Musk says Solar Roof being installed in 8 states

At the company’s shareholder meeting Elon Musk gave a rare glimpse into the status of Tesla’s Solar Roof product, stating that it is on its third iteration. Questions remain about the utilization of the joint Tesla/Panasonic solar Gigafactory in Buffalo.


Solar Bill of Rights back in committee, Maine could require storage, KB new racking systems: pvMB 6/11/19

Good morning and welcome to today’s pvMB. Today we also have a ruling which could affect PG&E’s solar contracts, Michigan regulators approving Consumers’ IRP, and more!

Ten American-Made Solar Prize ideas get $100,000, go to next round

NREL has announced finalists in its first round of seeking new solar technologies that have significant market potential.

Corporate PPA marketplace brings solar power development efficiency

The LevelTen Marketplace enabled a transaction between Starbucks and three separate wind and solar power developers totaling 146 MW.


Battle of the module reliability rankings

While module makers are attempting to get the best possible scores for their products on 3rd-party tests, 3rd-party testing providers are also offering competing products to rank products. We look at what’s similar and what’s different in the tests.

Scaled-back energy bill signed in MN, stable module pricing, more! : pvMB 6/3/19

Happy Monday and welcome to the pvMB! Today we bring you a solar medical bus, solar and copper, Google’s desire to watch ALL power plants from space, and Clarksville going 100% solar, as the first 100% city in Arkansas!


Canadian Solar and Trina Solar set efficiency records: pvMB 5/28/19

Hello and welcome back from your Memorial Day weekend and to today’s edition of the pvMB. Today we’ll be taking a look at NeoVolta’s home battery being approved for California’s Self Generation Incentive Program, the expert landscapers keeping up with New York’s Tompkins Solar Farm and more!


Panasonic’s new premium installers, 100 MW coming to Illinois: pvMB 5/23/19

Hello all and welcome to your Thursday pvMB, today we’ll be checking out OpenSolar’s new solar software design and sales app, Azelio’s thermal energy storage becoming PV compatible and more!

Rapid shutdown gets its first Sunspec certification in Fronius

The Fronius Symo Advanced product line, which had already been NEC 2017 compliant when coupled with a Tigo TS-4, is now also certified for rapid shutdown by the SunSpec Alliance.


The heterojunction “Alpha” solar module at 21.7% efficiency

REC Group has released the official specification page for its heterojunction Alphα series of solar modules, peaking at 380 watts with the standard module, and 375 watts for the all black unit.


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