 3.9 GW in the first half of 2010 with a peak in June of 2.1 GW, and in total, Germany has reached 6.7 GW in 2010. Italy installed 2.85 GW in 2010 reaching a total of 7GW and the Czech Republic gained huge momentum with 1.3GW. ...


  • New Solar Photovoltaic Plant in Fort Irwin

    Last week, Soitec announced it has signed a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense as part of its certification program technologies conducive to environmental protection ESTCP (U.S. Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program). The contract is for a 1 MW solar project at Fort Irwin, California. The U.S. Department of Defense conducts tests at ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • NREL Raises Rooftop Photovoltaic Technical Potential Estimate

    Analysts at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have used detailed light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data for 128 cities nationwide, along with improved data analysis methods and simulation tools, to update its estimate of total U.S. technical potential for rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems. The analysis reveals a technical potential of 1,118 gigawatts (GW) of ...

  • First Solar Achieves 5GW Photovoltaic Production Milestone

    First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) today announced cumulative production has reached 5 gigawatts (GW), or 66 million solar modules, capable of generating enough clean electricity to power approximately 2.5 million homes. The company began commercial production in 2002 and has since grown to become one of the world’s largest solar module manufacturers, with ...


    By First Solar, Inc.

  • Photovoltaic Power Plants ASTM International standard

    A proposed new ASTM International standard will be used to provide guidance for potential stakeholders involved in the financing, construction and maintenance of solar photovoltaic electric power plants. WK43549, Practice for Installation, Commissioning, Operation and Maintenance Process, is being developed by Subcommittee E44.09 on Photovoltaic ...


    By ASTM International

  • Research and Markets: Photovoltaic Generator Market in India 2012

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/38pdlr/photovoltaic) has announced the addition of the "Photovoltaic Generator Market in India 2012" report to their offering. Dropping solar power tariff rate is spurring ...


  • Building-Integrated Photovoltaics Facilitate Multifunctional Solutions

    Sunways AG (FRANKFURT: SWW) -- In the European Union, buildings account for 40 percent of total energy consumption. As a result, sustainable, energy-efficient architecture can make a vital contribution to environmental protection. Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) are an excellent means of enhancing energy efficiency. "BIPV3: Separating fact from fiction - an essential guide for designers" ...


    By Sunways AG

  • Siemens Receives Photovoltaic Power Plant Order in the USA

    Siemens Energy, Inc. has been selected by Syncarpha Capital to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for a 3-megawatt-peak (MWp), ground-based PV power plant in Eastampton, New Jersey. Construction is scheduled to begin in ...


    By Siemens Energy, Inc.

  • Nanotechnology cuts costs and improves efficiency of photovoltaic cells

    Researchers have summarised the most effective ways that nanostructures can improve the efficiency and lower costs of photovoltaic (PV) solar cells in a recent analysis. Sculpting ultra-thin solar cell surfaces at the nano-scale has been found to effectively boost their efficiency. Making solar cells ultra-thin reduces their material costs, but often at the expense of their efficiency. These ...

  • BELECTRIC setting new standards with organic photovoltaics

    BELECTRIC, the global market leader (2010 & 2011) in the development and construction of ground-mounted solar power plants and roof-mounted photovoltaic systems, has taken over Konarka Technologies GmbH. The group was the leading manufacturer of “Power Plastic,” a thin, film-like organic photovoltaic material with a low weight and a wide range of uses. The German subsidiary of the ...


    By Krampitz Communications

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