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Tier 1 Crystalline Solar Panels are Selling at around $0.90/W

First Solar and Suntech led in PV module manufacturing in 2011, with both reaching approximately 2 GW of module production, according to Lux Research’s latest Solar Supply Tracker.
Crystalline silicon module prices continue to be at a record low, the report adds. Tier-one manufacturers are selling at around $0.90/W, while tier-two and tier-three manufacturers have sold product at even lower rates in order to burn through their inventories and survive the current market conditions.
The top 10 companies added up to 12.5 GW of module production – 44% of the 2011 total global module production.

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DOE Webinar March 19: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Topics Proposed for Small Business Funding

The Energy Department will present a live webinar on Monday, March 19, that will provide detailed information on energy efficiency and renewable energy R&D topics for small businesses interested in an upcoming funding opportunity. The webinar will feature an introduction by Dr. Henry Kelly, DOE’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Entitled Topics for DOE’s FY 2012 SBIR/STTR Phase I (Release 3), this webinar will provide an overview of energy efficiency and renewable energy topics proposed to be included in the third release of fiscal year 2012 Phase I funding from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The webcast will take place on Monday, March 19, from 2-4 p.m. Eastern.

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Milestone reached at West Tenn. Solar Farm

Chickasaw Electric Cooperative has announced the completion of system improvements between the cooperative’s Dancyville substation and the West Tennessee Solar Farm in Haywood County, according to a news release. The upgraded line was energized on Wednesday and the cooperative is ready to receive power from the 4.5 MW solar farm. The completion comes 11 weeks ahead of schedule, according to the release.

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Portland TN Company Receives Certification for Multiple 1000VDC Smart Combiner Boxes

Shoals Technologies Group Receives ETL Listing to UL 1741 for Multiple 1000VDC Smart Combiner Boxes with Integrated Disconnects and SNAPShot String Level Monitoring

Portland, TN, December 24, 2011 –(PR.com)– Shoals Technologies Group, the global leader in photovoltaic balance of systems components proudly announces it has received ETL certification to UL 1741 for multiple 1000VDC smart combiner boxes with SNAPShot™ string-level monitoring and integrated DC disconnects.

“Shoals has been leading the PV balance of systems market for nearly a decade by consistently providing the most innovative, highest quality, BOS components, at prices that have helped move our industry towards grid-parity. Our new 1000VDC smart combiners are another step in that direction and we are very happy to announce their ETL listing and look forward to providing these products to our many commercial and utility scale customers,” said Dean Solon, President and CEO.

The new 1000VDC smart combiners feature:

⁃ 12 to 32 strings inputs
⁃ 250A and 400A DC disconnects
⁃ Reinforced, plated buss bars
⁃ Blown fuse indication
⁃ SNAPShot™ string level monitoring
⁃ NEMA 4X enclosures

For more information regarding Shoals 1000VDC smart combiners, please visit www.Shoals.com or contact Shoals Technologies at +1-615-451-1400 or at sales@shoals.com

PV-Tech Newscast – December 16, 2011