Energy Guard Uses Its O&M Expertise to Create New Risk Management Solutions for PV Power Plants

As one of the solutions to global warming, photovoltaic (PV) systems nonetheless are not immune to the destructive effects of extreme weathers caused by climate change. The two typhoons that hit Taiwan this year, Soudelor and Dujuan, cost an estimated NT$1 billion in d.. more

Details Decide Outcome – Technologies from Solvay Specialty Polymers Propels New Energies Sector to a Bright Future

Solar Impulse 2, the world’s first solar-powered aircraft, ushered a new chapter in the history of energy technologies when it took off from Abu Dhabi on March 9, 2015. Using 17,428 solar cells and an energy storage system made of lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries, this .. more

Shunfeng: “One-Stop Shop” PV Project Solutions are Built Through Strategic Acquisitions and Integration

As solar power plant becomes the segment with the highest rate of return in the PV market and China set itself a 17.8GW PV target for 2015, all the PV manufacturers chose to focus on solar power plant market this year. EnergyTrend had the honor to interview Mr. Xin .. more

Ever Energy: 20% “Non-PERC” Mono Cell Begin Mass Production

There was an efficiency war going on in PV EXPO in Tokyo this year. Many manufacturers were able to show 300W 60-cell solar modules. While most of the manufacturers improved efficiency through Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC), Ever Energy chose to walk a d.. more

Proper Operation and Maintenance Maximizes PV System’s Margin: An Interview with Energy Guard

Dependable operation is essential to the profitability of a PV system. When a PV system is muddied or damaged, its return on investment (ROI) rate would be cut down by either lower power output or equipment replacement. Therefore, best approach to maintain a stable powe.. more

Performing Reliably with High Efficiency and Undeterred by Snow and Wind, Topper Sun’s iPV® Solar Tracker Draws the Attention of Foreign Firms.

Is there a better way to improve a solar system’s energy generation capacity other than increasing PV cells’ conversion efficiency?  Taiwan solar energy manufacturer Big Sun has the solution with their iPV® Solar Tracker.. more

Restructure and Revolution: Zeversolar Continues to Expand Global Inverter Market Share

From upstream to downstream, solar manufacturers are trying to extend their positions in the competitive solar PV market. Jiangsu Zeversolar New Energy Co., Ltd., (Zeversolar) uses its inverter technology to penetrate into the global solar m.. more

Meyer Burger: Close Cooperation with Partners and Customers is the Key to Deliver Integrated Production System

Due to the intense competition within the PV industry, PV makers have started to focus on new production technologies/equipment in order to achieve the highest possible efficiency while lowering manufacturing costs. EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce, conduct.. more

Suntech at SNEC 2014: Returning with a Lofty Tone, Suntech Becomes more Rational after Restructuring

After going through a tough time of restructuring, former industry leader, Suntech, showed up with a lofty tone at SNEC 2014. The crowd at Suntech’s booth showed industry’s acceptance toward the brand “Suntech”. EnergyTrend has the pleasure to .. more

Topper Sun’s iPV Solar Tracker: Greater Power, Better Reliability and More Cost Effective

Most solar PV installations are currently fixed system. Although solar tracking systems are capable of altering their angular position to follow the sun dial path and increases daily power generation efficiency, they have not emerged in the mainstream due to issues related to.. more