PV Modules

HULKet’s CIGS solar module passes IEC, UL tests

HULKet’s CIGS solar module passes IEC, UL tests

October 19, 2015 at 1:47 pm 3 comments

The CIGS-3000 Series module from Hulk Energy Technology Co. (HULKet) officially passed both IEC and UL certification tests and is now ready for shipping to major markets worldwide. In addition, the German Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Fraunhofer ISE) confirmed in July that the 3000 Series module achieves 324 WRead More

UCLA promotes advances in perovskite solar cell commercial viability

UCLA promotes advances in perovskite solar cell commercial viability

October 19, 2015 at 9:48 am 1 comment

UCLA professor Yang Yang, member of the California NanoSystems Institute, is a renowned innovator of solar cell technology whose team in recent years has developed next-generation solar cells constructed of perovskite, which has a decent efficiency converting sunlight to electricity. Despite this success, the delicate nature of perovskite — a veryRead More

Canadian Solar to build huge 47-MWp solar plant in Japan

Canadian Solar to build huge 47-MWp solar plant in Japan

October 12, 2015 at 11:39 am 6 comments

Canadian Solar Inc. signed an agreement with Mashiki Town and Kumamoto Prefecture to build a 47-MWp solar power plant. Once completed, the Mashiki solar power plant will be the largest solar plant in Kumamoto Prefecture. The Mashiki plant is expected to start commercial operation in the first quarter of 2017.Read More

NC State installs tree-like solar array from Spotlight Solar

NC State installs tree-like solar array from Spotlight Solar

October 12, 2015 at 9:34 am 2 comments

North Carolina State University demonstrated its commitment to clean energy by unveiling a student-funded, architectural solar structure by Spotlight Solar on its Centennial campus. The 1.5-kW tree-like structure will become part of NC State’s wide array of energy efficiency initiatives, including 11 other on-campus solar installations, the first dating backRead More

Inovateus Solar installs two arrays for Hoosier Energy

Inovateus Solar installs two arrays for Hoosier Energy

October 8, 2015 at 4:30 pm 1 comment

Inovateus Solar, a national provider of solar energy services, is installing two solar arrays for electric cooperative power supplier Hoosier Energy. The arrays will serve utility customers in central and southern Indiana. The project is part of Hoosier Energy’s plan to add 10, 1-MW arrays across member service territories. The firstRead More

SolarCity claims to have built world’s most-efficient rooftop solar panel

SolarCity claims to have built world’s most-efficient rooftop solar panel

October 5, 2015 at 3:30 pm Comments are Disabled

SolarCity sent out a press release claiming to have built the world’s most efficient rooftop solar panel, with a module efficiency exceeding 22 percent. SolarCity says the panel generates more power per square foot and harvests more energy over a year than any other rooftop panel in production, with its eye onRead More

Ideal Power to fulfill 1.5 MW for its power conversion systems in California

Ideal Power to fulfill 1.5 MW for its power conversion systems in California

September 29, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

Ideal Power Inc. received an order for 1.5 MW of its 30-kW Battery Converters and Grid Resilient Power Conversion Systems, based on the company’s patented Power Packet Switching Architecture (PPSA), for integration into commercial and industrial energy storage systems in California. This is the first volume order received from aRead More

LG’s new lineup of high-efficiency NeON panels on the scene at SPI

LG’s new lineup of high-efficiency NeON panels on the scene at SPI

September 22, 2015 at 1:22 pm 2 comments

LG Electronics unveiled the all-new Mono X NeON 72 at this year’s Solar Power International, and your Solar Builder team got an up-close look. This latest addition to LG’s family of high-performing and high-quality solar products boasts a highly efficient N-type double-sided cell structure, making it the one of theRead More

Watch: tenKsolar takes a totally new approach to PV system architecture #SPI

Watch: tenKsolar takes a totally new approach to PV system architecture #SPI

September 21, 2015 at 2:46 pm 2 comments

Solar Power International, being the biggest and baddest solar industry conference of the year, means that the biggest and baddest manufacturers are all on hand, in one room, at the same time. So, where to begin? Well, for us, tenKsolar‘s DUO system stood out. Basically, the company has rethought the traditional module andRead More

CertainTeed booth shows off enhanced Solstice rack-mounted PV system

CertainTeed booth shows off enhanced Solstice rack-mounted PV system

September 17, 2015 at 2:30 pm 3 comments

Visitors to SPI will find CertainTeed at booth #5329 displaying products that include the newly-enhanced Solstice, CertainTeed’s rack-mounted PV system, and the popular Apollo II and Apollo Tile II integrated PV systems. Solstice, CertainTeed’s rack-mounted solar solution, is outfitted with high-performance panels, inverters, racking and flashing. Solstice utilizes CertainTeed’s 60-cellRead More