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.

JinkoSolar donates solar modules to Chinese Everest Expedition Team

JinkoSolar donates solar modules to Chinese Everest Expedition Team

March 16, 2016 at 2:32 pm 1 comment

This story is pretty cool, and we mean that both as slang and its more literal definition. JinkoSolar Holding Co. is donating solar modules to the 2016 Chinese Everest Expedition Team that will be installed at the Team’s South Base Camp. JinkoSolar’s modules will be used as one of theRead More

ET Solar modules selected for 84-MW projects in North Carolina

ET Solar modules selected for 84-MW projects in North Carolina

March 15, 2016 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

Capital Dynamics, a global private asset manager, has selected ET Solar as its module provider for 14 solar power projects in North Carolina, with a combined capacity of 84.4 MW. As a Tier 1 solar panel manufacturer, ET Solar has been chosen to supply ET-P672 310/315Wp Modules for the 14 ground-mounted PVRead More

SnapNrack Series 100 and 200 receive updated UL listing

SnapNrack Series 100 and 200 receive updated UL listing

March 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  Certification is hugely important for all PV system components as the industry moves into the mainstream. SnapNrack’s 100 and 200 Systems received an updated UL 2703 listing that will further enhance the huge benefit that users of SnapNrack products have been receiving. All items in the SnapNrack price listRead More

JinkoSolar supplies 80,000+ modules for two PV projects in New Mexico

JinkoSolar supplies 80,000+ modules for two PV projects in New Mexico

March 9, 2016 at 4:29 pm Comments are Disabled

JinkoSolar Holding Co., a leader in the solar PV industry, sent word that it has supplied 24.5 MWp of solar modules to Gransolar, a specialist construction company focused on renewable energy projects. JinkoSolar has supplied 80,075 high-efficiency polycrystalline modules for two PV solar projects. Both projects will be managed byRead More

PV manufacturers investing $5 billion in capacity, tech upgrades

PV manufacturers investing $5 billion in capacity, tech upgrades

March 9, 2016 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

An obstacle in the way of massive solar growth around the world is having the capacity to meet the demand. The solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing sector is ready to meet this challenge as it looks to increase capital expenditure (capex) on new factories and technologies in 2016 by more than 60Read More

Trina Solar ships nearly 6 GW of modules in 2015 (and other notes from Q4 earnings report)

Trina Solar ships nearly 6 GW of modules in 2015 (and other notes from Q4 earnings report)

March 7, 2016 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

As has already been noted, Trina Solar Limited is one of the top PV module manufacturers in the world. There was this report by GlobalData, as well as a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) that named Trina Solar Limited the most ‘bankable’ PV module manufacturer globally. In its survey ofRead More

Seraphim Solar launches new Eclipse PV module

Seraphim Solar launches new Eclipse PV module

March 2, 2016 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

Seraphim Solar USA Manufacturing, Inc. is introducing its newest high-efficiency module, the Eclipse, to the global market. The product will be launched at PV Expo in Japan and upcoming exhibitions, including Ecobuild UK. The Eclipse series, high-efficiency solar modules employ an innovative design and a unique production method. The EclipseRead More

Panasonic breaks module conversion efficiency record by full percentage point

Panasonic breaks module conversion efficiency record by full percentage point

March 2, 2016 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

Panasonic Corp. is the latest module manufacturer to break the efficiency record. The company reports it has achieved a photovoltaic module conversion efficiency* of 23.8 percent** (aperture area***: 11,562 cm2) at research level, a major increase over the previous world record for crystalline silicon-based PV modules. The previous record forRead More

How SunPower’s Helix Platform takes aim at commercial sector

How SunPower’s Helix Platform takes aim at commercial sector

February 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm 2 comments

There are two big “I” words for the solar industry in 2016: investment and integration. This could be especially important for commercial projects. Achieving a real widespread influx of commercial solar installations — from large companies, small companies and everyone in between — will likely require some new solutions andRead More

GlobalData: Trina Solar tops solar PV module producer in 2015

GlobalData: Trina Solar tops solar PV module producer in 2015

February 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Trina Solar held on to its status as the world’s biggest producer of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules in 2015, producing 4.55 (GW) of crystalline modules, while Canadian Solar claimed second spot with 3.9 GW in 2015, according to an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData. Trina Solar’s efforts toRead More