Higher yield of solar wafers and enhanced solar cell efficiency with new HeraGlaze© coating by Heraeus

Heraeus Photovoltaics, the worldwide leading supplier of metallization solutions to the PV industry, introduced HeraGlaze, a high-purity SiO2 diffusion barrier coating for enhanced crucible performance in wafer production. It is the first pro.. more

Aquion Energy, Schneider Electric, EIWAT Solar and RE-ENERGY Partner with Kyushu Electric Power Company to Construct “EIWAT STORAGE I” 122kW Solar and Storage System in Kagoshima Prefecture

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, and Aquion Energy, the world’s leading provider of saltwater batteries and energy storage solutions, have partnered withJapan’s RE-ENERGY Co., Lt.. more

SunPower Signs to Construct 5GW “Overlapped-Cell Module” Capacity in China

A new U.S. investment in China! Global PV manufacturer SunPower has entered into an agreement with China’s Dongfang Electric (DEC) and Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor to establish a new joint venture, DEC Dongfang Huanchen.. more

Fraunhofer ISE Produces Multi-Si N-type Cells with 21.9% Efficiency

As mono-Si product prices continue to decline, multi-Si products have slowly lost the price advantage, leading to lower market share. The industry is eager to find solutions, which makes diamond-wire cutting with black silicon the new f.. more

Tigo’s Modular PV Platform Wins Certifications and Regulations

Tigo®, provider of the Flex MLPE smart modular platform, announced that its TS4 MLPE modular platform has been certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for fully complyin.. more

Overall Demand Continues to Decline in Japan – Except Utility-scale Installation

Japan’s PV Energy Association (JPEA) announced the shipping statistics of 3Q16 (from October-December 2016) on February 20th. Due to weaker domestic demand, the Japanese PV market has witnessed downturn for seven cons.. more

SunLink to Provide GeoPro Solar Racking Solution for a 165MW Portfolio

SunLink Corporation was selected by Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) to supply its GeoPro fixed tilt solution in connection with a 165 MW portfolio of solar ground mount projects located in the panhandle of Florida. Coronal Energy&trad.. more

AES DE Starts Operation on a 16MW PV Project in Georgia

AES Distributed Energy (AES DE), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (AES), announces on Feb. 22 the commissioning of its largest solar project to-date. The Rincon solar array is a 16MWac solar PV project owned and operated by.. more

Affordable Solar to Provide Facebook with Solar Electricity

Affordable Solar, a solar power solution provider in New Mexico, proudly announces the company has been selected to build a 30 MW PV project for the Facebook Data Center in Los Lunas, NM. PNM has awarded Affordable Solar the $37 mi.. more

Vasari Energy Aims to Add 500MW of Solar in Texas

Vasari Energy, a California based solar energy developer, has formally expanded operations into Texas. Vasari Energy signed contracts and letters of intent to develop a target of 235 MW of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in T.. more