California cafe’s 325-kW solar system powered by Mitsubishi, Solectria

As part of its commitment to clean energy, 85°C Bakery Cafe installed PV panels from Mitsubishi Electric to power its central kitchen in Brea, California. 85°C Bakery Cafe installed a 325-kW system including 1,226 Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Premium solar modules and 7 inverters from Yaskawa – Solectria Solar. The system is projected to produce 527,702kWh

Solar-Tectic granted patent for tin perovskite thin-film tandem solar cell

Solar-Tectic LLC announced that a patent application for a tin perovskite/crystalline silicon thin-film tandem solar cell has been allowed by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent, the first for a perovskite layer on crystalline silicon thin-film (tandem), covers all non-toxic perovskites and inorganic materials. The inventor is Ashok Chaudhari, CEO of Solar-Tectic.

Solaria joins CALSEIA

Solaria Corporation, global provider of solar module technologies, has become the newest member of the nation’s largest state solar power trade association, the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA). “We are proud to have Solaria join CALSEIA to support its mission of expanding the use of clean, solar technologies throughout the state. CALSEIA members are

Black solar panels added to Panasonic’s HIT module line

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America introduced three new photovoltaic module HIT: the N320K, N315K and N310K. These new models are able to produce 320, 315, and 310 watts of power, respectively, and are a continuation of Panasonic’s line of high-efficiency residential solar panels. Boasting module efficiency of 19.1% with a sleek all-black appearance, the panels

SolAero Technologies provides solar power for naval lab

SolAero Technologies Corp., a provider of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels and composite structural products for satellite and aerospace applications, has delivered its high performance, lightweight solar cell technology to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to power its Solar-Soaring UAV demonstrator. SolAero’s specially designed UAV-TJ high efficiency solar cells will convert solar radiation

JinkoSolar to donate solar panels to support GRID Alternatives projects

JinkoSolar has activated a partnership with GRID Alternatives, the nation’s largest non-profit solar installer. JinkoSolar will donate over 620 kW of high-efficiency solar modules to support GRID Alternatives’ work bringing solar power and job training to low-income communities across the country. JinkoSolar’s contribution will help GRID Alternatives meet its goal of providing solar to an estimated

JinkoSolar partners with CleanFund to offer PACE financing

JinkoSolar announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc., will partner with CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital to offer long-term project financing to US commercial project customers through the SolarPACE program. SolarPACE is designed to maximize solar energy cash flow to commercial and industrial (C&I) property owners. CleanFund fully funds the installation of the system,

Solaria PowerXT modules now carried by Fortune Energy

Solaria Corporation, global provider of solar module technologies, announced that its Solaria PowerXT residential and commercial solar modules are now being distributed by Fortune Energy, a wholesale distributor of renewable energy products based in Sacramento, California (with additional offices in Southern California, Massachusetts and Hawaii). Solaria’s sleek, high-efficiency PowerXT 320/330Wp module is one of the

SunPower by EmPower Solar named “Residential Regional Dealer of the Year”

SunPower by EmPower Solar, an Island Park-based solar installer, has received the SunPower “Residential Regional Dealer of the Year” award for its outstanding performance as a SunPower dealer in 2016. The “Residential Regional Dealer of the Year” award honors SunPower residential dealers in select regions of the United States that consistently put customers first, while

Seraphim Solar to expand 160-MW module manufacturing plant in Mississippi by 200 MW

Seraphim Solar has entered into its next phase of development- on target with initial projections. With 160 MW of manufacturing capacity online as a component of its Phase 1 operation in Jackson, Mississippi, Seraphim USA is currently preparing for Phase 2 expansion to expand the facility with an additional 200 MW. To supplement its leading