PV Modules

JA Solar sets new wattage record for 60-cell mono-Si PV module

JA Solar sets new wattage record for 60-cell mono-Si PV module

December 13, 2017 at 2:04 pm 0 comments

JA Solar Holdings Co. says the output power of its 60-cell PV modules assembled by mono-Si PERC cells has exceeded now 325 W. The actual output power clocked in at 326.67 W as measured and certified by TUV SUD. Buy that measure, this sets a new world record for 60-cellRead More

LONGi’s bifacial PERC solar cells hit world record ‘bifaciality’

LONGi’s bifacial PERC solar cells hit world record ‘bifaciality’

December 11, 2017 at 9:07 am 0 comments

The National Center of Supervision and Inspection on Solar Photovoltaic Products Quality (CPVT) issued an independent test report showing that LONGi Solar’s bifacial PERC monocrystalline cells achieved a world record bifaciality of 82.15%. For comparison’s sake, the bifaciality of bifacial PERC cells in the market is about 75 percent. LONGiRead More

Mosaic adds Solaria PowerXT modules to financing platform

Mosaic adds Solaria PowerXT modules to financing platform

December 8, 2017 at 8:40 am 0 comments

The availability of Solaria’s PowerXT modules keeps growing. Mosaic, one of the top providers of solar loan financing for homeowners, has added them to its solar financing platform. Solaria modules’ inclusion in Mosaic’s solar financing platform shows that the PowerXT module is among solar’s bankable products. “This new relationship is going to empower additionalRead More

Solar installed to power these homes for homeless women veterans in New York

Solar installed to power these homes for homeless women veterans in New York

December 7, 2017 at 2:33 pm 0 comments

Cindy Seymour, President of Serenity for Women, believes the following three words should never be linked together – homeless, women and veteran — but unfortunately women veterans are nearly three times more likely to be homeless as non-veteran women. To combat this issue, Seymour sought out partnerships and property to createRead More

First Solar Series 6 PV modules are now rolling off U.S. production lines

First Solar Series 6 PV modules are now rolling off U.S. production lines

December 6, 2017 at 10:04 am 0 comments

Tariffs or no tariffs, First Solar is ready to install a ton of PV, making a big splash this week by officially unveiling its first functional Series 6 thin film photovoltaic modules from its Perrysburg, Ohio, production line, as well announcing nearly 800 MW of new affiliate deals. Series 6Read More

NREL labs demo a high-efficiency solar window that tints

NREL labs demo a high-efficiency solar window that tints

November 28, 2017 at 10:54 am 0 comments

Thermochromic windows capable of converting sunlight into electricity at a high efficiency have been developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). What the? How it works Relying on such advanced materials as perovskites and single-walled carbon nanotubes, the new technology responds to heatRead More

Solar-Tectic earns patent for CIGS thin-film tandem solar cell

Solar-Tectic earns patent for CIGS thin-film tandem solar cell

November 27, 2017 at 11:08 am 0 comments

A patent application for Solar-Tectic LLC’s CIGS thin-film tandem solar cell has been allowed by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent is the first ever for a CIGS layer on crystalline silicon thin-film (CSiTF), and covers all inorganic materials, including germanium, for the bottom layer. More on CIGSRead More

Solaria BIPV products now available for architects through Linel

Solaria BIPV products now available for architects through Linel

November 13, 2017 at 9:21 am 0 comments

Solaria Corporation continues to make progress in developing the building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) market, signing a deal with Linel, a fabricator of customized architectural glass and metal products, for architects to access Linel, powered-by-Solaria. For decades, Linel has taken projects from design to installation as a full life-cycle subcontractor whoseRead More

JinkoSolar breaks PERC solar cell efficiency record, debuts new mobile solutions

JinkoSolar breaks PERC solar cell efficiency record, debuts new mobile solutions

November 9, 2017 at 1:27 pm 0 comments

At the China International Industry Fair (CIIF), JinkoSolar announced that it has broken its own world record for P-type monocrystalline PERC solar cell efficiency by achieving that of 23.45 percent. The record was independently validated by the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Photovoltaic and Wind Power System Quality Test Center. ThisRead More

Solar trade case update: Overview of ITC remedies and reactions from solar executives

Solar trade case update: Overview of ITC remedies and reactions from solar executives

November 6, 2017 at 1:14 pm 0 comments

The International Trade Commission made its remedy recommendations in the Suniva/SolarWorld Section 201 trade petition case known to the world last week, which included a mix of tariffs and quotas, but nothing near the levels the petitioners were seeking. Those recommendations will be sent to Donald Trump by Nov. 13,Read More