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Sunpower (SPWRA) Sets New World Record With 333kW Solar Panel At 20.4% Efficiency

SunPower (SPWRA) announced yesterday that they have produced a world record, full sized 333kW solar panel with a 20.4% efficiency rate.  The record beating efficiency for a full sized panel was confirmed by the National Renewable Energy Lab.  The prototype solar panel was developed using DofE funds under the Solar America Initiative (SAI), awarded two years ago.  It doesn’t happen very often, but it’s nice to see tax payer dollars put to good use!  … Read the rest

Akeena Solar (AKNS) To Develop AC Solar Panels

Akeena Solar (AKNS) and Enphase Energy have announced a partnership to develop and market the Andalay solar panel systems using ordinary AC house current output instead of high voltage DC output which are expected to cost less to install and provide higher performance than DC panels.  Under the agreement, AKNS will purchase a minimum of 5000 microinverters in 2009 & 2010 which will be built into Akeena’s award winning Andalay solar panels. 

AKNS estimates that … Read the rest