SolarWorld Expands Panel and Advanced Cell Production

SolarWorld, a crystalline silicon solar producer in the Americas, will add a solar-panel production line in Hillsboro to bring the panel-assembly factory’s capacity up to 530 megawatts (MW) and expand advanced cell production capacity by 100 MW and add 200 jobs. Details of the announcements include: SolarWorld’s new line will increase annual solar-panel production capacity from 380

TripSaver II Cutout-Mounted Recloser

Reclosers Save Florida From Power Outages

S&C Electric Company recently announced an agreement with Florida Power & Light (FPL) for S&C’s TripSaver II Cutout-Mounted Reclosers to be installed throughout the utility’s system to reduce momentary outages for its 4.7 million customers. As part of its commitment to Florida, S&C will make a $3 million investment to expand its operations in the


UL Presents Four Posters During SPI

We’ve always been fascinated by the poster sections of trade shows. When we heard that UL (Underwriters Laboratories) was presenting four posters at SPI, we asked them to share what you could have learned if you’d had the chance to attend them all: BoS Is No BS — You Must Install Them Properly By Christian Storbeck,


What Is SolarTAC?

Outdoor facility takes emerging technology testing to the next level By: Michelle DiFrangia, Special To SPW The Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC) is the largest multi-user outdoor research, testing, development and demonstration facility in the world. SolarTAC offers its members the opportunity to perform proprietary and collaborative research, development and demonstration activities that accelerate solar


SunEnergy1 Installs JinkoSolar Panels For Duke Energy

SunEnergy1 is installing JinkoSolar panels at the Duke Energy Renewables-owned Capital Partners Solar Project in eastern North Carolina. The solar project was announced June 24 as a unique partnership among three customers — George Washington University, American University and the George Washington University Hospital — that will bring solar power from rural North Carolina to the urban settings


Quick Mount PV Extends Warranty To 20 Years On Mounts

Quick Mount PV has doubled warranty coverage for its line of solar roof mounts to 20 years. Effective Sept. 1, all solar mounts featuring the company’s patented technologies — QBlock, QBase and QHook — will be covered with a 20-year limited product warranty. The company says its top-notch engineering, ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing, and years of field

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Manufacturers Partner On Off-Grid Solar Charge Controllers

Blue Sky Energy, provider of off-grid solutions and Genasun, which specializes in solar charge controllers, announce a partnership to offer an extensive lineup of power electronics for the off-grid power and begin co-development of new off-grid products. Through combining their product offerings, logistics management, and order processing, the Genasun-Blue Sky Energy partnership will streamline operations for distributors,


OutBack Power Offers Grid/Hybrid Solar To Electrical Contractors

OutBack Power Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of power electronics for renewable energy, backup power and mobile applications, will showcase its newest Grid/Hybrid photovoltaic (PV) systems at the NECA Show, September 27 to 30 in Chicago. With its Radian family of solar inverters, advanced energy storage technology, AC-coupling upgrade solution, and complete UL-1741 rated systems, OutBack Power delivers solar


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