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

Solar Team Agoria

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 succeeds Punch Powertrain, which means that from now on the team will be called Agoria […]

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

Kristof Gaukema 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, Project Engineer at iLumen, was involved in the development of the iLubat, the home […]

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

PID free label zonnepanelen

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, many PV module manufacturers claim that their modules are “PID-free”. ‘PID free’ Solar modules are […]

iLumen equips PV plant STEM building with home battery iLubat

iLubat STEM building

The Provincial Institute Lommel (Provil) recently developed a number of strategic goals for sustainable development. In November 2015, the ‘STEM-building’ project was conceived and started in this context. The STEM building is an innovative and sustainable BEN building (almost energy neutral) on the Provil campus in Lommel. In order to realize the STEM building, an […]