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First Solar unveils two new PV module series

The company will move to a larger format with its Series 6. modules. The Series 6 will be 120 x 180 cm, with an expected output of over 400 watts.


Ciel & Terra begins work on floating PV array at California winery

Ciel & Terre USA has begun assembly of a 9 kW Hydrelio floating PV array on a pond at Kunde Winery, in Kenwood, California


SunPower to provide direct service for homeowners in New York

Now New Yorkers have an opportunity to buy solar systems directly from the manufacturer

SunPower closes a partnership with The Solar Program to offer homeowners in New York a possibility to purchase or lease solar panels directly from the manufacturer.


SolarWorld's bifacial modules getting their first real-world run out in the US

SolarWorld's bifacial Bisun modules being produced

The German company's bifacial Bisun modules will be installed on the rooftops of the University of Richmond, alongside some standard modules to produce comparative performance data.


E.ON and Solarwatt to partner on electricity storage system

Storage systems will be based on Solarwatt’s MyReserve battery technology

German utility giant will develop own storage system with Dresden-based Solarwatt GmbH based on MyReserve technology; first models to be rolled out in Germany over coming months.


First Solar sets new cadmium telluride thin-film cell efficiency record at 22.1%

This is First Solar’s 9th efficiency record since 2011, but CdTe is still 0.2% behind CIGS for record thin-film efficiencies.


Energy storage is now: New video interviews with Sonnen USA

As part of our pv magazine LIVE series, we have published two new video interviews with Sonnen USA CEO Boris von Bormann looking at the company’s new Eco plug-and-play battery storage offering for the U.S. market as well as...


Tesla’s Musk confirms Powerwall 2.0 is on the way

Demand for Tesla's Powerwall is still high

Elon Musk has confirmed Tesla will bring out a new version of its Powerwall home energy storage battery system this summer. While "step changes" can be expected, he declined to elaborate on the new product.


Megacell parent company signs agreement for new ingot, wafer plant in Bosnia

The first phase of the new plant will make multicrystalline silicon ingots and wafers, and the second phase n-type mono for MegaCell's bi-facial cells.


Sunpower introduces new PV module design, offers 2016 guidance

Sunpower has introduced a new PV module series based upon a novel interconnection technology, as well as warning of a fall in revenues and a loss in 2016 as it plows more projects into its yieldco.


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Trina sets a new world record of 21.25% efficiency with multicrystalline silicon

This new world record for a multi c-Si cell beats Trina's previous record of 20.78%. Trina says that the processes used can be easily integrated into mass production.


SolarEdge reports record revenues, healthy profit in Q1 FY 2016 results

The power electronics firm notes that cost reductions have out-paced the fall in selling prices. During the most recent quarter SolarEdge rolled out its HD Wave, which features a novel inverter architecture.


Smart and AC module market to grow nine-fold by 2020

GTM Research predicts that integrated smart and AC modules will not only benefit from growth in the larger module-level power electronics market, but will gain a larger share of that market over the next five years.


19.1% efficient PERC PV cell produced using 1366's Direct Wafer technology

Customer trials have yielded PERC PV cells with an average 19% efficiency on industrial lines. 1366 says its cast wafers can be produced at half the cost of conventional processes.


Off-grid solar market worth $300 million annually

The solar lighting market is booming

The off-grid solar market now represents US$300 million annually, with more than 13 million products having been sold to date, according to a new report. The sub-Saharan market is said to be reporting the strongest growth,...


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Neo Solar Power produces 21.1% efficient mono-PERC solar cell

NSP will show the new PERC cell at the PV Taiwan trade show this week, and the product will be ready for engineering sampling at the end of 2015.


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