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German researchers identify source of impurities in multicrystalline silicon

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Scientists from Fraunhofer IISB, Wacker Chemie and Alzchem say unwelcome metals enter the silicon primarily through coating of the quartz crucible. The finding could enable manufacturers to make predictions about the quality of silicon blocks. From pv magazine Germany. Why do metallic impurities materialize during the production of multicrystalline silicon blocks? Scientists from research body ….  Read More

Energy storage and network reinforcement

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As renewables penetration increases, transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure will require significant reinforcement. Battery storage is becoming a key alternative to traditional ways of reinforcing network infrastructure, because it is fast to deploy, can provide multiple services, and often comes at a lower capital cost. IHS Markit analyst Oliver Forsyth delves into the additional value ….  Read More

Mersen launches new fuses and switchgears for 800 V AC-equipped PV systems

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The French manufacturer has expanded its product portfolio with new products especially designed for photovoltaic systems with 1500 V DC / 800 V AC inverters. The new offer consists of NH fuses and horizontal and vertical fuse switch-disconnectors. From pv magazine France. Mersen, the French specialist in electrical protection, control products and power management,  has ….  Read More