Another week, another bunch of announcements! To stay up to date on what’s new, check out this latest clean energy product roundup:
Battery storage modules and cabinet
Panasonic introduced new products in its portfolio of solar energy solutions, including four new EverVolt modules and a redesigned EverVolt Battery Storage cabinet with a reduced footprint.
The company said the four new modules feature higher efficiency and enhanced performance– even in high temperatures – as well as exceptional degradation rates. The new modules are also backed by Panasonic’s TripleGuard and AllGuard 25-year warranties. The new modules, which will be available in 2021, include:
EverVolt Solar Module Series 380W / 370W modules, available in Q3 2021, features efficiency rating of 21.7% and 21.2%, respectively, and provides maximum power output for residential solar systems. EverVolt Solar Module Black Series 370W /360W modules, available in Q3 2021, features efficiency rating of 21.2% and 20.6%, respectively.
In addition, the new EverVolt Solar Modules series deliver a number of key benefits including:
- High efficiency in high temperatures, with one of the industry’s lowest temperature coefficients at 0.26%/°C
- Improved performance when shaded
- Higher module efficiency with one of the industry’s lowest annual degradation rates, delivers 92% of the original output after 25 years
- Heterojunction cell technology with half-cut cells.
More information is here.
Power plant controls
St. Joseph Solar, a 20 MW, utility-owned and operated solar facility, specified real-time power plant curtailment and power factor controls, multi-level inverter monitoring, tracker integration, weather stations monitoring, and RTU data concentration all controlled by the myPV IQ Grid Support power plant control solution.
The myPV pre-configured hardware arrived ready to operate providing instant visibility of the entire site upon energization through a monitoring and control platform. More information is here.
REC TwinPeak 4 Series
REC Group launched the REC TwinPeak 4 Series, the fourth generation of its premium solar panels for residential and commercial rooftop installations. The company said its latest REC TwinPeak features a new cell structure design and higher power output than its predecessor. The REC TwinPeak 4 Series goes into production in May with deliveries possible from July/August on.
Available in both white and black backsheet variants, the REC TwinPeak 4 Series features a newly designed cell structure, multi-busbar connection, as well as improved nominal power output of up to 375 watt-peak from its 120 half-cut monocrystalline p-type cells. With the same 30 mm frame and support bars already in use in the REC N-Peak and REC Alpha solar panels, the company said the latest REC TwinPeak can withstand higher loads of +7000 Pa, enabling it to offer best-in-class performance in tough rooftop conditions. More information is here.
BayWa r.e. Solar Systems Inc, a distributor of solar components, has become a distributor for Polar Racking Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of solar PV mounting systems. BayWa r.e. will add access to Polar Racking’s PRU-D ground mount product line to its line card and web store. Polar Racking designs, engineers, and manufactures industry-leading racking solutions. More information is here.
Asset buy and sell platform
LevelTen Energy, a provider of renewable transaction infrastructure, announced LevelTen Asset Marketplace, an online platform for buying and selling renewable energy assets. The marketplace brings together one of the world’s largest collections of renewable energy project developers and asset investors, and delivers the software, analytics, and expertise to quickly buy and sell assets at all stages of maturity. With the launch, the LevelTen Platform becomes one of the world’s largest online hubs for renewable energy asset transactions and energy sales. More information is here.
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