PV Modules

JinkoSolar’s new Florida solar panel factory leads to huge supply agreement with NextEra Energy

JinkoSolar’s new Florida solar panel factory leads to huge supply agreement with NextEra Energy

April 3, 2018 at 7:50 am 0 comments

Back in January, U.S.-based NextEra Energy revealed it would be involved in a major supply agreement with JinkoSolar, but this month the companies further amended the agreement in what is now one of the largest solar panel supply deals in history. JinkoSolar will supply NextEra Energy with up to 2,750Read More

TÜV Rheinland presents annual mono PV reliability, efficiency award to LONGi Solar

TÜV Rheinland presents annual mono PV reliability, efficiency award to LONGi Solar

March 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

At the 2018 Solar Congress in Wuxi, China, TÜV Rheinland presented the 2017 PV Module Energy Yield Simulation Award to LONGi Solar, citing the high efficiency and reliability of its mono-crystalline modules. For 2 years running, LONGi Solar has been recognized as the winner of the “All Quality Matters” award forRead More

Trina Solar debuts utility-scale solution with Huawei, Sungrow, Nclave

Trina Solar debuts utility-scale solution with Huawei, Sungrow, Nclave

March 26, 2018 at 11:55 am 0 comments

Trina Solar Limited launched a new smart PV solution, TrinaPro, at its global headquarters in Changzhou, China, designed for utility-scale ground mounted PV systems. It is the result of Trina Solar’s full cooperation agreement with Huawei Technologies Co., LTD, Sungrow Power Supply Co., LTD, as well as its strategic cooperationRead More

Natcore Technology found a lower-cost production method for its high-efficiency solar cell

Natcore Technology found a lower-cost production method for its high-efficiency solar cell

March 19, 2018 at 9:48 am 0 comments

Natcore Technology Inc. has dramatically streamlined the fabrication method for its Natcore Foil Cell, allowing for even lower-cost production methods of this highly efficient, all-black solar cell. Natcore’s previous laser processing method has been eliminated and replaced by a carrier selective contact process. This is combined with a foil metallizationRead More

Hoosier Efficiency: Walk through the solar decision-making process with this Indiana homeowner

Hoosier Efficiency: Walk through the solar decision-making process with this Indiana homeowner

March 19, 2018 at 9:18 am 0 comments

Bloomington, Ind., isn’t a typical solar energy hub, but homeowner Karim Abdelkader and Alex Jarvis, president of Solar Systems of Indiana, prove that it can be with the right customer and PV solution. The goal for the Abdelkader family was to put panels on both their home and adjacent poolRead More

Price Points: How much will tariffs increase the costs of residential solar?

Price Points: How much will tariffs increase the costs of residential solar?

March 12, 2018 at 1:14 pm 0 comments

Now that the #TrumpTariffs are in place, we know that utility-scale solar will take a hit. GTM Research is expecting an 11 percent decrease in U.S. solar PV installations over the next five years — 7.6 GW reduction from pre-tariff expectations, 65 percent of which is in utility-scale. But optimismRead More

Solaria sues Korean solar module manufacturer for breach of license agreement

Solaria sues Korean solar module manufacturer for breach of license agreement

March 2, 2018 at 10:17 am 0 comments

Solaria Corp., a global provider of solar module technologies, filed suit against Genesem, Inc., a Korean equipment manufacturer licensed by Solaria, on March 1, 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The lawsuit seeks damages and injunctive relief for breach of contract, misappropriation of tradeRead More

LONGi Solar breaks own PERC solar cell efficiency record (now 23.6%)

LONGi Solar breaks own PERC solar cell efficiency record (now 23.6%)

March 1, 2018 at 9:40 am 0 comments

Chinese solar manufacturer LONGi Solar Technology Co., Ltd. held a press conference in Japan this week to announce a new record 23.6% conversion efficiency with its monocrystalline passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) solar cells, as certified by China’sNational Center of Supervision and Inspection on Solar Photovoltaic Product Quality (CPVT). TheRead More

IBISWorld: Post-tariff solar market fundamentals remain favorable for buyers in short term

IBISWorld: Post-tariff solar market fundamentals remain favorable for buyers in short term

March 1, 2018 at 9:16 am 0 comments

It’s been about a month since the #TrumpTariffs officially went into place, and while the long-term economic and pricing implications of the tariff remain to be seen, analysts at IBISWorld say procurement professionals shouldn’t panic since the market’s fundamentals remain favorable for buyers, at least in the short term. IBISWorldRead More

PV Pointer: How to optimize PV system structural design for environmental hazards

PV Pointer: How to optimize PV system structural design for environmental hazards

February 26, 2018 at 11:19 am 0 comments

According to a recent study by SolarPower Europe, new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed worldwide in 2016 reached more than 76 gigawatts. This was largely due to dramatic growth led by the United States and China, with both countries almost doubling the amount of solar added from 2015. Globally thereRead More