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GCL-SI attended Solar Power International Exhibition (GCL System)

GCL showcased black silicon, PERC and diamond wiring PV modules at SPI

September 19, 2017 at 4:20 pm 0 comments

GCL System Integration Technology, a subsidiary of GCL, has been developing solar modules that utilize new technologies, specifically black silicon, PERC and diamond wiring. At SPI, the company showcased its latest products, including the Black Silicon 5 Busbar (5BB), Multi-Busbar (MBB) and Double-glass modules. The solar modules with these newRead More

Goldman Sachs to buy $300 million home solar loans from Mosaic

Goldman Sachs to buy $300 million home solar loans from Mosaic

September 19, 2017 at 3:57 pm 0 comments

Goldman Sachs Bank and Mosaic, a provider of home solar financing solutions, have announced a purchase commitment in which GS Bank will buy $300 million in home solar loans originated by Mosaic. The commitment increases Mosaic’s available future loan funding commitments from banks and credit unions to $800 million. ThisRead More

Department of Energy boosts Sunshot funding by $82M after already hitting 2020 cost target

Department of Energy boosts Sunshot funding by $82M after already hitting 2020 cost target

September 18, 2017 at 5:04 pm 0 comments

I hope it’s not morbid timing that all of these positive solar reports are coming out right before the Section trade case decision. NREL noted more sharp system cost declines in 2017, and now the U.S. Department of Energy says the 2020 utility-scale solar cost target set by the SunShot Initiative hasRead More

Photos of Sollega-mounted solar install that survived Hurricane Irma

Photos of Sollega-mounted solar install that survived Hurricane Irma

September 18, 2017 at 4:27 pm 0 comments

At Solar Power International, we chatted with Elie Rothschild, sales manager at Sollega, a leading commercial solar racking manufacture. He mentioned that Sollega’s injection molded FastRack 510 withstood 190 mph sustained (Category 5) winds of Hurricane Irma. Nearly 90 percent of the 900 kW array on the Westin Hotel areRead More

Solar system costs continued to fall across all sectors in first quarter 2017 (utility leading)

Solar system costs continued to fall across all sectors in first quarter 2017 (utility leading)

September 18, 2017 at 4:19 pm 0 comments

The installed cost of solar power fell to record lows in the first quarter of 2017 because of the continuing decline in photovoltaic (PV) module and inverter prices, higher module efficiency, and lower labor costs, according to an analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy LaboratoryRead More

The Section 201 trade case ruling is this week, here’s a final update from SPI

The Section 201 trade case ruling is this week, here’s a final update from SPI

September 18, 2017 at 3:51 pm 0 comments

This week, the solar industry finds out its fate. On Sept. 22 (at the latest), the ITC will announce whether it finds in favor of the Section 201 petitioners or not. As a final update on where things stand before that day, a panel of industry executives took the stage atRead More

California solar thermal incentive bill heads to governor’s desk

California solar thermal incentive bill heads to governor’s desk

September 18, 2017 at 10:54 am 0 comments

Timed perfectly with Solar Power International, the California Legislature passed AB 797 last week. With the bipartisan vote in the Assembly of 45-19 and the Senate’s bipartisan 30-10 vote last Tuesday, the bill now heads to the Governor for his signature. The bill extends consumer incentives for solar thermal technologiesRead More

LG, SolarEdge release smart module collaboration at Solar Power International

LG, SolarEdge release smart module collaboration at Solar Power International

September 18, 2017 at 10:36 am 0 comments

At Solar Power International, SolarEdge Technologies and LG Electronics debuted a joint smart module targeting the high-end residential and commercial PV rooftop markets in North America. The first collaboration from the two industry staples will be one of the most power-dense rooftop offerings on the market. It includes both add-onRead More

Details on new solar fixed tilt, tracker Pro packages from SunLink

Details on new solar fixed tilt, tracker Pro packages from SunLink

September 18, 2017 at 10:22 am 0 comments

SunLink Corp. is offering new packages for its GeoPro fixed tilt and TechTrack Distributed single axis tracker products. The goal is to provide EPCs and developers with increased product pricing transparency and greater customization to meet the unique needs of the full spectrum of solar projects. “Today’s sophisticated solar customersRead More

Pika Energy expands energy storage capacity of Harbor Smart Battery line

Pika Energy expands energy storage capacity of Harbor Smart Battery line

September 18, 2017 at 10:06 am 0 comments

Pika Energy Inc.’s Harbor Smart Battery product line, which sold out during its beta production run, now features expanded energy storage capacities and reduced pricing, the U.S.-based manufacturer announced at Solar Power International. The Harbor Smart Battery, co-developed with Panasonic, is now available in two configurations: Harbor Plus, with 15.9 kWh ofRead More

 
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