‘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 […]

The difference between PIDbox iLumen and other PID solutions explained

PIDbox series versus parallel

Solar power is one of the best solutions to provide residential and non-residential buildings with renewable energy. One of the characteristics of solar panels is that they are subjected to efficiency losses due to Potential Induced Degradation or PID. In order to prevent solar panels from PID, iLumen developed the PIDbox. This device increases the […]

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 […]

10 tips for a worry -free operation of your solar panels

Solar panels panorama

When choosing to install solar panels, you obviously count on a worry-free operation during their entire lifetime. We give 10 tips to achieve a worry-free operation of your solar panels. 1) Choose for quality Do not choose for the cheapest, but for the best solar panels. Compared to other types of panels, monocrystalline solar panels offer the […]

New technology reduces sunlight reflection on solar panels

Reflection sunlight

Scientists of Stanford University (United States) have discovered a way to make the electrical wiring on top of solar cells nearly invisible to incoming light. The new design, which uses silicon nanopillars to hide the wires, could dramatically boost solar cell efficiency. A solar cel is basically a semiconductor, which converts sunlight into electricity, sandwiched […]