Monthly Archives: January 2021

SunPower Corporation to Close Manufacturing Facility in Hillsboro, Oregon

SunPower Corp. , a leading solar technology and energy services provider, announced that it will close SunPower Manufacturing Oregon, LLC, its solar panel manufacturing plant in Hillsboro, Ore.    “We made the difficult but necessary decision to close our plant after careful evaluation and the change in focus of our business over recent months,” said Tom Werner, CEO and chairman of the

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GameChange Solar to Unveil Bifacial Tracker Reflector Technology to Boost Power Production 15-20%

GameChange Solar today announced BifacialReflector™, a patent-pending new technology which dramatically increases power production for the GameChange Solar Genius Tracker™ with bifacial modules. The technology is a highly reflective (.95 albedo), permanent solid surface up to 4m wide, which reflects light from just above ground level to the back of the bifacial modules. This technology is a significant improvement over

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First overseas order of LONGi Hi-MO 5 modules shipped to UK

LONGi has successfully shipped 7MW of high-efficiency Hi-MO 5 solar modules to the Southampton port in the UK by sea, the mode of transport validating the reliability, durability and cost advantages of the M10 182mm wafer based module. The project is located in Rugby and exclusively uses Hi-MO 5 modules. The modules were transported overland from LONGi’s new factory in Jiaxing to

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Sonnedix to acquire a 1.6MW solar PV portfolio in Italy

Sonnedix has reached 251 MW of operating capacity in Italy with its latest acquisition of two ground-mounted solar PV plants from Adoria Partners Srl, an Italian investment boutique that owns and operates photovoltaic plants and wind farms. The 1.6 MW portfolio is under the Italian Conto Energia (feed-in tariff) scheme and has been in operation since 2011. The plants are

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Digital utility grids: SMA and TransnetBW improve the integration of PV power

SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) has signed a contract with transmission grid operator TransnetBW to provide generation and feed-in data from PV systems in the grid area of TransnetBW. One focus here is on the altered feed-in behavior of PV systems due to rising self-consumption and the use of battery-storage systems. TransnetBW uses the data to prepare region-specific projections and

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