Author - Ilumen

EL-test einde

Best results for PIDbox on comparative practical PID solutions test

Characteristic for PV installations is that they will underperform as a result of Potential Induced Degradation or PID. As a solution, iLumen developed the PIDbox. This patented device is installed between the solar panels and the inverter to regenerate [...]

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PID coating patent

iLumen acquires patent PID coating for American market

Over time, solar modules suffer efficiency losses due to Potential Induced Degradation. To cope with this phenomenon, iLumen developed the PIDbox, a device that increases the efficiency of solar panels and extends their lifespan. In order to obtain the highest [...]

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EU Gateway business missie iLumen Japan

iLumen participant in European Union trade mission to Japan

A few months ago iLumen submitted its candidacy for participation in the trade mission ‘Green Energy Technologies’ to Japan, organized by the European Union. The jury has withheld the dossier about the PIDbox, the patented device that increases the [...]

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PV Wereldwijd

‘European sales of PV modules will increase by at least 50% in 2019’

EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, predicts in its latest research report that worldwide sales of PV modules will grow to a level of no less than 113.2 GWp by 2019. Europe plays an important part in this growth.  According to [...]

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zon en wind

Renewable energy accounts for one third of global power capacity

According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with a worldwide increase of 171 gigawatts. Solar energy accounts for the most important part of the growth. The annual [...]

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China Zonne-energiepark

China develops huge solar energy park in space to provide the earth with green energy

China is developing a giant solar energy park in space. That should eventually deliver green energy to the earth. According to specialists, the Chinese will have to overcome some major technical challenges. Solar energy from space is, according to the [...]

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Solar Team Agoria

New-look Solar Team extremely ambitious: “Best Belgian solar car ever”

In October 2018, the Belgian Solar Team won the Carrera Solar Atacama, a solar car race in Chile. In preparation for the World Solar Challenge, the World Cup in Australia in October, the team proposed a new main sponsor. Agoria [...]

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PID verloop

‘3 to 6 percent of yield losses is sufficient to render PV projects financially nonviable’

Characteristic for PV installations is that they will underperform as a result of Potential Induced Degradation or PID. PID occurs on all photovoltaic panels, often without the owner of the installation being aware of it. PID can occur within weeks [...]

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Kristof Gaukema T2 Campus

iLumen engineer builds own off-grid battery system during training T2 Campus

Kristof Gaukema, Project Engineer at iLumen, has given a training on battery storage systems for PV plants in collaboration with T2 Campus in Genk. Together with his students Kristof built an off-grid system with lithium, lead acid or saltwater battery. Kristof, [...]

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Intersolar Europe 2019 iLumen

iLumen exhibitor at Intersolar Europe trade fair in Munich

From Wednesday, May 15 through Friday, May 17, iLumen will participate as an exhibitor at Intersolar Europe in Munich, the world’s largest trade fair in the solar panel sector. iLumen will present its product innovations, including the PIDbox, to the [...]

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PID free label zonnepanelen

Independent research confirms ‘PID free’ solar modules are not free from degradation

Potential Induced Degradation (PID) occurs on all photovoltaic modules, often without the owner of the installation being aware of it. Because of this phenomenon the solar modules degrade faster and therefore don’t achieve the expected return during their lifetime. However, [...]

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