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Solar Zone at UA Tech Park – one of the largest multi-technology solar demonstration site in the United States

The Solar Zone at the UA Tech Park in Tucson, Arizona is capturing national and international attention, having grown to be one of the largest multi-technology solar demonstration site in the United States. The University of Arizona leveraged its assets to develop an innovative renewable energy project with industry partner Tucson Electric Power (TEP) to […]

Ubiquitous Energy’s Truly Transparent Solar Technology Demonstrated Globally in BMW Brand Stores

Ubiquitous Energy, Inc., leader in transparent solar technology, is pleased to announce that its ClearView PowerTM technology is being demonstrated in BMW Brand Stores around the world this summer as part of BMW’s “i Exhibition.” The ClearView Power transparent photovoltaic coating is being displayed on 6-inch glass panels produced in Ubiquitous Energy’s Silicon Valley pilot […]

Equis Energy to invest $300 mln in two solar plants in Australia

Equis Energy said on Wednesday it plans to build two solar power plants for A$400 million ($303 million) in Australia, marking the Singapore-based renewable energy developer’s first investments in the country. The two 100-megawatt solar plants would be in South Australia and Queensland, moving the country a step closer toward the federal government’s target for at least 20 […]

JinkoSolar’s Eagle Dual

Juan Carlos Gonzales, Senior Technical Manager at JinkoSolar presents SolarPV.TV viewers their new Eagle Dual module. Eagle Dual is by far the most efficient dual glass module on the market. It is available in 60-cell and 72-cell, offering average outputs of up to 275watts and 320 watt respectively, with a maximum efficiency of 16.54%; 5 watts […]

JinkoMX – JinkoSolar Smart Modules optimized by Maxim Integrated

In our today’s Product Showcase, Paulo Tusa, Europe BDM at Maxim Integrated presents JinkoSolar MX Smart Modules optimized by his company. Thanks to optimization on a cell-string level, these Smart Modules don’t lose performance because of shade, clouds or unfavorable building orientation. This advantage increases electricity generation by up to 20% over standard solar modules. Please also watch a […]

JA Solar Goes Big and Adds Another 1.5 GW Fully Automated Module Manufacturing Facility

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: JASO) (“JA Solar”), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced that it has started mass production of high performance PV panels at its newest module manufacturing facility in Xingtai, Hebei province, China. The new manufacturing facility, located in the Economic Development District of […]

JinkoSolar presents Eagle Black solar module series

Juan Carlos Gonzales, Senior Technical Manager at JinkoSolar presents SolarPV.TV viewers their new Eagle Black solar module series. The Eagle Black series consists of all black poly modules, available in 60-cell and 72-cell versions, with maximum outputs of 280watts and 330watts respectively. The Eagle Black is one of the most powerful and aesthetically pleasing all-black […]

Solar PVT (Hybrid Solar Thermal / PV panels) by Dual Sun, Jerome Mouterde, Founder & CEO

In our Product Showcase, Jerome Mouterde, CEO at Dual Sun presents their Solar PVT (Hybrid Solar Thermal / PV panels). The DualSun solar panel is an advanced hybrid solar (PV-T) technology that produces simultaneously electricity (photovoltaic) and hot water (solar thermal). The patented and award-winning technology offers a competitive and powerful energy solution that will […]

How It’s Made – Foldable Solar Panels

The show is presented on the Science Channel in the US, Discovery Channel Canada in Canada, and on the Discovery Channel in the United Kingdom. Created by: Gabriel Hoss Presented by: Mark Tewksbury (2001) Lynn Herzeg (2002–2004) June Wallack (2005) Lynne Adams (2006–2016) How It’s Made – Flodable Solar Panels – Season 25 – Episode […]

Upsolar busy in Turkey after supplying the largest project in the country up to date

During Solarex 2016 in Istanbul, we spoke to Ioannis Markatalos, Middle East & Turkey Director at Upsolar. Ioannis is one of the key team members at Upsolar that is why besides focusing on the Turkish market (where Upsolar supplied its modules to the largest solar park in the country), he also updated about the company’s recent developments. Since […]

Airbus Defence and Space Enters Solar Cell Production Contract with MicroLink Devices for Next Generation Zephyr HAPS

MicroLink Devices is proud to announce that Airbus Defence and Space has issued a production contract for MicroLink’s epitaxial liftoff (ELO)-based multijunction solar sheets for use on the new Zephyr S platform. The Zephyr platform is a new class of unmanned air vehicle that operates as a high altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) enabling affordable, persistent, local satellite-like […]

PV EXPO Japan 2017: 3% Efficiency gain with the new “half-cut cell” solar PV modules – Blue Liu, Manager Shanghai Quality Department at BYD

Today, in our special coverage of PV EXPO Japan 2017 held recently in Tokyo, we present you our exclusive talk to Blue Liu, Manager Shanghai Quality Department at BYD about their new “half-cut cell” solar PV modules which ensure at least 3% higher output comparing to the standard modules.  

New World Record: 34.5%, a milestone in solar cell efficiency by UNSW engineers

Australian engineers have edged closer to the theoretical limits of sunlight-to-electricity conversion by photovoltaic cells with a device that sets a new world efficiency record.   A new solar cell configuration developed by engineers at the University of New South Wales has pushed sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiency to 34.5% – establishing a new world record for […]

Risen Energy Solar PV Modules Receive JET Certification for Use in Japan

Risen Energy Co., Ltd, a leading global Tier 1 manufacturer of high-performance solar photovoltaic products and provider of total business solutions for power generation, confirmed their 72, 60 and 54 cell solar PV modules, for residential, commercial and utility scale projects, have passed the Japan Electrical Safety & Environmental Technology Laboratories (JET) pre-requisite testing for […]

Solar in LATAM: BYD launches R$150 million solar panel factory in Brazil

Renewable energy technology company BYD has launched a solar panel factory in the southeastern Brazilian city of Campinas, the country’s first zero ecosystem project. With an initial investment of R$150 million, the plant will have a production capacity of 200 megawatts and generate 360 jobs. BYD Brazil’s solar panels contain the exclusive state-of-the-art technology Double […]

IHS: Solar Industry Set for New Overcapacity and Shake-Out Cycle, As Outlook for the Second Half of 2016 Deteriorates

Solar PV installations in China in the third quarter of 2016 will fall by 80 percent, triggering a sharp global slowdown in global demand and an oversupply, particularly solar modules. IHS latest analysis shows nearly 13 gigawatts (GW) installed in China in the first six months of this year. The rush in installations in the […]

First Solar Series Five Advanced Thin Film PV Module Overview

First Solar’s advanced Series 5 solar modules provide the next generation of thin film solar technology. The new Series 5 advanced thin film solar modules deliver faster installation, extensive compatibility and a higher return on investment for long-term owners. Series 5 PV modules have a demonstrated performance advantage over conventional crystalline silicon solar of up […]

JinkoSolar tops Trina Solar in Q1, 2016 solar module shipments and becomes biggest global supplier

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. JinkoSolar’s module shipments topped Trina Solar’s figures (1,423.3 MW) for the very first time in Q1, 2016. First Quarter 2016 Highlights Total solar module shipments were 1,600 megawatts (“MW”), which includes […]

Boviet Solar USA Modules Pass the Industry’s Highest Long-Term Reliability Tests

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Boviet Solar USA, a solely owned subsidiary of Powerway Group Co. and manufacturer with the largest, state-of-the-art solar cell and manufacturing facilities inVietnam, announced today that its modules have passed the industry’s highest long-term reliability tests, far exceeding the IEC standards. Solar module’s degradation in their 25-year […]

ZSW sets new world 22.6% efficiency record for thin-film CIGS solar cells

The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) has nudged up the performance bar for thin-film solar cells yet another notch. The Stuttgart-based scientists achieved 22.6 percent efficiency with their latest advance, topping the performance of a Japanese-made cell by 0.3 percentage points and bringing the world record back home to ZSW for […]