As larger floating solar projects become a more common sight around the world, bankability is increasingly coming to the fore to satisfy the demands of financiers. Jeremy Ong, Ken Tay and Harald Hammer look at some of the areas where careful due diligence is vital to managing and mitigating technical risks for lenders
RainWise has introduced the ‘PVmet 500’ weather station series for commercial and utility-scale PV power plants, which is said to be the world’s first compact and customizable multi-function professional grade weather station specifically designed for PV efficiency monitoring. The PVmet 500 provides a cost-effective solution, measurement accuracy, and IEC-61724-1 compliance and handles multiple communication protocols for fast field acceptance.
We take a sneak peek at some of the new and exciting findings expected to be revealed in the ‘2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard’ that is undertaken each year by PV Evolution Labs (PVEL). As with last year’s edition, this Scorecard is published in partnership with DNV GL.
Single-axis solar tracker firm, Soltec has reported a range of bifacial module and tracker performance results from its Bifacial Tracker Evaluation Center (BiTEC) in Livermore, California, showing an advantage in using a 2P configuration and an overall bifacial gain of 15.7%.
Since the 15th century we know that the earth is round and since the 16th century we have accept that the earth is orbiting around the sun. However, the heliocentric system was not easy to accept by many disbelievers.
Imec, a research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies and EnergyVille, together with PVcase, a Lithuanian software company have developed a commercial software solution that allows to easily design and accurately predict the energy yield of state-of-the-art photovoltaic (PV) power plants.