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.

Yingli’s TwinMAX high-efficiency modules hit the market

Yingli’s TwinMAX high-efficiency modules hit the market

May 25, 2016 at 2:26 pm 1 comment

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Ltd. has commercialized its TwinMAX 60 Cell high-efficiency dual glass module (including the standard series and the bifacial series) and TwinMAX 72 Cell high-efficiency dual glass module (standard series). The bifacial series monocrystalline modules will be installed on a 50-MW power plant in Datong, ShanxiRead More

JA Solar issued CTF lab qualification by TUV SUD

JA Solar issued CTF lab qualification by TUV SUD

May 16, 2016 at 8:38 am Comments are Disabled

TUV SUD, a quality, safety and sustainability solutions provider that specializes in testing, inspection, auditing, certification, training, and knowledge services, issued a lab qualification of Customers’ Testing Facilities (CTF) to JA Solar Holdings Co. The CTF lab qualification is widely viewed by the PV industry as the recognition for theRead More

5D Watts close to launching hybrid concentrated PV heat energy system

5D Watts close to launching hybrid concentrated PV heat energy system

May 13, 2016 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

5D Watts, a custom composite manufacturing company, sent word that it has initiated formal certification testing of Hybrid Solar Concentration PV and Heat Energy System. After completion of a production prototype, and in-house testing for almost two years, the company says it is ready to complete certification testing with CERT. “Having reachedRead More

S-Energy supplies new module series for 1,500-volt project in Colorado

S-Energy supplies new module series for 1,500-volt project in Colorado

May 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

S-Energy Co., South Korea’s leading manufacturer of tier-one solar PV products, reached an agreement to provide 74 MW of solar modules to juwi Inc., a Colo.-based project developer and turn-key engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm specializing in solar energy plants. The company’s modules will be utilized in utility-scale projectsRead More

JinkoSolar partners with CivicSolar to distribute Eagle module line

JinkoSolar partners with CivicSolar to distribute Eagle module line

May 11, 2016 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

JinkoSolar entered into a Master Purchase Agreement with national full service solar distributor CivicSolar. Under the terms of the agreement, JinkoSolar has been selected by CivicSolar as a Preferred Module Partner and will account for 25 percent of CivicSolar’s module sales. CivicSolar is currently offering JinkoSolar’s Eagle (PID-free) and MXRead More

A 480-kW solar system provides electricity for a vegetable farming operation located in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico.

Solar Frontier modules selected for variety of agricultural, residential projects in Mexico

May 10, 2016 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Solar modules from Solar Frontier Americas are going to be installed in a pipeline of residential, agri-business and agro-industrial solar power generation projects in and around Sonora, Mexico, by Enilso. The solar projects range from 5-10 kW residential projects to 200-500 kW agricultural installations and are scheduled to be installedRead More

JinkoSolar’s 1,500-volt Eagle PV module now ready for delivery

JinkoSolar’s 1,500-volt Eagle PV module now ready for delivery

April 28, 2016 at 10:30 am 1 comment

1,500-volt systems are coming sooner rather than later, which obviously will require new products. JinkoSolar Holding Co., a global leader in the photovoltaic (PV) industry, is ready with its solution, having just received UL 1703 certification for its 1,500-volt Eagle PV modules. Following this certification, the modules are now immediatelyRead More

Soligent now offering Panasonic HIT solar modules

Soligent now offering Panasonic HIT solar modules

April 25, 2016 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

As one of North America’s top solar distributors, Soligent always goes the extra mile for its dealers, staying ahead of industry trends and looking for new products that can help us advance the adoption of solar energy on a mass market level. With that in mind, Soligent will be offering the 325W HITRead More

Nanowire breakthrough could boost module efficiencies by 50 percent

Nanowire breakthrough could boost module efficiencies by 50 percent

April 22, 2016 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

In what could be a major breakthrough for solar energy, Swedish advanced materials start-up Sol Voltaics AB has confirmed the successful alignment and orientation of nanowires in a thin film. The achievement paves the way for photovoltaic (PV) module efficiencies of 27 percent or more — a 50 percent boost in energy conversionRead More

SolarWorld supplying panels for Valley Electric Association project

SolarWorld supplying panels for Valley Electric Association project

April 22, 2016 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

SolarWorld is supplying 17.5 MW of its high-efficiency 72-cell solar panels for a project that the Valley Electric Association (VEA) is undertaking in the Mojave Desert town of Pahrump, west of Las Vegas near the Nevada border with California. The project will comprise 51,562 340-watt modules made in SolarWorld’s expanding factoryRead More