Solar Panels

The brand new facility from Silfab Solar helps to double the manufacturing of solar modules

The new facility from Silfab Solar helps to double the production of solar modules

Silfab Solar’s highly efficient, high quality solar modules are now being shipped from its newest US manufacturing facility. The new facility in Burlington, Washington, is Silfab’s third facility in North America and features the latest in precision solar manufacturing equipment. The Burlington facility will initially focus on producing the company’s latest Silfab Prime 370wt series. … Read more

VivoPower Worldwide renames US solar unit

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VivoPower International PLC has renamed its US solar development unit, formerly known as Innovative Solar Ventures I LLC, and renamed the company to Caret LLC. The company also announced a new Power-to-X strategy for the company to maximize value with a view to a possible future exit (previously announced). Caret comprises 12 solar projects in … Read more

Trina Solar units new effectivity world report for manufacturing cell

Trina Solar sets new efficiency world record for production cell

Trina Solar R&D laboratory Trina Solar’s State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology (SKL PVST) announced that its proprietary, large-area 210mm × 210mm high-efficiency PERC solar cell has achieved 23.56% efficiency in mass production. This sets a new record for 210 P-type monocrystalline silicon PERC cells. The record is confirmed independently by the independent … Read more

OCI Solar Energy sells Texas solar venture to Buckeye Companion

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Buckeye Partners LP has acquired a ready-to-build 270 MW solar project from OCI Solar Power LLC. Project Parker has two locations in Falls County, Texas. OCI Solar Power has secured site control and has concluded all permit and power connection agreements. Buckeye plans to begin project planning and construction later this year, with the goal … Read more

Greenbacker acquires two solar tasks in New York

Hecate Energy

Location of Albany County 2 in Coeymans, NY The subsidiary of Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC has purchased two utility-scale solar projects from Hecate Energy LLC. The acquisitions of Hecate Energy Albany 1 LLC and Hecate Energy Albany 2 LLC, both 20 MW AC, expand Greenbacker’s reach to New York. Both projects are located in … Read more

The important thing parts of a solar system

The key elements of a solar system

Transcript The most important elements of a solar system. Well, there are some really obvious ones, aren’t there? So the first thing is the panels. Everyone sees that. It’s an important part and you have to choose the right panel, but it’s only a small part. So you have the panels that generate DC power. … Read more

Is Now a Good Time to Purchase Solar Energy?

Is Now a Good Time to Buy Solar Power?

Transcript Well, we often hear that solar energy is reaching a market saturation point, but we are far from it. First, we’re one in four, which is nowhere near the number of properties that can actually be solar-powered, but there’s a reason it’ll go on from here. First, the cost of solar has come down … Read more

What’s the Solar High quality Triangle?

What is the Sun Quality Triangle?

Transcript Okay so if we can think of the quality triangle as having cost and quality up and of course when you go down you reduce both cost and quality and it’s a bit like everything else. It’s a bit like cars, for example, or TVs is another great example, isn’t it? You can pay … Read more

What’s Protected Solar Power?

What is Safe Solar Energy?

Transcript Microinverters are the basis of our solar power solutions. Now, you’ll hear on our comments, blog, and website that we’re talking about one term we use is MLPE. Let me solve some of the mystery of this for you. MLPE stands for Module Level Power Electronics, and that means that under every solar panel, … Read more

What’s a solar orphan?

What is a sun orphan?

Transcript A solar orphan is someone who has bought a solar system from an installer who is no longer in the business. So, a sun orphan has a solar system and has no one to call for support or help, and if something goes wrong, even if it may be relatively small, they cannot fix … Read more