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’s HIT AC module featuring Enphase microinverters shipping soon

Panasonic’s HIT AC module featuring Enphase microinverters shipping soon

March 18, 2019 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

The new Panasonic AC Series Photovoltaic (PV) HIT N330E AC Module with integrated Enphase IQ 7X Microinverter will be available for solar installation companies in late March. “In today’s market, solar installers look to offer homeowners high powered and efficient modules that maximize output on roofs of every shape andRead More

Seraphim adds 1 GW of half-cell module capacity with new factory in China

Seraphim adds 1 GW of half-cell module capacity with new factory in China

March 12, 2019 at 9:04 am Comments are Disabled

Seraphim’s bifacial products use a double layer of glass combined with advanced two-sided PV cells, generating up to 25 percent more clean electricity than standard modules. The bifacial technology is expected to dominate the solar market because of its lower levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and Seraphim is taking majorRead More

LONGi Launches New 5GW Mono Module Plant

LONGi Solar adds another 5 GW of monocrystalline solar module capacity with new factory

March 11, 2019 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

LONGi Solar, a leading global supplier of solar monocrystalline products, announced the commissioning of its 5 GW high-efficiency monocrystalline module factory in Chuzhou, Anhui, China. This is another step forward in the company’s enhancement of its high-efficiency monocrystalline module capacity to meet rising global demand for high-efficiency products. LONGi ChuzhouRead More

Life of the third-party: Here’s why project-level due diligence is the BOM for solar EPCs

Life of the third-party: Here’s why project-level due diligence is the BOM for solar EPCs

March 5, 2019 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

For today’s top EPCs, a solar project’s success comes well before an RFP is even issued. It starts with vendor and product assessment. Often at the request of the buyer, manufacturers send their products — modules, inverters, batteries, trackers — to a third-party lab for extensive testing. The lab thenRead More

JinkoSolar and DuPont combine forces on new bifacial solar module ‘Swan’

JinkoSolar and DuPont combine forces on new bifacial solar module ‘Swan’

March 5, 2019 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

At the 2019 International Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo in Tokyo, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, together with JinkoSolar Holding Co, debuted the new Jinko high-efficiency bifacial module “Swan” protected by clear DuPont Tedlar PVF film-based backsheet. The bifacial panel named Swan will be the latest addition to JinkoSolar’s Cheetah premium range. WithRead More

Panasonic solar modules added to Sunnova’s approved vendor list

Panasonic solar modules added to Sunnova’s approved vendor list

March 5, 2019 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

Panasonic Eco Solutions of North America has been named an approved vendor for Sunnova Energy Corporation, one of the leading U.S. residential solar and storage service providers. Consumers will now be able to purchase Panasonic Solar technology through Sunnova’s broad portfolio of service offerings. Sunnova has serviced over 65,000 customersRead More

Sunpower cell in San Jose, California, Wednesday, February 27, 2019. (Photography by Paul Sakuma Photography) www.PaulSakuma.com

SunPower is promoting a 400-watt residential solar panel, the A-Series

March 5, 2019 at 9:35 am 1 comment

SunPower has launched its Next Generation Technology home solar panel called A-Series, delivering 400 and 415 watts of power. In Europe and Australia, homeowners can also now order a 400-watt solar panel from SunPower called Maxeon 3. Each is the first home solar panel to deliver more than 400 wattsRead More

Sunpreme bifacial solar modules paired with Tigo’s optimizers in this carport, rooftop project

Sunpreme bifacial solar modules paired with Tigo’s optimizers in this carport, rooftop project

February 27, 2019 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

A shopping center located in the California Bay Area installed a carport and rooftop installations (totaling 750 kW) that paired Sunpreme‘s GxB380 SM Bifacial PV Panels with Tigo TS4-L (Long Strings) Optimizers, which came integrated with the modules. The DC-to-DC module integration with Tigo allows for longer PV string designs,Read More

Module Buyer’s Guide: 10 modules to know in 2019

Module Buyer’s Guide: 10 modules to know in 2019

February 25, 2019 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

For our 2019 Module Buyer’s Guide (included in the Jan/Feb issue of Solar Builder magazine) we rounded up profiles on the newest modules on the market and also surveyed solar module manufacturers on the trends they are seeing and some of the new technology to watch. The seven insights areRead More

Bloomberg New Energy Finance bumps Jinergy solar modules into Tier 1

Bloomberg New Energy Finance bumps Jinergy solar modules into Tier 1

February 25, 2019 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

Jinneng Clean Energy Technology Ltd. (Jinergy), a China-based technology-driven PV manufacturer, has been named as Tier 1 solar module manufacturer by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Independently developed by BNEF, the PV module manufacturer tiering system classifies PV module manufacturers according to their “bankability” and makes transparent distinctions among hundredsRead More