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The German solar industry association, BSW Solar, has created an extensive report on safety for lithium-ion battery-based energy storage systems for home use, and plans to publish an English language version next week.
Yingli Green will supply panels to the world’s largest floating PV plant, a 7.5MW power station in Japan, according to the Japanese company behind the project.
Global module manufacturer, SolarWorld, and micro inverter manufacturer, Enphase Energy have formed a partnership.
The closure of two Bosch Power Tec production facilities for inverters and storage will not affect planned product launches, a spokesman for Bosch has said.
Bolivia’s first megawatt-scale PV plant has been supplied with Yingli Green solar panels, the Chinese manufacturer has announced.
Major PV energy provider, SunPower, is to acquire SolarBridge Technologies, a US-based small-cap microinverter firm for an undisclosed sum.
Leading PV inverter manufacturer, SMA Solar Technology, said it experienced strong demand in the third quarter and that its high order book for the fourth quarter suggests a stronger second-half performance.
In December, PV module manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS will join other big names in solar by launching an integrated energy storage product to the German residential market, in partnership with Samsung SDI.
Fuji Electric, the Japanese holding company which manufactures power electronics and related technologies, has reported a rise in sales from its solar power business segments, in the company’s results for the first half of the Japanese financial year.
Samsung SDI and PV inverter manufacturer, Sungrow Power Supply are to team on building and operating a lithium-ion battery energy storage plant in China and the supply of energy storage systems in the country.
ABB will supply inverters to a 146.4MW project in Honduras, which it claims will be the largest in Latin America.
Leading PV microinverter manufacturer, Enphase Energy reported record third quarter results, while guiding fourth quarter could be even better. Shipments reached 170MW (AC), up 81% year-on-year and a total of 760,000 microinverters in the quarter.
The US Department of Energy’s Sunshot initiative has announced US$15 million in funding to aid the integration of solar into the electrical grid infrastructure using energy storage systems.
Siemens has installed microinverters and an electric vehicle (EV) charging station as its contribution to a ‘net zero energy’ house demonstration which is complete with solar panels fitted by 1st Light Energy.
Ideal Power, which supplies its battery converters to Sharp’s Smartstorage product in the US, has launched a range of power converters that the company claims are capable of adding grid-tied storage to megawatt-scale solar power projects.