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Sunpreme's new 500 W panel uses the same design and materials technology as its current line of Maxima GxB series (pictured)

Sunpreme demonstrates the world's first 500 W bifacial double glass PV module with an effective efficiency up to 22.2%

2014-10-22

Sunpreme (Sunnyvale, Calif., US) on October 21st, 2014 announced that it has demonstrated the world's first Bifacial double glass solar photovoltaic (PV) module with a measured STC output of 503 W. With a 15% Bifacial power boost, the effective panel wattage can be enhanced to 575 W with an effective module efficiency of 22.2%, the company emphasizes. Read more...

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Sunpreme's new 500 W panel uses the same design and materials technology as its current line of Maxima GxB series (pictured)

Sunpreme demonstrates the world's first 500 W bifacial double glass PV module with an effective efficiency up to 22.2%

2014-10-22

Sunpreme (Sunnyvale, Calif., US) on October 21st, 2014 announced that it has demonstrated the world's first Bifacial double glass solar photovoltaic (PV) module with a measured STC output of 503 W. With a 15% Bifacial power boost, the effective panel wattage can be enhanced to 575 W with an effective module efficiency of 22.2%, the company emphasizes. Read more...

Yingli Green Energy supplied the modules for the 1 MW PV plant Arena Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil)

Yingli Solar sold PV modules totaling more than 2,000 MW in the Americas

2014-10-22

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (Baoding, China) on October 21st, 2014 announced that it has surpassed two gigawatts (GW) of cumulative solar photovoltaic (PV) panel deliveries in the Americas. The more than six million Yingli Solar panels delivered are now generating electricity for more than 85,000 solar projects across the region, the company emphasizes. Read more...

Installed PV prices in the United States are high compared to many other major international markets; the disparity is particularly stark in comparison to Germany, finds the report

New report: US solar PV prices to drop 3–12 percent in 2014; Trend to continue over the next couple of years

2014-10-22

Distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) system prices in the United States dropped by 12–19 percent nationwide in 2013, according to the third edition of a jointly written report on PV pricing trends from the Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). In addition, 2014 prices are expected to drop another 3–12 percent, depending on system location and market segment. Industry analysts expect this trend to continue over the next couple of years, keeping the nation on track to meet the DOE SunShot Initiative's 2020 targets. Read more...

Natcore's Black Silicon technology was developed in collaboration with the U.S. DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL)

Natcore Technology produces first laser-processed all-low-temperature solar cell

2014-10-21

Incorporating its proprietary advances in laser-processing technology, scientists at Natcore Technology (Red Bank, N.J, US) have created an all-low-temperature, laser-processed solar photovoltaic (PV) cell. Their latest device does not require temperatures above 350 degrees C for any process step, Natcore emphasizes. Read more...

Cogenra PV installation at Clover Stornetta Farms, in Petaluma, CA

Cogenra announces three world records for PV module power based on its solar cell interconnection technology

2014-10-17

Cogenra Solar (Mountain View, Calif., US), a provider of high-performance solar Photovoltaic (PV) technology, on October 16th, 2014 announced three world records using its Dense Cell Interconnect (DCI) technology. In a series of tests conducted by third-party laboratories, Cogenra’s DCI technology achieved up to a 15 percent increase in PV module power compared to currently available modules. This significant efficiency boost reduces both the module’s direct cost-per-watt and the total installed cost for solar power, the company emphasizes. Read more...

200 MW PV plant in Shicheng County will be constructed in four phases over a period of 4 years. Image Wikipedia

JinkoSolar subsidiary signs 200 MW PV project development agreement with government of Shicheng County, Jiangxi Province

2014-10-16

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shnaghai, China) on October 16th, 2014 announced that JinkoSolar Power Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company has signed a solar photovoltaic (PV) project development agreement with the government of Shicheng County, Ganzhou City, Jiangxi Province to develop a 200 MW PV power plant. The project will require an aggregate investment amount of approximately RMB 1.6 billion (USD 260 million) according to JinkoSolar. Read more...

The joint venture will focus on one of the world's largest and most attractive solar PV markets

SunEdison signs JV agreement with JIC Capital to develop up to 1 GW of solar PV projects in China over the next 3 years

2014-10-16

SunEdison Inc. (Beltsville, US) on October 16th, 2014 announced a joint venture agreement with JIC Capital Management (Tianjin, China) Ltd., to facilitate non-recourse financing and develop, construct and own up to 1 GW of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in China over the next 3 years. The joint venture will focus on one of the world's largest and most attractive solar PV markets. SunEdison, directly or through an affiliate, including a yieldco, may purchase the projects developed by the joint venture at fair market value. Read more...

US residential solar PV Demand (TTM). Source: NPD Solarbuzz North America PV Markets Quarterly, September 2014

NPD Solarbuzz: US residential solar PV demand approaching 1 GW per annum

2014-10-15

The outlook for the residential solar photovoltaic (PV) segment in the United States remains strong, with policymakers looking to reduce the regulatory burden for new installations and major downstream players focusing on continued installed system cost reduction. NPD Solarbuzz (Santa Clara, California, US) anticipates that the residential PV segment will pass the 1 GW trailing 12-month (TTM) rate in early 2015; strong growth is forecast through 2016. Read more...

SunEdison announces PV module prototypes which delivered a 10% increase in peak power output, using commercially available PERC solar cells

SunEdison slashes solar costs with new high efficiency PV module technology

2014-10-15

SunEdison, Inc. (Belmint, Calif., US) on October 14th, 2014 announced new zero white space (ZWS) solar photovoltaic (PV) module technology. The technology can increase solar module power output by up to 15%, effectively decreasing the total system cost by up to 8%, according to SunEdison. "SunEdison's ZWS technology is a major achievement that will significantly reduce the cost of solar energy," saidDave Ranhoff, president of solar materials at SunEdison. Read more...

The world record PV module was developed in the Trina Solar's State Key Lab of PV Science and Technology

Trina Solar announces new world record for peak power output: Monocrystalline PV Honey module with 335.2 W

2014-10-15

Trina Solar Limited (Changzhou, China) on October 14th, 2014 announced that its high-efficiency Honey solar photovoltaic (PV) module has set a new world record for peak power output for P-type monocrystalline silicon PV modules, as independently certified by TUEV Rheinland. The module was developed in the Company's State Key Lab of PV Science and Technology and is composed of 60 156mm x 156mm high-efficiency Honey monocrystalline silicon solar cells. It generates a peak power output of 335.2 W, breaking the previous world record of 326.3 W, set by Trina's Solar's original Honey module in April 2014. Read more...

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