Risks associated with the under-dimensioning of the inverter of PV plants

Inverter

An important point of attention when purchasing a PV plant, is the dimensioning of the inverter in relation to the solar panels. For example, one can opt for an over- or under-dimensioning of the inverter. In this article, we will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches. Over-dimensioning inverter One of the motives […]

‘Offshore solar energy will be cheaper than offshore wind energy’

Noordzee

Both Dutch and Belgian initiators will soon experiment with floating solar modules in the North Sea. According to Allard Van Hoeken (Oceans of Eenrgy) offshore solar energy will eventually become cheaper than offshore wind energy. First of all, a number of technological challenges need to be overcome. “At sea you have to deal with salt […]

More than 2,500 square meters of solar modules in the North Sea

Noordzee

The Dutch consortium Oceans of Energy will install a ‘solar farm’ of 2,500 square meters in the North Sea, as a three-year pilot project. Solar modules in the middle of the North Sea, it sounds not so obvious at first glance. “Yet the principle is simple”, explains founder Allard Van Hoeken on Belgian Radio 1. […]

Lithium, the ‘black gold’ of the future

Lithium

Due to the rise of global electric mobility and the storage of renewable energy, the demand for Lithium batteries is increasing faster than ever. The ever increasing demand for these batteries is being answered with a rush to larger and better production facilities. Several manufacturers like Tesla, LG Chem and governments are therefore investing heavily. […]

What makes the PIDbox solutions of iLumen different from other PID solutions?

PIDbox Mini

Our Energy Advisors are frequently asked in which sense the PIDbox of iLumen is different from other PID solutions in the market. The answer could not be any more straightforward. The PIDbox of iLumen increases the efficiency of PV modules and extends their lifetime. When installing a PIDbox, efficiency losses due to Potential Induced Degradation are cured […]