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JinkoSolar 1,500 V Eagle Modules Now Available In North America

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 27, 2016

JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. has announced that its 1,500 V Eagle PV modules, manufactured with its strategic partner DuPont’s Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film-based backsheets, have received UL1703 certification by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Following the certification, the modules are now [Read More]

AMtec Releases New UL1741-Listed Disconnecting Combiner Boxes

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 27, 2016

AMtec Solar Products, a unit of AMtec Industries, has unveiled its new Prominence Series configurable disconnecting combiner boxes, which feature disconnect ratings of up to 400 A at 1,500 V. The company says the boxes are ETL listed to UL1741 [Read More]

Partners Work On Red Horse 3 Solar Project In Arizona

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 27, 2016

Building on the success of Red Horse 2 wind and solar project, Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) was selected by an affiliate of D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments LLC (DESRI) to construct the Red Horse 3 solar project. Work on this [Read More]

What SCOTUS’ Hughes Ruling Means For Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 26, 2016

In its recent Hughes v. Talen Energy decision, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a capacity program in Maryland.

Nonprofit Files Lawsuit Against SunEdison Over Donations

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 26, 2016

Troubled renewable energy company SunEdison is facing yet another lawsuit. On April 22, a day after SunEdison announced its bankruptcy filing, nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives filed a claim in Alameda County Superior Court seeking roughly $2 million in unfulfilled [Read More]

Trina Solar Achieves New Efficiency Record For IBC Solar Cell

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 26, 2016

China-based Trina Solar Ltd. says that its lab has beaten the company’s own world record for a large-area interdigitated back contact (IBC) silicon solar cell. According to the company, it reached a new efficiency record of 23.5% for its silicon [Read More]

Easton Town Admin: Solar At Schools Is Good For Bottom Line

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 26, 2016

Ameresco Inc. and the Town of Easton, Mass., have partnered to install rooftop solar systems totaling over 700 kW on two Easton schools. Ameresco will design, build, own and operate the projects, which will include 2,299 panels, and the town [Read More]

AT&T And SunPower Partner On Wireless Connectivity For Residential Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 26, 2016

Communications giant AT&T and solar company SunPower have entered into an agreement to integrate Internet of Things (IoT) technology with SunPower’s newest home energy solution, SunPower Equinox. The companies will also collaborate on co-marketing efforts to offer a SunPower home [Read More]

NREL: Nanotube Semiconductors Are ‘Well Suited’ For Solar PV

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 26, 2016

Single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) semiconductors are well suited for solar photovoltaic systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without losing much energy, finds the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). NREL says its [Read More]

EDF Renewable Energy Announces Acquisition Of groSolar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 25, 2016

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has acquired Global Resource Options Inc., dba groSolar, a privately owned company that provides development and turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of solar PV projects. Since its founding in 1998, Vermont-based groSolar has worked [Read More]