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.

Trina announces new world record for its high-efficiency mc-Si module

Trina announces new world record for its high-efficiency mc-Si module

October 18, 2016 at 1:41 pm Comments are Disabled

Trina Solar Limited announced that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China (SKL PVST) has set a new world record of 19.86 percent aperture efficiency for its high-efficiency “Honey Plus” multicrystalline silicon (mc-Si) solar module, which contains 120 pieces of P-type mc-Si solar cells (156 x 78 mm2).Read More

Thin-film module maker Solar Frontier surpasses 4 GW globally

Thin-film module maker Solar Frontier surpasses 4 GW globally

October 12, 2016 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

We have a thin-film segment update coming in our Nov/Dec issue. Spoiler: there are some things happening there. Case in point, Solar Frontier reports that the total cumulative shipments of its CIS thin-film solar panels have surpassed 4 GW, now reaching approximately 60 countries around the world. Some of the 11Read More

Auric Solar signs 15 MW deal with PV module manufacturer Silfab Solar

Auric Solar signs 15 MW deal with PV module manufacturer Silfab Solar

October 11, 2016 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

Silfab Solar, a PV module manufacturer, announced a long-term partnership with Auric Solar and distributor Russell Pacific to supply Auric with all-black, high-quality modules and delivery of 15 MW over the next few months. Auric Solar started in 2010 by co-founders Trent Vansice and Jess Phillips in a garage in SaltRead More

Magnolia Solar teaming with InSolare Energy to bring its thin-film PV to market

Magnolia Solar teaming with InSolare Energy to bring its thin-film PV to market

October 6, 2016 at 1:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Magnolia Solar has signed a teaming arrangement with India-based InSolare Energy to bring Magnolia’s patented solar photovoltaic (PV) technology to market. Magnolia is a subsidiary of Ecoark Holdings, a provider of a growing suite of proprietary technologies and services. The initial purchase order is for a study of feasibility forRead More

SolPad is fully integrating storage inside its panels (and a ton more)

SolPad is fully integrating storage inside its panels (and a ton more)

September 27, 2016 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

So, here is something different: SunCulture Solar Inc. has announced the launch of SolPad, which builds in a ton of technology at the panel level, potentially becoming the most advanced integrated-home or offgrid solar energy group of products out there.   “SolPad revolutionizes personal energy by bringing together the sustainable smartRead More

First solar module recycling program launched by JinkoSolar

First solar module recycling program launched by JinkoSolar

September 26, 2016 at 11:26 am 1 comment

JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc., in partnership with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and a coalition of other solar companies, is launching the nation’s first PV recycling program, which includes a network of cost-effective recyclers that can responsibly dispose of decommissioned PV modules. While JinkoSolar modules are expected to last at least 25Read More

Check out this infographic on how extreme weather affects solar panels

Check out this infographic on how extreme weather affects solar panels

September 23, 2016 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

Thanks to Ryan McNeill, President of Renewable Energy Corporation, for sending this our way. Use the expand button in the lower right hand corner to increase the size of the infographic for better viewing. Solar Power 365 from Renewable Energy Corporation, one of the largest residential solar companies in theRead More

Mission Solar Energy adds four new PV module lines to product offering

Mission Solar Energy adds four new PV module lines to product offering

September 22, 2016 at 1:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Seen at Solar Power International this year: Mission Solar Energy, a San Antonio-based manufacturer of utility-scale, commercial and residential high-efficiency solar modules, added four new module lines to its product offering. The Apollo, Mercury, Gemini and Gemini Elite modules utilize advanced technology to provide best-in-class efficiency, reliability, power and aesthetics. Apollo TheRead More

Details on the next generation Home Energy Solution from Enphase

Details on the next generation Home Energy Solution from Enphase

September 20, 2016 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

  At Solar Power International we got an upclose look at the complete Home Energy Solution with IQ that Enphase Energy, Inc. is excited to push to the market in 2017. The plan for the Home Energy Solution is ambitious, as Enphase is trying to move past selling pieces andRead More

Boviet Solar modules now available with built-in Spice Solar Racking technology

Boviet Solar modules now available with built-in Spice Solar Racking technology

September 14, 2016 at 8:37 am Comments are Disabled

At Solar Power International, Boviet Solar USA and Spice Solar are demonstrating an integration between the two companies — Boviet Solar Modules that incorporate Spice Solar Built-In Racking technology. The goal here is to make the installation of rooftop solar arrays faster and less expensive. The new Boviet Solar USA 60-cell monocrystallineRead More