Three solar companies were winners of the Intersolar Awards during a packed Intersolar Europe in Munich, Germany this year.
In 2018, the industry judges were said to have focused on product solutions that exploited design characteristics to achieve the best possible results.
ABB has introduced a range of cloud connected, three-phase string inverter solutions for cost efficient decentralized photovoltaic systems that are claimed to reduce both upfront capital expenditures (capex) and operational expenditure (opex).
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.