Solar Speaks: How To Solve The Permitting Mess

If you talk to almost anyone in the solar industry, one of the biggest complaints installers have is the inconsistency of permitting regulations throughout the country. Why is it that Germany can (legend has it) have a one-page solar permitting process, but in the United States it’s harder to get a solar project permitted than it


Fortune Energy Adds Hanwha Q CELLS Modules To Lineup

Fortune Energy President Jack Meng announced the company will now be carrying Hanwha Q CELLS’ solar panels. Hanwha Q CELLS is part of the Hanwha Group and a European photovoltaics company. Q CELLS solar panels will be the newest brand member of Fortune Energy’s Top Tier wholesale solar panel selection. Fortune Energy is a solar distributor and


DuPont,Yingli Solar Collaborate On China Solar Power Project

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions  and Yingli Solar completed the installation of a 210 kilowatt solar power project on the rooftop of the DuPont China R&D Center in Shanghai. The project contains Yingli Solar’s monocrystalline PANDA modules, which utilize innovative new technologies that are enabled in part by advanced materials from DuPont. The companies share a commitment


How Consultants Can Save Your Projects

At what stage do most solar projects run into problems, and how can a good asset management firm help navigate those difficulties? This discussion addresses the challenges in the post-construction phase of the project (asset). Within this cycle, the focus is on the management versus technical aspects of the more than 25-year life of a


Quick Mount PV Launches Company Blog

 Solar roof-mount manufacturer Quick Mount PV launched a solar-roofing blog titled Rooftop Review. The new blog coincides with a website redesign aimed to highlight the company’s unique value to its customers as well as enhance the user experience. The new blog will harness the company’s technical and industry expertise in roofing and solar to share


Welcome To SPI — Here’s What You Need To Know

By Frank Andorka, Senior Editor For those of you attending Solar Power International (SPI), the team at Solar Energy Trade Shows (the company handling the show’s logistics, or SETS) compiled a list of what you need to know before arriving in Las Vegas: Before you travel to the show, schedule meetings with your current clients


Hanwha Q CELLS, AGR To Power Plant in UK

Hanwha Q CELLS teamed up with AGRenewables (AGR), to power up a 24.3 MW photovoltaic power plant for Ingenious Clean Energy in record-time. Despite severe weather conditions, the park in Stowbridge, Cambridgeshire, England, was constructed and grid-connected ahead of the changes in ROC at the end of March. More than 94,500 Q.PRO-G3 solar panels were


WINAICO Passes Highest Hail Stone Test From TÜV Rheinland

WINAICO, a division of Taiwan’s module manufacturer, Win Win Precision Technology Co., announced that its modules have passed the most stringent hail impact test conducted by TÜV Rheinland. WINAICO is one of the first PV manufacturers in the world to secure IEC 61215 with its modules withstanding the impact of 35 mm hail stones travelling at over 27.2


Trina Solar to Supply 70MW Modules To Project in Chile

Trina Solar, a global producer of photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions, and services, agreed to supply 70MW high efficiency modules to a large-scale solar power project in Chile. Under the terms of the agreement, Trina Solar will deliver TSM-PC14 solar modules that have an output of between 300W and 310W per panel. Shipment of the modules


How To Choose The Perfect Charge Controller

What is the most important factor in choosing the perfect charge controller for your solar project? The most important job of all solar-charge controllers is to properly charge the batteries and to give them as long a life as possible. There are two types of charge controllers: Pulse width modulation (PWM) Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) The