LONGi High-Efficiency Bifacial Module Shipments Reach 10 GW

Shipments of LONGi Solar’s high-efficiency bifacial modules have now reached 10 GW, with expectations that production will reach 12 GW by the end of the year. Bifacial modules are a significant development in solar panel technology. Thanks to their low LID and high-efficiency, they are now on track to become the standard PV modules. In […]

Sandia National Laboratories successful in preventing arc fault-produced solar panel fires

As solar panels become popular and their voltages increase, there is a need to have built-in capabilities to extinguish fires caused by arc faults, which are high-power discharges of electricity that can create explosions or flash events due to damaged wires. Sandia National Laboratories researcher Kenny Armijo has spent 10 years working alongside other researchers… […]

Maxout Renewables starting prototype testing of grid stand-in device

Maxout Renewables is addressing the challenging issue of solar power backup with a new system called the Evergrid. “The problem with residential solar energy right now is that very few rooftop installations can produce power when the grid goes down,” said Dr. Eric Cummings, president of Maxout Renewables. “Battery backup systems can do the job… […]

IMO FireRaptor now UL-listed for rapid shutdown with SMA inverters

IMO announced the FireRaptor’s latest UL PVRSS listing with the SMA Sunny Boy range of solar inverters from 3 kW to 7.7 kW and also the SMA TRIPOWER range of solar inverters from 33 kW to 62 kW under UL1741 guidelines. The FireRaptor also meets UL’s new AFCI compatibility requirements under PVRSS listing with the… […]

Country’s largest sloped solar array powers on at former Pittsburgh steel mill

One of the largest rooftop solar arrays in the country has gone live at RIDC’s Mill 19 at Hazelwood Green in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 110,000 sq ft of high-powered solar panels cover the entire rooftop area and will produce over two million kWh per year, enough to power the entire existing facility, according to Donald… […]

Capital Dynamics subsidiary acquires 316-MW solar project portfolio

Capital Dynamics’ Clean Energy Infrastructure (CEI) business has completed the purchase of three solar PV projects from LS Power. Simultaneously CEI completed the placement of over $400 million in long-term, fixed-rate notes with top-tier institutional investors. The portfolio comprises 316 MWdc of operating solar resources located in California, Arizona and Delaware. Each project utilizes commercially… […]

The next president’s road ahead for clean energy and the environment

By Ron MacDonald, president and CEO, Zinc8 Energy Solutions When the United States pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement and later rolled back over 100 environmental regulations, President Trump established his administration’s apathetic stance on the environment. As reported by The New York Times, “President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will use the next four… […]