SOLARDIREKT NEWS

Photovoltaic open field plants guarantee yields above average. At the same time, the mounting of the solar modules is extremely time- and cost-intensive, at least when employing traditional systems. The flat roof mounting system VarioTwin Large which has been developed by the SOLARDIREKT Energy GmbH und Co. KG based in Rheine is a great alternative to conventional solutions.

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Over the last years, the photovoltaic (PV) market in South Africa has been booming. Besides other reasons, this positive development has been pushed by the government which claimed to achieve 17.8 GW of green electricity by 2030. A major share is meant to come from photovoltaic and solar thermal power stations. Despite the increasing number of players in the solar market, Jens Hauser, Manager Sustainable Energy, Southern Africa – German Chamber of Commerce and Industry PNC sees promising perspectives for German PV companies in South Africa. In the first part of our series, he gives an overview...

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VARIOTWIN 4.0 WITHSTOOD STORM-FRONT FRIEDERIKE

by Sabine Benzler

Storm front Friederike raged in Germany and destroyed several photovoltaic plans. Yet, our VarioTwin solutions proved their stability once again.

Thanks to its aerodynamic form and the individual ballasting the system excels in stableness even under gust wind and storm.

Friederike reassures us that we have chosen the right path with our product developments.

As an offerer of flat-roof mounting systems made of recyclable plastic we are constantly asked whether plastic is a suitable material for the installation of a PV-plant, whether it is strong enough and how it performs under challenging environmental conditions. We carried out several studies before we launched our VarioTwin family. They proved the performance and the advantages of the raw material. Also, we draw on almost ten years of experience with our products. Only recently, ppa. Dipl.-Ing. Michael Tesch, Head of Material Engineering and New Materials at the Kunststoff Institut...

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Experts predict tremendous growth rates for the global photovoltaic market for the coming years. In October, the International Energy Agency (IEA) presented its latest report which confirms the positive outlook. Once again, China is rocketing the figures. We talked to ACEA (Asia Clean Energy Association) Consultant Frank Haugwitz who is also Head of Solarpromotion’s Intersolar Conference Development team about the challenges of the Chinese market, chances for German PV Companies in China and about future growth drivers of the renewable energy sector in China.

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World-wide, Germany is recognised as one of the pioneers in the renewable energy sector. Yet, the share of the new energies in the supply mix is still far behind expectations. Due to the increasing price war, German companies from the renewable sector often draw the short straw when competing against players from other countries. At the same time, German solutions are a quality seal for know-how and sustainability. We talked to Dipl. Ing. Engineering, MBA, Carl Georg Graf von Buquoy, head of photovoltaics, EnergieAgentur.NRW, Dusseldorf, about future perspectives of the German photovoltaic...

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The result: Top condition and excellent performance!

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MEETING WITH SOLITAIRE SOLAR INTERNATIONAL

by Sabine Benzler

from the left: Elfi Bösinger, translator; Peer Haase, General Manager Solardirekt; Sanjeewa P. Lokuge, Director Sales Solitaire Solar International LLC Dubai

Dubai, September 19, 2017 In recent years, the MENA region has experienced a boom in solar projects and significant improvement in the investment climate for solar energy. Commercial banks are increasingly comfortable investing in this sector and recent years have seen the growth of innovative financing deals designed to further reduce the risk profile for commercial lenders. To what extent have the improvements in financing have been key in driving the uptake of solar energy in MENA and, equally importantly, is this favorable trend is set to continue?

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THE INTERSOLAR MIDDLE EAST

by Sabine Benzler

scores with top-class speakers, an international audience with experts from different market sectors, gret networking opportunities and top-notch service!

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