The leading manufacturer of PV cleaning systems SunBrush® mobil from Lachen (Germany) has commissioned its new device TrackFlex in Chile for the first time. The operator of the PV plant Eiffage Energía will use the device to clean its 103 MW solar power plant in the Atacama Desert. The company that is specialized on electrical infrastructures, renewable energies and construction has built the tracking systems with 300,000 solar panels on 150 hectares of public land.
The Austrian company BlueSky Energy developed a new battery storage for outdoor installation. The outdoor storage system named Vigos is designed to operate in temperatures from minus 30 degrees Celsius to plus 50 degrees Celsius and withstands rain, snow and frost. The device is scalable from 18 to 96 kWh and is delivered ready for connection.
. In October, the subsidiary of one of Europe’s leading cable distributors, Klaus Faber AG, has launched the compact solar battery container Mobile Power System and started series production. This intelligent overall solution combines a 24-kW solar system with 80-kWh lithium-ion battery storage and an emergency power generator.
The Austrian manufacturer Aerocompact has developed a new attachment solution for installations parallel to the roof on sandwich panels and trapezoidal sheet metal roofs. The CompactMETAL TR65 long-rail system requires neither special approval from panel manufacturers nor additional proof it can withstand heavy snow loads or be used with large purlin spacing. This is because the system is self-supporting and fully braced on the roof structure. Thus, it relieves the load on the panels, which cannot support large loads as they are built with steel sheet outer shells and mounting foam.
Aerocompact, the manufacturer of PV mounting solutions, has planned a solar power system for Totalp Hut in Vorarlberg, Austria, and sponsored mounting solutions and services worth several thousand euros. At the beginning of 2019, an avalanche destroyed the high alpine refuge along with its solar power plant. After the hut was rebuilt, the company Strom vom Dach, which specializes in extreme PV construction sites, has recently installed the 10 kWp PV system.
The 37th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition will start on Monday with the Opening Session, streamed live and free of charge via the EU PVSEC YouTube channel. The scientists will kick off with presentations on perovskite photovoltaics, intermediate band solar cells and high-performance organic photovoltaics. Afterwards, Professor of Physics Henry J. Snaith from the University of Oxford will be awarded with the Becquerel Prizefor his ground-breaking work on solar cells based on organic-inorganic metal halide perovskites.
The three plenary events of the 37th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition will provide current insights on PV technologies and applications and the role of PV in the future energy system. To attract scientists and industry representatives from the whole PV sector, the organizers have grouped overview presentations and striking news of the top experts in three morning sessions, rather than reflecting each conference topic in its own plenary session.
- Live presentations, virtual showrooms and interactive discussions
- A successful start with around 1,000 presentations
- General Chair Prof. Nicola Pearsall
The 37th edition of the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) sets new standards for online-events in the global PV sector. Around 1,000 plenary, oral and visual presentations will be streamed via live feed through the platform. Two chairpersons will moderate the sessions, while the audience can interact via face to face tools and Q&A chats. Up to 30 exhibitors will display their new products and technological highlights in virtual showrooms. An additional streaming room will be dedicated to Industry presentations and discussions. Even the poster presenters can communicate face to face and with a live Q&A chat.
Located in Nörvenich near Cologne, Germany, SMB Solar Multiboard GmbH has adapted its patented, mobile work platforms to the sizes of modern photovoltaic modules. Both of the company’s non-slip, 40 centimetre-wide aluminium boards are now six centimetres longer. In addition, SMB now offers its customers from all over the world a special 2.04 meter size for maintaining, repairing and cleaning particularly long solar modules.
The world market leader Käufer Befahrtechnik has started series production of the world’s first rotor blade access system with mechanically openable gangways. The new, TÜV-certified K-BP-4 access platform is suitable for all service operations on all models of high-output onshore wind turbines with hub heights of up to 200 meters.