In the past few years, the Italian PV installation company “On Energy Project” has built more than 400 solar plants, and currently manages about 600. It also supports our after sales service for customers who have lost their technical reference. Not surprisingly, this growth and business success by On Energy Project has been built by creating a reputation for installation reliability and performance.
When the new Antalya Arena, home to one of Turkey’s top professional football clubs, was completed in October 2015, it immediately started to sell match tickets to fans as well as electricity to the national grid.
In April 2010, Sicily’s San Gabriele PV power station ramped up production and started contributing to the nation’s national grid. And thanks to our KP100L inverters and the highly professional maintenance operation, the total energy output was substantially more than the predicted for this 4MWp plant. 5 years on, and the overall plant’s productivity is still around 7 to 11% more than those original expectations.
Even with no government financial incentives, the owners of a photovoltaic system installed in 2014 say they will have recovered all purchase and installation costs by 2017.
Sometimes things seem to fit naturally. That’s the case with solar power plants and factories.
Expo Milano 2015 (May 1 to October 31) is all about showcasing energy-efficient, practical solutions that help guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting Planet Earth and its environment. The aim of the Expo is to open up a dialogue between international players and to exchange views on these major challenges which impact everyone.
In principle, the decision to invest in a solar photovoltaic power plant is a simple one. You make a capital outlay, your energy costs are reduced, and after a few years the outlay is recovered and you start to save money.
Extensive testing by the independent body, TÜV Rheinland Italia, confirms the excellent performance of our PID solutions. Using our PID solutions, TÜV’s engineers have taken several PV panels that were dramatically underperforming and restored them to very near the power output stated by the panel manufacturers.
No one really knows why and when PID will strike at photovoltaic installations, but we do know that high temperatures, humidity and salinity of marine areas have something to do with it. Low insulation of the modules are also among the elements that accelerate the onset of PID.
Two years ago the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics conducted an in-depth study of Potential Induced Degradation (PID): a phenomenon caused mainly by negative bias voltage on the PV string.
Investing in a solar photovoltaic power plant makes good sense: you reduce your energy bills, and even make money by selling excess energy to the grid. But to maximize these benefits, your plant has to be kept in good working order – at all times.