PV Modules

Trends and best practices for buying and installing solar PV modules. Coverage includes mono and poly crystalline, silicone, high-efficiency modules, PERC, bi-facial.

This Swedish PV production equipment provider is expanding into direct sales of solar roofs

This Swedish PV production equipment provider is expanding into direct sales of solar roofs

April 8, 2019 at 11:22 am 0 comments

Swedish solar energy technology leader Midsummer launched a new energy producing metal sheet roof “Midsummer solar roofs”. This signals a broader effort to expand from mainly selling production equipment for thin film solar panels into the end market for solar panels for various roofs, facades, vehicles etc through in-house productionRead More

SunPower tops U.S. PV Leaderboard for commercial solar solutions

SunPower tops U.S. PV Leaderboard for commercial solar solutions

March 26, 2019 at 1:47 pm 0 comments

While solar adoption in the U.S. ticks upward according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, SunPower continues to capture a large share of the distributed generation solar market. In Wood Mackenzie’s latest U.S. PV Leaderboard report made available this month, SunPower remained the No. 1 provider of commercial solar solutionsRead More

Trina Solar steps up mass-production of new 415-Watt solar PV module series

Trina Solar steps up mass-production of new 415-Watt solar PV module series

March 22, 2019 at 8:01 am 0 comments

Trina Solar announced four new series of modules, to meet the diversified needs of PV applications in multiple scenarios that have a max output of 415 W. An increase in the output of modules from 370 W to 415 W will help reduce the balance of system (BOS) cost byRead More

REC N-Peak Black series combines n-type mono half-cut cells with a twin-panel design

REC N-Peak Black series combines n-type mono half-cut cells with a twin-panel design

March 20, 2019 at 10:45 am 0 comments

REC Group, the largest European brand for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, has begun production of its new N-Peak Black Series (325 watt peak). Production is at REC’s advanced vertically integrated manufacturing facility in Singapore, and the first N-Peak Black panels are due for shipments in April. This is the fourthRead More

Panasonic’s HIT AC module featuring Enphase microinverters shipping soon

Panasonic’s HIT AC module featuring Enphase microinverters shipping soon

March 18, 2019 at 9:08 am 0 comments

The new Panasonic AC Series Photovoltaic (PV) HIT N330E AC Module with integrated Enphase IQ 7X Microinverter will be available for solar installation companies in late March. “In today’s market, solar installers look to offer homeowners high powered and efficient modules that maximize output on roofs of every shape andRead More

Seraphim adds 1 GW of half-cell module capacity with new factory in China

Seraphim adds 1 GW of half-cell module capacity with new factory in China

March 12, 2019 at 9:04 am 0 comments

Seraphim’s bifacial products use a double layer of glass combined with advanced two-sided PV cells, generating up to 25 percent more clean electricity than standard modules. The bifacial technology is expected to dominate the solar market because of its lower levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and Seraphim is taking majorRead More

LONGi Launches New 5GW Mono Module Plant

LONGi Solar adds another 5 GW of monocrystalline solar module capacity with new factory

March 11, 2019 at 11:03 am 0 comments

LONGi Solar, a leading global supplier of solar monocrystalline products, announced the commissioning of its 5 GW high-efficiency monocrystalline module factory in Chuzhou, Anhui, China. This is another step forward in the company’s enhancement of its high-efficiency monocrystalline module capacity to meet rising global demand for high-efficiency products. LONGi ChuzhouRead More

Life of the third-party: Here’s why project-level due diligence is the BOM for solar EPCs

Life of the third-party: Here’s why project-level due diligence is the BOM for solar EPCs

March 5, 2019 at 10:58 am 0 comments

For today’s top EPCs, a solar project’s success comes well before an RFP is even issued. It starts with vendor and product assessment. Often at the request of the buyer, manufacturers send their products — modules, inverters, batteries, trackers — to a third-party lab for extensive testing. The lab thenRead More

JinkoSolar and DuPont combine forces on new bifacial solar module ‘Swan’

JinkoSolar and DuPont combine forces on new bifacial solar module ‘Swan’

March 5, 2019 at 10:37 am 0 comments

At the 2019 International Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo in Tokyo, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, together with JinkoSolar Holding Co, debuted the new Jinko high-efficiency bifacial module “Swan” protected by clear DuPont Tedlar PVF film-based backsheet. The bifacial panel named Swan will be the latest addition to JinkoSolar’s Cheetah premium range. WithRead More

Panasonic solar modules added to Sunnova’s approved vendor list

Panasonic solar modules added to Sunnova’s approved vendor list

March 5, 2019 at 10:12 am 0 comments

Panasonic Eco Solutions of North America has been named an approved vendor for Sunnova Energy Corporation, one of the leading U.S. residential solar and storage service providers. Consumers will now be able to purchase Panasonic Solar technology through Sunnova’s broad portfolio of service offerings. Sunnova has serviced over 65,000 customersRead More