Phoenix Nuclear Labs to supply proton accelerators to Rayton Solar

Phoenix Nuclear Labs (PNL) has signed a long-term agreement to be the exclusive supplier of high current proton accelerators to California-based Rayton Solar to produce low-cost, high-efficiency solar panels. Under the terms of the agreement, PNL will deliver the first system to Rayton at the end of 2017, followed by several additional units in 2018

REC TwinPeak family now has 72-cell, 350-W panels

REC, the world’s most trusted brand for solar panels, has begun commercial production of its new generation 72-cell product based on its award-winning REC TwinPeak technologies. Rated  up to 350 Wp, the REC TwinPeak 2S 72 panel sets a new world record in power output for 72-cell multicrystalline panels, thus competing strongly with products of

21 SunPower systems installed last year at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s locations

Today, several Macy’s locations will reveal their solar energy makeovers – part of a company-wide sustainability initiative – with SunPower during dedication events in Walnut Creek, California; Chestnut Hill, Massachuestts; as fulfillment center in Joppa, Maryland. This marks the completion of 21 high-efficiency SunPower solar energy systems installed this past year at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s locations in

imec develops bifacial n-PERT solar cell with 22.8% front-side efficiency

Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics, energy and digital technology and partner in EnergyVille announced it has realized bifacial n-PERT solar cells using an industrially-compatible process with a record-setting front-side conversion efficiency of 22.8%. Used bifacially under standard front illuminations conditions in conjunction with an additional 0.15 sun rear illumination, these cells

New paste solves efficiency loss problem when printing silver busbars on solar cells

PLANT PV, a photovoltaic materials innovator, announced at SNEC 2017 a breakthrough that enables solar cell manufacturers to capture greater solar cell power output. PLANT PV’s new Silver-on-Aluminum paste is designed for easy implementation with no added investment cost for cell producers and leads to a 1% increase in relative power output for c-Si solar

Solaria sues Seraphim for misappropriation of trade secrets

Solaria, a global provider of solar module technologies, filed suit against Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System Co., Seraphim Solar USA Manufacturing, and Suzhou Autoway System Co. in Federal District Court for the Northern District of California. In the lawsuit, Solaria contends that defendants misappropriated Solaria’s trade secrets regarding its proprietary high-efficiency solar panel technology and used the

Bosch solar panels recalled due to fire hazard

Bosch has issued a recall on its roof-mounted, 60-cell NA30119 c-Si solar modules currently installed in the United States and Canada. The solar panels can overheat, posing a risk of fire. Nearly 28,000 installed panels are within the recall notice although no fires have been reported. The panels in question were sold and installed between

California school district to get 5.7 MW of SunPower solar carports by year’s end

Located in San Bernardino County, California, Hesperia Unified School District (HUSD) will soon have more than 5.7 MW of high-efficiency SunPower Helix carport systems generating solar power for 29 of its sites. Construction of the carports is underway at 15 locations now, and SunPower expects to complete all installations by the end of 2017. “We’re thrilled about

JLM Energy installs carport solar on Hoopa Valley Tribe community center

Leadership of the Hoopa Valley Tribe is taking the next step in environmental stewardship and enhancing sovereignty by investing in JLM Energy’s solar+storage solution that will make it possible to rely on stored energy during peak times. “JLM’s Phazr is the most innovative solution available today. It will enhance our independence and save money. More

Imec and Solliance’s perovskite PV modules achieve 12.4% conversion efficiency

Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies, along with its partner Solliance announced they have improved their 4x4cm² perovskite module achieving a certified conversion efficiency of 12.4%, which is amongst the highest for this size of perovskite modules. The module efficiency was measured under long-term maximum power point (MPP)