Products & Technology

Black & Veatch Subsidiary Partners With Schletter On Large-Scale Solar

SI Staff
SI Staff on May 27, 2016

Overland Contracting Inc. (OCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of engineering and construction company Black & Veatch, has formed a strategic alliance with Schletter Inc., a provider of solar mounting systems, to serve the growing solar photovoltaic market. Schletter produces ground-mount [Read More]

Solaria Introduces PowerXT Rooftop Solar Modules

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SI Staff on May 26, 2016

Solaria has announced its new PowerXT 330 W and 400 W modules optimized for residential and commercial rooftops, respectively. The company says the modules are built on its proprietary technology, which utilizes an advanced cell interconnect and module production processes. [Read More]

Sunworks Rebrands Solar Racking System As ‘Rapid Rack’

SI Staff
SI Staff on May 26, 2016

Sunworks Inc., a California-based provider of solar power solutions, is also a manufacturer of its own solar racking system. The proprietary mounting system (originally purchased from a company in Germany) was recently rebranded as “Rapid Rack,” now a U.S.-made product [Read More]

Quick Mount PV Unveils Product For Solar On Tile Roofs

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SI Staff on May 25, 2016

California-based Quick Mount PV has introduced its Tile Replacement Mount, which the company says provides a fast and easy way to install solar on tile roofs while protecting against water intrusion. The new mounting solution eliminates messy and time-consuming tile [Read More]

Yingli Commercializes TwinMAX Dual-Glass Solar Modules

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SI Staff on May 25, 2016

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. says it has successfully commercialized its TwinMAX 60-cell, dual-glass module (including the standard series and the bifacial series) and TwinMAX 72-cell, dual-glass module (standard series). The bifacial series monocrystalline modules will be installed on a [Read More]

AET Adapts Rooftop Solar Racking Solution For East-West Orientation

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SI Staff on May 24, 2016

Solar racking company Applied Energy Technologies (AET) has expanded its ECO line of products with its Rayport-B ECO East-West System, which the company says provides an east-west orientation to maximize PV production and increase array density on the rooftop. “For [Read More]

Singulus Lines Up Orders For CIGS Module Manufacturing Machines

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SI Staff on May 24, 2016

Singulus Technologies, a German PV manufacturing equipment provider, has signed two precontracts with a subsidiary of the Chinese state-owned enterprise China National Building Materials for the delivery of production machines for CIGS thin-film solar modules. Singulus says the equipment orders, [Read More]

Samsung SDI Focuses On Chinese Market With New Production Line, PV Paste

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SI Staff on May 24, 2016

South Korea-based Samsung SDI has announced it will start operating a solar PV cell paste production line in its Wuxi Plant located in Jiangsu Province, China, in June. The company has also unveiled its new 8800 Series solar PV paste. [Read More]

JinkoSolar Modules Receive New TUV Rheinland Certification

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SI Staff on May 23, 2016

JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. says it has become the first Chinese solar photovoltaic panel manufacturer to receive Qualification Plus (Q+) certification for its modules from TUV Rheinland. According to the company, Q+ certification is the most recent upgraded test certification [Read More]

DNV GL Puts Solar Modules To The Test, Offers Reliability Scorecard

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SI Staff on May 19, 2016

DNV GL has released the 2016 PV Module Reliability Scorecard, its second edition of a rigorous review of solar PV module performance. The company says its study aims to address the lack of publicly available long-term data on reliability. “While [Read More]