Solar News – Page 7

Silicor Celebrates First PERC Mono Cell Made With Its Silicon

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 01, 2017

Silicor Materials Inc., a California-based manufacturer of solar silicon and aluminum by-products, says that in its first ever attempt, the company has produced p-type mono PERC (passivated emitter rear cell) cells at approximately 20% efficiency, using 100% of its standard [Read More]

Solar Groups Release Rate Design ‘Principles’ Guide

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 31, 2017

With input and support from a broad coalition of energy advocates across the U.S., the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar have released a set of principles intended to help guide and unify future state-level solar rate advocacy [Read More]

Trojan Battery Introduces Solar AGM Line Of Batteries

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 31, 2017

Trojan Battery Co. LLC has launched its new line of true deep-cycle absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries specifically designed for solar and other renewable energy applications. The company, which has operations in California and Georgia, notes the new Trojan Solar [Read More]

Canadian Solar Unveils Ku Module Product Portfolio

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 31, 2017

PV manufacturer Canadian Solar Inc. has announced it is showcasing its latest high-efficiency poly modules, named Ku Modules, at the Intersolar Europe trade show this week in Munich. The new Ku Module portfolio uses Canadian Solar’s proprietary black silicon cell [Read More]

CertainTeed Announces US Series Solar Modules

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 31, 2017

CertainTeed Solar, a subsidiary of building products company Saint-Gobain, has announced its US Series 60- and 72-cell solar modules, which offer power output reaching 305 W and 365 W, respectively. The Pennsylvania-based company says the US Series modules are American-made [Read More]

SolarEdge Showcases Latest Commercial, Residential Products

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 31, 2017

SolarEdge Technologies Inc. has announced its is presenting its next-generation power optimizer, new large-capacity commercial inverters, and complete residential solution at Intersolar Europe this week in Munich. SolarEdge is unveiling its new S-Series power optimizer, which the company claims has [Read More]

Making The Case For Solar To Go Digital

Written by Lior Handelsman on May 30, 2017

In this guest article, the author suggests digitization “offers industries many benefits, including reduced costs, increased efficiency and faster growth.”

California Works To Mitigate Grid Issues During Solar Eclipse

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 30, 2017

Solar eclipses might look cool, but they can also pose operational challenges for a state whose power grid incorporates a significant amount of solar energy. That’s why grid operators and regulators in California are doing all they can to prepare [Read More]

Report: U.S. Renewables Growth Is 40 Years Ahead Of Previous Forecast

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 30, 2017

The share of domestic electrical production by renewable energy has now greatly eclipsed earlier projections by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), according to the SUN DAY campaign. The nonprofit organization says that in the EIA’s 2012 Annual Energy Outlook, [Read More]

Michigan Utility Taps SunPower For Rooftop Solar Pilot

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 30, 2017

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility and principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, has partnered with vertically integrated solar company SunPower to launch a new rooftop solar pilot program. Consumers Energy’s Solar Distributed Generation (DG) Pilot program aims to streamline the process [Read More]