Record year ahead for energy storage, sales to double in 2021

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The global energy storage market will more than double in 2021. That predicts market research firm IHS Markit that expects more than 10 gigawatts to be installed for the first time in 2021. “The energy storage industry will begin significant multi-year growth in 2021, continuing through 2030 as technology begins to become a core component […]

Highest chance on hail damage to PV modules on flat roofs

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The risk of hail damage to solar modules is greatest if they lay on a flat roof and are placed in a south to west direction. That is the view of researcher Hans de Moel of VU University Amsterdam. De Moel conducted research with a large group of colleagues, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute and […]

New business opportunities for the PV industry

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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 […]

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

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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, often without the owner of the installation being aware of it, and implies accelerated efficiency […]

PID solutions overview

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An important issue in the PV sector is Potential Induced Degradation or PID, the deterioration of solar panels due to the high voltages that occur during the day and cause leakage currents to the earth. This phenomenon has been known for some time and is the reason why manufacturers guarantee a declining return as the […]