‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar may not be expecting any shipment growth in 2018, yet significant revenue growth is expected from selling a major part of its US$1.5 billion PV power plant assets.
Leading solar tracking company NEXTracker said it had achieved 100% on-time delivery for Enel Green Power’s 754MW PV power plant in Mexico, which has deployed its Gen2 ‘NX Horizon’ self-powered tracker system.
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar has finally confirmed the sale of part of its PV plant portfolio in California to South Korea’s largest electricity utility, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO).
Billed as the ‘Largest Single Commitment to Renewable Energy by a State in U.S. History’ the State of New York announced a US$1.4 billion investment package and over US$3 Billion in direct investment in solar, wind and hydro energy projects, expected to generate around 3,000 jobs.
Around the world solar developers are turning array designs on their head and choosing to go east-west instead. Following on from a recent feature in PV-Tech Power volume 14, here are the five key considerations to bear in mind when designing an east-west array.
As PV Tech had previously highlighted, US residential solar installer Vivint Solar was focusing on higher profit markets over market share gains in 2017 as it rebuilt its business, primarily in its sales activities resulting in installations flat-lining in 2017.
Valentin Software’s new PV system design software PV*SOL premium 2018 has been enhanced to provide the ability to input object data, 3D models in different file formats into the software via a new interface. This makes it possible to import realistic and detailed 3D objects created with photos taken from different perspectives (e.g. using a drone).
Major China-based PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply Co has reported preliminary unaudited revenue for 2017, which surpasses European rival, SMA Solar Technology’s revenue figures for the first time.
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).