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SMA America Unveils Solution To Streamline Residential Service

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

SMA America has unveiled its new SMA Smart Connected solution. Now available with the Sunny Boy-US residential line of inverters, SMA Smart Connected is a proactive service package integrated into the Sunny Portal PV monitoring database that automatically detects and [Read More]

NIST Researchers Use Novel Techniques To Examine Solar Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 12, 2017

Using two novel techniques, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) say they have for the first time examined, with nanometer-scale precision, the variations in chemical composition and defects of widely used solar cells. The new techniques, [Read More]

Staubli And Power-Blox Partner On Energy Storage

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 08, 2017

Staubli Electrical Connectors (formerly Multi-Contact), a provider of electrical connectors for photovoltaic solutions, and Swiss start-up Power-Blox have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly offer a scalable energy storage solution. The partners say that with the new technology called [Read More]

Locus Adds Loss-Estimation Tool To SolarNOC Platform

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 05, 2017

Locus Energy, a solar monitoring and data analytics solutions provider, has added an automated loss-estimation feature to its SolarNOC platform. Called the Virtual Irradiance (VI) Performance Waterfall, the new tool analyzes the power generation data from a solar meter to [Read More]

DNV GL Charts The Most Reliable PV Modules

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 01, 2017

DNV GL has released its third annual PV Module Reliability Scorecard report, which analyzes and compares reliability test results of more than 50 commercially available PV module models. The global energy advisory and certification company says the Scorecard serves as [Read More]

Tigo Adds Two Optimizers To TS4 Platform

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 01, 2017

Tigo has announced the second worldwide release of its next generation of solar optimizers featuring UHD-Core (Ultra-High Definition) technology: TS4-M (Monitoring) and TS4-S (Safety). The Silicon Valley company says its UHD-Core TS4-M is a cost-efficient module-level power electronics (MLPE) monitoring [Read More]

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]

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]