A different kind of noise protection

Noise and sound barriers are available in a variety of materials and shapes: From concrete walls to metal applications to glass or wood solutions. One of the most environmentally friendly solutions was installed last year in Lichtenfels, Upper Franconia. To achieve this, the noise barrier in the new development area in Reundorf consists of a green side as well as photovoltaic modules from IBC SOLAR – it doesn’t get any greener than this. (more…)

The world of Fronius – more than just PV and hybrid inverters

The Austrian manufacturer Fronius now offers a wide variety of different inverters. In addition, a new hybrid inverter, the Fronius Symo Gen24 Plus, was introduced in 2020 to complement the Symo Hybrid and cover the range between 5 and 10 kWp. But Fronius is far more than just a provider of different kinds of inverters. The company is a solution provider with a clear goal in mind…(more…)

Supplier profile: LONGi – the highest level of efficiency

Every now and then we present our suppliers and partners in series on our blog. Today we would like to present the world market leader and pioneer in terms of monocrystalline solar cells – the module manufacturer LONGi Solar. Since 2018 we have the modules of the manufacturer in our portfolio, who have been focusing on monocrystalline silicon wafers for more than 19 years. Today the company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers in this field. (more…)

Nighttime Science

Science does not only take place during the day in the laboratory, but from time to time also at night. In the PV sector in particular, there are also often so-called outdoor measurements on site. For example, in addition to their work in the laboratory, the scientists at HI-ERN (Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg) also carry out these kind of measurements in the form of experiments and test series using existing PV systems in operation. As a result of current research activities in a joint German project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, two prototypes for outdoor photoluminescence measurements were recently evaluated on a wide variety of module concepts at our test facility in Bad Staffelstein. (more…)