Solar reporting – where does the data come from and who needs it?

Reporting | The growing range of stakeholders in the solar business, from the owners of small rooftop systems to pension funds, require timely and adequate information on asset performance, but to varying levels of detail. Edmée Kelsey looks at how the industry is rising to the increasingly onerous reporting challenge

Time for solar to step up to cyber threat

The ransomware attack earlier this month brought global attention to the scale and sophistication that cybercrime can unleash. Amaranto Asset Management's Stefano Salerno tells PV Tech why it's time for the industry to take the problem seriously.

Esco acquires Renewable NRG Systems

St. Louis, Missouri-based global energy provider Esco has acquired the renewable energy arm of NRG Systems, located in Vermont, under undisclosed terms.

SPONSORED: How Pidbull plans to keep PID on a short leash

After experiencing their own problems with potential induced degradation (PID), Belgium-based Edison Energy took matters into its own hands and developed the Pidbull solution in partnership with imec. Now it sells Pidbull to anyone experiencing issues with PID. As managing director Davy Verheyden explains, it is a problem solar asset owners cannot afford to ignore.

Meteocontrol forms Japanese JV with Suntech

Germany-based PV monitoring solutions provider meteocontrol has launched a new company to focus on the Japanese market via a joint venture with Suntech Power Japan Corporation, a subsidiary of Chinese module manufacturer Suntech Power.

SPONSORED: The expanding role of PV inverters

The PV inverter was originally named for its main function of AC-DC conversion, but as demands are increasing on PV systems, the inverter’s role has since expanded. Lior Handelsman explains more.