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Extensive tests map long-term effect of PID

Scientists in Germany have developed a “heavy duty” test to provide insight into the long term effects of Potential Induced Degradation in PV modules. The tests go well beyond those established by IEC standards and seek to guide manufacturers [...]

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Concept of ‘PID-free’ PV modules is extinguishing: ‘highly PID-resistant’ is the new standard

Many solar module manufacturers claim their modules are ‘PID free’, which should mean that they will not suffer any efficiency losses due to Potential Induced Degradation. However, in practice ‘PID free’ does NOT mean no degradation will occur. Potential Induced [...]

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New business opportunities for the PV industry

CIRCUSOL talked with Ismaël Ben-Al-Al, CEO of our partner FUTECH, about the benefits of integrating second-life products into the PV market. As a member of the Circusol Consortium, FUTECH is involved in the realization of two circular demonstrator projects at [...]

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IEA: “Put renewable energy at the heart of stimulation plans against corona”

Following the International Energy Agency (IEA), international governments must put clean energy at the center of the stimulus plans to combat the economic damage caused by the corona virus. “The impact of the coronavirus around the world and the resulting [...]

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How to detect PID on your PV plant?

Characteristic for PV plants is that they will underperform as a result of Potential Induced Degradation or PID. This phenomenon occurs on all types of PV plants, often without the owner of the installation being aware of it. PID implies [...]

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IRENA publishes recommendations for worldwide growth in solar energy

IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) recently published a paper about the global future of solar energy. The document focuses primarily on the necessary growth of the PV industry to achieve the climate objectives. The main conclusions of the IRENA [...]

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Defective inverter with transfo? Transformerless inverter with PIDbox is THE solution

Independent research of Solar Tester shows that more than two thirds of solar modules of 10 years or younger is suffering from efficiency losses greater than 20% due to Potential Induced Degradation or PID.PID occurs on all photovoltaic panels, [...]

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Why the integration of a PIDbox extends the lifetime of your PV system

The PIDbox of iLumen increases the efficiency of your PV plant. In addition, this patented device also extends the life of your installation. Independent research by Thomas More College, KU Leuven Association, shows that the PIDbox increases the efficiency of [...]

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Residential PIDbox customer wins 500 kWh every year thanks to PIDbox

The PIDbox of iLumen increases the efficiency of solar modules and extends their life. Independent research by Thomas More College, KU Leuven Association, shows an average efficiency gain of 7.5% after installation of this patented device. Thanks to the [...]

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PIDbox technology successfully applied to Italian installation with SolarEdge power optimizers

The efficiency-enhancing PIDbox of iLumen is distributed today in more than 40 countries. Recently, we received the results of an interesting reference project in Italy of a PV plant with SolarEdge technology that was equipped with a PIDbox. The power [...]

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Climate change: Significant drop in EU emissions in 2018 but further effort needed to reach 2030 target

The European Union (EU) cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2 % in 2018, according to preliminary estimates released today by the European Environment Agency. However, rising energy consumption continues to hamper progress on the share of energy [...]

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SolarEdge PIDbox test

Test case proves positive impact PIDbox on SolerEdge technology yield

Several owners of solar panels use the so-called ‘power optimizer’ products of SolarEdge. As described earlier, the PIDbox of iLumen is the only solution in the market that is compatible with these products.The power optimizers try to achieve a [...]

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