BIG SUN launches aquatic tracker system for bifacial modules

BIG SUN Energy has created a new version of its dual axis iPV tracker for use with bifacial modules or aquatic applications such as fishery ponds, reservoirs and floating solar (FPV) systems. On display at SNEC PV Power Expo will be the iPV Tracker in conjunction with high-efficiency bifacial modules from two prominent suppliers, demonstrating it as a highly adaptive and highly efficient power generation system.

Intel Corp touts scale of carport solar installations

Major semiconductor manufacturer Intel Corp has highlighted that its electricity consumption across its manufacturing operations in the US and Europe have reached the milestone of obtaining all electricity needs from renewable resources such as solar PV, hydro-electric and wind.

Taiwan’s URE still considering possible US solar manufacturing plant

United Renewable Energy Co., Ltd. (URE), the planned name for three of Taiwan’s merchant solar cell and module producers, Gintech Energy Corp, Neo Solar Power (NSP) and Solartech Energy are still evaluating the commercial rationale of establishing a US-based PV manufacturing plant, post the merger, which is being targeted for October 1, 2018.

Canadian Solar boost to Q1 revenue on PV power plant sales

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar reported first quarter 2018 financial results that were better than expected as revenue and shipments were higher than guided with further PV power plant sales completed in the quarter.

Bischof + Klein offers polypropylene-based backsheet for extreme solar cell protection

Bischof + Klein has introduced a new generation of PV module backsheets, designed to provide greater stability when exposed to UV radiation and increased protection against moisture ingress. The new B+K ‘BackFlex’ PP backsheet is based on polypropylene and is therefore naturally resistant to hydrolysis. It can withstand more than 5,000 hours of damp heat testing (85°C / 85% r.h.).

SolarEdge keeps setting business performance records in Q1

PV inverter manufacturer SolarEdge Technologies has reported a clean sweep in key financial parameters for the first quarter of 2018, which includes, revenue, shipments, gross margin, profitability and quarterly cash flow generation.

SMA Solar remains cautious on business in 2018

Major PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology has reiterated sales and earnings guidance for 2018, despite a rebound in its utility-scale business unit and growing energy storage sales.