Tempe, Arizona. & San Jose, California. First Solar, Inc. recently announced it is acquiring TetraSun, a solar photovoltaic (PV) technology startup which has developed a break-through cell architecture capable of conversion efficiencies exceeding 21 percent with commercial-scale manufacturing costs comparable to conventional multicrystalline silicon solar cells. First Solar signed a definitive agreement to acquire TetraSun [...]
HOHHOT, China. First Solar, Inc. announced this month that a team of students from Inner Mongolia University of Technology (IMUT) will use the Company’s advanced thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to power its house in the 2013 Solar Decathlon China competition. First Solar donated 150 of its PV modules with a peak generating capacity of [...]
MODESTO, Calif., Oct. 30, 2012. Modesto Irrigation District (MID), K Road Power Holdings, LLC (K Road) and SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) announced today the completion of K Road’s 25-megawatt (AC) McHenry Solar Plant in Modesto, Calif., which was designed and constructed by SunPower. The project created nearly 150 construction jobs, and is generating the equivalent [...]
JIASHAN, China, Oct. 15, 2012. ReneSola Ltd (“ReneSola”) (NYSE: SOL), a leading global manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (“PV”) modules and wafers, today announced that it has shipped 10 MW of its high-quality solar modules to saferay GmbH (“saferay”), a leading large-scale PV power plant installer in Germany. Under the terms of the agreement, ReneSola is [...]
Oct 15 2012 | Posted in China
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CHANGZHOU, China, July 5, 2012 /SolarThermalMagazine. Trina Solar Limited, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, today announced the appointment of Mr. Henry Chow to its board of directors, effective immediately. Prior to his retirement from IBM in 2009, [...]
Q.CELLS North America, a subsidiary of Q-Cells SE and global leader in designing, building and managing financially sustainable solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions, has successfully completed the final stage of construction of a 69 megawatt (DC) solar energy project in Ontario, Canada.
May 30 2012 | Posted in Canada
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The BYD 250 KW inverter is the first Chinese inverter with UL certification and the third in the world of its size to be certified by UL. UL awarded BYDâ€™s photovoltaic inverter with “UL witness laboratory and WTDP” qualifications and awarded certificates for BYDâ€™s 3.3 KW On-board EV charger and 5 KW home inverter â€“ all these products are the first to be certified by UL in the Asia-Pacific region.
May 24 2012 | Posted in China
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Recurrent Energy, a leading North American solar project developer, today announced that three of its solar photovoltaic projects in Sacramento County have achieved commercial operation.
The expansion celebrated today adds to the manufacturing capabilities to the plant, providing capacity to support over 10 gigawatts of photovoltaic module production annually
A solar photovoltaic micro inverter converts direct current (DC) from a single solar module, or pair of modules in the case of the Enecsys Duo micro inverter, into alternating current (AC), unlike central inverters that convert power generated by the entire array of solar modules.
IQ Energy announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company a patent for the innovative energy harvesting technology used in its DC Parallel Solar System, which makes solar energy more effective and affordable by allowing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to be connected in parallel rather than in series.
The new 2.3 megawatt (MW) DC rooftop and carport solar power systems — developed by SPG Solar and interconnected by Tucson Electric Power (TEP) — span downtown Tucson, including the Tucson Convention Center, providing combined $6.2 million net revenues over 25 years.
First of several planned hybrid solar hot water and electricity systems for world-famous winery Cogenra Solar, a provider of distributed solar cogeneration systems, today announced the nationâ€™s largest rooftop solar cogeneration system to date at Kendall-Jacksonâ€™s Kittyhawk winery in Windsor, California. Expanding on Kendall-Jacksonâ€™s existing energy and water conservation projects, the 96-module, 241kW hybrid solar [...]