Products & Technology – Page 8

MetaSOL Coating Ups Efficiency Of Triple-Junction Solar Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 14, 2016

MetaShield LLC, a U.S.-based developer of spray-on thin-film glass technology, has announced an independent research study indicating its proprietary MetaSOL nanotechnology coating can provide a 1.2% (absolute) efficiency boost for triple-junction solar cells. According to the company, MetaSOL is a [Read More]

The Race Is On To Make Longer-Lasting Solar Modules

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 10, 2016

Material innovation is ramping up in solar as the industry aims to address the widespread decrease in performance over time that affects photovoltaic (PV) modules, according to a new report from Lux Research. The report says solar modules degrade over [Read More]

Fraunhofer ISE Claims Efficiency Record With New Solar Cell

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 09, 2016

Researchers at the Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), together with the Austrian company EV Group (EVG), have claimed a new record after successfully manufacturing a silicon-based multi-junction solar cell with 30.2% efficiency. According to Fraunhofer ISE, that [Read More]

SMA Hits 10 GW Installation Milestone In North America

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 08, 2016

Germany-based SMA Solar Technology AG says it has installed at least 10 GW of solar inverter capacity in North America. According to the company, the milestone comes after SMA increased its installed capacity across the continent by 33% in less [Read More]

NEXTracker Inks MSA With Biosar For Solar Tracker Tech

Posted by Amanda Fava on November 07, 2016

Solar tracker manufacturer NEXTracker has signed a master services agreement (MSA) to deliver its solar tracker technology to Biosar, an engineering, procurement and construction firm and part of the Aktor Construction Group. The project for which the technology will be [Read More]

Arcadia Power Unveils Nationwide Community Solar Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 04, 2016

Arcadia Power, an online renewable energy company, has announced a nationwide community solar platform that it says gives people around the U.S. the opportunity to support solar energy and get savings on their bills – no matter where they live. [Read More]

Mercedes-Benz Energy Storage Systems Are Coming To The U.S.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 03, 2016

Germany-based Mercedes-Benz is bringing its stationary energy storage business to the U.S. To handle the expansion, parent company Daimler AG has established a new unit, Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas LLC, which will assume the development and sales of the storage systems [Read More]

Elon Musk Unveils Solar Roofs, Powerwall 2

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 31, 2016

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and chairman of SolarCity, introduced highly anticipated solar roof tiles and the newest Powerwall energy storage product during an event at Universal Studios in Los Angeles on Friday. The joint Tesla/SolarCity launch event came as [Read More]

EPRI And Eaton Test How New Tech Could Help The Grid

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 27, 2016

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and power management company Eaton have announced a collaborative demonstration fielded by EPRI with utility providers across the U.S. to test a new Eaton circuit breaker designed to improve utility service reliability and optimize [Read More]

Vt. Utility Uses Solar Storage Project To Reduce Peak Demand

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 26, 2016

Vermont-based Green Mountain Power (GMP) has announced the utility is using its Stafford Hill Solar Farm, a microgrid that combines 2 MW of solar panels with 3.4 MWh of battery storage, to reduce peak power usage and save customers money. [Read More]