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Solar Power Northeast

Posted by Amanda Fava on February 13, 2017

Solar Power Northeast is an industry trade show run by SEIA and SEPA and was created to serve the photovoltaic market by convening industry leaders, manufacturers and service providers to establish a platform by which professionals can network, exchange knowledge [Read More]

Yes, Solar Panels Still Work During Snowy Weather

Written by Dr. Charlie Gay on January 17, 2017

The head of the SunShot Initiative explains why solar can still thrive in the winter and how research is under way to help panels further withstand snowy conditions.

Expect The Unexpected: Solar Asset Insurance And Weather-Related Losses

Written by Jatin Sharma on October 18, 2016

A renewable energy underwriter finds that extreme natural events, such as floods and tornadoes, contributed to a large spike in the severity of claims over the past five years.

Crystal Solar Inks DOE Grant For ‘Direct Gas To Wafer’ Development

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 16, 2016

Crystal Solar has been awarded a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative to develop high-efficiency epitaxial solar cells and demonstrate commercial-level yield at the company’s pilot production facility in Santa Clara, Calif. Crystal Solar [Read More]

Sunpreme Developing New PV Cell Manufacturing Tech

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2016

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Sunpreme has received a $5 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop what the company calls the next generation of high-performance, low-cost photovoltaic manufacturing technology. Through the SunShot award, Sunpreme says it will develop [Read More]

JinkoSolar Supplying PV Modules For Mosques In Jordan

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 14, 2016

As part of a PV project managed by The Contractor for Renewable Energy LLC – JinkoSolar’s local partner in Jordan – JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. is supplying modules to power several mosques in the country. The Jordanian Ministry Of Awqaf And Islamic [Read More]

SEIA Kicks Off National Solar PV Recycling Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 13, 2016

In an effort to “cement the sustainability” of U.S. solar, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has launched a first-of-its-kind national solar photovoltaic recycling program. Working alongside major solar manufacturers and installer-developers – including First Solar, SunPower and Trina Solar [Read More]

Loans: A Key Catalyst For The Growth Of Commercial Solar?

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 18, 2016

The CEO of a finance company makes his case for why loans might be the best option to help unlock the full potential of the non-residential market.

1366 Technologies Develops ‘Three-Dimensional’ Solar Wafer

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 17, 2016

Massachusetts-based start-up 1366 Technologies says its proprietary Direct Wafer process has demonstrated the ability to grow a so-called “three dimensional” wafer, a thin silicon wafer with a thick border – an advancement the company claims is impossible with conventional ingot-based [Read More]

IOI Introduces LumiSun-50 LED Solar Simulator

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 17, 2016

Boston-based Innovations in Optics Inc. (IOI) has introduced the LumiSun-50 LED solar simulator, which the company says meets Class AAA solar simulator requirements of IEC 60904-9 for spectral match, uniformity of irradiance and temporal stability. Primary applications for the LumiSun-50 [Read More]