Solar module manufacturer and EPC contractor Vikram Solar, headquartered in India, announced that long-duration reliability tests conducted by U.S. based independent solar test lab PVEL on SOMERA monocrystalline silicon and ELDORA polycrystalline silicon PV modules yielded successful results.
China-based manufacturer of solar monocrystalline silicon wafers, cells and modules, LONGi Solar, announced that the front side power of its 72-cell Bifacial half-cut module exceeded 450W, achieving the world’s highest power in this module type. This new record was tested and verified by renowned certification agency TÜV-SÜD.
IMEC (Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum) VZW, a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies headquartered in Belgium and partner EnergyVille, a collaboration of the Flemish research institutes KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt in the field of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems, announced on April 8 at SiliconPV 2019 event that its n-PERT (Passivated Emitter and Rear Totally diffused) solar cells developed with leading Chinese manufacturer of n-type bifacial solar cells and modules Jolywood, have reached a certified front-side conversion efficiency of 23.2 percent.
Texas-based engineering company Sol-Ark, dedicated to designing and building efficient battery based hybrid inverters, announced in June the introduction of the new Sol-Ark 8K multi-mode inverter, the first of its kind capable of resisting a Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse or Solar Flare Event.
Toronto based GP JOULE Canada Corp., a subsidiary of global renewable energy company GP JOULE GmbH headquartered in Germany, announced that the PHLEGON single-axis tracker has passed a series of accelerated life-cycle tests conducted by the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary. The Institute’s Green Building Technology Lab and Demonstration Centre confirmed PHLEGON’s long-term reliability within a wide range of environmental conditions and proved its performance in extreme northern climates.