iLumen wins VOKA Limburg Innovation Award 2020

Innovatie Award VOKA

iLumen has won the VOKA Limburg Innovation Award 2020. CEO Ismaël Ben-Al-Lal received the trophy from Karin Van De Velde, chairwoman of Voka – Chamber of Commerce Limburg. Innovation has been woven into iLumen’s DNA from day one. This resulted in the launch of numerous product innovations such as the multiple award-winning PIDbox, the device […]

Test with solar foil on crash barriers proves successful

Vangrails zonne-energie

A trial with generating electricity using flexible solar foil on crash barriers along a Dutch road has been successful. This is reported by the TNO research institute. According to TNO, the flexible solar cells continued to function well in all weather conditions. However, the total energy yield was somewhat lower than expected. “The new insights […]

First floating solar plant connected to the Virtual Power Plant

Floating PV

Together with Solar WO Engineering GmbH as the constructor and 7C Solarparken AG as the operator, Next Kraftwerke has connected a floating photovoltaic (PV) system to the Virtual Power Plant (VPP) for the first time. The plant has a capacity of 729 kWp. The system is integrated into the VPP via a protocol interface. Next […]

New business opportunities for the PV industry

Truckstop 26 bis

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 cohousing Waasland and at the Cloverleaf demonstrator site. “Based on the tests that we have carried out as part of the […]

Generating solar energy at night? American scientists convinced it’s possible

dag nacht paneel zonne-energie

Generating electricity at night with solar panels? It sounds too good to be true. But according to two American researchers, it is possible. And even with a decent return: under a clear starry sky, up to 25 percent of the daily yield. Under such ideal conditions, solar panels could provide approximately 50 watts per square […]