LERRI Solar listed as Tier 1 supplier by BNEF

LERRI Solar, a monocrystalline solar module manufacturer headquartered in Xi’an, China, has been named a Tier One supplier by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). BNEF’s classification is based on demonstrating significant non-recourse project finance deals that have successfully closed. Becoming a Tier One company, per BNEF, requires a significant track record of commercial acceptance by

4.6-MW SunPower project to meet 85% of California school district’s energy needs

This spring, Cajon Valley Union School District (CVUSD) and SunPower Corp. will begin construction of SunPower Helix solar systems at 24 school sites in the El Cajon region of San Diego County, California. The solar installations totaling 4.6 MW will primarily include carports, as well as a few rooftop systems, and should be operational by

Chinese panel manufacturer selects 400-MW-capacity plant in California for first U.S. facility

China Sunergy Co., a specialized solar cell and module manufacturer, announced that its subsidiary Sunergy America has entered into a lease agreement with McClellan Business Park for building a facility with up to 400 MW of high efficiency solar module manufacturing capacity. The new plant, located in a 140,000 sq-ft manufacturing building in McClellan Park in

Technologies compete as solar cell efficiency race continues

By Puruswottam Aryal, PhD, an R&D project manager in MetaShield’s solar division The continued quest for improved solar cell efficiency is vital to the growth of solar. Many companies are innovating ways to increase efficiency using a variety of technical approaches, not just because of the improved ROI great efficiency provides, but also because manufacturers

Solar floats in the sunshine state

Florida’s biggest floating PV system has been completed in Orlando. The array uses 100 Ciel & Terre’s Hydrelio solar panels, made in the U.S. The company worked with D3 Energy and the Orlando Utilities Commission to build the 31.5-kWp floating array in the storm water storage reservoir located at the comission’s Gardenia facility. The array will

GlobalData reports top solar panel suppliers of 2016

JinkoSolar Holding overtook Trina Solar in terms of solar PV module shipments in 2016, shipping 6.6 to 6.7 GW modules while Trina followed closely with 6.3 to 6.55 GW, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. GlobalData estimates that the global solar PV market was valued at $39.7 billion in 2016 and that JinkoSolar’s efforts

Sunvalley Solar completes largest privately owned solar system on California dairy ranch

Sunvalley Solar (SSOL) has successfully completed construction for a 2.2-MWdc solar system as an addition to a 1.1-MWdc solar PV project installed in 2015 on Wreden Ranch in California. “I have been very pleased with my dealings with Sunvalley Solar. They have the competitive pricing, top notch products and quality to meet and exceed the

Stion thin-film CIGS modules added to Sungage Financial’s approved vendor list

Stion’s “Simply Better” modules have been added to the approved vendor list for Sungage Financial, a Boston-based solar financier of residential solar systems. As a result, solar installers are now able to use Stion’s thin-film CIGS modules for solar systems financed through Sungage Financial. Sungage’s approval supports the increasing demand for Stion’s all-black, U.S.-manufacturered modules on

Nation’s largest PV glass skylight now under construction in New Jersey

Somerset Development announced that construction has begun on the largest photovoltaic glass skylight in the United States at Bell Works, the complete revitalization of the two-million-sq-ft former Bell Labs facility into the iconic mixed-use metroburb located in Holmdel, New Jersey. Spearheaded by Onyx Solar, a manufacturer of transparent photovoltaic glass for building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), the

SunSpark solar panels to now be distributed by Los Angeles-based GigaWatt

For Southern California-based solar panel manufacturer SunSpark USA and distributor GigaWatt, there’s no place quite like home – particularly when it comes to operating efficiencies and customer value.  The two companies have reached agreement on a deal which effectively enables the LA-based distributor to move much of its panel sourcing from overseas markets to SunSpark