Feb 242016
 
Silfab Solar, a Canadian PV module manufacturer, will debut this week its most advanced and competitively priced PV solar module – the Silfab X series. Silfab’s latest PV module series feature an 18.4% efficiency rating, as well as innovative materials and design elements guaranteeing superior power generation for 30 or more years. The new series will debut at the Solar Power PV Conference and Expo on Wednesday and Thursday, 24 to 25 Feb., at the Westin Boston Waterfront. The...
Feb 242016
 
Sunage SA., a Swiss manufacturer of monocrystalline photovoltaic modules, today announced the immediate availability of the Tigo TS4 Platform on their PV modules. The TS4 Platform replaces the traditional JBox (junction box), allowing customers to install different functional covers to their solar panels. The covers currently offer a range in functionality from diodes and rapid shutdown to full functional long string and optimization – all providing unique, customized unprecedented...
Feb 242016
 
Ideal Power Inc., a developer of power conversion technologies, has signed a Master Purchase Agreement with Powin Corporation, a provider of commercial and industrial (C&I) energy storage systems, to supply its 30kW and 125kW power conversion systems for Powin's portfolio of commercial battery energy storage systems (BESS). Ideal Power's power conversion systems are based on its patentedPower Packet Switching Architecture (PPSA) which offers customers a solution that has gained...
Feb 242016
 
Key Equipment Finance, one of the nation’s largest bank-held equipment finance companies and an affiliate of KeyCorp, announced it has partnered with Trinity Solar, a major retailer and installer of solar power systems in the northeastern United States, to complete a $1.2 million solar installation for Builders’ General Supply Company. Key Equipment Finance provided a solar tax lease that uses the 30% federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and depreciation to reduce lease...
Feb 242016
 
Intersolar North America, a solar industry exhibition and conference dedicated to the North American market, will highlight the key trends driving the North American solar market during its annual conference 11 to 13 July at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco, California (US). With a lineup of policymakers, industry executives and analysts, the conference program will provide valuable insight on topics ranging from emerging solar markets to new financing models to policy debates...
Feb 232016
 
SoloPower Systems, a photovoltaic technology company specializing in the design, manufacture and deployment of CIGS flexible thin-film solar technology, announced today that Bharat Light and Power, a specialist in the Indian renewable energy industry, has signed a collaboration agreement with SoloPower for using its advanced technology panels in the Indian rooftop PV market. SoloPower will supply products for both existing and new roof applications, including the deployment of...
Feb 232016
 
First Solar, Inc. announced it has established yet another world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) research cell conversion efficiency, achieving 22.1% efficiency certified at the Newport Corporation'sTechnology and Applications Center (TAC) PV Lab. The achievement confirms that First Solar is on pace with its established research cell roadmap, and validates CdTe's growing competitive advantage over multi-crystalline silicon technology and other...
Feb 232016
 
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently tested and verified that a SunPower X-Series solar panel reached 22.8% efficiency. SunPower's newest X-Series solar panel generate more energy in the same amount of space as conventional solar panels, which can reduce the number of panels needed to meet consumers' energy needs, the company reports. Compared to conventional solar panels with efficiencies that range from 15 to 18%, a SunPower X-Series...
Feb 232016
 
Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a manufacturer of commercial and utility-scale racking systems and one of the top 10 solar racking companies in the United States, announces it has expanded its ECO line of products with its Rayport-G ECO Ground Mount Dealer Kit. This kit is another example of AET’s track record of innovation and ability to meet the unique needs of its customers. AET’s network of distributors is fully stocked with the kits, which include pre-engineered drawings...