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.

Military base landfill in Kentucky capped with 1.9 MW solar array from Suniva

Military base landfill in Kentucky capped with 1.9 MW solar array from Suniva

July 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm Comments are Disabled

A capped landfill at the Fort Campbell military base in Kentucky added 1.9-MW solar array, powered by Suniva, which helped turn 10 acres of retired landfill into a clean energy generating solar farm. Solar arrays atop capped landfills are an innovative way to provide power while leveraging brownfield sites. Here are someRead More

SunPower boasts new solar panel efficiency of 22.8 percent

SunPower boasts new solar panel efficiency of 22.8 percent

June 28, 2016 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

SunPower has again set a new solar power panel efficiency record, as validated by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). After achieving 22.8 percent efficiency for its X-Series solar panel earlier this year, SunPower has reached 24.1 percent efficiency – surpassing the previous world record forRead More

Solaria partners with Asahi on new building-integrated PV solution

Solaria partners with Asahi on new building-integrated PV solution

June 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Asahi Glass Company (AGC), a manufacturer of glass, chemicals and high-tech materials, and Solaria Corp., a global provider of solar module technologies, have formed a strategic partnership to bring an AGC Sudare powered-by-Solaria, building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solution to the market. As part of AGC Solar’s commitment to ‘empowering solar efficiency’ theRead More

New England’s Amergy Solar, CertainTeed form partnership

New England’s Amergy Solar, CertainTeed form partnership

June 22, 2016 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Utility cost savings and improved energy efficiency are now more easily accessible for Massachusetts homeowners thanks to a new partnership between New England-based Amergy Solar and CertainTeed. The companies have teamed up to offer reliable and efficient solar systems to homeowners seeking to offset their energy demand. Founded in 2009,Read More

New lightweight PV panel system for flat commercial roofs debuts from Beamreach Solar

New lightweight PV panel system for flat commercial roofs debuts from Beamreach Solar

June 22, 2016 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

Beamreach Solar, formerly Solexel, just introduced Sprint — its new lightweight photovoltaic (PV) solar panel system for flat commercial roofs. Sprint’s light weight allows it to be installed on nearly all commercial roofs that cannot currently support heavy conventional solar panels which Beamreach says accounts for millions of commercial roofs aroundRead More

New Panasonic program to support solar installers with marketing, training, more

New Panasonic program to support solar installers with marketing, training, more

June 21, 2016 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is introducing a new solar panel installer program for that will allow installers to take advantage of valuable marketing, training and partner support initiatives to help develop their business. The continued growth of the HIT brand prompted this new program, as participating installers will now have aRead More

Inside Tech: How new platform from TrinaSolar delivers module-level flexibility

Inside Tech: How new platform from TrinaSolar delivers module-level flexibility

June 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm 2 comments

Flexibility will forever be a goal in the solar industry because there is no perfect site. As you’ll notice throughout the mounting guide this year, flexibility is a big trend in mounting systems, but there is usually still a rigidity baked into the PV architecture itself. Panels are tied togetherRead More

Sunpreme Bifacial PV panels now atop UC Berkeley’s Jacobs Hall

Sunpreme Bifacial PV panels now atop UC Berkeley’s Jacobs Hall

June 16, 2016 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Jacobs Hall is the brand new home for University of California, Berkeley’s Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation in the College of Engineering. The building was built to embody the values of the institute itself: “a place to explore, a place to connect and a place to learn design innovation byRead More

SolarWorld forms training partnership with SEI (includes coursework discounts)

SolarWorld forms training partnership with SEI (includes coursework discounts)

June 3, 2016 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

SolarWorld, an American manufacturer of crystalline-silicon solar technology, launched a training partnership with renewable-energy school Solar Energy International (SEI) that will include discounts on online coursework. SolarWorld has more than 40 years of experience in U.S. solar manufacturing, while the nonprofit SEI, with 45,000 alumni worldwide, is celebrating 25 yearsRead More

Solaria releases new PowerXT modules (both residential and commercial solutions)

Solaria releases new PowerXT modules (both residential and commercial solutions)

May 26, 2016 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

Solaria just introduced its PowerXT 330Wp and 400Wp modules optimized for residential and commercial rooftops respectively– offering high efficiency for this rapidly-growing sector of the clean energy market. Solaria’s high output modules are built on the company’s proprietary technology, which utilizes an advanced cell interconnect and module production processes. SolariaRead More