Products & Technology

aleo Sunrise Starts Cell Production, Parent Eyes U.S. Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 28, 2016

After nine months of construction and renovation, aleo Sunrise GmbH, the subsidiary of module manufacturer aleo solar GmbH, has started production of its PERC solar cell CELCO technology in Germany. Using the cells, aleo solar GmbH has begun delivering 60-cell [Read More]

Hawaii Turns To Energy Storage To Help Integrate Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 27, 2016

Hawaiian Electric Co. has placed into service its first utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS), a 1 MW battery located at the Campbell Industrial Park generating station on Oahu. The BESS is a joint demonstration project by the Hawaii Natural [Read More]

Rooftop Equipment Provider PHP Launches Solar Mounting System

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 23, 2016

PHP Systems/Design, a Houston-based designer and manufacturer of rooftop pipe and equipment support systems, has added a solar panel mounting system to its line of products to meet market demands. “The solar panel mounting system is a product we previously [Read More]

U.S., Canada Utilities Sign Up For Microgrid Initiative

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 22, 2016

Toronto-based Opus One Solutions says it is leading a $16.4 million project aimed at driving the development of technology to improve the integration of distributed energy resources (DERs), such as solar, wind and storage, into the grid. Specifically, the initiative [Read More]

Labs Offer Tips For Adding Rooftop Solar Into Utility Planning

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 21, 2016

A new report by researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory highlights innovative approaches that U.S. utilities are using to plan for increased rooftop solar. The report says that when an individual utility customer [Read More]

Crystal Solar Inks DOE Grant For ‘Direct Gas To Wafer’ Development

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 16, 2016

Crystal Solar has been awarded a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative to develop high-efficiency epitaxial solar cells and demonstrate commercial-level yield at the company’s pilot production facility in Santa Clara, Calif. Crystal Solar [Read More]

NREL-Led Consortium To Boost Reliability, Performance Of PV Modules

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) – in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory – will form a new consortium intended to accelerate the development of module [Read More]

Sunpreme Developing New PV Cell Manufacturing Tech

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2016

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Sunpreme has received a $5 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop what the company calls the next generation of high-performance, low-cost photovoltaic manufacturing technology. Through the SunShot award, Sunpreme says it will develop [Read More]

Enphase Rolls Out Another Generation Of Solar Micro-Inverters

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 12, 2016

Enphase Energy Inc. has unveiled its Enphase home energy solution with IQ, which combines solar, storage and energy management. The solution features the company’s sixth-generation Enphase IQ micro-inverter system, integrates with upcoming AC modules from LG and SolarWorld, and offers [Read More]

SolarWorld To Debut Integrated AC Solar Panel

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 09, 2016

SolarWorld has announced it will unveil an integrated alternating-current (AC) solar panel at the Solar Power International trade show, which is taking place in Las Vegas next week. The company will debut the SolarWorld AC Module – available for purchase [Read More]