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Hail damage and toxicity risks in solar power plants

National news outlets reported resident concerns about leaked toxins from solar facilities in Texas that were damaged by a hailstorm. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) dispelled the reports, which contained categorically false information.

Entries for the pv magazine Awards 2024 are now open

The pv magazine Awards celebrate outstanding achievement across the solar and energy storage supply chain, rewarding excellence and innovation within our industry.

Solar asset underperformance estimated to cause $4.6 billion in preventable losses

Analyzing a global dataset of 125 GW of PV systems, drone operator Raptor Maps marked a rising trend of system underperformance.

Mitigate lithium-ion battery fire risk for manageable premiums

As debate continues to rage about the best ways to deal with battery fires, a risk management professional and an insurance underwriter discuss some golden rules for project developers.

Shining a light on solar module quality

With solar panel prices tumbling, project developers will need to be vigilant about quality. Comprehensive product testing could be a vital safeguard as PV manufacturers struggle to retain their margins, according to Everoze’s Martin Laing and Gauthier Dambrine.

Solar is a team sport

How amplified quality incidents can send ripples through the industry, affecting solar perception and adoption.

Sinovoltaics now offers quality assurance for U.S. solar and storage markets

Backed by Munich Re, Sinovoltaics uses a proprietary AI-based electro luminescence (EL) technology to identify microcracks and other module defects before shipping.

PVEL upgrades its solar module product qualification testing

The test lab added new insights and tests to support intelligent solar module procurement strategies.

Sunrise brief: Maintaining quality, reliability and durability in the solar supply chain 

Also on the rise: SolarEdge tumbles on significantly reduced Q4 outlook.

Maintaining quality, reliability and durability in the solar supply chain

At the pv magazine Roundtables US 2023, four experts weighed in on the importance of testing, inspection, standardized data and more, in the never-ending quest to build a reliable and resilient solar industry.

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