PV Modules

Yingli’s bifacial modules take home Chinese Technology Innovation Award for 2016

Yingli’s bifacial modules take home Chinese Technology Innovation Award for 2016

January 16, 2017 at 9:23 am 0 comments

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co.’s PANDA Bifacial modules, which just received China General Certification, received another honor from the Top Runner Program — the Chinese Technology Innovation Award for 2016. This was announced during the 2016 Innovation Conference of Top Runner Program of China held in early January 2017. “WeRead More

Suntech reports 20 percent conversion efficiency of multicrystalline silicon cell

Suntech reports 20 percent conversion efficiency of multicrystalline silicon cell

January 13, 2017 at 8:27 am 0 comments

Suntech, one of the world’s leading solar modules manufacturers recently announced that its highest mass production conversion efficiency of multicrystalline silicon solar cell has reached 20%. In recent years, Wuxi Suntech devotes to the technical innovation to improve the conversion efficiency of solar cells. On April 2015, its high-efficiency monocrystallineRead More

GermanSolar releases 60-cell, 300-W PERC solar module

GermanSolar releases 60-cell, 300-W PERC solar module

January 12, 2017 at 1:10 pm 0 comments

GermanSolar USA debuted its 300-W, 60-cell PremiumLine Black and Silver panel with the newest PERC cell-technology adding its highest power class 60-cell PV panel to its high performing mono crystalline 60-cell panel-line. GermanSolar’s high performing PV panels are distributed by its 100% owned subsidiary GermanSolar USA, Inc. through its warehousingRead More

Solar module tech nerd out: Imec and Besi show long-term reliability of Ni-Cu-Ag plated cells

Solar module tech nerd out: Imec and Besi show long-term reliability of Ni-Cu-Ag plated cells

January 9, 2017 at 10:04 am 0 comments

Last week we heard that imec, a research and innovation hub in nano-electronics, energy and digital technology, and BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. (Besi), a manufacturer of assembly equipment for the semiconductor industry, say they have demonstrated long-term reliability in five full size 60-cells Nickel/Copper/Silver (Ni/Cu/Ag) plated solar cell modules, confirming theRead More

Details on Boviet Solar’s new 2017 module lineup (includes rail-less integration)

Details on Boviet Solar’s new 2017 module lineup (includes rail-less integration)

January 4, 2017 at 10:46 am 0 comments

Boviet Solar USA kicked off 2017 with a couple new product announcements — its newest state-of-the-art solar modules and a new rooftop solar module with built-in rail-less systems. New solar modules Boviet’s new 2017 solar modules include a 72-cell polycrystalline PERC module with power output from 330W to 335W andRead More

Yingli’s PANDA Bifacial modules receive China General Certification

Yingli’s PANDA Bifacial modules receive China General Certification

December 29, 2016 at 10:31 am 1 comment

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. says its PANDA Bifacial module has received China General Certification Centre’s Top Runner Program certification, which was the first Top Runner Program certification to module that can generate power by both the front and rear sides in China. The PANDA Bifacial module has been installedRead More

Tesla, Panasonic teaming up on solar module production

Tesla, Panasonic teaming up on solar module production

December 29, 2016 at 10:24 am 0 comments

The long-rumored partnership between Tesla and Panasonic has been finalized. The two companies will now begin to manufacture PV cells and modules at the new Buffalo, N.Y., factory. These high-efficiency PV cells and modules will be used to produce solar panels in the non-solar roof products. When production of theRead More

JinkoSolar donates modules to nonprofit to help two local charities

JinkoSolar donates modules to nonprofit to help two local charities

December 29, 2016 at 10:15 am 0 comments

The JinkoSolar U.S. subsidiary was in the giving spirit this holiday season and donated 14 kW to RE-volv, a solar non-profit and member of the White House National Community Solar Partnership. This donation will provide 2 local charities with solar power. JinkoSolar’s donation significantly reduced RE-volv’s crowdfunding goal, allowing bothRead More

Solar Frontier’s 900 MW plant in Japan provided the scale needed to improve pricing.

Thin-Film in 2016: Don’t look now, but thin-film PV is positioned for growth

December 19, 2016 at 10:26 am 0 comments

A narrative has formed around thin-film PV modules that doesn’t totally match the reality. Initially neck and neck with crystalline silicon as the solar industry grew in the ‘90s, some high-profile big bets, headlined by Solyndra, did not pay off. We won’t rehash that old territory, but where previous technologyRead More

Trina Solar says it hit a new mono-crystalline PERC cell efficiency record

Trina Solar says it hit a new mono-crystalline PERC cell efficiency record

December 19, 2016 at 10:20 am 1 comment

Feels like its been awhile since a module manufacturer touted an efficiency record. The wait is over: Trina Solar Limited announced that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China set a new world conversion efficiency record of 22.61 percent for a high-efficiency p-type mono-crystalline silicon (c-Si)Read More

 
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