Solectria Renewables has completed delivery of more than 5 megawatts (MW) of its 95-kilowatt (kW) three-phase grid-tied inverters for multiple photovoltaic (PV) systems in South Korea. These systems were designed and installed by Hyundai Heavy Industries and Jarada Co. Ltd., Solectria Renewables’ distributor in South Korea.
LAWRENCE, Mass., October 8, 2008 — Solectria Renewables has completed delivery of more than 5 MegaWatts (MW) of 95 kW three-phase grid-tied inverters for multiple photovoltaic (PV) systems in South Korea. These systems were designed and installed by Hyundai Heavy Industries and Jarada Co. Ltd., Solectria Renewables’ distributor in South Korea.
The road to grid parity for PV power generation will be difficult, needing five or more years to compete with utility power, unsubsidized, on a large scale, noted Mark Thirsk, managing partner at Linx Consulting, at a recent SEMI PV forecast luncheon (Sept. 18) in Santa Clara, CA.
SunWize Technologies, Inc. has recently appointed Joanne Rogers as the company’s Director of Business Development for its Distributed Power Group. Her primary focus will be on the off-grid residential market. This newly created position reflects SunWize’s commitment to this important segment of the photovoltaic (PV) market.
Product Briefing Outline: Pfeiffer Vacuum has broadened its line of ‘HiPace’ turbopumps to include four new sizes. They are characterised by their high pumping speeds for both light (H2, He) and heavy gases (Ar, CF4), achieving high throughputs for heavy gases.
Product Briefing Outline: Siemens AG has developed and manufactured inverters for photovoltaic applications since 1987. The latest products of this development are the SINVERT PV inverters, a family of three phase grid-connected inverters in the range of 60kVA up to 1700kVA. They already serve as central inverters in a large number of PV power plants. In Siemens’ SINVERT 1700 MS, four units of 420kVA act as a single 1.7MVA PV inverter. The combination of up to four single inverters working together maximizes performance, yield and availability.
Product Briefing Outline: DuPont Performance Elastomers (DPE) has introduced ‘Kalrez’ perfluoroelastomer parts specifically designed for the photovoltaic market for both wafer-based and thin film PV processes, Kalrez parts demonstrate broad chemical compatibility and excellent thermal stability. Kalrez parts are used to improve sealing reliability in critical PV wafer processing equipment that uses plasma, high heat and aggressive chemicals.
Intertek Announces the Availability of a White Paper "Five Reasons PV Modules Fail Product Certification Testing the First Time"
Product Briefing Outline: Buerkle GmbH has introduced its multi-opening module laminator that can process both crystalline and thin-film photovoltaic cells. The ‘Ypsator’ system laminates up to 20 modules per cycle. On a surface area of 3.5m² per opening and five openings, manufacturers can produce 10 photovoltaic modules per batch at the same time. The total annual capacity is around 500,000 modules, which corresponds to an annual power capacity of 40 megawatts.
New NanoMarkets Report States Manufacturing Capacity for Thin-Film and Organic PV to Reach 29 GWp by 2015
Manufacturing capacity for thin-film and organic photovoltaics is expected to grow from approximately 2 GWp (Gigawatts at peak sunlight) this year to 29 GWp by 2015 according to a new report from NanoMarkets, an industry analyst firm based here. At the same time, the value of manufacturing equipment purchased by thin-film PV (TFPV) and organic PV (OPV) firms will grow from $450 million in 2008 to $4.8 billion in 2008. These and other findings are from NanoMarkets’ new report, “The Future of Thin Film and Organic Photovoltaics Manufacturing”. Details about the report can be found at www.nanomarkets.net.