Sven LindstrÃÂ¶m, CEO, Midsummer explains most photovoltaic experts consider thin film flexible solar modules to be the future of solar energy. MidsummerÃ¢ÂÂs unique process makes thin film CIGS solar cells even more commercially attractive by making it possible to manufacture solar cells quickly, efficiently and cost effectively even in small volumes.
As an apprentice I have a variety of tasks on and off site and am always kept busy and involved.
From arrival on site my first job as electrician apprentice is to take all the necessary tools and equipment needed for the install and place them in a safe and accessible place. The next job is selecting a cable run which will be done by liaising with both Matthew and Michael the cable shall then be pulled with teamwork and good communication, then its time for me to neatly cleat the cable down the wall. When that is complete I can then help my colleagues in their jobs and carry out other tasks that may need doing such as wiring up the isolator or applying silicone to drilled holes. The final task for me is to vacuum and tidy up ensuring the house and grounds are clean and mess free.
My off site tasks consist of making sure everything in the warehouse is its correct place and it is all clean and tidy, I also help prepare for the installs by testing panels and helping in picking the equipment and tools for the job, as well as making a cracking cuppa for the team.
I have learnt a vast amount since starting at The Phoenix Works as an electrician apprentice such as how a PV system works I have also gained a lot more electrical knowledge and practical skills, the amount I have learnt has a lot to do with the time the phoenix works staff have put in to showing and explaining to me how things work and how to carry out particular tasks.
Devens, MA â September 10, 2013 â AMSC (Nasdaq: AMSC), a global solutions provider serving wind and power grid industry leaders, today announced that Consolidated Power Projects (CONCO), South Africa's largest high voltage construction company, has selected AMSC's D-VARÂ® STATCOM solution to connect South Africa's largest wind farm to the electricity grid. This is AMSC's first D-VAR STATCOM sale to South Africa. The system will be commissioned in the first half of 2014. "We selected AMSC as the grid interconnection solution provider because of its proven ability to meet even the most stringent of grid codes and keep wind farms online thereby increasing output and revenues," said Rein Dijkstra, Business Unit Manager; Renewable Energy, CONCO. To ensure high quality power and a stable electricity grid, South Africa has carefully reviewed the lessons learned by other countries and regions that have added substantial amounts of renewable energy to their grids and have designed strict grid codes that must be met in order for renewable power plants to connect to the grid. AMSC's D-VAR solution offers complete VAR compensation and voltage control, enabling wind and solar energy generation systems to meet the most stringent requirements while augmenting overall performance of the wind farm. Located at the wind or solar plant substation, AMSC's STATCOM products provide a renewable energy integration solution that allows power plants to stay online and helps prevent the nuisance tripping of solar inverters and wind turbine generators. Customers utilize AMSC's D-VAR solutions to provide dynamic voltage control, power factor correction and post-contingency reactive compensation to stabilize the power grid and prevent undesirable events such as voltage collapse."The D-VAR system cost effectively provides the dynamic reactive VAR compensation that is essential to connect renewable power plants to the grid effectively, making it an ideal solution for the emerging South African renewables market," said Daniel P. McGahn, President and CEO, AMSC. "CONCO has built a reputation as Africa's leading developer of quality, turnkey high voltage solutions and we are looking forward to working with them and helping to deliver a clean energy to South Africa."D-VAR dynamic reactive compensation systems are classified as Static Compensators, or "STATCOMs," a member of the FACTS (Flexible AC-Transmission System) family of power electronic solutions for alternating current (AC) power grids. AMSC's D-VAR solutions are able to detect and instantaneously compensate for voltage disturbances by dynamically injecting leading or lagging reactive power into the power grid. AMSC has received orders for over 100 STATCOM power grid solutions worldwide. The company's D-VAR STATCOM customers include more than 20 power grid operators worldwide.About AMSC (NASDAQ: AMSC)AMSC generates the ideas, technologies and solutions that meet the world's demand for smarter, cleaner â¦ better energy. Through its Windtecâ¢ Solutions, AMSC provides wind turbine electronic controls and systems, designs and engineering services that reduce the cost of wind energy. Through its Gridtecâ¢ Solutions, AMSC provides the engineering planning services and advanced grid systems that optimize network reliability, efficiency and performance. The company's solutions are now powering gigawatts of renewable energy globally and enhancing the performance and reliability of power networks in more than a dozen countries. Founded in 1987, AMSC is headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts with operations in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. For more information, please visit http://www.amsc.com.
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Chinese solar manufacturer JinkoSolar will be supplying 274 MWp of photovoltaic modules to solar projects in South Africa and Australia. JinkoSolar will supply projects in South Africa and Australia.JinkoSolar
JA Solar to Supply 96 MW of Modules to China Power Investment for Projects in China's Qinghai Province
SHANGHAI, China, Sept. 10, 2013 -- JA Solar Holdings Co.,Ltd. (Nasdaq:JASO) ("JA Solar" or the "Company"), one of the world's largestmanufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced thatit will supply 96 MW of solar modules to CPI Huanghe Hydropower DevelopmentCo., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Power Investment Corporation("CPI"), for use on two solar projects in China's Qinghai Province. Deliveryof the modules has already commenced and will be completed later this month.The two projects are located in Gonghe County in Qinghai's Hainan AutonomousPrefecture, and have a capacity of 320 MW and 200 MW, respectively. The 320MW project is a hybrid hydro-solar power station that will work inconjunction with the existing Longyangxia Hydro Power Station to increaseand smooth energy generation. Upon completion, the hybrid hydro-solar powerstation will become the largest of its kind in the world.The extreme temperatures in the region mean it is among the world's mostchallenging environments for solar installations. The projects are expectedto commence commercial operations by October this year."These projects are the latest product of our successful partnership withCPI and a big win for JA Solar as we look to take advantage of increasedinstallation activity in China," said Mr. Baofang Jin, executive chairmanand CEO of JA Solar. "Due to the harsh environment, quality was a keycriterion for the projects, and the fact that JA Solar was selected from awide pool of potential suppliers demonstrates the superior reliability anddurability of our modules. We expect the quality of our modules to continueto be a significant advantage as we look to expand our footprint across keymarkets."
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