PV Modules

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

Keep Watch: How the PV monitoring landscape is evolving

Keep Watch: How the PV monitoring landscape is evolving

September 21, 2017 at 10:47 am 0 comments

Monitoring systems have become an integral and ubiquitous component to any well-functioning PV project for years now. As the industry has matured, monitoring ecosystems have evolved from OEM-provided, HMI-style interfaces reminiscent of traditional Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems to modern web apps slinging the latest tech buzzwords. However,Read More

GCL-SI attended Solar Power International Exhibition (GCL System)

GCL showcased black silicon, PERC and diamond wiring PV modules at SPI

September 19, 2017 at 4:20 pm Comments are Disabled

GCL System Integration Technology, a subsidiary of GCL, has been developing solar modules that utilize new technologies, specifically black silicon, PERC and diamond wiring. At SPI, the company showcased its latest products, including the Black Silicon 5 Busbar (5BB), Multi-Busbar (MBB) and Double-glass modules. The solar modules with these newRead More

LG, SolarEdge release smart module collaboration at Solar Power International

LG, SolarEdge release smart module collaboration at Solar Power International

September 18, 2017 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

At Solar Power International, SolarEdge Technologies and LG Electronics debuted a joint smart module targeting the high-end residential and commercial PV rooftop markets in North America. The first collaboration from the two industry staples will be one of the most power-dense rooftop offerings on the market. It includes both add-onRead More

Commercial building PV transformation? Here are two new solar glass solutions getting buzz

Commercial building PV transformation? Here are two new solar glass solutions getting buzz

September 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Endorsed by leading glass and fabrication companies including Pilkington, AGC, and Walters & Wolf, Solaria is ready to roll out its PowerVision product, which could transform building facades, skylights, canopies and other structural components into power-generating assets. At the same time, SolarWindow Technologies, developer of electricity-generating windows for tall towersRead More

Details on new AC, heterojunction solar modules from Mission Solar

Details on new AC, heterojunction solar modules from Mission Solar

September 10, 2017 at 4:15 pm Comments are Disabled

Mission Solar Energy, a U.S. manufacturer of high-power solar modules, is displaying three new products at the annual Solar Power International Conference and Exhibition (Booth #3975) that incorporate heterojunction and AC technologies. As there are growing demands for higher panel power, increased lifetimes, and more stringent fire ratings, Mission SolarRead More