PV Modules

At its Jackson facility, 25 percent of the Seraphim workforce comprises military veterans, including the operations and production staff.

Seraphim USA looks to fill void in domestic module supply

October 17, 2017 at 10:00 am 0 comments

  Being a large, vertically integrated manufacturer for cells and modules was a solid business practice at one point, and may be again, but that is not the case in the current market. As is often the case aboard this solar coaster though, when one or two companies dip, oneRead More

The LG NeON 2 ACe debuts at Intersolar 2017.

Modules and integration: Four reasons why AC, smart modules are on the rise

October 10, 2017 at 9:01 am 0 comments

At Intersolar 2017, the industry’s newest power couple made its engagement announcement: LG and Enphase have teamed up on an AC module. Known as LG’s NeON 2 ACe, the new product combines LG’s NeON 2 technology with Enphase’s IQ6+ microinverter. “This changes the basic architecture of an install — theRead More

Itek Energy cuts ribbon on new solar module manufacturing facility in Washington

Itek Energy cuts ribbon on new solar module manufacturing facility in Washington

October 9, 2017 at 10:50 am 0 comments

With the Pacific Northwest’s solar community looking on, Itek Energy’s Founder John Flanagan cut the ribbon to the company’s new 48,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Bellingham. With a whole new line of cutting-edge equipment, Itek’s new factory produces high-power, five-busbar solar modules in both 60 and 72 cell, with aRead More

BASF, SoloPower Systems debut solar-integrated roofing system

BASF, SoloPower Systems debut solar-integrated roofing system

October 5, 2017 at 11:52 am 0 comments

The next contender in the solar-integrated roofing race: BASF and SoloPower Systems are launching a “multi-layered roofing system” that combines energy efficiency, power generation, waterproofing and water harvesting. The companies say the seamless multi-layered roofing system can be up to 60% lighter than conventional roofs due to its unique light weight construction materials throughoutRead More

Mission Solar to start supplying PV modules to PetersenDean Roofing & Solar

Mission Solar to start supplying PV modules to PetersenDean Roofing & Solar

October 2, 2017 at 10:11 am 0 comments

Mission Solar Energy, U.S. manufacturer of high-power solar modules, and PetersenDean Roofing & Solar, the nation’s largest privately held solar and roofing company, have joined forces. Together, the companies will offer homeowners an affordable path to solar ownership using American-built materials installed by U.S. workers. Mission Solar Energy will supplyRead More

Module Evolution: What big-time PV improvements will boost panel efficiency?

Module Evolution: What big-time PV improvements will boost panel efficiency?

October 2, 2017 at 9:48 am 0 comments

The solar industry is forever in need of constant innovation and scientific breakthrough. Even now, with PV capacity reaching record highs, prices continuing to fall and efficiencies inching up, more innovation is needed. A lot more. (Not to mention whatever fallout is felt in the module market following the SectionRead More

PV Pointers: Silicon heterojunction solar cell technology moves beyond the lab

PV Pointers: Silicon heterojunction solar cell technology moves beyond the lab

October 2, 2017 at 9:34 am 0 comments

There’s been lots of buzz about silicon heterojunction [SHJ] solar cells and rightly so. SHJ is one of the more promising solar panel technologies to come along in some time due to its proven ability to improve conversion efficiency. In addition, panels employing SHJ cells have been able to improveRead More

Inside a new tandem thin-film PV production method from Solar-Tectic

Inside a new tandem thin-film PV production method from Solar-Tectic

October 2, 2017 at 9:26 am 0 comments

Our Sept/Oct issue had a big focus on new PV module technology, and its importance for driving the industry to greater heights — stuff like thin-film, perovskite, new silicon slicing processes, etc. The importance of products outside traditional PV modules has only increased since the ITC injury finding. Something new to watch:Read More

SolarWorld Americas says it plans to add 200 employees by May

SolarWorld Americas says it plans to add 200 employees by May

September 26, 2017 at 4:02 pm 0 comments

Hot on the heels of the trade case ruling in its favor, SolarWorld Americas sent word that its ramping up production and hiring up to 200 workers by May. “By the end of the ramp,” as the company phrased it, SolarWorld Americas will employ about 500 people, some of themRead More

ITC finds ‘serious injury’ in solar trade case

ITC finds ‘serious injury’ in solar trade case

September 22, 2017 at 11:40 am 0 comments

It happened: In a clean sweep 4-0 decision, the International Trade Commission (ITC) found injury to the domestic crystalline silicon solar cell industry based on a petition brought by Suniva and SolarWorld. If you’d like a rehash of what this could mean, here are some links: The Section 201 tradeRead More

 
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