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Siemens is supporting Plug and Play in their program for new technologies for the energy market. The Energy & Sustainability Innovation Platform will focus on digital platforms and new business models in the energy market, energy efficiency, distributed energy resources; wind, solar, energy storage and microgrids, electric mobility, alternative energy, etc. Each year, two 3-month programs will be organized for early and growth stage startups, corporations, and venture capitalists.
“Key targets include the reduction of emissions, the utilization of digital technologies and new business models, the increase of energy efficiency, and the management of the growing renewable install base, all embraced by the Energy and Sustainability Program,” says Bernd Wachmann, Head of Innovation of the Power and Gas Division of Siemens.
Visiongain has released Top 20 Solar Companies Report 2017. The report covers topics such as evolution of the solar power market, political and technological factors influencing the market, PEST analysis of strengths and weaknesses of the market, market leaders, etc.
The companies covered in the report include First Solar, Canadian Solar Inc., Enel Green Power, Trina Solar Limited, Kyocera Corporation, JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd., Sharp Corporation, JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd., Yingli Solar, ReneSola, etc. The report is available here.
Virginia-based Dominion is expanding its solar power infrastructure in the State by more than doubling the sites for its Dominion Solar for Schools program. The program is for K-12 students and it includes training and curriculum on electricity production from solar.
The program will select six schools/museums to receive solar installations, training, and educational materials. The last date for applications is April 28. Dominion has invested almost $1 billion in solar in Virginia. The president of the Dominion Foundation, Hunter A. Applewhite, stated “We are very pleased to build on the success of our Solar for Schools pilot.”
Prominent solar panel manufacturer Yingli Solar will provide 1,428 of its PANDA Bifacial modules for Europe’s largest bifacial PV plant that is being constructed by Tempress Systems B.V. part of the Amtech Group. Located in Tempress, Vaassen, Netherlands, the plant will have a capacity of 400 KW and it will generate in excess of 400 MWh. The plant construction is expected to be completed by next year’s second quarter.
Each PANDA Bifacial module has a peak power of 275 Watt to 280 Watt, and it uses the n-PERT technology developed by Yingli, ECN and Tempress Systems. The yield of the module can be increased by up to 30% compared to a monofacial standard module.