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.

MoreSun's Anti-Soiling technology added up to 12% additional energy during a multi-year field test in the California Desert. The modules in the photo were not washed for a full year.

Pellucere ready to scale its Anti-Reflective, Anti-Soiling PV module coatings with new investors

February 25, 2021 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

Pellucere Technologies Inc. is a U.S.-based sustainable technology focused company that manufactures anti-reflective and anti-soiling coatings for solar, automotive, and consumer electronics. Its flagship product is the MoreSun Anti-Reflective (AR) / Anti-Soiling (AS) coating for the solar market that reduces soiling rates up to 95%. Pellucere was recently awarded anRead More

Global solar underproduction increased in 2020 — and the No. 1 remedy was collaboration

Global solar underproduction increased in 2020 — and the No. 1 remedy was collaboration

February 25, 2021 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

Raptor Maps raised its Series A funding this past year to expand its focus to the entire solar lifecycle. The startup has historically been strong in aerial inspections for commissioning, preventive maintenance, and investigations. Their software-first approach enables them to pinpoint causes of production loss. We asked them to share theRead More

New perovskite solar cell research eliminates lead release while boosting efficiency

New perovskite solar cell research eliminates lead release while boosting efficiency

February 23, 2021 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Perovskite solar cells have attracted interest because, unlike silicon solar cells, they can be mass produced through roll-to-roll processing. Additionally, they are light and colorful, with the versatility to be used in non-traditional settings such as windows and contoured roofs. One limiting factor thus far is the potential environmental risks.Read More

JinkoSolar strengthens its glass, crystalline silicon supply chain

JinkoSolar strengthens its glass, crystalline silicon supply chain

February 22, 2021 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

JinkoSolar shored up aspects of its supply chain last week. JinkoSolar Holding Co., signed a “strategic cooperation agreement” with Tongwei Co., Ltd. to jointly invest in a high-purity crystalline silicon project with annual capacity of 45,000 metric tons and a silicon wafer project with an annual production capacity of 15GW,Read More

LG eyes homebuilders with two new solar panels, boosts output in other NeON models

LG eyes homebuilders with two new solar panels, boosts output in other NeON models

February 15, 2021 at 10:23 am 1 comment

Catering to green homebuilders, LG Business Solutions debuted two all-new solar panels and upgraded other models with even higher output for 2021. Unveiled at IBSx, the International Builders’ Show virtual experience, the 2021 residential solar panel lineup rep-resents LG’s most powerful and highest-performing modules ever, according to LG Solar USARead More

FTC Solar engineered the Voyager+ tracker for large-format solar modules

FTC Solar engineered the Voyager+ tracker for large-format solar modules

February 12, 2021 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

FTC Solar announced the release of Voyager+, the next generation of its single-axis Voyager tracker, engineered to provide compatibility with new large-format solar modules now entering the marketplace. The large modules entering the market are built to incorporate larger solar cells. With these larger 182 mm and 210 mm cells, the modules can achieve powerRead More

Panasonic’s EverVolt solar modules are ready to ship

Panasonic’s EverVolt solar modules are ready to ship

February 11, 2021 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

Panasonic Corporation of North America sent word today that its new EverVolt solar modules designed to accompany its EverVolt Battery Storage system are available for shipping. Announced in December 2020, the new solar modules are designed to provide advanced efficiency and performance, exceptional degradation rates and Panasonic’s comprehensive warranty. Four new EverVoltRead More

Silfab Solar unveils the Elite Series — its most powerful residential solar panel yet

Silfab Solar unveils the Elite Series — its most powerful residential solar panel yet

February 10, 2021 at 3:44 pm Comments are Disabled

What you’re looking at there is the “Silfab Elite,” a next generation of back contact module engineered by Silfab Solar to be its best residential solar panel, manufactured exclusively in the U.S. The Elite line – SIL 370 / 375 /380 BK – has an efficiency rating of up to 21.4Read More

The perovskite solar disruption is almost upon us says new Rethink Energy report

The perovskite solar disruption is almost upon us says new Rethink Energy report

February 10, 2021 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

  Perovskite seems to have been with us for a decade and so far it has not changed anyone’s life, changed the price of solar, or eaten into any company’s profit. Well it’s about to, according to a new report from Rethink Energy, the energy research arm of Rethink TechnologyRead More

LONGi focuses on DG solar in 2021, debuts Hi-MO series 4 module for residential, commercial applications

LONGi focuses on DG solar in 2021, debuts Hi-MO series 4 module for residential, commercial applications

February 8, 2021 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

In early 2019, LONGi launched its Hi-MO 4 series high-efficiency PV modules for full scenario applications based on the M6 (166mm) standard monocrystalline wafer and PERC technology. Within a year of mass production, the Hi-MO 4 series achieved 10GW in global shipments. LONGi has re-focused on the specific demands of theRead More