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.

CertainTeed, Solar Energy International partner on solar installer training

CertainTeed, Solar Energy International partner on solar installer training

August 2, 2018 at 3:32 pm 1 comment

CertainTeed, a leading North American brand of building materials, is expanding its partnership with Solar Energy International (SEI), a leading provider of professional training for the solar industry workforce. Starting now, two of SEI’s courses can be used to satisfy training requirements needed to participate in CertainTeed’s Solar Installer Program.Read More

NASA building topped with 120-kW solar system, featuring Mission Solar Energy panels

NASA building topped with 120-kW solar system, featuring Mission Solar Energy panels

July 16, 2018 at 4:17 pm Comments are Disabled

A roof top PV system featuring Mission Solar Energy panels was installed atop one of NASA’s newest buildings at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Over the years, NASA has made an effort to replace and revitalize many of the pre-Apollo era facilities at Marshall Space Flight Center.Read More

Solaria debuts optimized 430-W solar module for commercial segment at Intersolar

Solaria debuts optimized 430-W solar module for commercial segment at Intersolar

July 11, 2018 at 1:51 pm Comments are Disabled

Solaria Corp., announced its latest commercial PV module solution at Intersolar in San Francisco: Solaria PowerXT 430Wp. The PowerXT 430 W is now available through Solaria and its leading solar distributors supplying thousands of engineering procurement construction (EPC) professionals and solar installers throughout the U.S. and worldwide. “The demand forRead More

LG Electronics to open new solar module assembly plant in Alabama

LG Electronics to open new solar module assembly plant in Alabama

June 27, 2018 at 3:47 pm 1 comment

LG Electronics announced plans for a new solar module assembly plant in Huntsville, Ala. Starting in early 2019, the new plant is expected to produce 500 megawatts of high-performance solar panels annually. The new factory will create about 160 new full-time jobs, increasing LG’s Huntsville employment by 60 percent toRead More

REC Group shows off new N-Peak solar panel at Intersolar Europe

REC Group shows off new N-Peak solar panel at Intersolar Europe

June 21, 2018 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

REC Group, the leading European brand for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, launched its brand-new N-Peak high-performance solar panel at Intersolar Europe in Munich. The new panel breaks fresh ground for REC and the industry: this is the first solar panel to combine n-type mono half-cut cells with a twin-panel design,Read More

SEIA: Additional 25 percent tariff on solar cells, modules from China being considered

SEIA: Additional 25 percent tariff on solar cells, modules from China being considered

June 18, 2018 at 2:15 pm Comments are Disabled

It seems Trump may stoke the trade war flames with China once more after the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a new list of products covered under the Section 301 action against China for intellectual property (IP) violations. In this new list, the USTR has targeted solar cells andRead More

SunPower’s highest efficiency solar panels to debut at Intersolar Europe this week

SunPower’s highest efficiency solar panels to debut at Intersolar Europe this week

June 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

SunPower will formally introduce its highest efficiency X-Series residential solar panel this week during Intersolar Europe in Munich, Germany. At 370-watts and 22.7-percent efficiency, it is the most efficient solar panel that customers can buy for their home today. “By engineering greater efficiency solar panels, we can fit more wattsRead More

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