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.

HES Solar rebrands residential side after hitting SunPower Master Dealer status

HES Solar rebrands residential side after hitting SunPower Master Dealer status

April 5, 2021 at 3:31 pm 0 comments

HES Solar, established this month in 2001 in San Diego as Home Energy Systems, became HES Solar in 2017 and today the solar installer has upgraded its partnership with SunPower to re-brand the residential division as SunPower by HES Solar. The change comes as a result of SunPower’s invitation to advance from Elite Dealer status toRead More

Mitrex’s new BIPV solar roofing panels mimic roof shingles

Mitrex’s new BIPV solar roofing panels mimic roof shingles

March 29, 2021 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

Mitrex, a Canadian manufacturing leader in solar technology, is bringing to market its roofing panels, developed to provide a cost-efficient energy solution for homes.  The company’s patented building-integrated photovoltaic technology (BIPV) can be easily installed on both new and existing homes and seamlessly mimic the appearance of traditional asphalt andRead More

JinkoSolar aims at DG market with new 415-W Tiger Pro solar modules

JinkoSolar aims at DG market with new 415-W Tiger Pro solar modules

March 29, 2021 at 11:45 am 0 comments

JinkoSolar Holding Co. has launched a new series of ultra-efficient Tiger Pro modules with higher power capacity targeted for distributed generation market. The new module is based on the Tiger Pro 182mm, 54-cell design that delivers a maximum power of 415W and an ultra-high efficiency of 21.3%. What’s new? SuitableRead More

Q CELLS earns Top Brand PV 2021 seal from EuPD Research

Q CELLS earns Top Brand PV 2021 seal from EuPD Research

March 23, 2021 at 10:43 am 0 comments

Q CELLS received the ‘Top Brand PV 2021’ seal from EuPD Research, the internationally renowned research institute, for the eighth year in a row in Europe and sixth year in a row in Australia. The ‘Top Brand PV’ seal stands as a reputable mark of PV reliability and trust. TheRead More

SunSpec Alliance update on work to simplify rapid shutdown signaling systems

SunSpec Alliance update on work to simplify rapid shutdown signaling systems

March 15, 2021 at 1:37 pm 1 comment

In a few short years, the industry’s concept of a Distributed Energy Resource (DER) has morphed from an uncomplicated rooftop solar PV system that reduces your electricity bill to an incredibly complicated apparatus that does what the old system did plus stores energy, keeps the lights on at night orRead More

Researchers: Solar PV cells could last six times longer with this optical coating

Researchers: Solar PV cells could last six times longer with this optical coating

March 15, 2021 at 9:37 am 0 comments

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Rochester have developed a new class of optical coatings they say could make solar photovoltaic (PV) cells last six times longer, dramatically decreasing the cost of replacing worn out cells and ushering in a new era of high-performance, low-cost solar panels. ThisRead More

Holy moly: Trina Solar unveils a 670-W module (here’s what we know about it)

Holy moly: Trina Solar unveils a 670-W module (here’s what we know about it)

March 11, 2021 at 10:54 am 0 comments

At the PV Module Tech Conference on March 11, 2021, Trina Solar officially unveiled a new generation of ultra-high power Vertex module with a single panel power of 670W. The series has obtained the IEC certification from the TÜV Rheinland after passing complete reliability test, and realized the mass production.Read More

How JinkoSolar faired in a national assessment of PV Modules Testing Accuracy

How JinkoSolar faired in a national assessment of PV Modules Testing Accuracy

March 8, 2021 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

JinkoSolar‘s R&D Center module laboratory obtained satisfactory results in the latest national assessment of PV Modules Testing Accuracy. Organized by the National Institute of Metrology, China (NIM) and China Building Material Test & Certification Group (CTC) – results of the “Monofacial/ Bifacial PV Module’s Electrical Parameter Testing Capability Verification” wereRead More

Q CELLS develops then sells Rippey Solar project (Texas) to Adapture Renewables

Q CELLS develops then sells Rippey Solar project (Texas) to Adapture Renewables

March 2, 2021 at 1:52 pm Comments are Disabled

Adapture Renewables Inc. acquired Rippey Solar this week, an 81-MW solar project in Cooke County, Texas, from Hanwha Q CELLS USA Corp. Construction of the project, located 90 miles north of Dallas, began in April and the project achieved commercial operation in December 2020. The project highlights Q CELLS’ strengthRead More

Risen Energy’s 500-W Titan Series modules now shipping

Risen Energy’s 500-W Titan Series modules now shipping

February 26, 2021 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

Risen Energy Co. is now exporting its 210 wafer-based Titan series modules, which includes the new high-efficiency Titan 500W modules. This first batch was shipped to Ipoh, Malaysia-based energy provider Armani Energy Sdn Bhd. In addition, the company has to date completed shipment of nearly 200 MW of a 600 MWRead More