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Solar in Middle East: Abu Dhabi ushers in new solar certification for homes and businesses

Abu Dhabi has launched a solar certification scheme to ensure regulatory standards for small scale units are met as the emirate gears up for more residential installations. The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has created an assessment scheme for suppliers and manufacturers of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to meet the requirements created by […]

SolarPower Summit 2017: Forgotten “O” in “Operations and Maintenance” solar terminology – Vassilis Papaeconomou, Alectris & Máté Heisz, SolarPower Europe

SolarPV.TV,  the Official TV Partner of the SolarPower Summit 2017 organized by SolarPower Europe, speaks to leaders of “Operations and Maintenance Task Force”: Vassilis Papaeconomou, Managing Director at Alectris (Chair of the Task Force on behalf of SolarPower Europe members) & Máté Heisz, Business Analyst at SolarPower Europe.  Acknowledging the emerging importance of Operations and Maintenance for the […]

TUV Rheinland Presents a New Certification Program for Distributed Commercial PV Systems in Japan

Today TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd. announced its new certification program intended for stakeholders who construct distributed commercial PV systems in Japan. This third party certification program for PV power plants is a service that combines company qualification, inspections, and a certification system to ensure and enhance the quality, safety, and performance of the PV power […]

DNV GL Expands Solar Capabilities with Purchase of Assets from Amplify Energy

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts, has expanded its solar offering with new capabilities, facilities and expertise through the purchase of key assets from Amplify Energy. “With these additions, DNV GL continues to expand as the premier solar testing and asset management resource for manufacturers, investors, developers and operators around the world,” […]

Role of quality materials in solar systems in harsh weather conditions

SolarPV.TV has recently attended a great event in Dubai: “Solar Shams Program: Selecting the right component materials for solar panels in demanding climates” organised by MESIA with the support of JinkoSolar & DuPont. We spoke to Dr. Stephan Padlewski, Marketing Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions about the role of quality materials […]

Risen Energy Solar PV Modules Receive JET Certification for Use in Japan

Risen Energy Co., Ltd, a leading global Tier 1 manufacturer of high-performance solar photovoltaic products and provider of total business solutions for power generation, confirmed their 72, 60 and 54 cell solar PV modules, for residential, commercial and utility scale projects, have passed the Japan Electrical Safety & Environmental Technology Laboratories (JET) pre-requisite testing for […]

Boviet Solar USA Modules Pass the Industry’s Highest Long-Term Reliability Tests

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Boviet Solar USA, a solely owned subsidiary of Powerway Group Co. and manufacturer with the largest, state-of-the-art solar cell and manufacturing facilities inVietnam, announced today that its modules have passed the industry’s highest long-term reliability tests, far exceeding the IEC standards. Solar module’s degradation in their 25-year […]

Solar Quality and Reliability & the Supply Chain

During Solar Power International 2015 Laura Azpilicueta, Global Sales and Marketing Director at EVASA  & SOLARUNITED Quality and Reliability Committee Chair moderated an exciting executive panel discussion Solar Quality and Reliability & the Supply Chain with the following industry leaders: (Module Manufacturer) Luan Kuqi, VP Global Marketing & Sales, Risen Energy (Material supplier)Alex Bradley, Principal Investigator at DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions […]

Intersolar EU 2015: CSUN & Third Step 250 MW MOU, Shoals & LTI ReEnergy aim multi-gigawatts partnership; 100 GW connected by Multi-Contact

Intersolar Europe 2015 was extremely busy even though the European solar PV market seems to be slowing down.  Today, in our special issue of Weekly News devoted to Intersolar Europe we bring you an update on the european solar market as well as some of the solar industry news.  We speak to:  Sonia Benard, VP Europe […]