Solar power conversion company ABB has signed off on a contract to provide its string inverters for two PV projects delivered by the Solek Group in Chile — with the two installations posting a combined generation output of 12MW.
The Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL) has awarded 67MW of solar capacity for Indian Railways across India, and ABB India has been chosen by Azure Power to provide inverters to 750 train stations in North India.
India installed 5.5GW of utility-scale solar capacity in the last fiscal year and the country is expected to add another 8GW in the coming year, according to consultancy firm Bridge to India’s ‘India Solar Map’.
The theme of this week's Movers & Shakers is international expansion. PAYG off-grid solar provider Azuri Technologies is strengthening its leadership team to target West Africa, while Vancouver, Canada-based Solar Alliance Energy targets US assets and expands its sales team to accommodate for this. ABB appoints new regional heads to ensure direct market contact with Europe and the AMEA region.
This week's Movers & Shakers focuses on big career moves in Germany, India and the US. SMA Americas plans a major push into the US market, the International Solar Alliance welcomes a new interim director and India's Hartek Group takes on BHEL's Jeet Chhatwal to develop innovative automated systems and procedures for day-to-day activities which further improve productivity and bring more efficiency.
This week's Movers & Shakers includes a celebration of clean energy with the #CleanEnergyJobs campaign revealing that the industry employs over 3 million Americans to date. The segment also includes NRG and ABB appointing new board members, Germany's KACO expanding into Asian markets and the SEIA hiring Dana Sleeper as its new head of external affairs.
ABB’s new TRIO-50 three-phase string inverter can be installed in virtually any location or in any orientation and enables shorter time to market for large commercial or small utility scale projects, according to the company. It has a landscape modular design to guarantee maximum flexibility, improve ease of installation and lower maintenance costs and can be installed by two people and no machinery.
In this week’s Movers & Shakers segment, PV Tech reports on JinkoSolar bringing solar PV front and centre at Europe’s B20 Energy, Climate & Resource Efficiency Taskforce, former SEIA chief Rhone Resch’s new industry venture, and utility-scale wind and solar projects in south Australia. Also this week, PV Tech partners with the Global Energy Talent Index - complete the survey for a chance to win!
Industrial technology firm ABB is restructuring its multiple market divisions into four core divisions with its solar energy offerings including PV inverters joining its Electrification Products segment from its existing Discrete Automation and Motion (DM) division.
Indian corporates are taking a significant share of the domestic solar PV market with Indian conglomerate Adani taking top spot in terms of capacity additions in the last year, according to consultancy firm Bridge to India.