Category Archives: solar modules

Founded in 2006, and headquartered in Shanghai, Jinko Solar has long been considered one of the top Solar Panel Manufacturers.  However, we have noticed their recent gain in popularity with our customers, and we decided to take a closer look at Jinko Solar. Jinko Solar (NYSE: JKS) is a publicly traded company on the New […]

LG Solar recently announced their plan for a plant in Huntsville, Alabama for assembling solar modules.  About 160 full-time jobs are estimated to be created with the opening of this new factory, which would increase LG’s employment in Huntsville by 60 percent to 400 plus workers. LG Electronics is investing $28 mil. to establish this new factory […]

Solar Panel Tariffs – Six Months Later It has now been six months since the doom and gloom announcement rattled the Solar Industry.  As you remember, back in January 2018, President Donald Trump announced his 30% tariff on all solar panels and cells not manufactured in the US.  The tariff turned out to be just […]

©LG SOLAR PANELS The solar industry was beginning to develop in the mid-late 1990’s, and SunPower quickly became the leader in the solar panel market for efficiency in the mid 2000’s.  Their patented technology was mostly unmatched, and the company prospects soared.  They partnered with a budding group of installers across the US, offering the […]

The new line of Canadian Solar Mono Panels have hit the market, and they are now in space that is relatively unoccupied. They are filling a need in the market, and we are moving a ton of them as a result. Let me explain what is happening. The Canadian Solar 275W Mono Black Frame Panel, […]

Panasonic Solar Panels have finally arrived. When we heard that Panasonic had a product that was going to battle LG and Sunpower at the pinnacle of the solar module market, we were skeptical. Not to say that the previous Panasonic panels were bad – they were not. We have a couple customers that were very […]

As the winter thaws away in most of the country, we are seeing the solar market heat up yet again.  One trend that we are seeing early in 2016, continuing what began in late 2015, is a market shift to the higher efficiency/ bankable solar panel products.  Module manufacturers like LG and Solarworld are becoming […]

In 2015, LG panels quickly catapulted to become one of our bestselling panels.  Their combination of technology and efficiency, and with a favorable price point, made the LG panels a very hot commodity.  Through our partnership, we carried the LG 280W, LG 300 Black, LG 305 and LG 310 Watt panels.  Towards the end of […]

The end of the year crunch is upon us, and we have barely had time to breathe.  We have been running the micro inverter rebate program through the end of the year, and many of our installers have made the switch to ABB now.  Whether is compatibility, bankability, efficiency, or other reasons, the ABB Micros […]

Typically solar inverters efficiency is approximately 95%, so you could have about 5% power loss when the electric current is innverted from DC to AC. ABB Solar Inverters have a maximum efficiency of 96.5%.  The change from AC to DC in your electric products is far less efficient; you can lose 10-40% of power. This happens […]