Italian class 1 fire certificate for the IBC SOLAR Line modules

Fire safety plays an important role in Italy, particularly when it comes to photovoltaic modules. The country-specific provisions are even more strict here than the EU standard. For us this means that since 2013 we have been working with a specialised laboratory, accredited by the Italian interior ministry, for the analysis of fire safety classes for poly and monocrystalline modules in the IBC SOLAR Line. (more…)

New module technologies: LHS, half-cut, MBB

The terms Light Harvesting Strings (LHS), half-cut (HC) cells and multi-busbar (MBB) are constantly appearing in the current discussion on photovoltaic modules. They promise higher yields and higher efficiencies. Our guest author René Schüler explains what this is all about. (more…)

Printing house in Germany relies on sun instead of diesel

Together with our partners Krisch Energietechnik GmbH and DHYBRID, we have installed a 95 kWp PV system on top of a production hall of the Regler printing centre in Altenstadt an der Waldnaab (Upper Palatinate). The special thing about it: The photovoltaic system relieves a diesel generator, which the printing company uses to meet its high power requirements. Thus, it creates maximum independence from the electricity supplier and lowers its high energy costs. (more…)

So environmentally friendly are solar systems

How much energy does a photovoltaic system take to produce? What is its carbon footprint? These questions come up again and again in discussions about the energy transition and the expansion of renewables. However, the myth persists that solar power systems take more energy to produce than they generate during their lifespan. This statement is definitively untrue. (more…)