Image from Gujarat Power Commission Ltd. Multi-Mega-scale photovoltaic (PV) projects have been in news for a while but are they really the way to go? We analysed the pros and cons of such centralised solar electricity-generation systems to get some… Read More »Multi-Mega-Scale PV Systems
This month GSES India conducted two days of comprehensive training in the Inspection and Evaluation of Solar PV systems for engineers and officers of the Agency for Non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT). ANERT is the Nodal Agency for the Ministry of New… Read More »Solar Training at ANERT
Here is the latest news for the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP). You can also subscribe to their news yourself to keep abreast of what’s happening in renewables and energy efficiency around the globe. REEEP News, May 2012.
On the 23rd of April, Geoff Stapleton attended an IEA-PVPS strategies meeting in Stockholm, Sweden. Other Australians in attendance were Muriel Watt, Chair of APVA, and Greg Watt, Australia’s expert on Task 1. Geoff has represented Australia on Task 9 for over 10 years. Current tasks… Read More »IEA-PVPS and European Hybrid Conference
Recent updates in the PV array installation standards and best practices have led to questions about the types of earthing and bonding in photovoltaic systems. This article aims to clarify what is meant then terms like earthing and bonding are… Read More »Understanding Earthing
Over the past decade the solar industry in Australia has transformed from a small collection of highly specialised companies to a booming industry where dedicated “sales teams” are required to manage the large volume of PV system purchases. Rapid growth… Read More »The Do’s and Don’ts of Selling Solar
Installing roof-top isolators is mandatory in Victoria and the ACT. It also is an increasingly common practice in other states as a way to enhance the safety of PV installations during maintenance and in emergency situations. However, installing isolators correctly… Read More »Isolator Enclosures: more than just a box
To understand why the required ratings are different depending on the type of inverter installed, and whether or not the array cables are earthed it is first necessary to understand what happens when a PV array is electrically connected to… Read More »Effect of Orientation and Latitude on the DC Circuit Breaker Sizing Requirements
1 Government regulations and policies MNRE has several incentives, including subsidies and rebates, for the installation of solar rooftop systems. In addition, some state governments have additional benefits for those installing solar systems. Contact your local vendor for more information.… Read More »Were you thinking of going solar but not sure how?
Dirt built-up over the solar arrays can substantially affect system performance. It is essential to clean the modules regularly to maximize energy output from a solar power plant. However, wrong cleaning practices, bad quality water and use of inappropriate cleaning… Read More »Solar PV Array Cleaning Guidelines