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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

Lux Research: Thin-film solar modules could challenge silicon in the coming years

Lux Research: Thin-film solar modules could challenge silicon in the coming years

May 16, 2017 at 8:28 am Comments are Disabled

The two leading thin-film solar manufacturers, First Solar and Solar Frontier, represent a combined manufacturing capacity of 4 GW. While they do not pose a short-term challenge to crystalline silicon players’ market dominance, ongoing innovations will ensure thin-film remains a significant player, according to Lux Research. Of the two, First SolarRead More

First Solar sells Moapa Southern Paiute Solar project to Capital Dynamics

First Solar sells Moapa Southern Paiute Solar project to Capital Dynamics

April 10, 2017 at 6:55 am Comments are Disabled

First Solar completed the sale of the cash equity interests in the 250 MW AC Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project in Nevada to global private asset manager Capital Dynamics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. You may recall that this was one of our Projects of the Year forRead More

Investor outlook: Four solar companies to watch as the industry matures

Investor outlook: Four solar companies to watch as the industry matures

February 14, 2017 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

The following perspective was shared with us via Financialbuzz.com Over the course of the last several years the solar industry has finally gone mainstream. A recent research published on December 12, 2016 by The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) shows how much progress has been made. The U.S. installed 4,143Read More

First Solar jumping to Series 6 module production, layoffs forthcoming

First Solar jumping to Series 6 module production, layoffs forthcoming

November 21, 2016 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

First Solar is changing things up amid some uncertain times for large, industry leaders like themselves. In terms of production, the company announced the acceleration of its Series 6 modules into 2018, with approximately 3 GW of production expected in 2019. Over the course of 2017 and 2018 the company’s existingRead More

Solar Builder Project of The Year Winner: Moapa Southern Paiute Solar

Solar Builder Project of The Year Winner: Moapa Southern Paiute Solar

November 7, 2016 at 11:15 am 3 comments

Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Category: Ground-Mount (utility-scale) Moapa, Nev. | 353 MW You may remember this project first appearing in our Sept./Oct. issue in which we highlighted the importance of the ground screws in completing the project. It was entered into the Project of the Year awards shortly thereafter andRead More

Top 4 solar projects of the week (Oct. 3 – Oct. 7)

Top 4 solar projects of the week (Oct. 3 – Oct. 7)

October 7, 2016 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

Baker Solar installs rooftop system for Marine Group Boat Works Baker Electric Solar, a full-service solar provider, has designed and installed a 482-kW rooftop solar system for Marine Group Boat Works (MGBW), a West Coast family-owned boat building and repair company. The San Diego-based shipyard and longtime Port of San DiegoRead More

First Solar books big utility-scale community solar deployment

First Solar books big utility-scale community solar deployment

August 4, 2016 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

Utility-scale solar powerhouse First Solar says it has sales bookings of 121 MW DC of advanced technology thin film modules that will be used in utility-based community solar installations in the United States. First Solar did not disclose the owner or offtaker of the projects, many of which are still in development andRead More

On the Scene: Caterpillar to deploy PV as part of turn-key microgrid solution throughout dealer network

On the Scene: Caterpillar to deploy PV as part of turn-key microgrid solution throughout dealer network

May 2, 2016 at 2:34 pm 2 comments

Solar technology is definitely not the niche energy category it used to be and there’s perhaps no surer sign of its current and future value than the leader in the power generation marketplace folding PV into its product offering, with plans to take it global — and fast. That leaderRead More

GameChange Racking unveils cost-friendly racking for First Solar Series 4 Modules

GameChange Racking unveils cost-friendly racking for First Solar Series 4 Modules

January 15, 2016 at 10:24 am 1 comment

GameChange Racking has been driving costs down for awhile now. This week, the company announced that it has achieved an optimized cost of $.089/watt 9 and 10 up landscape systems for First Solar Series 4 modules. These are in addition to the 5 and 6 up landscape solutions previously beingRead More

 
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