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.

Canadian Solar’s new BiHiKu module is a 400+ watt bifacial PV module

Canadian Solar’s new BiHiKu module is a 400+ watt bifacial PV module

September 24, 2018 at 7:01 am Comments are Disabled

Canadian Solar is unveiling a new module at Solar Power International (booth 1604) that combines three innovative solar PV technologies in one new 400+ Watt module: the latest black silicon, poly PERC, and bifacial cell technologies. Called BiHiKu, this new poly solar module generates 400 Watts or more on theRead More

Streamlined residential solar: Solaria, Enphase Energy, Quick Mount PV join forces

Streamlined residential solar: Solaria, Enphase Energy, Quick Mount PV join forces

September 21, 2018 at 11:14 am 1 comment

Solaria Corporation, a global provider of high efficiency solar modules, is teaming with mounting and racking provider Quick Mount and microinverter manufacturer Enphase Energy, to produce a single, unified system that ensures efficiency, performance and aesthetics. Available through select distributors, the complete solution gives solar installers the ability to streamlineRead More

Mission Solar to show off four new solar panels (three PERC) at Solar Power International

Mission Solar to show off four new solar panels (three PERC) at Solar Power International

September 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Mission Solar Energy, a U.S. based supplier of high-efficiency solar modules, is debuting four new solar panels at Solar Power International (booths #1512 and #6039). The new products include PERC and Mono technologies featuring five busbar, high efficiency cells. As the demand for higher power output modules grow, Mission Solar EnergyRead More

SunPower cells, modules to be excluded from the Trump tariffs

SunPower cells, modules to be excluded from the Trump tariffs

September 19, 2018 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative filed a decision to exclude certain interdigitated back contact (IBC) solar cells and modules within specific size and power ranges from the Trump solar tariffs imposed in January, which includes SunPower’s IBC cells and modules. SunPower Chairman and CEO Tom Werner had this toRead More

Texas-based Mission Solar wants to install more of its PV modules in Texas via TriSMART Solar

Texas-based Mission Solar wants to install more of its PV modules in Texas via TriSMART Solar

September 11, 2018 at 8:56 am Comments are Disabled

  Mission Solar Energy and TriSMART Solar on have formed a strategic partnership that to provide solar panels made in Texas more readily available for Texas homeowners. Mission Solar Energy is headquartered in San Antonio, with module manufacturing facilities onsite and wanted a partnership that would streamline the process for consumers lookingRead More

Sunflare thin-film residential roof shingles to debut at Solar Power International

Sunflare thin-film residential roof shingles to debut at Solar Power International

September 11, 2018 at 8:35 am 1 comment

Will the best solar shingle solution please stand up. Sunflare is rising from its chair at the 2018 Solar Power International (booth #2482) to debut its new, easy to install residential shingles . The photos look sharp, and Sunflare says these patent-pending residential roof shingles with snap-together electrical connectors allowRead More

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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