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.

Solar-Tectic patents perovskite, crystalline silicon thin-film tandem solar cell

Solar-Tectic patents perovskite, crystalline silicon thin-film tandem solar cell

June 14, 2018 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

Perovskite materials are always on the horizon for the solar industry, holding promise as a future solution to the long-standing problem of solar cell efficiency, which is of primary importance in today’s solar panel market. And while there have been numerous reports of perovskite/silicon (wafer) tandem solar cells, remarkably thereRead More

Photovoltaic facades: How feasible is the technology, and in what applications?

Photovoltaic facades: How feasible is the technology, and in what applications?

June 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

There are several flavors of technology today jostling to make the dream of electricity-generating windows a reality. While these are likely too expensive and inefficient to be in your home any time soon, pilot projects for such windows in commercial buildings are gaining momentum, and studies (utilizing annual data ofRead More

Drainage Module of CECEP (PRNewsfoto/CECEP Solar)

This ‘drainage’ solar module is designed to avoid dust accumulation

June 12, 2018 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

Small scale and scattered geological locations of distributed PV power stations make operation and maintenance tasks difficult. CECEP Solar Energy Technology Co. says it has a solution inherent in its new solar module to solve the O&M pain of clearing dust on the surface of PV modules. The impact wouldRead More

PetersenDean Roofing and Solar signs solar panel supply contract with Silfab Solar

PetersenDean Roofing and Solar signs solar panel supply contract with Silfab Solar

June 11, 2018 at 1:45 pm Comments are Disabled

Silfab Solar signed a supply contract to deliver high-efficiency panels to PetersenDean Roofing & Solar, the United States’ largest privately held solar and roofing company. The initial commitment is for Silfab SLA-M 310 all-black modules with the first shipments to begin this month. “While some organizations in the space areRead More

News on JinkoSolar’s deal with sPower, debut of ‘Cheetah’ Series 410-watt module

News on JinkoSolar’s deal with sPower, debut of ‘Cheetah’ Series 410-watt module

June 11, 2018 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

JinkoSolar is both expanding its reach within the U.S. and ready to debut the most powerful commercially available modules on the market. Let’s start with the U.S. news: JinkoSolar (U.S.) entered into a three-year agreement to supply 1.43 GW of solar modules to U.S. independent power producer sPower. To date,Read More

Hanwha Q CELLS to open solar module manufacturing plant in Georgia

Hanwha Q CELLS to open solar module manufacturing plant in Georgia

June 4, 2018 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

Hanwha Q CELLS says it is building a new 1.6-GW solar module manufacturing facility in Whitfield County, Ga., that is scheduled to be completed in 2019. This news follows other domestic module moves from JinkoSolar, First Solar and SunPower (acquiring the SolarWorld facility in Oregon) following the imposition of tariffsRead More

Dividend Finance adds Solaria PowerXT solar modules to platform

Dividend Finance adds Solaria PowerXT solar modules to platform

June 4, 2018 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

Solaria’s PowerXT modules have been added to Dividend Finance’s solar financing platform. Solaria’s flagship rooftop product, the PowerXT, is a high value, aesthetic and extremely high energy yield solar module. Ideal for space-constrained roofs, Solaria’s sleek high output modules feature a black backsheet and attractive, uniform appearance. “Dividend Finance is anRead More

New York’s Sunrise Solar to start installing SunTegra solar shingles

New York’s Sunrise Solar to start installing SunTegra solar shingles

May 31, 2018 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

Solar shingles are now available for installation by Sunrise Solar Solutions LLC, the premier residential and commercial installer of solar PV systems in Westchester County, the Hudson Valley and the entire New York Metro area. Solar shingles have become an extremely popular and sought-after energy option for home and businessRead More

LONGi Solar’s 60-cell bifacial module hits world record efficiency

LONGi Solar’s 60-cell bifacial module hits world record efficiency

May 30, 2018 at 4:34 pm Comments are Disabled

The China General Certification Center (CGC), an authoritative, independent testing organization, has validated that LONGi Solar’s 60-cell bifacial shingling module achieved a front-side conversion efficiency of 20.66%, the highest in the world to date. Dr. Lv Jun, Vice President of LONGi Solar said, “this breakthrough in module conversion efficiency furtherRead More

Solar module reliability improves except in one performance metric, says DNV GL

Solar module reliability improves except in one performance metric, says DNV GL

May 29, 2018 at 3:02 pm Comments are Disabled

DNV GL, a resource of independent energy experts and certification body, published its fourth annual PV Module Reliability Scorecard report, the most complete publicly available comparison of PV module reliability test results. This year’s report finds that the reliability and durability of modules submitted to DNV GL for testing forRead More