Solar

Solaris Offering Complete Solar Panel Kits Online

Solaris Technology Industry has announced today that it is adding a DIY option to its portfolio of solar products. The new pre-configured Solar Panel Kits with Electrical Diagrams are available on www.solaris-shop.com.

“We are proud to begin including complete solar power kits for our customers, with warehouse level pricing for anyone looking to go solar for nearly half the price of a large installer. We are working on more system kits as well, for ground mount and off grid systems,” says Brandi Casey, of Solaris Technology Industry, Inc.

Solaris is a distributor and dealer of residential and commercial solar products. For more information, go here.

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Solar

Mosaic Secures $200 Million from DZ BANK and NY Green Bank for a Residential Solar Project

Residential solar financing company Mosaic has secured $200 million from a partnership between DZ German Bank and NY Green Bank for a warehousing facility which will help them expand their services within the state of New York.

Frank Schehl, Managing Director and Head of Asset Securitization at DZ BANK said “DZ BANK has been thoroughly impressed with Mosaic’s operations, loan product and traction in the marketplace as they have gone from start up to leader in the market.”

Mosaic is the nation’s leading residential solar lending platform, enabling thousands of people to profit from the benefits of clean energy by owning their own solar panels. To read more on this topic, visit this page.

Grid, Solar

AT&T to Work with SunPower on Solar IoT in the US

SunPower and AT&T have paired up to combine IoT technology with SunPower’s newest home energy system SunPower Equinox™. Additionally they will be pairing marketing efforts to bring home solar solutions to qualified AT&T customers later this summer. The SunPower Equinox system is estimated to provide up to 70% more energy over 25 years alongside the added benefit of 70% fewer visible components than previous installations.

The combination of these technologies is designed in part to assist SunPower in maintaining and supporting solar power systems remotely, with a lessened need to for site visits. Howard Wenger, president of SunPower has commented: “Now by incorporating AT&T IoT technology into SunPower’s solar energy solutions, we are enabling a future of solar energy management that is reliable, simple, and cost-effective.” The Internet of Things technology is already used for customers to remotely monitor their homes and offices, and so will prove useful for monitoring solar panels for SunPower. For more on this, follow this link.

Solar

Trina Solar Breaks Efficiency Record for Large-Area IBC Silicon Solar Cell

A new world record has been made by Trina Solar in their State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China. The new record of 23.5% is in relation to total-area efficiency on a silicon solar cell with an Interdigitated Back Contact (IBC ) on a 156×156 mm2n-type mono-crystalline silicon (c-Si) wafer. This new record breaks the previous record for total area efficiency for the same solar cell which was 22.94% in May 2014.

Dr Pierre Verlinden, Vice-President and Chief Scientist of Trina Solar has said “From the beginning we developed a scalable technology for IBC solar cells around large-area 156mm x 156mm wafers as we believe that the wafer size is the key to manufacturing cost reduction of this efficient solar cell.”

This is particularly remarkable news considering this announcement comes only two years after a similar announcement by Trina Solar of 24.4% efficiency on a 2cmx2cm solar cell developed in conjunction with the Australian National University. For more on this, visit this page.

Electric

$4.88 Billion HVDC Power Supply Market by 2022: Report

GrandView Research Inc. has published a new report stating that the HDVC power supply market is set to reach 4.88 billion US dollars by 2022. These systems are particularly useful as they integrate well with other energy sources such as wind, photovoltaic, and fuel cells, and are well placed in the market to experience industry growth. The development of new HDVC technology is much more compact than previous versions, and is expected to garner high demand over the next seven years.

Additionally the development of Gate Bipolar Transistors has assisted her HDVC technology in reducing in size, resulting in widespread economic benefits. The report touches on some key findings surrounding the market share in 2014 being exceeded in certain areas by the Telecommunications industry as well as the Asia Pacific region’s HDVC market.

Grand View Research, Inc. is a US based market research and consulting company, headquartered in San Francisco. The company provides consulting services as well as a variety of reporting services. To read further, visit this page.