PV Modules

Solar panel install prices continue to fall — but by how much?

Solar panel install prices continue to fall — but by how much?

February 13, 2017 at 9:33 am 0 comments

While prices dropped 18.3 percent in 2016, IBISWorld expects the price of Solar Panel Installation to decrease at slower rate of 4.4 percent in 2017. “Despite surging demand, advancements in solar technology and installation and falling PV panel prices will continue to fuel price declines for installation services,” says IBISWorld business researchRead More

SolarWorld hires industry vet to train solar installers in sales

SolarWorld hires industry vet to train solar installers in sales

February 13, 2017 at 8:22 am 0 comments

SolarWorld has brought aboard a 25-year sales trainer who has specialized in solar to help installers sell the value proposition of buying SolarWorld solar panels. Among solar manufacturers, Greg Welsh will work exclusively on behalf of SolarWorld. Background Welsh is a 34-year veteran of sales, having worked as a salesRead More

SolaTrim signs new nationwide Canadian distribution agreement

SolaTrim signs new nationwide Canadian distribution agreement

February 9, 2017 at 10:53 am 0 comments

SolaTrim LLC, innovators in protective barriers that safeguard and beautify residential rooftop solar systems, has just signed a distribution agreement with Guillevin Greentech of London, Ontario, who now joins SolaTrim’s expanding network of Canadian distributors. Guillevin Greentech, a subsidiary of Guillevin International Co., and affiliated with CED Greentech in theRead More

Why high-efficiency modules are the best value for installers, homeowners

Why high-efficiency modules are the best value for installers, homeowners

February 9, 2017 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Looking ahead in an ever-evolving new industry like solar can be difficult, as “the next big thing” will come along and then be supplanted by something else the following year. But consider this a good bet: High-efficiency (HE) modules are going to be the expectation, not the exception. The valueRead More

Three PV modules to watch in 2017

Three PV modules to watch in 2017

February 7, 2017 at 3:41 pm 1 comment

Solar panels are too often lumped into an “all modules are essentially the same” bucket. Many argue that modules have been commoditized and that attempting to differentiate between them is a wasted effort. This is fundamentally not true. Here are three great examples of innovative solar panels just now hittingRead More

New smart junction box from TE Connectivity enables PCB integration

New smart junction box from TE Connectivity enables PCB integration

February 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

TE Connectivity just introduced a new smart junction box that enables printed circuit boards (PCBs) to be integrated into solar panel solutions. The SOLARLOK Medium junction box is designed to terminate customer-designed PCBs that can monitor its functionality and allows the junction box to be shut down remotely when required.Read More

Are solar roofs the next big thing?

Are solar roofs the next big thing?

February 6, 2017 at 11:00 am 1 comment

Suffice it to say, 2016 was a roller coaster year for the solar roof market. Twelve months ago, there was little general interest in the solar shingle market. Roof-integrated solar was seen as a niche market appealing to the few willing to pay the markup for a more expensive andRead More

SolarWorld extends warranty for PERC solar panels to 20 years

SolarWorld extends warranty for PERC solar panels to 20 years

February 6, 2017 at 8:00 am 1 comment

  SolarWorld is doubling the duration of its workmanship warranty on its entire portfolio of solar panel products to 20 years. With the improvement in consumer protection, the company becomes the first major producer of solar panels featuring the popular, high-power PERC (passivated emitter rear contact) solar cell architecture toRead More

IHS Markit customer survey: Which solar module came in No. 1?

IHS Markit customer survey: Which solar module came in No. 1?

January 24, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Canadian Solar Inc. came in ranked as the No. 1 module supplier in terms of module quality and price/performance ratio in IHS Markit’s independent PV Module Customer Insight Survey 2016. Survey respondents also ranked Canadian Solar as the #1 most purchased brand and #1 most recommended brand of solar modules. HighRead More

A New Connection: How the cell-optimizer, string inverter combo could change PV systems

A New Connection: How the cell-optimizer, string inverter combo could change PV systems

January 23, 2017 at 2:26 pm 4 comments

Life is all about making connections. You never know when that former grade school pal will suddenly pop back into your life and cut you a good deal on car insurance (thanks, Joey), or, more relevant to this article, when two international companies form a close working relationship in oneRead More

 
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