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 Monitoring and control of Australia’s largest PV power plant  State-of-the art cyber security concepts  Innovative PEG substructure reduces costs and installation time  Come and see for yourself from today at Intersolar Europe in MunichKitzingen, Germany – PADCON and Jurchen Technology, two German companies based in the Lower Franconia town of Kitzingen, are capturing the Australian market: PADCON is providing the technology required to monitor and control what will soon be Australia’s biggest solar power plant. Jurchen Technology is supplying the DC wiring system for the solar power plant. A total of around 80,000 metres of cable and about 40,000 solar plugs are being installed. In addition, Jurchen Technology is busy securing orders for installation of its PEG system down under. Both companies will be showcasing their products at Intersolar Europe in Munich from today. Monitoring and control of Australia’s largest PV power plant “We monitor PV plants with more than three gigawatts of installed capacity for customers all over the world”, says Constantin Wenzlik, CEO of PADCON GmbH. “Limondale is another major project we have added to our portfolio. For this project alone, we can capture around 24,000 plant parameters, which will not only help control but also protect the entire

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XEA|nova L8 highly productive coating system with a throughput of more than 8000 wafers per hour XENIA – built for gigawatt lines Would a PV factory in Germany/ Europe be realistic? – VDMA panel discussion with Christian Knechtel, CEO of VON ARDENNE Enhanced Battery Solutions GmbH – new spin-off develops solutions for lithium-ion batteries From 15 to 17 May, VON ARDENNE will present its latest solutions for the PV industry at the Intersolar Europe 2019 in Munich, one of the leading exhibitions for the solar industry, at booth 438 in hall C1. XEA|nova L8 – highly productive coating system with a throughput of more than 8000 wafers per hour For some years now, the solar industry is characterized by a high cost pressure in manufacturing. VON ARDENNEs answer to that problem is the XEA|nova L8. This new coating systems makes use of the proven VON ARDENNE coating technology for large areas and deposits the most homogeneous TCO and metal layers on wafers for the production of heterojunction (HJT) and interdigitated back contact (IBC) solar cells. With a coating capacity of more than 8000 wafers per hour, it is the most productive coating system on the market and reaches a yearly production capacity of 350 MWp. Furthermore, it has

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Analysis of the solar market in ten African countries / Large potential yet to be tapped / Free online study Munich / Berlin, 15 May 2019 – The German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) and the Becquerel Institute presented an analysis of the solar markets in ten African countries at the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry, Intersolar Europe. The Solarize Africa study was supported by Intersolar Europe. "The solar potential in Africa is large, as is Africa’s energy demand, and we are optimistic about many of the markets we analyzed,” says David Wedepohl, Managing Director of BSW-Solar. However, only relatively few photovoltaic systems have been installed so far. At the moment, the capacity of all solar power systems on the entire African continent is at around 5 gigawatts – just over one percent of the total global installed solar power capacity. “We estimate we would need about 2,000 TWh Solar PV to fully decarbonize the energy consumption on the continent by 2040,” says Wedepohl. With slightly more than 1 GW installed in 2018, the African PV market could grow by to up 30 GW by the end of the next decade. In order to cover the growing energy demand as sustainably and inexpensively

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• New Intensium Max 20 High Energy container offers more than double the energy storage capability of previous Saft containers with 2.5 MWh. 15 May 2019 Intersolar Europe 2019 May 15-17 - Munich Hall C2, Booth C2.255 Saft doubles duration and capacity with its new “Intensium Max 20 High Energy” New Intensium Max 20 High Energy container offers more than double the energy storage capability of previous Saft containers with 2.5 MWh. In September 2019, Saft will commence shipment of fully fitted and tested containers to utility, industrial and commercial customers from three worldwide manufacturing hubs. Munich, May 15th 2019 – Saft has extended its range of containerized lithium-ion (Li-ion) Energy Storage Systems (ESS) with the Intensium Max 20 High Energy (HE) that offers 2.5 MWh storage capacity in a standard 20-foot container. With the new fully integrated container, Saft can address the majority of grid, renewables, commercial and industrial applications that require large-scale ESS solutions able to sustain multiple daily cycles with typical discharge times of 2 to 4 hours. The main applications for the Intensium Max 20 HE will be energy time-shifting for large solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind farms, as well as enabling utilities to defer grid investment through virtual power lines, and ‘behind the

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On Wednesday, 8 May 2019, viamon PV security technology made it possible to clear up a major case of solar technology theft and retrieve the stolen goods. Seizure by police forces took place on the site of a logistics company in Poland. According to initial statements by the Polish police, more than 100 industrial inverters of various types worth over EUR 300,000 and other industrial equipment were seized. The German-Polish police action coordinated by viamon started with a professionally planned theft of PV inverters in the Leipzig area during the night from April 30 to May 1. What the professional thieves didn‘t know: The stolen inverters had been monitored by viamon security systems that analyse the position, vibrations, and current location of the solar components around the clock. The time of the theft was well chosen by the professional thieves. They took advantage of the fact that May 1 (“May Day”) is a national holiday in Germany, which meant that fewer people would be on duty on the premises of the solar park, and also the police would operate with a skeleton staff or be busy with other tasks in connection with the traditional May Day demonstrations. The dismantling or theft started

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Test conducted by PVEL LLC on SOMERA monocrystalline silicon and ELDORA polycrystalline silicon PV modules Munich, 14 May 2019: Vikram Solar, one of India’s leading module manufacturers and a prominent rooftop solar & EPC solutions provider announced a successful PQP(Product Qualification Program) tests result. The assessment was done by PVEL LLC, an independent solar test lab previously operated by DNV GL. This announcement was made on the sidelines of Inter Solar EU 2019, where Vikram Solar is present at booth A1.714. Earlier in 2017, Vikram Solar had claimed a position in the PV Module Reliability Scorecard Report 2017, published by the leading global certification body DNV GL. This year, the company submitted its SOMERA monocrystalline silicon and ELDORA polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules for accelerated stress testing and characterization under PVEL LLC’s (PVEL) Product Qualification Program (PQP) 2019. The results met and exceeded international quality and performance benchmarks. Mr. Ivan Saha, Business Unit Head of Manufacturing & CTO, Vikram Solar, expressed “At Vikram Solar, we have always been focused towards upholding high quality and performance standards. Our consistency in meeting international standards testifies our commitment to our customers and investors. We are glad that our investments in state-of-the-art production technology, top quality Bill

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Cable assessment experts Wirescan AS and High Voltage engineering specialists EDS HV Group (EDS), have successfully carried out LIRA testing at the HVDC link on SSEN Transmission’s Caithness- Moray project. Drew Boa, SSEN Transmission’s HVDC Project Engineer, said: “The initial ‘fingerprint’ LIRA measurements on our Caithness-Moray subsea cable are the first for SSEN Transmission, and mark the beginning of a long-term asset management plan to monitor the condition of the 160km circuit throughout its serviceable life. This monitoring programme will help us better understand the behaviour and ageing process of the asset, as well as helping to identify and rectify any developing risks at an early stage. By taking this proactive approach to cable asset management, we are not only aiming to reduce ongoing operational risks, we are ultimately looking to improve the future reliability of electricity transmission from the north of Scotland to the south and beyond.” The two organisations responded quickly to SSEN Transmission’s request for testing, with EDS mobilising a trained LIRA Test Engineer equipped with the latest LIRA Acquire software and hardware to efficiently perform the test. This latest piece of joint working sees the strengthening of a growing partnership between Wirescan and EDS. Morten Huseby, CEO, Wirescan AS said: “This is

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Nuclear power and photovoltaics? When it comes to energy transition, the Netherlands are once again ahead and proof what it means to think out of the box: EPZ, the operator of the Borssele nuclear power plant in the province of Zeeland already invested in wind power and is now also relying on solar energy. At the end of last year, Elektriciteits-Productiemaatschappij Zuid-Nederland initiated a tender for the construction and operation of the 21.5 megawatt solar park on the site of the nuclear power plant. PFALZSOLAR was able to assert itself successfully against numerous international competitors and plans to start with the construction of this large-scale project in the third quarter of this year. "To build a solar park in the immediate neighborhood of a nuclear power plant was not absurd for us, but logical and reasonable," says Max Huber, Head of Project Development at PFALZSOLAR. "Otherwise, the areas would remain unused, which would be a loss from both an economic and an ecological point of view. The electricity produced in the Borssele solar park is remunerated according to the Dutch SDE+ subsidy system over a period of 15 years. Every year, the solar power plant produces more than 21 million kilowatt

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Value-added services have played a fundamental role in the growth of the energy storage industry over the past decade and remain an important component of new projects May 13, 2019 – Boulder, CO – A new report from Navigant Research discusses how energy storage value-added services (VASs) have evolved and how the storage industry has grown by using VASs to reduce customer risks. Because potential customers are generally unfamiliar with energy storage system (ESS) technology, VASs are required for projects to be considered bankable by customers and investors. These services shift technological and financial risk for project performance from customers to the battery hardware providers and systems integrators that design and build an ESS. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, VASs present opportunities for innovative companies to establish a leadership position as the market continues to evolve. “VASs include operations and maintenance (O&M), warranties, and performance guarantees, which are collectively fundamental components of any project proposal,” says Alex Eller, senior research analyst at Navigant Research. “Energy storage VASs have played a fundamental role in the growth of the energy storage industry over the past decade and will remain an important component of new projects.” To stay competitive in this market,

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At the Munich trade show’s stand A3.540, K2 Systems will present new components for its mounting systems as well as digital features for the K2 App and K2 Base planning software. All these novelties will ensure simpler and faster planning and mounting. Key product innovations include: The K2 App has two new functions. “Roof Check” helps users to enter all core project data directly from the roof to immediately start designing in K2 Base, while “Smart Pocket” makes all project data, including Base report, available in the App. The K2 Base planning software now comes with the “K2+” interface, eliminating redundant tasks. K2+ directly interconnects K2 Base with SolarEdge Designer, enabling straightforward sharing of project data and saving considerable time for users. For flat roofs, the S-Dome V System, elevated on one side, now also has a 15° elevation. In addition, the Dome V 10° systems have been further improved. On top of already existing common components, they now have a common peak, saving transport and storage costs and simplifying everyday mounting. New components further expand the application areas of pitched roof systems. For Klip-Lok® and Klip-Tite® roofings, the “RibClamp KL” offers the right solution. Suitable standing seam clamps for

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