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.

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

LG debuts 72-cell high-efficiency panel for U.S. commercial market at Intersolar

LG debuts 72-cell high-efficiency panel for U.S. commercial market at Intersolar

July 12, 2016 at 11:26 am 1 comment

LG Electronics USA told the press at Intersolar 2016 that starting this month, it will begin shipping its flagship NeON 2 72-cell solar panels, targeted specifically for commercial and utility scale installations. LG believed these new solar panels represent the industry’s most efficient and practical solution for commercial installations dueRead More

APsystems debuts advanced microinverter for high-output PV systems

APsystems debuts advanced microinverter for high-output PV systems

July 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm Comments are Disabled

APsystems extends its advanced microinverter line with the new YC500i with EnergyMax power handling and integrated ground, now available in North America. EnergyMax technology allows the dual-module unit to produce 274 watts peak output per side (548W total), an almost 10 percent increase in peak power output over conventional microinverters toRead More

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