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.

New Panasonic program to support solar installers with marketing, training, more

New Panasonic program to support solar installers with marketing, training, more

June 21, 2016 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is introducing a new solar panel installer program for that will allow installers to take advantage of valuable marketing, training and partner support initiatives to help develop their business. The continued growth of the HIT brand prompted this new program, as participating installers will now have aRead More

Inside Tech: How new platform from TrinaSolar delivers module-level flexibility

Inside Tech: How new platform from TrinaSolar delivers module-level flexibility

June 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm 2 comments

Flexibility will forever be a goal in the solar industry because there is no perfect site. As you’ll notice throughout the mounting guide this year, flexibility is a big trend in mounting systems, but there is usually still a rigidity baked into the PV architecture itself. Panels are tied togetherRead More

Sunpreme Bifacial PV panels now atop UC Berkeley’s Jacobs Hall

Sunpreme Bifacial PV panels now atop UC Berkeley’s Jacobs Hall

June 16, 2016 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Jacobs Hall is the brand new home for University of California, Berkeley’s Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation in the College of Engineering. The building was built to embody the values of the institute itself: “a place to explore, a place to connect and a place to learn design innovation byRead More

SolarWorld forms training partnership with SEI (includes coursework discounts)

SolarWorld forms training partnership with SEI (includes coursework discounts)

June 3, 2016 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

SolarWorld, an American manufacturer of crystalline-silicon solar technology, launched a training partnership with renewable-energy school Solar Energy International (SEI) that will include discounts on online coursework. SolarWorld has more than 40 years of experience in U.S. solar manufacturing, while the nonprofit SEI, with 45,000 alumni worldwide, is celebrating 25 yearsRead More

Solaria releases new PowerXT modules (both residential and commercial solutions)

Solaria releases new PowerXT modules (both residential and commercial solutions)

May 26, 2016 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

Solaria just introduced its PowerXT 330Wp and 400Wp modules optimized for residential and commercial rooftops respectively– offering high efficiency for this rapidly-growing sector of the clean energy market. Solaria’s high output modules are built on the company’s proprietary technology, which utilizes an advanced cell interconnect and module production processes. SolariaRead More

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