ZSW and IPVF plan five year research project on next-gen flexible CIGS solar cells

An initial five-year R&D program is starting between the German-based Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the Institut Photovoltaïque d'Île de France (IPVF) in Paris to develop next-generation flexible photovoltaics featuring copper, indium, gallium and selenium (CIGS) solar cells.

CEO of bankrupt Phoenix Solar to leave

International solar PV systems integrator Phoenix Solar has announced that its CEO, Tim P. Ryan is set to leave the company in the next few days, only around a month after the company entered insolvency proceedings in Germany.

10MW PV system up and running in Uganda

Building Energy celebrated the outset of production for a 10MWp capacity solar plant in Tororo town, its first PV system in Uganda and one of the largest solar plants in East Africa.

InnoLas invests €3 million in new R&D facility

PV laser technology equipment specialist InnoLas Solutions has opened a new €3 million customer application and R&D centre in Gilching, Germany due to continued demand from a growing customer base.

DNV GL launches world’s first control hardware in loop test bench for PV power plants

DNV GL has launched the first control hardware in loop (CHIL) test facility for renewable energy generation plants. The facility connects physical power plant controllers to a real-time simulator, allowing the controller to be fully tested and validated without the need for an actual generation facility or power grid. This enables cost-effective, low-risk testing under realistic conditions for all forms of renewable energy control systems.