Dec 212016
 
Suniva, Inc., an American manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells and modules, recently completed its manufacturing expansion at its US headquarters, located in metro-Atlanta, Georgia. The latest expansion increases the company’s Georgia-based manufacturing capacity to 450 MW. This next chapter in the company’s growth brings both an increase in solar cell efficiency and American jobs. Suniva celebrated the completion of its expansion with a well-attended ribbon cutting ceremony...
Dec 202016
 
Canadian Solar Inc. announced the commercial operation of the 200 MWac/272 MWp Garland Solar Facility in California (US). The Garland Solar Facility was developed by Canadian Solar’s wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy and is majority owned by Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power. The Garland facility uses approximately 723,000 Canadian Solar high performance CS6X-P photovoltaic (PV) solar modules mounted on single-axis tracking tables. It generates enough clean solar power to...
Dec 202016
 
Ciel & Terre celebrated the completion of their floating solar power plant in Isawa, Japan with an opening ceremony earlier this month. This is the first of many in-house projects for Ciel & Terre as they rapidly move towards becoming a fully integrated solar electricity producer. Ciel & Terre first introduced their Hydrelio technology in 2011 as an alternative to standard land-based solar installations. While land space is limited, water space is plenty and virtually...
Dec 192016
 
Ideal Power Inc., a developer of innovative power conversion technologies, announced that NEXTracker will be selling its SunDial solar PV plus storage string inverter as part of their newly launched solar plus storage tracker. NEXTracker’s “NX Fusion Plus” will integrate the SunDial together with NEXTracker’s solar tracker, a battery pack, and software to deliver maximum return on investment to solar power plants. The solution will be packaged and sold by...
Dec 192016
 
Heliatek is expanding its global presence in exhibiting at two major upcoming shows in the US and Europe. The International Consumer Electronics Show (International CES) will take place from the 5th to the 8th of January 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada (US). This show recognizes innovative concepts and products illustrating the various possibilities for applications of organic and printed electronics. Heliatek will exhibit with its strategic partner ENGIE, as part of the OpenInnov pavilion...
Dec 192016
 
Trina Solar Limited, a specialist in photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions and services, announced that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China, set a new world conversion efficiency record of 22.61% for a high-efficiency p-type mono-crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cell. The record-breaking solar cell was fabricated on a large-sized boron-doped Cz-Si substrate with a low-cost industrial process of advanced PERC (Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell) technology that...
Dec 192016
 
Dulas, an independent renewable energy advisor, announced the recent installation of a 50kWp solar array at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth. The work was undertaken as part of a renovation and extension project, and offers further evidence of Dulas’ commitment to providing high-quality, long-lasting builds. Following the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, which came into force in April of this year, public bodies in Wales, such as the National Library, are...
Dec 162016
 
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) announced that BayWa r.e. is its Platinum Champion Sponsor of its 2017 CE Conference. As part of this sponsorship, BayWa r.e. will also support NABCEP's mission to promote safety, certification, quality installations and consumer confidence throughout the year. Boaz Soifer, BayWa r.e. Solar Systems LLC CEO, said, "We exhibited at the NABCEP conference in 2016 and were struck by how closely our values and NABCEP's...
Dec 152016
 
In 2017, the Intersolar Award will pay tribute to innovative solutions in the solar industry for the 10th year in a row – true to the motto ‘Powering the Future with Innovation!’. Companies and project owners are invited to submit their entries for the Award from 9 January, 2017. The award will be presented at Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners, on 31 May, 2017. ees Europe, Europe’s largest...
Dec 142016
 
The SolarEdge P800 commercial power optimizer enables installers to connect two modules to one power optimizer. It is available in two versions: P800s for series connections (for high power 6” cell modules and bi-facial modules) and P800p for parallel connections (for high power 5” cell modules). The parallel version (P800P-5NCDARL) has a built-in branch cable to eliminate the need for an external cable. A single input version of the P800p (P800P-5NC4ARL) is...