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.

Panasonic teams with SolarEdge for new optimized HIT S Series module

Panasonic teams with SolarEdge for new optimized HIT S Series module

September 10, 2018 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

Panasonic Eco Solutions of North America and SolarEdge Technologies are introducing the HIT S Series Module, a new premium smart module for the U.S. residential market optimized by SolarEdge. Expanding Panasonic’s photovoltaic high-performance HIT portfolio, the HIT S Series Module with a SolarEdge power optimizer is designed to generate moreRead More

Sunlight Financial adds Solaria PowerXT modules to vendor list

Sunlight Financial adds Solaria PowerXT modules to vendor list

August 31, 2018 at 9:57 am 0 comments

Sunlight Financial, a national platform for residential solar and energy storage lending, have added Solaria’s PowerXT modules to the company’s approved vendor list. “Sunlight Financial recognizes that the PowerXT module is one of the industry’s bankable solar products,” said Solaria CEO Suvi Sharma. “Combining Sunlight Financial’s loan products with Solaria’sRead More

Ascent Solar Technologies nets DOE funding for thin-film, CIGS solar cell development

Ascent Solar Technologies nets DOE funding for thin-film, CIGS solar cell development

August 31, 2018 at 9:38 am 0 comments

Thin-film photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer Ascent Solar Technologies has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for two exclusive development projects. As part of the awards, worth up to $100,000 each, Ascent Solar is to work toward commercialization of sputtered Zn(O,S) buffers in flexible CIGS solar cells and alsoRead More

Silfab Solar partners with Itek Energy to boost U.S. solar panel manufacturing

Silfab Solar partners with Itek Energy to boost U.S. solar panel manufacturing

August 31, 2018 at 8:08 am 0 comments

PV manufacturer Silfab Solar is making a direct investment into Itek Energy LLC to initiate U.S. operations and to meet the growing demand for its solar panels. The investment brings together two big time North American PV companies and provides Silfab with additional manufacturing capacity at a facility already knownRead More

Los Angeles Lakers training facility now powered by LG solar panels

Los Angeles Lakers training facility now powered by LG solar panels

August 22, 2018 at 9:57 am 0 comments

The Los Angeles Lakers, LG Electronics USA and Vaha Energy have partnered to power the state-of-the-art headquarters of the Lakers, the UCLA Health Training Center, with renewable energy coming via LG solar panels. The 120,000-square-foot LEED Platinum certified facility serves as both the Lakers’ training facility and the home courtRead More

Panasonic, LG solar panels now available through Solaris

Panasonic, LG solar panels now available through Solaris

August 21, 2018 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Solaris Technology Industry, Inc., a national solar distributor, has now added LG Solar and Panasonic solar panels available for purchase through their website. The new solar panels are available to both consumers and installers for residential and commercial system applications. “Looking forward, we anticipate a demand for even higher qualityRead More

Bifacial Breakdown: Know when and how to use these dual-sided PV panels

Bifacial Breakdown: Know when and how to use these dual-sided PV panels

August 21, 2018 at 8:00 am 2 comments

Bifacial modules are like the sports cars of solar modules; they boast industry-leading efficiency breakthroughs while upholding unsurpassed aesthetic standards. Frameless bifacial modules showcase some of the highest power efficiency outputs in the solar industry because they absorb light from both sides to increase energy yield. Residential Applications For residentialRead More

This 3 in 1 Roof boosts solar cell efficiency with new approach to surface temperature management

This 3 in 1 Roof boosts solar cell efficiency with new approach to surface temperature management

August 13, 2018 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Black or blue silicone solar cells have average efficiency ratings of around 22 percent in test settings, often with a range of 15 to 17 percent in real-world conditions during a course of the day. The creators of the new 3 in 1 Roof system think they have a betterRead More

Fraunhofer Center vouches for AE Solar’s hot-spot free solar module design

Fraunhofer Center vouches for AE Solar’s hot-spot free solar module design

August 10, 2018 at 8:45 am Comments are Disabled

Hot-spots remain an issue for various module types and present long-term issues for owners of older PV systems. The term hot-spot refers to the excessive heating in an area of a solar panel — a raise in temperature that may result from a drop in the output of electric currentRead More

Panasonic Premium Solar Installer program adds two more companies — let’s meet them

Panasonic Premium Solar Installer program adds two more companies — let’s meet them

August 9, 2018 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

The Panasonic Residential Solar Business Premium Installer program keeps on growing, with Sunlux and Solaroo Energy recently promoted to Premium level. In January 2015, Sunlux founders had a radical idea – solar energy should be just as easy as traditional electricity. Their strategy of putting customers and employees first paidRead More