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.

SPI Preview: High-efficiency, smart panels ready for wider installation

SPI Preview: High-efficiency, smart panels ready for wider installation

September 9, 2016 at 10:00 am 2 comments

High efficiency panels are trending up for a variety of project segments as the costs become more reasonable. The SPI show floor is going to be filled with examples. Panasonic (booth 2317, SL11) has a history of innovation and dependability in the solar industry, and the 25-year product warranty onRead More

Yingli is launching three new UL-certified PV module series in the U.S.

Yingli is launching three new UL-certified PV module series in the U.S.

September 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Ltd., one of the world’s leading solar PV module manufacturers, sent word that its launching three new module series in the United States. Smart Modules with embedded optimizers Yingli Smart Module Series, certified by Underwriters Laboratory (UL), features integrated module-level power optimizers produced by SolarEdge.Read More

Boviet Solar releases new 1,500-volt polycrystalline PV module

Boviet Solar releases new 1,500-volt polycrystalline PV module

August 30, 2016 at 7:55 am 1 comment

  Boviet Solar USA, the North American arm of Boviet Solar Technology Co., Ltd., announced the launch of its new 1,500-volt polycrystalline solar modules. The new high-voltage solar modules are ideal for large commercial and utility-scale solar installations and require less balance of system (BoS) components compared to 1,000-volt modules.Read More

Rayton Solar opens crowdfunding to support its low-cost PV module manufacturing method

Rayton Solar opens crowdfunding to support its low-cost PV module manufacturing method

August 19, 2016 at 1:49 pm Comments are Disabled

Rayton Solar, Inc. announced a plan to bring its cost-effective solar panel manufacturing solution to fruition with a Regulation A+ equity crowdfunding campaign, allowing anyone in the United States to support the company’s vision. Read our original story on Rayton here. Rayton Solar has bridged the gap between particle accelerator technologyRead More

Solar to the circus: Trina Solar forms partnership with Cirque du Soleil

Solar to the circus: Trina Solar forms partnership with Cirque du Soleil

August 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Trina Solar Limited announced a partnership in which it will become Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever Official Solar Partner in the United States. The new partnership will focus around co-promotional campaigns, Cirque du Soleil experiences for Trina Solar’s customers and employees, and more. “This partnership is a natural fit for Trina Solar,” saidRead More

Phono Solar tests into top tier of DNV GL’s PV Module Reliability Scorecard

Phono Solar tests into top tier of DNV GL’s PV Module Reliability Scorecard

August 15, 2016 at 3:21 pm Comments are Disabled

Phono Solar, a global provider of integrated solar solutions, qualified as one of two module manufacturers to score top-tier results in DNV GL’s second PV Module Reliability Scorecard Report. DNV GL is a global leader in testing and qualification of solar PV modules, among other technologies. The DNV GL reliabilityRead More

Enter the Matrix: How much can a PV system change when you wire cells in parallel?

Enter the Matrix: How much can a PV system change when you wire cells in parallel?

August 2, 2016 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

All PV power generation starts with a simple cell. One is wired to the next, then to the next, and then those are grouped into modules and then into panels and then strung together and so on. So, what happens when you change how that single cell exists within theRead More

Boviet Solar debuted new line of PERC modules at Intersolar (at reduced cost)

Boviet Solar debuted new line of PERC modules at Intersolar (at reduced cost)

July 20, 2016 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

We sat down with Boviet Solar USA, the North American arm of Boviet Solar Technology Co., Ltd., at Intersolar in San Francisco last week to hear more about its new line of PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Contact) solar modules. Boviet Solar used Intersolar North America to showcase its latest innovations inRead More

SolarWorld’s 1,500-volt panel ready to ship in Q4

SolarWorld’s 1,500-volt panel ready to ship in Q4

July 19, 2016 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

SolarWorld, one of the largest crystalline-silicon solar manufacturers in the Americas, exhibited a new 72-cell XL product at Intersolar North America. This new 1,500-volt solar panel will be ready in time for this year’s fourth-quarter peak selling season. The 1,500-volt technology, compared with standard 1,000-volt solar panels, enables installers to increase lengths ofRead More

LG Electronics releases high efficiency NeON solar panels for commercial, utility markets

LG Electronics releases high efficiency NeON solar panels for commercial, utility markets

July 18, 2016 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

LG Electronics announced its upcoming push into the commercial and utility-scale space at Intersolar with the launch of its flagship NeON 2 in a 72-cell solar panel. Why might these be a good option for your next C&I project? LG’s N-Type double-sided cell structure allows the panels to produce more energyRead More