Category Archives: solar news

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 […]

ENPHASE IQ7X-96-2-US NOW AVAILABLE The long wait is finally over.  At long last, the Enphase IQ7X is in stock and ready to ship! The IQ7X-96-2-US is the latest release on the seventh-generation Enphase platform.  The smart-grid ready inverter is fully compatible with the IQ System, including the IQ Envoy, IQ Battery, and the Enlighten monitoring […]

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 […]

Piggy-backing on the awesome news of the Solarworld 300W Mono panels being available, we are very pleased to announce that the first release of the new Sunny Boy line from SMA is available as well! The Sunny Boy 5.0-US and Sunny Boy 6.0-US offer many outstanding new features and enhancements, even when compared to the […]

I think it was sometime at the beginning of the year when we first started fielding questions about the Enphase S280’s arrival date.  It was widely known that Enphase had a coverage gap when it came to the larger panels, especially when the higher powered 60 cell and 72 cell panels gained popularity in 2015.  […]

Wow… October already!  This year is flying by as we quickly approach the holiday season.  Of course, us in solar know, the holiday season also means busy season for us.  As end users start to examine their upcoming tax bills, the solar federal tax credit looks more and more attractive. Over the back half of […]

California is re-breaking it’s own solar records, according to a report from the California Solar Initiative (CalSO). California exceeded 6000MW in mid-April, not including an estimated 3000MW from LADWP and others not tracked through their system.  This is obviously great news, especially to those of us in the solar industry.  This record represents a 4X […]