PV Modules

U.S.-based solar module manufacturer Itek Energy is expanding its operations

U.S.-based solar module manufacturer Itek Energy is expanding its operations

July 6, 2017 at 1:39 pm 0 comments

The Bellingham,Wash.-based company Itek Energy is expanding its operations and will begin production on the next generation of high-power, high-efficiency solar PV modules. “We’re powering up in every sense of the word,” says Itek COO Dave McCarty. “Our new factory will give us 210 megawatt capacity and our new modulesRead More

Solaria Corp. expands U.S production of PowerXT modules

Solaria Corp. expands U.S production of PowerXT modules

June 26, 2017 at 2:11 pm 0 comments

Solaria Corp. says it has greatly expanded its PowerXT solar cell and module manufacturing line at its headquarters in Fremont, Calif.  By the end of 2017, Solaria will have increased its U.S. manufacturing capacity of PowerXT solar cells and modules to more than 40 megawatts per year. “We’ve ramped upRead More

Intersolar North America Showcase: Here’s what to see at this year’s trade show

Intersolar North America Showcase: Here’s what to see at this year’s trade show

June 26, 2017 at 10:45 am 0 comments

APsystems: True three-phrase microinverters APsystems boasts an industry best-selling 3-phase solar microinverter and the industry’s first true 3-phase (phase-balanced & phase-monitored) unit, the YC1000-3. This model handles 208V or 277Y/480V grid voltages with 900 watts maximum output, 95 percent peak efficiency and comes with ZigBee communication and integrated ground. AtRead More

GTM Research predicts solar market doomsday scenario if Suniva’s proposal is approved

GTM Research predicts solar market doomsday scenario if Suniva’s proposal is approved

June 26, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

If SEIA’s 88,000 job loss warning wasn’t enough, GTM Research has published a chilling report on the devastating impact Suniva’s new trade dispute would have on the U.S. solar market if their proposals were imposed. If Suniva’s petition is successful, GTM says it will erase two-thirds of what’s expected toRead More

Panasonic solar module posts world-leading output temperature coefficient

Panasonic solar module posts world-leading output temperature coefficient

June 22, 2017 at 11:55 am 0 comments

Panasonic Corp. says it has achieved the world’s leading output temperature coefficient for mass-produced silicon photovoltaic modules, at -0.258%/°C. This record-breaking innovation sets a new standard for the solar industry, improving on the previous temperature coefficient by 0.032 points at the mass production level, highlighting the positive temperature characteristics ofRead More

Solaria BIPV technology now available through CleanFund Commercial PACE financing

Solaria BIPV technology now available through CleanFund Commercial PACE financing

June 14, 2017 at 6:27 am 0 comments

Builiding Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) just got a little more affordable. CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, formed a financing partnership with Solaria Corp. to offer long-term financing for its building skin technology. By providing commercial building owners access to Solaria’s customizable product line, along with the benefits and flexibility of C-PACE financing, thisRead More

Silicor Materials reports on its first p-type mono PERC production results

Silicor Materials reports on its first p-type mono PERC production results

June 5, 2017 at 1:50 pm 0 comments

Silicor Materials, Inc., says that, in its first ever attempt, the company has produced p-type mono PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) cells at approximately 20 percent efficiency, using 100 percent of its standard silicon feedstock. “We are extremely pleased with the results of this first attempt at mono cell production,”Read More

Sungage, Sunnova add Seraphim Solar USA modules to approved product lists

Sungage, Sunnova add Seraphim Solar USA modules to approved product lists

June 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

U.S.-based solar photovoltaic module manufacturer Seraphim Solar USA says its high-efficiency, American-made solar modules have been approved by major residential solar finance companies for their installer networks. Sungage Financial and Sunnova are among the finance firms that have added Seraphim USA to their approved vendor lists, citing the manufacturer’s bankability,Read More

CertainTeed launches new 60- and 72-cell solar modules

CertainTeed launches new 60- and 72-cell solar modules

May 31, 2017 at 8:12 am 0 comments

CertainTeed Solar is proud to announce its US Series 60 and 72-cell solar modules, with 60 cell power output reaching 305 W and 72 cell power output of up to 365 W. The US Series modules, which are American-made using both domestic and foreign components, are among the most efficientRead More

Startup Forward Labs says it has a solar roof to compete with (beat?) Tesla’s

Startup Forward Labs says it has a solar roof to compete with (beat?) Tesla’s

May 25, 2017 at 1:43 pm Comments are Disabled

Forward Labs, a Palo Alto-based start-up, has begun taking pre-orders for the company’s new solar roofing system in the San Francisco Bay Area that immediately stands out for its differentiation from Tesla’s solar roof product details. For example, while the current color scheme of other solar roofs is black, theRead More

 
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