Press release - Berlin, 28.03.2019

SolarBuyer rebrands as PI

US firm acquired by PI Berlin integrates with parent company

The former SolarBuyer company in the US acquired by PI Berlin in 2018 has officially renamed itself as PI Berlin North America, or ‘PI’ for short. The rebranding brings SolarBuyer fully into the global family of PI companies alongside two existing subsidiaries in China.

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Press release - Berlin, 22.01.2019

PI Berlin: Module quality has improved in recent years

New study shows trends in module quality from more than 250 factory audits

A new study from the Photovoltaic Institute Berlin (PI Berlin) for the first time provides a fascinating window into module quality over the past six years. Since 2012, PI Berlin has conducted over 250 factory audits on more than 120 module manufacturers worldwide. The results show that module quality has improved and scale has played an important role, but quality still remains variable among both large and small manufacturers, as well as within manufacturers themselves.

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Press release - Berlin, 11.12.2018

PI Berlin becomes an approved testing institute for First Solar modules

Thin-film module test results approved by the manufacturer

The Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin (PI Berlin) has been accepted as an independent testing institute by the thin-film module manufacturer First Solar. The manufacturer officially recognizes the institute’s performance and condition testing of Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) thin-film series 4 modules. Customers can therefore rely on the independent testing conducted by PI Berlin, an institute with recognized expertise in thin-film technology and manufacturing.

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Press release - Berlin/Delhi, 31.07.2018

PI Berlin examines risks facing PV projects in India

Study finds that “the Indian market is a double-edged sword”

The Indian market is one of the most profitable yet risky for project developers and investors in photovoltaics (PV). While large-scale projects of over 100 megawatts (MW) are now common, the investment risks caused by the climate, poor installation and lack of proper maintenance is on the rise. In a study conducted on behalf of the National Metrology Institute of Germany (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt – PTB), the PI Berlin has recently examined the most common risks facing Indian PV projects and how they can be avoided.

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Press release - Berlin, 07.03.2018

PI Berlin and SolarBuyer strengthening quality management from factory to the field

During a recent three-day integration summit in Berlin with employees of both the Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin (PI Berlin) and SolarBuyer, the new structure for a single, global team was created. The merger of both companies is yielding benefits to customers looking for a service provider who can manage all aspects of PV equipment quality ‘under one roof’. PI Berlin is now able to support PV projects and portfolios worldwide with a fully integrated equipment risk management and quality assurance service from factory to the field.

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