PV Modules

Three PV modules to watch in 2017

Three PV modules to watch in 2017

February 7, 2017 at 3:41 pm 1 comment

Solar panels are too often lumped into an “all modules are essentially the same” bucket. Many argue that modules have been commoditized and that attempting to differentiate between them is a wasted effort. This is fundamentally not true. Here are three great examples of innovative solar panels just now hittingRead More

New smart junction box from TE Connectivity enables PCB integration

New smart junction box from TE Connectivity enables PCB integration

February 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm Comments are Disabled

TE Connectivity just introduced a new smart junction box that enables printed circuit boards (PCBs) to be integrated into solar panel solutions. The SOLARLOK Medium junction box is designed to terminate customer-designed PCBs that can monitor its functionality and allows the junction box to be shut down remotely when required.Read More

Are solar roofs the next big thing?

Are solar roofs the next big thing?

February 6, 2017 at 11:00 am 1 comment

Suffice it to say, 2016 was a roller coaster year for the solar roof market. Twelve months ago, there was little general interest in the solar shingle market. Roof-integrated solar was seen as a niche market appealing to the few willing to pay the markup for a more expensive andRead More

SolarWorld extends warranty for PERC solar panels to 20 years

SolarWorld extends warranty for PERC solar panels to 20 years

February 6, 2017 at 8:00 am 1 comment

  SolarWorld is doubling the duration of its workmanship warranty on its entire portfolio of solar panel products to 20 years. With the improvement in consumer protection, the company becomes the first major producer of solar panels featuring the popular, high-power PERC (passivated emitter rear contact) solar cell architecture toRead More

IHS Markit customer survey: Which solar module came in No. 1?

IHS Markit customer survey: Which solar module came in No. 1?

January 24, 2017 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

Canadian Solar Inc. came in ranked as the No. 1 module supplier in terms of module quality and price/performance ratio in IHS Markit’s independent PV Module Customer Insight Survey 2016. Survey respondents also ranked Canadian Solar as the #1 most purchased brand and #1 most recommended brand of solar modules. HighRead More

A New Connection: How the cell-optimizer, string inverter combo could change PV systems

A New Connection: How the cell-optimizer, string inverter combo could change PV systems

January 23, 2017 at 2:26 pm 5 comments

Life is all about making connections. You never know when that former grade school pal will suddenly pop back into your life and cut you a good deal on car insurance (thanks, Joey), or, more relevant to this article, when two international companies form a close working relationship in oneRead More

Panasonic celebrates 20 years of high efficiency PV module production

Panasonic celebrates 20 years of high efficiency PV module production

January 23, 2017 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

Our Innovations Issue, which kicks off the year, has a special focus on high efficiency modules, which we’ve identified as an important trend for the solar industry going forward. And while it’s a growing product category, Panasonic sent a note reminding, to paraphrase an old school hit, “don’t call itRead More

This new junction box is designed for bifacial and half-cut solar panels

This new junction box is designed for bifacial and half-cut solar panels

January 19, 2017 at 9:17 am 1 comment

TE Connectivity, a manufacturer of connectivity and sensor devices, has introduced the SOLARLOK PV Edge, a new-generation junction box designed for bifacial and half-cut solar panel applications. The company says this new junction box has several advantages over centralized junction boxes, such as enabling savings in cross-connect foil material usage,Read More

Have you always wondered how Tom Watson’s home PV system is performing? Wonder no more

Have you always wondered how Tom Watson’s home PV system is performing? Wonder no more

January 19, 2017 at 8:48 am Comments are Disabled

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Ambassador Tom Watson has saved more than $15,000 in electricity costs since installing solar panels on his Hawaiian home in February 2016 and is on track to meet an expected $16,000 in savings in the first year. The pro-golfer installed a 25.4-kW system consisting of 96 MitsubishiRead More

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 Comments are Disabled

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

 
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