Powering towards a green future with Pylontech

Being eco-friendly is, unsurprisingly, a key motivation for most PV manufacturers. But what does it really mean to be kind to the environment, and how do we ensure we are doing enough?

Let us take inspiration from Pylontech, a key player in the current solar landscape and pioneer of sustainability leading the industry by example.

Pylontech’s sustainability practices

As a PV product manufacturer with more than 10 years of experience, Pylontech has been at the forefront of developments across the industry for some time now — both in terms of its product ranges and its business practices.

Pylontech’s commitment to sustainability was recently clarified in its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report for 2021 — a summary of the manufacturer’s approach towards key environmental principles.

The report showed a dedication to sustainability on several counts, with Pylontech’s quality assurance for its products helping guarantee longevity and its attention to detail within its production lines helping ensure a sustainable supply chain.

Plus, with effective ways of monitoring and treating waste from the manufacturing process, such as wastewater and waste gas, Pylontech can confidently say it runs ‘green’ manufacturing and logistics and transportation procedures.

Thankfully, sustainability has become a priority for many businesses, and some exciting, large-scale developments are underway.

New developments in sustainable solar

Whilst we are pleased to celebrate the innovation that has helped support growth across the renewable energy sector, there have been some particularly noteworthy developments in the solar industry.

Photovoltaic glass

One of the most impressive recent developments is transparent solar panels. Using new technology to generate solar power at every angle, ‘photovoltaic glass’, as it has been called since its inception, could convert almost any window into a PV cell!

Not only does the prospect of a clear PV array have great potential to eradicate a main deterrent for the uptake of solar panels, the visual aspect, but it could diversify the types of buildings able to implement this, such as historic buildings and heritage sites — making it possible to install solar in metropolitan areas.

Although more work is required before this technology is used, another promising development is already well underway.

AI solar output forecasting

The Australian business Solstice AI had the genius idea to combine satellite pictures of rooftops with images of real-time cloud cover to help forecast the solar output of particular areas in Australia.

The technology will use artificial intelligence (AI) to accurately illustrate the buildings with solar power installed and when they get the sun based on whether the system is north or east facing. It just needs to be integrated with the cloud images and offer a forecast further in advance to be ready for use.

The founders hope the data will be helpful for homeowners hoping to plan their PV usage, but also for electric vehicle companies and other businesses exposed to wholesale prices.

There have also been some important developments in smaller-scale solar. In fact, a positive scheme is being rolled out in Germany as we speak.

Solar balconies

A new residential solar initiative has begun in Germany.

The German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has invested money in deploying PV panels for balconies, terraces and facades — giving each house in the area a €500 rebate to help encourage people to install small systems with a maximum output of 600 W.

Initiatives like this crystalise the power of both commercial and residential solar to propel our transition towards a greener future. So, if you have been considering making the transition to solar, now is the time…

Choose Pylontech for your PV system

As an industry-leading manufacturer, Pylontech boasts an unparalleled product range in terms of sustainability and innovation.

The UP5000 battery, for instance, has a modular design and can be paralleled up to 16 units for ease of expansion — an excellent feature for more substantial energy demands. And with a higher usable capacity and 95% depth of discharge, this solution is highly efficient.

The US3000C and US2000C are also praised for their efficiency, with their own lithium iron phosphate cell for maximum safety and a longer life cycle. The US3000C also comes with a

self-designed BMS with abnormal temperature, current, voltage, SoC and SoH protection for a minimised fire risk and, therefore, a safer, more sustainable system.

The self-designed BMS is one of many safety-enhancing features in the ultimate commercial solution, the Powercube H2 — a modular and scalable battery suitable for both rack-mounted and container-based systems.

With so many batteries to choose from, there is a Pylontech PV solution for everyone.

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