PV Modules

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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

See Panasonic’s new 40mm frame HIT solar modules at SPI

See Panasonic’s new 40mm frame HIT solar modules at SPI

September 10, 2017 at 3:59 pm Comments are Disabled

At SPI, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America will exhibit be showing off several new products and presenting on the latest advancements in HIT high-efficiency PV modules with innovative silicon heterojunction technology at booth 6701. The solar panel products that will be on display are the HIT N315K and N320K, Panasonic’sRead More

SunPower strengthens its solar panel warranty

SunPower strengthens its solar panel warranty

September 6, 2017 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

SunPower is boosting its warranty, guaranteeing power performance and product quality for 25 years, through extreme weather, wide-ranging temperatures, panel aging and more. The company now guarantees at least 98 percent power for the first year, followed by a maximum degradation rate of 0.25 percent each year thereafter for 24Read More

Lumeta Solar launches latest ‘zero penetration’ solar module at SPI

Lumeta Solar launches latest ‘zero penetration’ solar module at SPI

September 6, 2017 at 7:39 am Comments are Disabled

Lumeta Solar LLC, a California PV module manufacturer, announced the launch of Lumeta Lynx, a line of solar modules that eliminate racking resulting in faster installation, zero roof penetrations, and improved aesthetics. The low-profile, black-on-black, frameless monocrystalline modules adhere directly to the roof, which can dramatically reducing module installation timeRead More