All the latest news from Intersolar Europe in Munich, Germnay.
A new solar-plus-storage division is to be launched by DNV GL, the expert advisory group and certification body announced at Intersolar Europe on Wednesday.
German firm IBC Solar has introduced a new monocrystalline module with black cells, which will be available from July.
Nano-electronics research center imec said it had achieved a record cell conversion efficiency of 22.5% for its large area (6-inch) n-type PERT (passivated emitter, rear totally diffused) Cz-Si solar cell.
The UK is expected to remain the largest solar PV growth market in Europe through 2016, despite the end of the ROC system in April this year, which fuelled a utility-scale ground mount rush over the last year, pushing the UK to exceed 2GW installed in 2014.
Germany’s PV market looks set to undershoot its annual target again this year, possibly failing to reach even 1.5GW, according to David Wedepohl, the director of communications and markets at the country’s solar association, BSW-Solar.
European solar PV trade group SolarPower Europe, formerly EPIA said cumulative global PV demand could reach 540GW in 2020, during the opening presentations at the 2015 Intersolar Europe conference.
China-based PV manufacturer Wuxi Suntech is migrating 1GW of cell production to PERC in 2015 as it launches its ‘SuperPoly’ module series at Intersolar Europe.
Major PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply is expanding both its 99% peak efficiency string inverter range as well as placing greater emphasis on international markets as it plans to showcase the new products as Intersolar Europe.