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.

REC Group shows off new N-Peak solar panel at Intersolar Europe

REC Group shows off new N-Peak solar panel at Intersolar Europe

June 21, 2018 at 12:43 pm 0 comments

REC Group, the leading European brand for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, launched its brand-new N-Peak high-performance solar panel at Intersolar Europe in Munich. The new panel breaks fresh ground for REC and the industry: this is the first solar panel to combine n-type mono half-cut cells with a twin-panel design,Read More

SEIA: Additional 25 percent tariff on solar cells, modules from China being considered

SEIA: Additional 25 percent tariff on solar cells, modules from China being considered

June 18, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

It seems Trump may stoke the trade war flames with China once more after the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a new list of products covered under the Section 301 action against China for intellectual property (IP) violations. In this new list, the USTR has targeted solar cells andRead More

SunPower’s highest efficiency solar panels to debut at Intersolar Europe this week

SunPower’s highest efficiency solar panels to debut at Intersolar Europe this week

June 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

SunPower will formally introduce its highest efficiency X-Series residential solar panel this week during Intersolar Europe in Munich, Germany. At 370-watts and 22.7-percent efficiency, it is the most efficient solar panel that customers can buy for their home today. “By engineering greater efficiency solar panels, we can fit more wattsRead More

Solar-Tectic patents perovskite, crystalline silicon thin-film tandem solar cell

Solar-Tectic patents perovskite, crystalline silicon thin-film tandem solar cell

June 14, 2018 at 2:18 pm 0 comments

Perovskite materials are always on the horizon for the solar industry, holding promise as a future solution to the long-standing problem of solar cell efficiency, which is of primary importance in today’s solar panel market. And while there have been numerous reports of perovskite/silicon (wafer) tandem solar cells, remarkably thereRead More

Photovoltaic facades: How feasible is the technology, and in what applications?

Photovoltaic facades: How feasible is the technology, and in what applications?

June 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

There are several flavors of technology today jostling to make the dream of electricity-generating windows a reality. While these are likely too expensive and inefficient to be in your home any time soon, pilot projects for such windows in commercial buildings are gaining momentum, and studies (utilizing annual data ofRead More

Drainage Module of CECEP (PRNewsfoto/CECEP Solar)

This ‘drainage’ solar module is designed to avoid dust accumulation

June 12, 2018 at 8:40 am 0 comments

Small scale and scattered geological locations of distributed PV power stations make operation and maintenance tasks difficult. CECEP Solar Energy Technology Co. says it has a solution inherent in its new solar module to solve the O&M pain of clearing dust on the surface of PV modules. The impact wouldRead More

PetersenDean Roofing and Solar signs solar panel supply contract with Silfab Solar

PetersenDean Roofing and Solar signs solar panel supply contract with Silfab Solar

June 11, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0 comments

Silfab Solar signed a supply contract to deliver high-efficiency panels to PetersenDean Roofing & Solar, the United States’ largest privately held solar and roofing company. The initial commitment is for Silfab SLA-M 310 all-black modules with the first shipments to begin this month. “While some organizations in the space areRead More

News on JinkoSolar’s deal with sPower, debut of ‘Cheetah’ Series 410-watt module

News on JinkoSolar’s deal with sPower, debut of ‘Cheetah’ Series 410-watt module

June 11, 2018 at 11:26 am 0 comments

JinkoSolar is both expanding its reach within the U.S. and ready to debut the most powerful commercially available modules on the market. Let’s start with the U.S. news: JinkoSolar (U.S.) entered into a three-year agreement to supply 1.43 GW of solar modules to U.S. independent power producer sPower. To date,Read More

Hanwha Q CELLS to open solar module manufacturing plant in Georgia

Hanwha Q CELLS to open solar module manufacturing plant in Georgia

June 4, 2018 at 2:33 pm 0 comments

Hanwha Q CELLS says it is building a new 1.6-GW solar module manufacturing facility in Whitfield County, Ga., that is scheduled to be completed in 2019. This news follows other domestic module moves from JinkoSolar, First Solar and SunPower (acquiring the SolarWorld facility in Oregon) following the imposition of tariffsRead More

Dividend Finance adds Solaria PowerXT solar modules to platform

Dividend Finance adds Solaria PowerXT solar modules to platform

June 4, 2018 at 11:35 am 0 comments

Solaria’s PowerXT modules have been added to Dividend Finance’s solar financing platform. Solaria’s flagship rooftop product, the PowerXT, is a high value, aesthetic and extremely high energy yield solar module. Ideal for space-constrained roofs, Solaria’s sleek high output modules feature a black backsheet and attractive, uniform appearance. “Dividend Finance is anRead More