Manufacturing

Old dog solar panel manufacturer, Panasonic, learning new home storage tricks

Panasonic recently launched their EverVolt home energy storage system, with an AC and DC coupled unit that easily can scale up to 34 kWh and, when coupled with their HIT solar modules, can power your home indefinitely if the grid goes down.

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PV module shipments spiked in September

The latest information from the U.S. Department of Energy shows module shipments rising above 1.5 GW in September. While imports were down slightly from an August high, they were joined by a higher level of exports and modules shipped within the United States.

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Hardware Brief: 26.5¢/W modules, new silicon carbide inverters, dual axis tracker 4 year ROI, drones!!

Modules and inverters and trackers, oh my! PV InfoLink sees as low as 21¢/W modules on the spot market, Kaco has released a series of 1000V and 1500V inverters between 87 and 150 kW, Mechatron’s dual axis tracker took the place of a carport, and Drone Magnetic Survey Company has figured out that there’s a niche finding old wells and metal under solar fields!

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Sometimes there’s so much solar panel beauty in the world

America’s beauty, Solaria’s all black shingled module, has a future set on higher efficiencies, better integration into a home’s natural look, and a fully designed system from the ground up as time of construction.

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PPAs for the lay people, the first-ever Solar Games: pvMB 11/13/19

Hello wonderful readers and welcome to the pvMB, where today we shall be looking at NeoVolta’s Iron Phosphate Energy Storage System, Vision Solar expanding to Orlando, DroneDeploy raising $35 million and more!

Storage for decades, Vote Solar partners with Beyond Carbon: pvMB 11/12/19

Hello and welcome back to the pvMB. Today we’ve got on the agenda McDonald’s virtual PPA, Nautilus acquiring 17 MW community solar and solar democracy in New Jersey.

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Federal grants aim to spark investment in U.S. solar manufacturing

Seven early-stage solar manufacturing firms have won U.S. Department of Energy grants to develop prototypes, which they could use to help attract private investment. DOE’s 21 PV research and development grants may hold more interest for established manufacturers.

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SunPower splits in two

The company’s transformation from a manufacturer to the 2nd-largest residential solar company in the United States is complete with it spinning off of its high-efficiency cell and module production into a new company, in partnership with Chinese wafer maker TZS.

Big banker thinks “world’s” largest *rooftop bifacial* solar panel install is worth it

JP Morgan Chase has completed a 2.8 MW rooftop bifacial solar panel installation, using Prism Solar modules, on their Columbus, Ohio location that will meet 18 percent of the site’s electricity usage.

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In the future there will be batteries, lots of batteries

The world is witnessing a global shift. A shift to clean mobility, to renewable energy. And this is where batteries come in.

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