Solar Manufacturing News
Quick Mount PV releases QRail Tilt System flat roof mount
Quick Mount PV, an American manufacturer of solar roof mounting and racking systems, is launching the new QRail Tilt System. Quick Mount PV’s QRail Tilt System allows installation of the QRail Racking System on a variety of low slope commercial and residential roof types — the most common type of commercial roof type in the United States.
Aug 9, 2019 // Manufacturing News, USA, Quick Mount PV, QRail Tilt System, Yann Brandt
Fronius will bring new hybrid GEN24 inverter to SPI 2019
Fronius is bringing its new hybrid Primo GEN24 inverter to Salt Lake City for Solar Power International 2019. The new solution provides all the benefits of the SnapINverter and additional features, such as being incredibly compact, easily scalable, quick to commission via an app, and easily serviceable. This new all-in-one hybrid inverter combines the functions of multiple devices in one compact device: battery charger, battery inverter, controller and the intelligence to be the operating system of your home’s energy supply. However, the product won’t be available to the public until 2020.
Aug 9, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Inverters, USA, inverter, Fronius, Salt Lake City, SnapINverter, Adrian Noronho, PLC
PVH releases new Axone Duo dual-row single-axis solar tracker
PV Hardware has introduced its new dual-row solar tracker, Axone Duo, which combines features of its Axone and Monoline mounting products. This confluence results in a tracker with a better balance of controllers and motors between the two types of photovoltaic trackers, establishing a single row of up to 128 modules for each solar tracker.
Aug 9, 2019 // Manufacturing News, USA, PVH, tracker, Axone Duo, dual-row, single-axis
SMA releases upgraded, SunSpec-compliant Sunny Boy-US inverters
SMA has unveiled a new and improved version of its Sunny Boy-US line of inverters, part of the company’s Power+ residential solar offering. The new Sunny Boy will offer the latest technology and include enhanced safety features to comply with current industry regulations.
Aug 9, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Inverters, Germany, Inverters, Europe, SMA, Sunny Boy-US, Nick Morbach
Daqo signs 112,800 MT polysilicon supply deal with Longi
Daqo New Energy has agreed to supply 112,800 MT of polysilicon to Longi Green Energy Technology. The two parties did not disclose the financial terms of the three-year deal.
Aug 9, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, polysilicon, Daqo New Energy, Longi Green Energy Technology, Longgen Zhang
Risen Australia sells 120 MW of rooftop panels in one year
Chinese PV module maker Risen Energy says it has achieved its highest jump in solar module sales in the Australian market in a one-year period.
Aug 9, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, China, Australia, rooftop, PV module, NEM, Risen Energy, Eric Lee, Yarranlea Solar Farm, John Zhong
Eurotron MWT cell equipment in mass production at Sunport Power’s facility in China
Back-contact module manufacturing equipment supplier Eurotron said its previous MWT (Metal Wrap Through) order from China-based PV module manufacturer, Sunport Power had been installed, qualified and begun volume production.
Aug 8, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, China, solar cells, Sunport Power, Eurotron, PV module, Dr. Fengming Zhang, Bram Verschoor
Solar-plus-storage to cover 25% of electricity demand of Saint Kitts and Nevis
The Swiss battery maker Leclanché will build a 35.6 MW / 44.2 MWh solar-plus-storage power plant, which will provide with clean power state-owned St.Kitts electric utility Skelec over a 20-year period. The new facility will be able to cover around a fourth of the archipelago’s total electricity demand.
Aug 8, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, storage, Germany, Europe, solar-plus-storage, Leclanché, Skelec, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Basseterre, Anil Srivastava, Solrid, Switzerland, North America
Hanergy sets new efficiency record for heterojunction module
Chinese thin film producer Hanergy has set a new record of 24.85% module efficiency for silicon heterojunction technology. The record was achieved at the company’s research & development center in Chengdu, China, and has been confirmed by the Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin, Germany.
Aug 8, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, USA, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, Hanergy, heterojunction module, silicon, Institute for Solar Energy Research, Kaneka, Zhang Bin, Miasolé, CIGS thin film, North America
‘Unprecedented’ collaboration between EV manufacturers could launch large-scale transition
Energy analysts from the United Kingdom have found that many of the world’s largest car manufacturers that are launching EVs, or looking to launch EVs, are engaged in an “unprecedented” level of collaboration in order to share the costs and risks inherent in EV development. Cornwall Insight found that the collaboration could see a major boom in supply from the early 2020s.
Aug 8, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Storage, Transport, Toyota, UK, Hyundai, Transport, EV development, Cornwall Insight, Tom Lusher
New alliance to expand floating PV in Southeast Asia
Pestech, a Malaysia-based electrical power technology company, has entered into a partnership with Chinese inverter maker Sungrow to jointly develop new floating solar solutions.
Aug 8, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Inverters, Floating PV, Malaysia, Sungrow, floating PV, inverter, Pestech
Oxford PV to become heterojunction/perovskite solar cell manufacturer
Perovskite solar cell developer, Oxford PV is to become a merchant heterojunction with perovskite top cell manufacturer with orders placed with Meyer Burger that will provide an initial 250MW of cell capacity that will enter production by the end of 2020.
Aug 8, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Germany, c-si manufacturing, solar cell, oxford pv, heterojunction, perovskite, Frank P. Averdung, meyer burger
Indian government invites solar research proposals
The MNRE has invited proposals for high-efficiency perovskite solar cells, solar panel recycling, hybrid inverters and new applications that combine solar and storage, among others.
Aug 7, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Storage, Inverters, storage, India, solar cells, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, solar panel, recycling
German-French scientists develop ultra-thin GaAs solar cell with 19.9% efficiency
The researchers have developed a new manufacturing process by using an ultra-thin absorbing layer made of 205-nanometer-thick gallium arsenide (GaAs) and a nanostructured back mirror.
Aug 7, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, France, Germany, solar cell, GaAs, Fraunhofer ISE, C2N
Intersolar SA: where bifacial and trackers collide
The industrial development of the bifacial solar module over the last few years represents one of the most significant events in the world of photovoltaic systems. Today, this technology constitutes one of the most promising trends in the global solar market. During Intersolar South America, Convert will present its bi-facial tracker, an innovative solution to gain more solar energy from the panels.
Aug 7, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, USA, PV plant, pv modules, Brazil, Bifacial PV, Intersolar SA, photovoltaic systems, Convert, trackers
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