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 International Trade Tribunal makes call on ‘Chinese Solar PV Module Dumping and Subsidization’ issue

Canadian International Trade Tribunal makes call on ‘Chinese Solar PV Module Dumping and Subsidization’ issue

July 7, 2015 at 3:30 pm Comments are Disabled

The Canada Borders Services Agency (CBSA) recently reviewed an anti-dumping complaint regarding import practices around Chinese panels in the Canadian market. Based on information provided, the CBSA determined that there was “sufficient evidence that certain panels originating in or exported from China have been dumped and subsidized, and there was aRead More

Trina Solar to debut Trinaswitch at #Intersolar2015

Trina Solar to debut Trinaswitch at #Intersolar2015

July 7, 2015 at 1:39 pm 3 comments

Trina Solar Limited announced the North America launch of Trinaswitch, its next generation of smart solar modules. This module builds new technology into the junction box, allowing a more seamless integration for safety and compliance. “Trinaswitch is a continuation of Trina Solar’s product strategy in adding smart functionality to solar photovoltaic modules toRead More

Solar3D Selected for Addition to Russell Microcap Growth Index

Solar3D Selected for Addition to Russell Microcap Growth Index

July 7, 2015 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Common shares of Solar 3D, Inc., a provider and developer of solar power solutions, were included in the Russell Microcap Growth Index on June 26, 2015. Membership in the Russell Microcap Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the appropriate growth and value style indexes. FTSERead More

Martifer Solar connects PV plant in Belgium for Orka NV

Martifer Solar connects PV plant in Belgium for Orka NV

July 1, 2015 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, has completed the construction and connection of a 738.45 kWp PV system on the rooftop of the Decathlon building in Evere, Belgium for the company Orka NV. Martifer Solar was responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the rooftop PVRead More

Andalay module compatible with SolarEdge power optimizers

Andalay module compatible with SolarEdge power optimizers

June 30, 2015 at 4:09 pm Comments are Disabled

Andalay Solar, Inc., a supplier of integrated solar power systems, announced that its Instant Connect Module is compatible with power optimizers supplied by SolarEdge Technologies, a large provider of PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services. The SolarEdge module add-on power optimizer can now be snapped onto the AndalayRead More

Solar3D secures two ag solar contracts worth $3 million

Solar3D secures two ag solar contracts worth $3 million

June 22, 2015 at 2:07 pm Comments are Disabled

Solar3D Inc., a provider of solar power solutions and the developer of a proprietary high efficiency solar cell, just secured a $2 million contract for the design and installation of an agricultural solar project for Payne Brothers Ranches in Woodland, Calif.; and an approximately $1 million contract to design and install a PV systemRead More

GlobalData: Hanergy’s troubles stem from thin-film module outlook

GlobalData: Hanergy’s troubles stem from thin-film module outlook

June 18, 2015 at 1:03 pm Comments are Disabled

Chinese PV manufacturer Hanergy has been in the news lately for the wrong reasons, such as a dropping stock and recently canceled $585 million order (see this Financial Times article for many of the details). GlobalData analyst Amit Sharma says that these problems are largely because of an “overly optimistic approach regarding itsRead More

Rayton Solar raises $1 million for reduced-silicone, ‘laser beam’ solar tech

Rayton Solar raises $1 million for reduced-silicone, ‘laser beam’ solar tech

June 17, 2015 at 10:16 am 1 comment

U.S.-based Rayton Solar Inc is claiming that’s latest innovation (with currently $1 million in seed funding) will make solar energy cheaper than energy produced by fossil fuels. Rayton’s claim is based on the amount of silicon it is using. Rayton says it is using only four microns of silicon (an expensiveRead More

JinkoSolar inks agreements with two prominent U.S. residential solar companies

JinkoSolar inks agreements with two prominent U.S. residential solar companies

June 17, 2015 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

JinkoSolar Holding Co., which distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base throughout the world, announced two separate U.S.-based agreements: 1) A memorandum of understanding with Andalay Solar, Inc., whereby JinkoSolar intends to license and manufacture solar modules using Andalay’s Instant ConnectRead More

MiaSolé intros new flexible thin-film PV module

MiaSolé intros new flexible thin-film PV module

June 16, 2015 at 11:44 am 2 comments

MiaSolé, producer of lightweight, flexible and powerful solar cells, has released its second generation FLEX Series Modules. The FLEX-02 Series module is a CIGS-based flexible thin-film PV module that provides high-power density for many types of roof applications. The panels are the highest efficiency, flexible, thin-film product on the market today,Read More