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Enphase unveils multi-faceted solar energy management and storage system

The company has launched an integrated energy management system and an AC storage solution at the Solar Power International trade show. These products will be available for residential and commercial PV systems in the second half...


TMEIC to make inverters in Texas

Despite a booming market in Japan, the world's fourth-largest inverter maker has expanded to the United States, and IHS says that it expects more inverter companies to follow suit.


Meyer Burger to supply Q-Cells with PERC PV cell upgrade equipment

Meyer Burger will ship the systems in late 2014 and the first half of 2015 to Hanwha Q-Cells facilities in Germany and Malaysia, to enable increased cell efficiencies.


Hitachi Chemical's wavelength conversion particles increase cell efficiency

Hitachi Chemical wavelength conversion particles graph

The Japanese company says its wavelength conversion particles for solar encapsulant sheets improves power generation efficiency up to 2.2% over conventional products.


GT secures key certifications for Merlin interconnection technology

The U.S. equipment maker has secured three certifications which will enable modules produced using its Merlin copper mesh interconnection technology to be used in PV systems. GT plans to commercially roll out Merlin in 2015.


SunPower to supply solar panels for 29 MW-DC Japanese PV plant

The American PV maker will supply its high-efficiency E20/327 modules to a Japanese conglomerate for a project in Southern Japan. SunPower has supplied around 400 MW of PV modules to the nation to date.


Locus Energy launches Virtual Irradiance solar analytics product

Solar irradiance modelling tool is the first in the company's new PVIQ suite of analytics tools.


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Panasonic breaks conversion efficiency record

Panasonic's HIT cells

Panasonic's HIT module has broken the conversion efficiency record and is the first module to surpass the 25% barrier.


Trina Solar announces new high-efficiency Honey Ultra module

Trina Solar's modules in production

Trina Solar is in pilot production of the Honey Ultra module, which has set new records for efficiency. Testing on the module was done by TUV Rheinland.


Germany's DB Schenker, TUV Rheinland implement new logistics systems for modules

Solar modules

German industry giants DB Schenker and TUV Rheinland have joined forces to offer a new logistics for the transportation of modules. The system comes into existence after a year of extensive testing between China and Germany.


Intersolar Awards celebrate innovation, European projects

Intersolar Europe 2013

For the sixth year running the Intersolar Awards were presented to the best innovations in the field of photovoltaics and solar thermal technology as well as in the new category of solar projects in Europe.


Two new models

SolarEdge introduces its line of power optimizers which now includes two new models.


Two intelligent safety boxes

Huber+Suhner present not one but two new solar boxes: the RADOX SolarBox HM-Blue-Safety with an integrated safety switch and the RADOX SolarBox HM-Blue-AC with inverter module.


Latest surge protection device

Raycap will feature its line of Strikesorb Industrial Surge Protective Devices (SPDs) at the Intersolar.


Teaching materials for PV

The international teaching materials manufacturer for renewable energies IKS Photovoltaik will present its latest innovation at the Intersolar Europe: a micro energy school.


Generating and using your own energy

Schüco believes that generating your own energy is particularly worthwhile if you can use it yourself.


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