Jul 192019
 
Nearly 1,000 companies from across the U.S. solar industry supply chain today sent a letter to Congress calling for the extension of the Section 48 and Section 25D solar investment tax credits (ITC). The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is leading a national coalition to extend the ITC, one of the most successful clean energy tax policies ever created. The ITC was passed by a Republican-controlled Congress in the 2005 Energy Policy Act and enacted by George W. Bush. It...
Jul 192019
 
Q CELLS will launch its new solar module, the Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G6+, into the U.S. market in September 2019. The Q.PEAK DUO BLK-G6+ module, which boasts all-black facade for superior aesthetics and an extensive 25-year product warranty, is the new iteration of the popular and award-winning Q.PEAK DUO solar modules series. A broader portfolio for a broadening market This latest version of Q CELLS’ half-cell monocrystalline solar module range is manufactured with larger cells, which boast...
Jul 182019
 
Imagine printing electronic devices using a simple inkjet printer — or even painting a solar panel onto the wall of a building. Such technology would slash the cost of manufacturing electronic devices and enable new ways to integrate them into our everyday lives. Over the last two decades, a type of material called organic semiconductors, made out of molecules or polymers, has been developed for such purposes. But some properties of these materials pose a major hurdle that limits their...
Jul 172019
 
Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH, the German subsidiary of one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, has supplied its award-winning and certified low-carbon Q.PEAK-G4.2 305 W solar modules to a large ground-mounted solar farm in western France.  Situated in the commune of Baud in France’s Brittany region, the 4.5 MW solar plant was officially inaugurated and connected to the central grid on July 8. Comprising 14,592 solar modules from Q CELLS, the solar farm is...
Jul 172019
 
Ever since China's 531 New Policy came into effect back in 2018, Chinese manufacturers impacted by the policy actively sought expansion overseas in order to lessen the risks from the policy. Adding that the distribution of global markets is becoming more diverse and dispersed, we see global demand for PV modules being pushed up as a result. EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, gives the following outlook for 2H19: Clients will slightly reduce pull-ins for 3Q, but this is...
Jul 162019
 
Cantsink, a solar product supplier since 2010, is introducing Centric, its latest solar innovation, to speed inverter installation and make monitoring easier. By allowing location of string inverters at a central position among ground-mounted panels, Centric streamlines inverter placement during construction. In a traditional arrangement underneath the panels, inverters are mounted one-by-one in successive spots throughout the project. Centric offers a single, covered location for mounting...
Jul 152019
 
Recent solar research is bringing down the cost of solar as well as increasing efficiencies. It is also expanding the use of solar in ways that can help solve environmental problems, like the need for clean drinking water. Here we present the latest cutting-edge research from around the world that is advancing solar technology as well as using it for the betterment of the world’s population. Solar energy & water purification in one Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science...