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.

Solaria PowerXT.

Into solar module aesthetics? Stop by Solaria’s booth at SPI to see the PowerXT

August 29, 2019 at 2:35 pm 1 comment

Booth 4960 Achieving greater than 20 percent efficiency, the aesthetically pleasing PowerXT panels from Solaria deliver outstanding power and performance and excellent project economics. With superior shading performance and higher energy yield, PowerXT is valuable for generating clean electricity on space-constrained roofs. Leveraging patented cell design, module architecture and assemblyRead More

Panasonic to launch a complete solar + storage residential solution at Solar Power International

Panasonic to launch a complete solar + storage residential solution at Solar Power International

August 29, 2019 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

Booth 1201 Panasonic HIT modules have always been among the most efficient solar panels available. Now Panasonic’s new battery storage system helps solar contractors offer homeowners a complete solar + storage solution from the solar power pioneer. That’s right. Panasonic lithium-ion battery technology powers the world’s most advanced electric carsRead More

Hey homebuilders, get licensed to build these affordable electrically self-sustaining solar + storage homes via S2A Modular

Hey homebuilders, get licensed to build these affordable electrically self-sustaining solar + storage homes via S2A Modular

August 12, 2019 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

S2A Modular – creator of the first electrically self-sustaining, custom and smart-connected luxury residence dubbed the #GreenLuxHome – has established a first-ever turnkey licensing program of its kind, allowing qualified partners to build #GreenLux residential and commercial buildings anywhere across North America and the world. Through this unique licensing program,Read More

Hanergy makes appearance on Fortune China 500 list

Hanergy makes appearance on Fortune China 500 list

August 5, 2019 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

The world’s largest thin-film power solution company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, now ranks 456th on the 2019 Fortune China 500 list. The company also secured positions in both “Top 40 ROE” and “Top 40 Margins” to become the fastest growing company in the clean energy sector. Hanergy is completelyRead More

Soltec is testing for all bifacial tracking variables at its new evaluation center in Livermore, Calif.

10 notes from Soltec’s Bifacial Tracker Evaluation Center report

August 5, 2019 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

Soltec has launched a second white paper to detail the year-long findings of its Bifacial Tracker Evaluation Center (BiTEC) results located in Livermore, Calif. You can access it for yourself here, but here are some of our takeaways. 1 The main objective of this project is for Soltec to measureRead More

Government of the Bahamas approves use of 3 IN 1 solar tile roof system

Government of the Bahamas approves use of 3 IN 1 solar tile roof system

August 5, 2019 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

  Bahamas Industries and Construction Company Ltd (BICC) has been granted approval by The Ministry of Public Works of The Bahamian Government to use the intriguing insulating solar tiles known as 3 IN 1 ROOF. This system was requested for routine use by BICC subsequent to Bahamas Building Code (BBC)Read More

Panasonic to offer full 25-year warranty for AC module including microinverters with labor for its Authorized and Premium installers

Panasonic to offer full 25-year warranty for AC module including microinverters with labor for its Authorized and Premium installers

July 31, 2019 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

Warranties are often seen as the most important / valuable piece of a solar system sale and install. Panasonic Life Solutions Company of America is staking its claim on an industry-leading 25-year warranty that will not only cover its solar panels but also extend to cover comprehensive performance and laborRead More

This Sopris Homes net-zero new-build used CertainTeed’s integrated Apollo PV tiles for its solar needs

This Sopris Homes net-zero new-build used CertainTeed’s integrated Apollo PV tiles for its solar needs

July 25, 2019 at 10:44 am 1 comment

Boulder, Colorado-based Sopris Homes has been in the business of high-performance luxury homes for the past 25 years. According to Sopris Homes President John Stevens, as more communities desire and even require solar on new home construction, finding solar products that are both functional and attractive is a growing challengeRead More

NREL confirms 20.56 percent solar cell efficiency for a flexible thin-film product from MiaSolé

NREL confirms 20.56 percent solar cell efficiency for a flexible thin-film product from MiaSolé

July 22, 2019 at 8:11 am Comments are Disabled

MiaSolé, the leading manufacturer of lightweight, flexible, thin-film photovoltaic solar panels announced that the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has independently confirmed a 20.56 percent cell efficiency for a thin-film device (0.86cm2) deposited on a stainless steel foil. This is a new internal record for MiaSolé thatRead More

Q CELLS is launching an all-black half-cell solar module with 25-year warranty in U.S. market

Q CELLS is launching an all-black half-cell solar module with 25-year warranty in U.S. market

July 18, 2019 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

Q CELLS is launching a new, all-black iteration of its popular solar module, the Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G6+, into the U.S. market in September 2019 with an extensive 25-year product warranty. This latest version of Q CELLS’ half-cell monocrystalline solar module range is manufactured with larger cells which boast dimensions of 161.70Read More