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Solar Digest Newsletter Issue 64

Welcome to Issue 64 of the solar digest e-newsletter.

  Energy Storage System Supports District Isolated from Mains Electricity for a Record 5 Hours

Following a test period over several months on “Concept Grid” - EDF R&D’s1 experimental platform in Seine-et-Marne - teams from French distribution system operator ERDF2 and power conversion specialists, SOCOMEC, have successfully validated the islanding of an entire district for periods up to a record 5 hours

SPDs for DC protection of PV Systems Up to 1500VDC and UL Listed

Mersen Electrical Power is pleased to announce the launch of a surge protection device for 1500VDC, the Surge-Trap® STPT2-40K1500V-YPV(M)

Powerful PV Overvoltage Protection From Phoenix Contact

The new VAL-MB product family from Phoenix Contact provides powerful and compact protective devices for photovoltaic applications with generator voltages of up to 1500 V DC

Panasonic Upgrades European HIT® Product Guarantee to 15 Years

The product guarantee extension comes after Panasonic continues to record strong reliability across its photovoltaic Module HIT® range in Europe

WElink Energy and BSR Team up with Chinese Building Firm in a £1.1bn Deal

In a major boost for the UK's green housing sector, WElink Energy yesterday announced a new £1.1bn deal with China National Building Materials (CNBM) to develop thousands of zero-carbon homes in the UK


Lightsource Connects 23 New Solar Sites in One Month

Lightsource Renewable Energy, Europe’s leading solar energy company, has connected 23 new sites in December totalling more than 100MW of new capacity


Canadian Solar Energizes Five UK Solar Power Plants

Canadian Solar Inc. has announced that it has energized an additional five solar power plants, totaling 22.9 MWp, bringing its total fleet of solar power plants in operation in the United Kingdom to 63.1 MWp


Trina Solar Restructures Regional Senior Management to Drive Growth in Europe and Africa

Trina Solar Limited recently announced that the Company has restructured its management teams in Europe and Africa


Solar industry Puts Forward Emergency £1 Solar Rescue Plan

The Government has published critical decisions on solar power, including the finalised budget for Contracts for Difference (CfDs)


Oxford PV Secures Another £4.4m To Fund The Next Stage Of Its Perovskite Solar Technology Scale-up

Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd has announced that it has raised a top-up B round of £4.4m million from a variety of new and existing investors


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