A growing but volatile market
The German PV market has become less important for the manufacturers of open-land mounting systems. In other parts of the world, however, more large solar farms are being built. The equipment producers are reacting to the changing situation with new systems and savings in materials and assembly costs.
The Italian manufacturer A+ Sun Systems is taking a completely different route. Since the middle of 2012, the startup company has been offering a mounting system in which the modules are placed on steel wire. Systems with a capacity of 500 kW have so far been installed in Italy, reports Alessia Moratti of the Marketing Department. The company is working with the German systems supplier Conergy and is currently expanding its sales operations in Africa, Europe and the Far East.