Tag: solar modules

  • Wafer-Thin Silicon Discs on Leading Edge of German R&D

    Carrying out applied research throughout the entire process chain of wafer-based silicon solar module production, Fraunhofer CSP is currently working on improving the quality of wafer-thin silicon discs and in producing them as cheaply as possible.

  • Solar Panels Quality Assurance Rating System in Progress

    With utility-scale solar projects multiplying across the US, the quality assurance of solar panels has become a major subject of owners’ and investors’ focus. The success of multi-million dollar systems hangs in the balance and stakeholders have vested interests in the reliability of the products being installed. Co-leading an international program, the Department of Energy’s […]

  • Solar Finance Now Offered by Mitsubishi Electric US

    Solar Finance Now Offered by Mitsubishi Electric US

    Offering an alternative to solar leasing programs, the Photovoltaic Division of Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. has introduced a new consumer finance program. The new finance program for solar pv system ownership is being offered to qualified homeowners through Mitsubishi’s authorized solar contractors. Gina Heng, vice president and general manager of Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.’s Photovoltaic […]

  • Understanding The Technology Behind Solar PV Systems

    A simple solar photovoltaic (PV) system consists of the following basic components: A solar cell: A solar cell is a solid-state electrical device (p-n junction) that converts the energy of light directly into electricity (DC) using the photovoltaic effect. A solar cell is categorized as a multi-junction cell, single-junction cell, crystalline cell, thin-film technology, or some of type […]

  • New “Smart” Solar Modules Unveiled by Upsolar

    New “Smart” Solar Modules Unveiled by Upsolar

    Upsolar yesterday unveiled that it has created new “smart modules” with the help of Tigo Energy. Reportedly, these are the first smart modules to be certified by TÜV Rheinland PTL for Europe and North America. The new smart modules are good for residential, commercial, or utility-scale solar installations.