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.

Sunpower cell in San Jose, California, Wednesday, February 27, 2019. (Photography by Paul Sakuma Photography) www.PaulSakuma.com

SunPower is promoting a 400-watt residential solar panel, the A-Series

March 5, 2019 at 9:35 am 1 comment

SunPower has launched its Next Generation Technology home solar panel called A-Series, delivering 400 and 415 watts of power. In Europe and Australia, homeowners can also now order a 400-watt solar panel from SunPower called Maxeon 3. Each is the first home solar panel to deliver more than 400 wattsRead More

Sunpreme bifacial solar modules paired with Tigo’s optimizers in this carport, rooftop project

Sunpreme bifacial solar modules paired with Tigo’s optimizers in this carport, rooftop project

February 27, 2019 at 9:12 am 0 comments

A shopping center located in the California Bay Area installed a carport and rooftop installations (totaling 750 kW) that paired Sunpreme‘s GxB380 SM Bifacial PV Panels with Tigo TS4-L (Long Strings) Optimizers, which came integrated with the modules. The DC-to-DC module integration with Tigo allows for longer PV string designs,Read More

Module Buyer’s Guide: 10 modules to know in 2019

Module Buyer’s Guide: 10 modules to know in 2019

February 25, 2019 at 11:03 am 0 comments

For our 2019 Module Buyer’s Guide (included in the Jan/Feb issue of Solar Builder magazine) we rounded up profiles on the newest modules on the market and also surveyed solar module manufacturers on the trends they are seeing and some of the new technology to watch. The seven insights areRead More

Bloomberg New Energy Finance bumps Jinergy solar modules into Tier 1

Bloomberg New Energy Finance bumps Jinergy solar modules into Tier 1

February 25, 2019 at 10:39 am 0 comments

Jinneng Clean Energy Technology Ltd. (Jinergy), a China-based technology-driven PV manufacturer, has been named as Tier 1 solar module manufacturer by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Independently developed by BNEF, the PV module manufacturer tiering system classifies PV module manufacturers according to their “bankability” and makes transparent distinctions among hundredsRead More

Photovoltaic-aways: Solar module manufacturers share 7 insights on PV market trends in 2019

Photovoltaic-aways: Solar module manufacturers share 7 insights on PV market trends in 2019

February 25, 2019 at 10:00 am 0 comments

For our 2019 Module Buyer’s Guide (included in the Jan/Feb issue of Solar Builder magazine) we rounded up profiles on the newest modules on the market and also surveyed solar module manufacturers on the trends they are seeing and some of the new technology to watch. The seven insights areRead More

The largest bifacial solar module, tracker project in the U.S. to be built in Mitchell County, Georgia

The largest bifacial solar module, tracker project in the U.S. to be built in Mitchell County, Georgia

February 25, 2019 at 8:15 am 0 comments

The largest bifacial+tracker power generation project in the United States will be built up in Mitchell County, Georgia, with a capacity of 224 MW, for which LONGi will supply bifacial PERC modules. The project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2019, will provide adequate clean electricity toRead More

Anti-soiling coating that can increase solar panel output heads to commercial deployment

Anti-soiling coating that can increase solar panel output heads to commercial deployment

February 25, 2019 at 8:04 am 0 comments

Pellucere Technologies (formerly known as CSD Nano) is going to begin full-scale commercial deployment of its MoreSun anti-reflective and anti-soiling coating in the utility-scale solar market thanks a major investment from Energy Innovation Capital (EIC). Independent testing has shown that MoreSun, which can be applied to any solar array, increases total energyRead More

PV panel provider Solaria just doubled its global production capacity

PV panel provider Solaria just doubled its global production capacity

February 19, 2019 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

Solaria Corp., a global provider of high-performance solar panel and systems technologies, today announced that Solaria has started shipping PowerXT panels from SHINSUNG E&G’s (011930 KS) production facilities, doubling Solaria’s global production capacity. “We’ve been seeing so much demand for our PowerXT panels that it has been a challenge toRead More

PV Pointer: Safety tips for rooftop solar panels in snow country

PV Pointer: Safety tips for rooftop solar panels in snow country

February 19, 2019 at 9:00 am 0 comments

If you are installing solar panels in the northern half of the United States, there are a few winter safety precautions you need to take to prevent potentially dangerous situations. Traditional residential asphalt shingle roofs have a high coefficient of friction that helps to hold rooftop snow accumulations in placeRead More

Ten more solar installers added to Premium ranks of Panasonic Residential Solar Installer Program

Ten more solar installers added to Premium ranks of Panasonic Residential Solar Installer Program

February 15, 2019 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

Panasonic Solar Group announced its cross-country expansion of the Panasonic Residential Solar Installer program with the addition of 10 Premium installers located across Panasonic’s three main regions. Over the past six months, Panasonic has promoted more than 16 installers across the country to premium status, enabling more homeowners access toRead More