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

CIGS thin-film developer Siva Power nabs First Solar’s former president as new CEO

Siva Power, a manufacturer of next generation thin-film solar technology, has hired renowned solar executive Bruce Sohn to lead the company as CEO. Sohn previously was the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors for Siva Power and he replaces Brad Mattson in the leadership role, while Mattson now serves as Executive Chairman of the Board.

Hanwha Q CELLS, 1366 Technologies reach 19.9% cell efficiency

Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies  announced a new performance record for its Direct Wafer technology with the achievement of 19.9% cell efficiency through 1366’s ongoing technical partnership with Hanwha Q CELLS. The result, which was independently confirmed by the Fraunhofer ISE CalLab, clearly demonstrates the rapid efficiency gains that are possible with 1366’s kerfless, drop-in

President’s 2017 trade policy agenda praised by SolarWorld for being tough on unfair trade

SolarWorld, the largest U.S. crystalline-silicon solar panel manufacturer for more than 40 years, praised the outlines of a tough stance on unfair trade contained in the new “President’s National Trade Policy Agenda for 2017,” released Wednesday. The document calls for strict enforcement of U.S. trade laws to prevent subsidized imports from distorting markets and harming

Q&A with Canadian Solar: Outlook for 2017

  A strong developer of solar projects, Canadian Solar also dominates solar panel manufacturing. Constantly vying for the top global manufacturing spot with Hanwha Q CELLS, JA Solar, JinkoSolar and Trina Solar, Canadian Solar ranked third in 2016 with 5.1 GW of solar panels produced. Solar Power World spoke with Vincent Ambrose, Canadian Solar’s general

REC ships 1.2 GW of modules in 2016 with 53% going to the United States

REC released its Solar Market Insight report for Q4 and full-year 2016, revealing a record year in sales for the company. Challenging global market conditions for the entire solar industry notwithstanding, REC achieved a 9% increase compared to 2015, with more than 1.26 GW of solar panel shipments. Q4 2016 was one of the strongest