DNV GL’S 2018 PV MODULE RELIABILITY SCORECARD: PV MODULE TEST RESULTS IMPROVE YET SIGNIFICANT FAILURES PERSIST

  • Benchmarking report finds that despite general trend of improved performance, a significant number of PV products still experience failures
  • 9% of submitted Bill of Materials (BOMs) failed one or more of the test criteria
  • 12% of model types failed one or more of the test criteria
  • 22% of manufacturers had at least one failure according to the test criteria
  • Failure rates not linked to the geographic location of the factory or size of the manufacturer

Berkeley, Calif. - May 29, 2018 – DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, today published its fourth annual PV Module Reliability Scorecard report, the most complete publicly available comparison of PV module reliability test results.

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ESG CONTINUES TO INVEST IN THE UK WITH ITS ACQUISITION OF APROSE SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Norwell, MA – May 23, 2018 - ESG, the market-leading provider of integrated SaaS software to empower global energy customer choice, announced that it has acquired Aprose Solutions Ltd. Aprose will become part of Utiligroup, the UK subsidiary of ESG.

Backed by Accel-KKR, this acquisition extends ESG’s market leadership in UK smart metering DCC SaaS software solutions to energy Suppliers, metering service companies, Distribution Network operators and authorized ‘Other Users’ of DCC smart metering data. Through the acquisition, Innovators seeking to participate in the UK energy market and access smart meters securely have a single source, market-leading provider focused on turning smart metering complexity into enduring end customer benefit.

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GRAND RIVER DAM AUTHORITY DEPLOYS SOUTHERN STATES TRANSMISSION SWITCHES

GRDA Cites Lower Deployment Costs and Reliable Performance

Hampton, Georgia – May 15, 2018 – Southern States LLC, a leading provider of switching, automation and protection solutions to utilities for over 100 years, announced today that the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) has successfully deployed multiple Southern States ES-1 three-way switches to support transmission reliability programs.

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