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Module Evolution: What big-time PV improvements will boost panel efficiency?

Module Evolution: What big-time PV improvements will boost panel efficiency?

October 2, 2017 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

The solar industry is forever in need of constant innovation and scientific breakthrough. Even now, with PV capacity reaching record highs, prices continuing to fall and efficiencies inching up, more innovation is needed. A lot more. (Not to mention whatever fallout is felt in the module market following the SectionRead More

PV Pointers: Silicon heterojunction solar cell technology moves beyond the lab

PV Pointers: Silicon heterojunction solar cell technology moves beyond the lab

October 2, 2017 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

There’s been lots of buzz about silicon heterojunction [SHJ] solar cells and rightly so. SHJ is one of the more promising solar panel technologies to come along in some time due to its proven ability to improve conversion efficiency. In addition, panels employing SHJ cells have been able to improveRead More

Pika Energy expands energy storage capacity of Harbor Smart Battery line

Pika Energy expands energy storage capacity of Harbor Smart Battery line

September 18, 2017 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

Pika Energy Inc.’s Harbor Smart Battery product line, which sold out during its beta production run, now features expanded energy storage capacities and reduced pricing, the U.S.-based manufacturer announced at Solar Power International. The Harbor Smart Battery, co-developed with Panasonic, is now available in two configurations: Harbor Plus, with 15.9 kWh ofRead More

The Ultimate SPI Showcase: Here’s what to see at Solar Power International 2017

The Ultimate SPI Showcase: Here’s what to see at Solar Power International 2017

September 1, 2017 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

Big leap for microinverters APsystems will unveil the YC600, a dual-module, smart grid and Rule 21 compliant microinverter at SPI in Las Vegas. A groundbreaking design in microinverter technology, the YC600 will offer the highest peak output power, faster transmission speed and more modules allowed per string than comparable microinverters.Read More

U.S. Defense Department commits to solar power production across several sites

U.S. Defense Department commits to solar power production across several sites

August 23, 2017 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

The Defense Department has been installing solar at military bases at a fairly steady pace the last few years. The most recent projects coming online soon include a large Gulf Coast Solar Center portfolio (across three sites) and a new solar + storage system at a post in Alabama. Here’sRead More

Solaria uses a direct contact between cells to reduce power loss as well as achieve an all-black look.

How one PV module manufacturer wants to meet the needs of homeowners

August 22, 2017 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

For all of the intrinsic value of solar, selling it on a wide-scale to homeowners might depend more on stuff like emotional appeal and aesthetics. This is driving the influx of black PV panels coming onto the market. LG’s NeON series comes in black. Panasonic just released all-black versions ofRead More

Universities adding solar: Update on PV projects at Notre Dame, University of Virginia

Universities adding solar: Update on PV projects at Notre Dame, University of Virginia

July 24, 2017 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

Notre Dame goes solar Inovateus Solar has completed a 144.72-kW solar photovoltaic installation for the University of Notre Dame. The ground-mounted system is located at the Kenmore Warehouse storage facility and is the largest solar array built by the university to date as well as the biggest PV installation inRead More

Renewable energy project in Colorado draws interest from Department of Energy

Renewable energy project in Colorado draws interest from Department of Energy

July 24, 2017 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is partnering with Panasonic Corporation and Xcel Energy to simulate and optimize the energy load profile of Peña Station NEXT, a planned 382-acre mixed-use development in Denver, Colo. The project will employ the grid modeling capabilities of NREL’s EnergyRead More

Intersolar North America Showcase: Here’s what to see at this year’s trade show

Intersolar North America Showcase: Here’s what to see at this year’s trade show

June 26, 2017 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

APsystems: True three-phrase microinverters APsystems boasts an industry best-selling 3-phase solar microinverter and the industry’s first true 3-phase (phase-balanced & phase-monitored) unit, the YC1000-3. This model handles 208V or 277Y/480V grid voltages with 900 watts maximum output, 95 percent peak efficiency and comes with ZigBee communication and integrated ground. AtRead More

Top 6 solar projects from last week

Top 6 solar projects from last week

June 26, 2017 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

First Illinois school district to go solar hosts ribbon cutting Lake Park High School District 108 hosted a ribbon cutting event on June 15 to celebrate completion of two solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, making it one of the first public school districts in Illinois to adopt solar power on aRead More