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Tesla, Vermont Utility Launch ‘First-Of-Its-Kind’ Energy Storage Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 16, 2017

Tesla has teamed up with Vermont utility Green Mountain Power (GMP) to launch what has been dubbed a “first-of-its-kind” energy storage aggregation program using Tesla’s battery solutions. In a blog post, Tesla says, “The next step in tapping the potential [Read More]

Wartsila Acquires Greensmith To Boost Energy Storage Capabilities

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 16, 2017

Wartsila, a global technology group and manufacturer in the marine and energy markets, has signed an agreement to acquire Greensmith Energy Management Systems Inc., a U.S.-based provider of energy storage technologies and software solutions, for an undisclosed amount. With approximately [Read More]

JinkoSolar Modules Receive IEC61345 Certification

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 15, 2017

China-based PV manufacturer JinkoSolar’s modules have received IEC61345 certification from TUV Rheinland. According to JinkoSolar, IEC61345 certification employs stricter testing criteria compared to IEC61215 certification, which currently serves as the industry standard UV test. It is mainly used to test [Read More]

AlsoEnergy Unveils PowerLogger 1000 For Commercial PV Monitoring

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 15, 2017

Colorado-based AlsoEnergy has introduced a new standard gateway for its commercial PV monitoring solution: the PowerLogger 1000. The company says the interactive datalogger adds a rugged interactive touch-screen LCD display, which allows workers to commission, bus test, and troubleshoot without [Read More]

Tesla Starts Taking Solar Roof Tile Orders, Reveals Details

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 10, 2017

Tesla has officially started taking orders for its new Solar Roof tiles and finally released some details about the much-anticipated products. The news comes a bit later than originally planned, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted in March that the [Read More]

Panasonic Offers 25-Year Product Workmanship Warranty For HIT Module

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 09, 2017

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America has announced a new 25-year product workmanship warranty on its HIT photovoltaic module. The company says this represents a big step forward in guaranteeing the long-term viability of its HIT product and is one of [Read More]

Trina Solar Claims New Efficiency Record For IBC Cell

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 05, 2017

China-based PV manufacturer Trina Solar says its State Key Laboratory (SKL) of PV Science and Technology (PVST) has set a new record of 24.13% total-area efficiency for a large-area (156 x 156mm2) n-type mono-crystalline silicon (c-Si) interdigitated back contact (IBC) [Read More]

Solar Tracker Company Array Technologies Spreads Into Mexico

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

Albuquerque, N.M.-based solar tracker manufacturer Array Technologies Inc. has announced its expansion into Latin America, supported by a new office in Mexico City, Mexico. The company notes its latest international milestone comes on the heels of the 28-year-old company opening [Read More]

Enphase Launches 4G Cellular Solar Networking Solution

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 03, 2017

Micro-inverter provider Enphase Energy Inc. has announced the availability of Mobile Connect+, its new 4G cellular solar networking solution. Mobile Connect+ includes a 12-year data plan, allowing customers to connect their Enphase-based home energy systems without the need for a [Read More]

7X Energy Launches Solar Block-And-Index Contract Model

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2017

7X Energy Inc., a Texas-based utility-scale solar development company, has announced the availability of SolarBlocks, a block-and-index power purchasing product through which the blocks of energy are generated by a greenfield solar plant developed by 7X Energy. Traditionally, the company [Read More]