Post Tagged with: "bifacial"

Nextracker explains its bifacial PV gains and how to accurately model them in PVsyst

Nextracker explains its bifacial PV gains and how to accurately model them in PVsyst

September 14, 2020 at 2:51 pm 0 comments

Nextracker recently published findings from its bifacial solar tracker research. It explains some of the advantages inherent within its NX Horizon single-axis tracker design for achieving bifacial gains, but more importantly, it shows how these gains can be accurately modeled within PVsyst. The entire report is worth a deep-dive, butRead More

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign starts solar project construction, expects to turn on this winter

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign starts solar project construction, expects to turn on this winter

August 10, 2020 at 9:06 am 0 comments

Construction is underway on the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign’s Solar Farm 2.0, with a commercial operation date expected for early 2021. The new 54-acre, 12.1 megawatt solar array is located north of Curtis Road, between First Street and U.S. Route 45, next to the Village of Savoy. OnceRead More

What RatedPower learned after running 1,000 bifacial solar project simulations last month

What RatedPower learned after running 1,000 bifacial solar project simulations last month

July 27, 2020 at 1:36 pm Comments are Disabled

RatedPower, a young company focused on the design and engineering of solar plants via pvDesign software, recently launched its own bifacial energy yield model. This model enables pvDesign users to experience first-hand the gain they might obtain using bifacial technology. Since the introduction of the bifacial energy yield model onRead More

SunPower spin-off Maxeon hypes new line of bifacial solar panels for large-scale plants

SunPower spin-off Maxeon hypes new line of bifacial solar panels for large-scale plants

July 27, 2020 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

Maxeon Solar Technologies, the planned spin-off from SunPower Corp., is bursting out of the gate with a new line of bifacial SunPower Performance 5 panels for large-scale power plant applications. Performance 5 panels will be commercialized and begin delivery in the fourth quarter of 2020. Among the first products toRead More

Solar Energy PV Modules in the middle of the Atacama Desert at a Solar PV Power Plant, Copiapo, Chile

Bifacial solar site enhancer Terra Pave Albedo is an American-Made Solar Prize finalist

May 28, 2020 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

Terra Pave Albedo, made available via Beckett Solar Energy, (something we reported on here), was named a finalist in the AMERICAN-MADE SOLAR PRIZE competition from NREL, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Department of Energy. Each of the Finalist teams was awarded between $50,000 and $100,000 to be invested in further testing. Eco-EstatesRead More

Seraphim with a new 166 mm half-cut bifacial solar PV module

Seraphim with a new 166 mm half-cut bifacial solar PV module

April 22, 2020 at 1:38 pm 1 comment

Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System Co., Ltd. (Seraphim), a world-class solar product manufacturer in China, rolled out its new 166 mm half-cut cell module on April 22, redefining a new generation of photovoltaic (PV) modules combining 166 mm-size silicon wafers with multi-busbar (MBB) and half-cut cell technology. According to Seraphim, theRead More

Hand writes "Tariff Change" on blackboard

The United States Trade Representative is getting rid of the bifacial solar module tariff exclusion again

April 16, 2020 at 4:01 pm 2 comments

Feel like I’ve written this headline 100 times already. Anyway, the U.S. Trade Representative called for removing Section 201 tariff exclusions for bifacial solar modules, again. Not much more to say about it other than it should have been expected. Here’s the obligatory sad trombone response from Solar Energy Industries AssociationRead More

What’s the ultimate bifacial solar PV site and tracker system setup? Soltec makes its case

What’s the ultimate bifacial solar PV site and tracker system setup? Soltec makes its case

January 31, 2020 at 8:15 am Comments are Disabled

The bifacial solar PV era is dawning, and Soltec wants to understand the exact scenarios in which its tracker systems will maximize these assumed-yet-nebulous bifacial gains. The Spain-based tracker company made a splash at Intersolar North America two years ago when it unveiled its Bifacial Tracker Evaluation Center (BiTEC) inRead More

Atlas Renewable Energy places bifacial module order with Chint Solar, Astronergy

Atlas Renewable Energy places bifacial module order with Chint Solar, Astronergy

December 16, 2019 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

CHINT Solar/Astronergy signed a new contract with Latam’s solar energy giant, Atlas Renewable Energy, to supply 122 MW of bifacial modules to one of their projects in Chile by 2020. The increasing energy demand in Latin America, mainly in highly industrialized countries such as Chile, the profitability that solar energyRead More

TerraSmart debuts a ground screw-based bifacial solar module racking solution

TerraSmart debuts a ground screw-based bifacial solar module racking solution

August 15, 2019 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

TerraSmart has unveiled GLIDE, its latest ground screw-based racking design for utility-scale solar projects. GLIDE is infused with bifacial module compatibility allowing complete exposure of the module to maximize potential backside power yield. Carrying forward TerraSmart’s ability to accommodate slope tolerances up to 36 percent, GLIDE was designed to improveRead More