Bifacial Series – Glass-to-Glass Photovoltaic Module

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Photovoltaic manufacturers are working to get every last photon out of every module and they’re using an ever-increasing number of options to get there. For instance, Florida-based Advanced Solar Photonics introduced it’s new, glass-mounted, bifacial solar photovoltaic monocrystalline silicon modules, which use a variety of integrated mechanics to capture direct sunlight as well as sunlight that bounces […]

Firstgreen Product Review-First Solar Series 3 black Module

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Transferring its success in the R&D lab to its commercial modules, First Solar also launched a new evolution of its proven Series 3 thin-film PV module platform, the Series 3 Black, which incorporates First Solar’s latest advances in conversion efficiency as well as additional features to enhance its performance in utility-scale power plants. The all-black […]

Can thin film really beat crystalline silicon technology?

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Last week MNRE has released the generation data of solar projects operating under NVVN and it is clearly visible that the energy yield from the projects which has used thin film technology is about 10-15% higher as compared projects of crystalline silicon technologies. Adoption of thin film technologies for utility scale plants started in the […]

First Solar to manufacture copper-based crystalline silicon solar cells

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Leading thin-film and PV project developer First Solar has rocked the solar industry with the acquisition of US-based monocrystalline start-up TetraSun. Having exited R&D into competitive CIGS thin-film technology and rejuvenated its commitment to CdTe technology, First Solar plans to start “tentative” production of TetraSun’s copper-based monocrystalline cells in the second half of 2014.First Solar did not say what the […]

Mounting and Installation options – Building-integrated photovoltaics

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Building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) electric power systems not only produce electricity, they are also part of the building. For example, a BIPV skylight is an integral component of the building envelope as well as a solar electric energy system that generates electricity for the building. These solar systems are thus multifunctional construction materials. The standard element of a BIPV […]

Marketing mix of solar pv:

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Unlike other products, solar panels have not reached a stage where they can pull the customers. So the very basic concept of marketing is applied at all levels to establish the solar business. The combination of the product feature, price, place & promotion is known as the marketing mix. When these are listed in detail, […]