Tigo Energy has showcased its TS4 platform that is claimed to be the world's first junction box (JBox) platform to offer customers different functionalities, replacing the traditional JBox, dependent on budget considerations.
SnapNrack has launched a new Junction Box and Trunk Cable Clamp, which will further enhance the company’s wire management solutions that reduce solar installation times and lower installations costs.
M10 Industries' ‘Kubus’ multi-tray stringer is claimed to offer uninterrupted production and an output of up to PV 5,000 cells per hour.
Schmid`s APCVD (Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition) technology allows for a variety of doped and undoped films to be deposited inline that can boost solar cell conversion efficiencies for a wide range of solar cell architectures for high-volume production such as PERC and PERT.
AllEarth Renewables a US-based dual-axis solar tracker manufacturer, has announced the introduction of a new L20 solar tracker designed for 72-cell PV modules with a landscape orientation option.
SiTec, a subsidiary of centrotherm photovoltaics said it was developing a highly efficient technology called ‘Genesis’ that when perfected would reduce monosilane fluid-bed reactor (FBR) polysilicon production capital and operating costs by approximately 45% each, compared to legacy FBR decomposition processes.
Canadian Solar is introducing a 72-cell, 1500V ‘Diamond’ CS6X-P-FG PV module with heat-strengthened double glass configuration for commercial and utility-scale applications and is designed for high voltage systems of up to 1500 VDC, saving BOS costs.
Valentin Software will launch the next generation of its design software PV*SOL premium at the end of 2015. New features are designed to make the process of designing a PV system easier and faster. The shading analysis of roof and ground-mounted systems in 3D mode remains the central feature as it calculates how often the modules are covered by shade, and how this affects the system yield, presenting the results graphically. All shading objects can be freely selected and placed anywhere on the ground or building.
ABB has released a low maintenance, high power outdoor central inverter. Overall system costs are driven down by the increased DC input voltage up to 1500 VDC and a high power rating of up to 2000 kVA to provide an even more attractive solution for investors and plant owners alike.
PV Nano Cell announced its plans to enter the US solar market with its ‘Sicrys’ silver and copper inks. The inks are expected to accelerate the adoption of solar photovoltaics (PV) by reducing the cost of silicon solar cell production, using an efficient process that produces sustainable inks without the use of hazardous wastes, and by increasing solar cell efficiencies at a mass production scale.
ISRA VISION / GP SOLAR are providing a suite of PV module inspection systems that can provide 100% automatic defect classification, which are designed to optimize costs throughout PV module production and ensure a high quality inspection for process and handling control.
Ampt said that its patented String Optimizers are being deployed in 600 volt photovoltaic (PV) solar systems at installed costs in cents per watt that rival that of 1000 volt systems. Ampt String Optimizers are designed to allow the use of 1000 volt inverters that are claimed to lower inverter cost by 40% and also reduce DC BOS costs by 50%.
Racking system specialist S:FLEX has launched its ‘LEICHTmount’ EU S for south-facing orientation and ‘LEICHTmount’ EU EW for east/west-facing orientation, versions of its flat roof mounting system
BIG SUN Group, a Taiwan-based PV manufacturer, has developed a commercial dual-axis tracker unit called ‘iPV Solar Tracker’ that is differentiated by using a steel cable drive mechanism.
Suntech has announced the introduction of a new smart solar module to its product portfolio. The new application will enhance Suntech’s smart DC module system’s performance through the accessibility of wireless communications, the optimisation of power output, and the availability of real-time monitoring, while ensuring a reduction in the overall maintenance costs.