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Solar coaster news roundup: SolarCity layoffs, SunPower exits utility-scale, Enphase in trouble?

Solar coaster news roundup: SolarCity layoffs, SunPower exits utility-scale, Enphase in trouble?

August 15, 2018 at 10:18 am 0 comments

The solar installer base has strengthened across the country, but the largest companies still loom largest. When they sneeze, the industry catches a cold. Here are some of the latest comings and goings at the top of the market following first-half earnings calls. SolarCity cut backs Tesla closed a dozenRead More

SunPower’s highest efficiency solar panels to debut at Intersolar Europe this week

SunPower’s highest efficiency solar panels to debut at Intersolar Europe this week

June 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

SunPower will formally introduce its highest efficiency X-Series residential solar panel this week during Intersolar Europe in Munich, Germany. At 370-watts and 22.7-percent efficiency, it is the most efficient solar panel that customers can buy for their home today. “By engineering greater efficiency solar panels, we can fit more wattsRead More

OMCO’s Field-Fast racking design incorporates value-added touches that leverage its OEM factory-direct capability.

Saving studies for modular, FieldFast ground-mount system reveal big cost reductions

June 14, 2018 at 7:09 am Comments are Disabled

In this uncertain #TrumpTariffs market, many investors have less appetite for newer, less proven systems, seeing that as another avenue of risk in projects where pennies and seconds count more than ever. This puts the spotlight on companies and products that can deliver the most certainty in terms of upfrontRead More

SunPower buys SolarWorld Americas to ramp up P-Series panel production

SunPower buys SolarWorld Americas to ramp up P-Series panel production

April 19, 2018 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

In the latest episode of As the Solar Industry Turns, SunPower is acquiring 100 percent of SolarWorld Americas. You may recall SolarWorld Americas being one of the companies that hit a rough patch and filed a 201 trade petition that launched the #TrumpTariffs now in place. SunPower plans to injectRead More

RdTools results show time-series data along with a year-on-year degradation distribution. The same system is analyzed with the clear-sky method (a), and sensor-based method with a poorly maintained sensor (b). In this case, high reported degradation is likely caused by sensor drift, rather than a degrading PV module

NREL promotes new solar tool to accurately calculate PV module degradation rates

April 11, 2018 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

How long a product can be expected to perform at a high level is a fundamental indication of quality and durability. In the solar industry, accurately predicting the longevity of photovoltaic (PV) panels is essential to increase energy production, lower costs, and raise investor and consumer confidence. A new softwareRead More

Install of new Quick Mount PV QRail rooftop racking system.

Strength in numbers: How solar installers can build business through third-party programs

March 26, 2018 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

As the story goes, solar system costs came down, which drove up demand. But this story is a bit too simplistic because the price drop and demand rise allowed the solar market to mature. In those years where module, mounting and inverter manufacturers drove down costs, quality increased, better salesRead More

Green Street Power Partners buys up portfolio of community solar projects in New York via SunPower

Green Street Power Partners buys up portfolio of community solar projects in New York via SunPower

March 5, 2018 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

Green Street Power Partners LLC (GSPP) has purchased a portfolio of community solar projects all in Con Edison’s service zone, from SunPower. A 918-kilowatt rooftop project in Maspeth, Queens, will be the first completed featuring SunPower Helix technology. The project was originated by SunPower dealer Accord Power, who is alsoRead More

SunPower installs 10-MW solar + storage system at U.S. Army post in Alabama

SunPower installs 10-MW solar + storage system at U.S. Army post in Alabama

February 26, 2018 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

Redstone Arsenal and SunPower Corp. cut the ribbon for a 10-MW solar photovoltaic and 1-MW energy storage system now in operation at the U.S. Army post in Alabama. The solar array and storage project was designed, built and will be operated and maintained by SunPower, with financing provided by Birmingham-headquarteredRead More

Post-solar tariff roundup: Installation forecasts, SunPower delays, WTO challenge

Post-solar tariff roundup: Installation forecasts, SunPower delays, WTO challenge

February 1, 2018 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

Tariffs are being placed on solar modules and cells, per orders of Donald Trump, and will be effective Feb. 7, 2018. Here are all of the details on how these will go into effect. What follows is an updated forecast for U.S. solar installations during that tariff period and additionalRead More

Watch: Stellar Solar goes inside some of its residential installations on Solar Cribs series

Watch: Stellar Solar goes inside some of its residential installations on Solar Cribs series

November 13, 2017 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

I don’t know about you, but we love a good solar installation story, which is why we enjoy this Solar Cribs YouTube series launched by Stellar Solar, San Diego’s oldest SunPower dealer and one of two Master Dealers in San Diego County. Above we have episode three, which features the storyRead More