Products & Technology – Page 9

NEXTracker Launches Storage-Integrated Solar Tracker

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 07, 2016

California-based NEXTracker, a Flex company, has launched a solar-tracker-plus-storage solution. The new NX Fusion Plus solution integrates a tracker, battery, inverter and software. By incorporating battery storage technology into its product, NEXTracker says it will further increase the energy output [Read More]

Phillips 66 Announces ‘Breakthrough’ For Organic Solar Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 07, 2016

Phillips 66, a Houston-based diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company, says it has set a new world record in power conversion efficiency for polymer-based single-junction organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells. The 11.84% efficiency was certified by Newport Corp., a recognized center [Read More]

UNSW Claims Efficiency Record For Large Perovskite Solar Cell

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 05, 2016

Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), which heads the Australian Center for Advanced Photovoltaics, have claimed a new efficiency record for perovskite solar cells. Perovskite cells have represented one of the hottest topics among solar researchers, as [Read More]

Frost & Sullivan: Bankability Of Microgrids Is On The Rise

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 01, 2016

Microgrids are set to transform the distributed energy resources and energy storage systems market and are increasingly becoming more bankable, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. The report says significant price declines in both distributed renewable power [Read More]

SolarEdge Passes Advanced Inverter Functionality Test

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 30, 2016

SolarEdge Technologies Inc. has announced that Intertek, a provider of testing, inspection and certification services, confirmed that samples of SolarEdge inverters met the UL 1741 SA draft standard, which UL recently finalized and focuses on grid-support functions. According to SolarEdge, [Read More]

Ingeteam Unveils 100 kW Three-Phase String Inverter

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 29, 2016

Ingeteam says it is finalizing the launch of its new solar PV string inverter, which will make it possible to achieve a power output of 100 kW AC in a single, 75 kg unit. The inverter will be showcased at [Read More]

Tesla/SolarCity Microgrid Powers An Entire Island

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 23, 2016

Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity officially closed on Monday, and now the merged companies are showing off what a merger of solar power and energy storage can do – power an entire island. A new SolarCity blog post highlights a microgrid [Read More]

EnergySage Launches Nationwide Community Solar Marketplace

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 21, 2016

EnergySage has launched Community Solar Marketplace, a nationwide online marketplace meant to help simplify how U.S. property owners and renters research and sign up for community solar. By aggregating available options in one place and standardizing project information, the marketplace [Read More]

Natcore Increases Demo Solar Cell Efficiency Using New Technique

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 16, 2016

By reducing resistance from laser-formed contacts, Natcore Technology Inc. says it has achieved an efficiency of 19.4% in its latest all-back-contact demonstration solar cell. According to the company, the laser-formed base contact is critical in the Natcore Foil Cell. Higher [Read More]

JinkoSolar PV Modules Meet Anti-PID Standards

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 15, 2016

China-based JinkoSolar has announced that its entire portfolio of PV modules passed the 96-hour potential induced degradation (PID) resistance test under the conditions of 85 degrees C and 85% relative humidity (double 85) at +/-1,000 V, as required by IEC62804 [Read More]