Products & Technology

SMA America Offers New Power+ Solution For Residential Solar

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 22, 2017

SMA America says it has launched its new Power+ Solution to meet the growing demand for fast, cost-effective and high-performing solar solutions. According to SMA America, the new solution combines the proven Sunny Boy US inverter with the TS4-R Module [Read More]

Fronius Introduces Smart Solution With Shade Mitigation, Monitoring

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 21, 2017

Fronius, a manufacturer of battery charging systems, welding technology and solar inverters, has introduced its Fronius Smart Solution for residential and commercial solar systems. According to the company, its new solution offers flexible system design, shade mitigation, NEC compliance, high performance and [Read More]

Solar Market Financier Enhances Commercial Loan Product

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 21, 2017

In an expansion to the scope of project types that are eligible for financing, Wunder, a financier in the small to midsize commercial solar market, has announced that it now services loan requests up to $1.5 million (previously capped at $1 million) [Read More]

Fraunhofer ISE Claims New Solar Cell Efficiency Record

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

The Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) has claimed a new world record for the most efficient multicrystalline silicon solar cell after its researchers produced a cell with 21.9% efficiency. Fraunhofer ISE says the record-breaking solar cell consists [Read More]

Storage Company sonnen Establishing U.S. Hub In Atlanta

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

sonnen, a Germany-based residential energy storage company, says it is increasing its investment in the growing U.S. market by establishing a new InnovationHub to combine the firm’s U.S. manufacturing operations and product research and development (R&D) under one roof. Located [Read More]

SunRISE Challenge II Seeks Solar Innovations

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

The Fraunhofer TechBridge program, part of the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE), is now accepting applications for a second round of the SunRISE TechBridge Challenge. In partnership with Royal DSM and Greentown Labs, SunRISE TechBridge Challenge II is [Read More]

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar Offers Rapid Shutdown Combiner For Three-Phase Inverters

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 13, 2017

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, a U.S. commercial PV inverter manufacturer, has introduced its commercial rapid shutdown combiner for three-phase string inverters, offering a complete solution to NEC 2014 & 2017, Article 690.12, which requires commercial rooftop PV installations to de-energize DC conductors [Read More]

National Lab Researchers Work To Battle Solar Panel Corrosion

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 09, 2017

People think of corrosion as rust on cars or oxidation that blackens silver, but it also harms critical electronics and connections in solar panels, lowering the amount of electricity produced. That’s why researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are tackling ways [Read More]

Fraunhofer ISE Puts Novel TPedge Modules To The Test

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 09, 2017

The Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) says it has successfully tested the reliability of TPedge PV modules, novel solar technology the institute developed with project partners. According to Fraunhofer ISE, the TPedge concept reduces the material and [Read More]

AES Further Embraces Drones For Energy Project Inspections

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 08, 2017

Drone as a Service operator Measure has announced a new strategic partnership with The AES Corp., which will be using Measure’s services to remotely inspect energy infrastructure globally. AES, a Fortune 200 global power company, provides sustainable energy to 17 [Read More]