Solar Modules

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Residential Solar and EVs — A Natural Pairing

Originally published on CleanTechnica. This is an overview for how to assess a solar installation for a residential property and pair the system with an EV or two to generate your own power and drive on sunshine. This is not an attempt to document every scenario, but rather to share the overall direction and flow […]

November 16th

27-Year PV Power Warrantees Announced By Vikram Solar

West Bengal, India–based PV module manufacturer Vikram Solar has announced some of its 60- and 72-cell multi-crystalline silicon solar modules now come with a linear power warranty up to 27 years. The warranty includes modules belonging to the ELDORA Prime, Ultima, Neo, Grand, and Grand Ultima Series. Warrantee Power Degradation Plan The warranted power degradation […]

November 11th

Photons & Solar Panels

We talk plenty today about solar panels, but not many really grasp how they work — how they create electricity. In his book, Let It Shine: The 6,000-Year Story of Solar Energy, author John Perlin takes readers back to Albert Einstein in 1905 for perspective on the matter of light: “Einstein showed that light possesses an attribute […]

November 10th

JA Solar Opens 400 MW Solar Module Production Line In Malaysia

One of the largest Chinese module manufacturers, JA Solar Holdings Co Ltd., has announced that it has launched a new 400 MW solar cell production facility at Panang, Malaysia. JA Solar invested approximately MYR300 million (US$70 million) in the facility located in the Penang Bayan Lepas Industrial Park. The facility is expected to generate about […]

October 28th

CIGS Thin-Film Plant In China Dropped By Ascent Solar

A joint venture between Ascent Solar and the Chinese city of Suqian to build a thin-film solar plant has been shuttered. Initially, the plant was intended to produce about 25 MW of CIGS thin-film solar products, but that capacity could have been ramped up to 100 MW, if the plant had been constructed. It appears the two main factors contributing […]

October 7th