Monthly Archives: September 2019

Increasing the power by six percent per area on Midsummer’s solar cells

Midsummer, one of the world’s leading developers and suppliers of advanced thin film building integrated solar solutions has developed its world-leading solar cells by increasing the radius of the rounded cell from 90 to 100 millimeters. This reduces the unutilized area of the module from eight to just two percent, thus increasing the power by six percent per area without increasing production

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Canadian Solar to Set a 22.80% Conversion Efficiency World Record for P-type Large Area Multi-Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell

Canadian Solar Inc. (“Canadian Solar” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced its technology team set a world record of 22.80% conversion efficiency for p-type large area multi-crystalline silicon solar cell. The record-setting P5 (casted mono) cell conversion efficiency was tested and certified by Germany’s Institute für Solarenergieforschung GmbH (ISFH) in September 2019. It surpasses the previous multi-crystalline cell

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JinkoSolar to Supply 300 MW of Ultra-High Efficiency Modules for Utility-Scale Project in Spain

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the “Company,” or “JinkoSolar”) (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has signed a module supply contract with METKA EGN, a world-class EPC contractor, for 300 MW of JinkoSolar’s ultra-high efficiency Cheetah modules to be installed at a large-scale solar power plant in the

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LONGi high-efficiency modules to power 475 residential rooftops in Poland

LONGi high-efficiency modules were the panels of choice for a 1.63 MW distributed solar project mounted across 475 residential rooftops in Poland. The project was initiated by the Polish government in order to boost the transformation of energy from tradition to diversified clean energy sources. The project aims for self-consumption use of the energy generated with surplus electricity sold and

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SunPower to Offer Energy Independence with Equinox® Storage

SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR) today introduced Equinox Storage, the next major advancement in the company’s Equinox energy platform, giving homeowners more freedom from utility outages, grid uncertainty, and peak energy rates. Homeowners with Equinox Storage can choose to store energy for full- or partial-home backup during blackouts, reduce daily peak electricity consumption, or any combination that best fits their needs. “We’re entering a

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Solar FlexRack to Close Over a Half Gigawatt of Business in 2019

Solar FlexRack™, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, announced today that the company will close over a half a gigawatt of business in 2019 with sales for the firm spanning North America. Solar FlexRack’s contracts cover the utility-scale and commercial & industrial market segments, and also include projects in

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Yaskawa Solectria Solar to Announce a 2.0 DC Oversizing Ratio and New Features for SOLECTRIA XGI™ 1500 Utility String Inverters

The new, powerful SOLECTRIA XGI 1500 utility string inverter brings together US-based engineering and manufacturing with Yaskawa’s world-class quality and reliability. Yaskawa Solectria Solar, the leading U.S. commercial PV inverter manufacturer, announced today that the new SOLECTRIA XGI 1500 grid-support utility interactive inverter now features an industry-leading DC oversizing ratio of 2.0 for its XGI 1500-125kW model. In addition, the

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