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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,...
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.
After years of delays, 1366 Technologies has announced plans to break ground on the factory to produce its proprietary Direct Wafers no later than the second quarter of 2016.
Calling it the “world's most efficient rooftop solar panel”, the company says it will produce PV modules with greater than 22% efficiency at a pilot facility.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has achieved an efficiency of 25.1% on a both sides-contacted silicon solar cell. In addition to increasing efficiencies, the TOPCon technology is said to simplify...
GTM Research's latest report estimates that global PV system prices will fall an average of 40% by 2020, driven by balance of systems cost reductions.
Solar mapping provider Mapdwell has expanded to San Francisco, estimating that the city can host up to 3 GW of rooftop PV. This is a higher capacity per square mile than other cities.
Applied announced it would cut two of its solar product lines in its latest quarterly results, which caused a further bleeding of red ink in its Energy and Environmental Solutions business unit.
REC Group has risen rapidly in the U.S. residential sector, growing its market share five-fold in one year. It expects to grow this share further in 2015. The company has benefited from both technology innovation and political...
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