The profile that came in from the cold

Right into the freezer and back. Well – with  an area of 30 square meters the freezer in this case is slightly bigger than the usual household devices. We are referring to a special test that we have performed on our mounting systems. We wanted to know the following: Will temperatures of  minus 20 degrees harm the rails and modules and can major icing cause frost damage? (more…)

Our year 2018 in review

The year is drawing to a close. Time for a review of the solar year 2018! Read here which highlights we have experienced in the past 12 months. (more…)

Visit to the IBC SOLAR test facility III: Performance measurement

A walk through our test facility allows you to immerse yourself in the history of photovoltaics. Modules from many generations, some already a decade and a half old, show how technology has changed. Guest author and product manager René Schüler presents special test objects in a blog series and provides background knowledge to cell technologies and typical ageing effects. Using thermographic images, he looks into the interior of the modules in the last part of our series. (more…)

Supplier portrait: GCL – World market leader and insider’s tip

Every once in a while we are presenting our suppliers and partners on our blog. Today: World market leader and insider’s tip – GCL is both. In 2017 we have included polycrystalline modules from the Asian manufacturer that is among the seven companies of the “Silicon Module Super League” in our portfolio. (more…)