Products & Technology

Yingli Solar’s TwinMAX Dual-Glass Modules Net Certifications

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SI Staff on Jul 27, 2016

China-based manufacturer Yingli Solar has announced that its TwinMax 60-cell dual-glass modules (including standard and bifacial series) have passed the IEC61215/61730 tests. The company says these standards ensure the performance and safety of the modules, which it recently commercialized. The [Read More]

Seaward Introduces Multi-Purpose Solar PV Tester

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SI Staff on Jul 27, 2016

Florida-based Seaward Group USA has introduced PV210, a multi-purpose solar PV tester that combines installation and commissioning tests with the ability to perform I-V curve analysis. The company says that using simple push-button operation, the battery-powered PV210 carries out all [Read More]

Modernize Launches Solar Cost Calculator For U.S. Homeowners

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SI Staff on Jul 26, 2016

Modernize, an online service that connects homeowners with contractors specializing in energy-efficient home improvement projects, has launched ModSun, a residential solar panel cost calculator that is available for free. Using nationwide light detection and ranging data, ModSun maps each square [Read More]

CleanFund And Soligent Enter SolarPACE Financing Partnership

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SI Staff on Jul 26, 2016

CleanFund, a provider of long-term property-assessed clean energy (PACE) financing for commercial properties, and Soligent, a solar energy equipment distributor, have announced a strategic partnership. More specifically, CleanFund has entered into an agreement with Solar Engine, a Soligent entity, to [Read More]

JA Solar Reaches 7 GW Milestone Of Mono PV Product Shipments

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SI Staff on Jul 26, 2016

China-based JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. has reached a milestone: The company says that as of the middle of July, its shipments of monocrystalline solar PV products over the last 10 years totaled 7 GW. JA Solar was founded in [Read More]

Vivint Solar And Renovate America Partner On PACE Financing

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SI Staff on Jul 21, 2016

Residential solar company Vivint Solar Inc. has teamed up with Renovate America to offer property-assessed clean energy (PACE) financing – first throughout California then nationwide. By providing Renovate America’s Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) program offering as its PACE financing [Read More]

Harvard Researchers Tackle Energy Storage Inspired By Vitamins

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SI Staff on Jul 20, 2016

Harvard University researchers say they have identified a new class of high-performing organic molecules, inspired by vitamin B2, that can safely store electricity from intermittent energy sources – such as wind and solar power – in large batteries. According to [Read More]

Mosaic And Wave Solar Partner On Lead Generation

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SI Staff on Jul 20, 2016

Mosaic, a provider of home solar loans, and Wave Solar, a marketing software company, have established a new partnership to provide Mosaic installer clients with access to Wave Solar’s lead generation and qualification software. In conjunction with the partnership, Mosaic [Read More]

Canadian Solar Launches T4 PV Connector In North America

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SI Staff on Jul 19, 2016

Canadian Solar Inc. has introduced the T4 PV Connector portfolio to the North American market. According to the company, the T4 PV Connector is a field-installable PV connector manufactured by TLIAN, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar established in December 2014. [Read More]

Trina Solar Achieves New Average Efficiencies For PERC, DP Cells

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SI Staff on Jul 14, 2016

Trina Solar Ltd., a provider of photovoltaic modules, solutions and services, says it has achieved an average efficiency of 20.16% for its industrially produced P-type multicrystalline silicon cells (156 x 156 mm2) with passivated emitter and rear cell (PERC) technology [Read More]