Jun 142018
 
Canadian Solar Inc. announced it will introduce the global launch of its next generation solar modules at Intersolar Europe which will be held from June 20 - 22, 2018 in Munich, Germany. The Company's Chairman and CEO Dr. Shawn Qu will inaugurate BiKu, HiKu and HiDM modules during an exclusive event. Canadian Solar's BiKu modules are at the forefront of high efficiency dual-cell bifacial modules in the industry. Its poly bifacial modules have up...
Jun 132018
 
Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and a specialist in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, has completed shipments of its G3-X fixed tilt racking system to Brantley solar farm, a large-scale solar project in North Carolina. The 71MWdc project, which is about 30 miles east of Raleigh, was developed and is currently being built by Cypress Creek Renewables, a leading national solar developer, builder and operator. Solar FlexRack’s solar tracking and racking...
Jun 122018
 
The portfolio of Laser Components now includes WaveEye, a particularly compact and versatile wavelength measuring device for cw or quasi-cw lasers between 450 nm and 950 nm. The measurement data is available at a rate of 1 kHz without any warm-up delay. It can be used for an optical input power range between 0.1μ W and 1 mW. The digital measured value output is carried out via a USB connection, which also serves as a power supply. In addition, the wavelength information is available as...
Jun 122018
 
In Neuchâtel (Switzerland), researchers from EPFL and CSEM have combined silicon- and perovskite-based solar cells. The resulting efficiency of 25.2% is a record for this type of tandem cell. Their innovative yet simple manufacturing technique could be directly integrated into existing production lines, and efficiency could eventually rise above 30%. In the field of photovoltaic technologies, silicon-based solar cells make up 90% of the market. In terms of cost, stability and...
Jun 122018
 
Tigo announced that Babu Jain joined the company and will assume the position of Chief Operating Officer. As the newest Tigo executive member, Babu is responsible for leading software, hardware, and worldwide operations from Tigo’s headquarters in Los Gatos, CA. Babu comes to Tigo with more than 25 years of experience as vice president or more senior positions throughout Silicon Valley and overseas - including Partner of the Venture Fund Corporation at Seattle, Washington. Babu is...
Jun 122018
 
First it was the tariffs. Then it was the trade wars. Now it’s the increasingly contentious (and seemingly inevitable) fight between the solar industry and the utilities that provide electricity in the United States. But despite its difficulties, solar remains as popular as ever among residential system owners, and they are spreading the word. So in the face of all of its challenges, what must the solar industry do to maintain its extraordinary growth rate? Does solar remain popular in...
Jun 122018
 
Showing resiliency in spite of the new tariffs on imported modules, the U.S. solar market added 2.5 gigawatts of solar PV in the first quarter of the year, representing annual growth of 13 percent, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).  Solar PV accounted for 55% of all U.S. electricity capacity added during the quarter and added more than two gigawatts for the 10th straight quarter, the...