Renewable energy - articles

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    Kiwa Expands Solar Offering in North America with Integration of Key Solar Businesses

    Kiwa is proud to announce the integration of PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) and PI Berlin North America into our solar business portfolio. This strategic move enhances our capabilities in providing comprehensive solutions for PV technology and energy storage projects, ensuring quality, safety, and reliability.

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    From gas to hydrogen: the hydrogen burner conversion, development and testing

    Currently most of the burners are fed with natural gas. But what if this equipment will not run on gas in the future, but on hydrogen? With the energy transition underway that future is closer than you probably think!

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    Capturing and capitalizing the power of the sun

    Next to being one of the most important sustainable energy solutions, solar energy offers great business opportunities. Kiwa helps solar manufacturers to increase the quality of products and investors decrease and mitigate risks to improve their return on investment.

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    How PVEL’s ‘PV Module Reliability Scorecard’ is powering the energy transition

    Kiwa Group member PVEL, short for PV Evolution Labs, has made it its mission ‘to support the worldwide PV buyer community by generating data that accelerates adoption of solar technology’. The recently published 2023 PV Module Reliability Scorecard is one more example of how PVEL is delivering on that mission.

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    The potential of polymers in the energy transition

    With the phasing out of oil and natural gas, the question arises as to whether there is still a future for existing natural gas networks and what alternatives could be. A promising viable solution: polymers, or in other words plastic and the piping systems made from them.

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  • Solar panel field at sundown
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    Explore PVEL’s Testing at Historic PVUSA

    PVUSA is one of the first solar plants built in North America, and currently serves as the home of grid-connected, research-grade outdoor testbed operated by PV Evolutions Labs (PVEL), a member of the Kiwa Group.

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  • Kiwa inspectors performing on-site drone inspection of solar panels on a solar farm using a drone
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    Is Drone EL Right for your project? The benefits of electroluminescence (EL) testing

    Solar asset owners and operators may already know about the benefits of electroluminescence (EL) testing, an imaging technique that reveals the full extent of damage to PV modules – even when the damage cannot be seen by eye or with traditional thermal/infrared imaging and the anticipated energy loss is not yet realized.

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    Innovation under pressure: 8 key elements in the hydrogen infrastructure

    For use in mobile applications such as transportation, H2 must be kept compressed under extremely high pressure. These are the eight key elements in the robust H2 infrastructure of the future.

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    Towards a Sustainable Future with Kiwa’s Upcoming Hydrogen Certification

    As the EU shifts towards greater sustainable practices, hydrogen becomes a strong contender for replacing fossil fuels and addressing carbon emissions and climate challenges. Ramses Sterckx, Lead Contract Engineer in Sustainability and Environment at Vinçotte, shares insights into the hydrogen certification initiative undertaken by Kiwa and Vinçotte

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