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.

Why standardisation in O&M is key to PV’s future

The maturing of the solar operations and maintenance business has shone a spotlight on the need for some universally accepted standards and practices across the industry. Vassilis Papaeconomou explains why such a step forward will be vital to ensuring the full value of solar assets is realised.

DNV GL acquires GreenPowerMonitor

Energy consultancy DNV GL has acquired Barcelona-headquartered solar control and asset management systems provider GreenPowerMonitor.

Proactive monitoring in effective PV asset management

Datasets from multiple sources allow PV power plants to be monitored more closely than ever before, but how best to use this data is another ball game. Edmée Kelsey and Gwendalyn Bender look at how data should best be stored, managed and mined for effective solar asset management.