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Solar Manufacturer Suniva Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 18, 2017

A few weeks after announcing “significant” layoffs, Suniva, a Georgia-based manufacturer of solar cells and modules, has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Suniva revealed the layoffs at both of its U.S. plants in late March but provided few details; [Read More]

U.S. Solar Manufacturer Suniva Announces ‘Significant’ Layoffs

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on March 30, 2017

Editor’s note: This article was updated on March 31 to include details about the number of job losses at Suniva’s Georgia plant and then on April 3 to include details about layoffs at the company’s Michigan facility. Citing “continued downward [Read More]

SunPower Breaks Efficiency Record For Silicon Solar Panel

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 27, 2016

California-based SunPower has announced yet another efficiency world record for a solar panel using silicon cells. After achieving a record-breaking 22.8% efficiency with its X-Series solar panel earlier this year, the company has now reached a new high of 24.1% [Read More]

DNV GL Puts Solar Modules To The Test, Offers Reliability Scorecard

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 19, 2016

DNV GL has released the 2016 PV Module Reliability Scorecard, its second edition of a rigorous review of solar PV module performance. The company says its study aims to address the lack of publicly available long-term data on reliability. “While [Read More]