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.

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How a sealant pump reduced solar panel waste by 50 percent

October 18, 2018 at 1:33 pm 0 comments

Based in Shanghai, China, Shanghai Shengpu entered the solar market in 2008 and is a primary developer of systems solar manufacturers use to dispense sealant that bonds solar panels together. While Shanghai Shengpu’s dispensing systems are prevalent in the solar industry, its systems are also prominent in the gas andRead More

Titan Solar Power partners with Silfab Solar for module deployment

Titan Solar Power partners with Silfab Solar for module deployment

October 18, 2018 at 11:13 am 0 comments

Silfab Solar announced a new partnership with PM&M Electric, Inc. – doing business as Titan Solar Power, one of the nation’s 2018 top solar rooftop contractor. Titan Solar’s initial commitment includes the Silfab 300 W and 320 W modules, and are expected to represent a good portion of Titan’s more thanRead More

Largest landfill solar project in U.S. procures REC Solar panels

Largest landfill solar project in U.S. procures REC Solar panels

October 15, 2018 at 10:23 am 0 comments

REC Group, the leading European brand for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, is powering the Annapolis Solar Park in Annapolis, Md. Designed and constructed by EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions, the 18.1 MW large system is expected to generate 24,000 MWh annually, enough to power 2,200 average US households. The installation withRead More

Sunflare debuts new lightweight PV solution for parking structures

Sunflare debuts new lightweight PV solution for parking structures

September 24, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Sunflare is a light, thin, rugged solar system that is changing the residential solar roof concept and ready to do the same for parking structures. Sunflare modules are lighter than silicon, so they can go where other solar can’t. That means there’s no need for heavy steel replacement, which isRead More

Canadian Solar’s new BiHiKu module is a 400+ watt bifacial PV module

Canadian Solar’s new BiHiKu module is a 400+ watt bifacial PV module

September 24, 2018 at 7:01 am 0 comments

Canadian Solar is unveiling a new module at Solar Power International (booth 1604) that combines three innovative solar PV technologies in one new 400+ Watt module: the latest black silicon, poly PERC, and bifacial cell technologies. Called BiHiKu, this new poly solar module generates 400 Watts or more on theRead More

Streamlined residential solar: Solaria, Enphase Energy, Quick Mount PV join forces

Streamlined residential solar: Solaria, Enphase Energy, Quick Mount PV join forces

September 21, 2018 at 11:14 am 0 comments

Solaria Corporation, a global provider of high efficiency solar modules, is teaming with mounting and racking provider Quick Mount and microinverter manufacturer Enphase Energy, to produce a single, unified system that ensures efficiency, performance and aesthetics. Available through select distributors, the complete solution gives solar installers the ability to streamlineRead More

Mission Solar to show off four new solar panels (three PERC) at Solar Power International

Mission Solar to show off four new solar panels (three PERC) at Solar Power International

September 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm 0 comments

Mission Solar Energy, a U.S. based supplier of high-efficiency solar modules, is debuting four new solar panels at Solar Power International (booths #1512 and #6039). The new products include PERC and Mono technologies featuring five busbar, high efficiency cells. As the demand for higher power output modules grow, Mission Solar EnergyRead More

SunPower cells, modules to be excluded from the Trump tariffs

SunPower cells, modules to be excluded from the Trump tariffs

September 19, 2018 at 9:51 am 0 comments

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative filed a decision to exclude certain interdigitated back contact (IBC) solar cells and modules within specific size and power ranges from the Trump solar tariffs imposed in January, which includes SunPower’s IBC cells and modules. SunPower Chairman and CEO Tom Werner had this toRead More

Texas-based Mission Solar wants to install more of its PV modules in Texas via TriSMART Solar

Texas-based Mission Solar wants to install more of its PV modules in Texas via TriSMART Solar

September 11, 2018 at 8:56 am 0 comments

  Mission Solar Energy and TriSMART Solar on have formed a strategic partnership that to provide solar panels made in Texas more readily available for Texas homeowners. Mission Solar Energy is headquartered in San Antonio, with module manufacturing facilities onsite and wanted a partnership that would streamline the process for consumers lookingRead More

Sunflare thin-film residential roof shingles to debut at Solar Power International

Sunflare thin-film residential roof shingles to debut at Solar Power International

September 11, 2018 at 8:35 am 0 comments

Will the best solar shingle solution please stand up. Sunflare is rising from its chair at the 2018 Solar Power International (booth #2482) to debut its new, easy to install residential shingles . The photos look sharp, and Sunflare says these patent-pending residential roof shingles with snap-together electrical connectors allowRead More