Solaria PowerXT modules now being distributed by Soligent

Solaria PowerXT residential solar modules are now being distributed by Soligent, the largest pure play solar distributor in the Americas, headquartered in Petaluma, Calif. Solaria’s high-efficiency PowerXT 330Wp residential module is one of the industry’s most bankable solar products.

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The PowerXT module line offers homeowners and businesses a 20% higher energy yield over conventional modules. Thanks to a patented cell cutting and module assembly process, Solaria PowerXT solar modules provide high power with a sleek design. The 330W panels mean labor savings on racking and system components over other lower wattage modules. With Solaria expanding its PowerXT solar cell and module manufacturing line at its headquarters in Fremont, California, it will provide U.S. installers with a top offering of products.

“Soligent is proud to partner with Solaria to make PowerXT available across the country. Soligent, with its 38 years of solar expertise, is excited to introduce Solaria’s high quality, beautifully engineered PV modules to our customers,” said Soligent President Thomas Enzendorfer. Soligent CEO Jon Doochin said “Solaria’s PowerXT accelerates payback period and installer profits, giving our installers a competitive edge. When coupled with Soligent’s distribution capability, Solar Engine financing, system designs, and our Soligent Elite loyalty program, Soligent is equipping its installers with more tools to succeed than ever before.”

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Solaria Corp. expands U.S production of PowerXT modules

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Solaria Corp. says it has greatly expanded its PowerXT solar cell and module manufacturing line at its headquarters in Fremont, Calif.  By the end of 2017, Solaria will have increased its U.S. manufacturing capacity of PowerXT solar cells and modules to more than 40 megawatts per year.

“We’ve ramped up our U.S.-based manufacturing of Solaria’s new aesthetic, high efficiency PowerXT modules to meet the rapidly growing demand from discerning customers who appreciate the PowerXT’s advanced engineering, design and exceptional value proposition,” said Solaria CEO Suvi Sharma. “We’re proud to be accelerating production of this advanced technology developed in Silicon Valley through new investments in plant equipment, technology and staffing.”

 

Delivering top-level efficiency and aesthetics, PowerXT offers a compelling technology value proposition: 20 percent more energy yield. Solaria PowerXT’s advanced cell and module production process significantly boosts power generation while eliminating reliability challenges that can reduce conventional PV modules’ long-term performance. Solaria PowerXT modules accelerate the payback period and increases installers’ profits – making solar energy an attractive investment from both an aesthetic and performance perspective.

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Cornell Tech’s new campus installs Solaria PowerXT PV modules

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Solaria Corp. provided 2,300 PowerXT and customized PowerView modules to buildings on Cornell Tech’s innovative new campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City. Combined, the Bloomberg Center – designed by mOrphosis Architects – and the Bridge building – designed by WEISS/ MANFREDI/ Architecture/ Urbanism/ Landscape – uses 47,000 sq ft of Solaria PV panels, the equivalent of a 900-kW system, part of a strategy to generate all of the power needed for the Bloomberg Center on campus.

The Bloomberg Center is the first academic building on the Roosevelt Island campus and is scheduled to open in September. It plans to achieve NZE by employing multiple strategies including solar power, geothermal ground source heat pumps, an energy-efficient façade balancing the ratio between transparency and opaqueness to maximize building insulation and decrease energy demand, and smart building features monitoring lighting. This strategy prioritizes reduction in energy demand through load reductions as well as maximizing passive and energy efficient design, and using renewable energy to power the building systems.

Why high-efficiency modules are the best value for installers, homeowners

Solaria’s rooftop solar solutions provide high-performance solar panels that produce up to 20 percent more energy than conventional modules. These high-density solar panels are optimized for rooftop applications and leverage a highly refined manufacturing process which results in a significantly higher energy yield than typical PV modules. It not only delivers high power but also improved shading tolerance, premium appearance and durability. Solaria’s architectural glass solutions that deliver the unique combination of high performance and high power density. This enables the optimization of thermal performance, effective daylighting, glare control and power generation. Solaria’s solar windows are easily customizable and offer design flexibility to adjust for a wide variety of sizes, glass type dimensions, coatings, Vt, and voltage.

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Solaria BIPV technology now available through CleanFund Commercial PACE financing

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Builiding Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) just got a little more affordable. CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, formed a financing partnership with Solaria Corp. to offer long-term financing for its building skin technology. By providing commercial building owners access to Solaria’s customizable product line, along with the benefits and flexibility of C-PACE financing, this SolarPACE collaboration maximizes the availability of long-term incentives to developers who implement architectural solar  into commercial projects.

SolarPACE explained

SolarPACE is designed to maximize cash flow, with terms up to 30 years. It can solve most credit challenges found in commercial solar project financing, since C-PACE is secured by a parcel tax assessment with payments billed through ordinary property taxes. Owners often have the option to pass all or a portion of the C-PACE payments to tenants, who also benefit from lower energy costs. With flexible options to utilize solar tax credits, SolarPACE enables build-ing owners and developers to stay within project budgets and lower overall project costs.

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“Solaria is privileged to partner with the leading provider of a nationwide financing platform that makes building improvements affordable for commercial property owners,” said Udi Paret, GM Building Solutions, Solaria Corporation. “Now we can offer customers a viable option for funding and installing an architectural solar system, especially important for net zero energy projects. This is a significant competitive advantage for our industry partners who offer their own warran-tied ‘powered-by-Solaria’ architectural solar products.”

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Solar’s PowerXT module selected as finalist for Intersolar Innovation award

solariaSolaria Corp. is a global provider of solar module technologies. Its new flagship solar module, Solaria PowerXT, has been getting a lot of buzz and was recently selected as a finalist for the 2017 Intersolar Solar Industry Innovation Award.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Intersolar Award honors pioneering products and solutions in the solar industry. It is presented by conference organizers in cooperation with a top-class panel of judges who evaluate products, projects, services and solutions being exhibited at Intersolar in 2017. The winner of this renowned industry award will be selected from the finalists on May 31, 2017 at Intersolar Europe 2017, taking place from May 31-June 2 at Messe München.

Solaria PowerXT was among the impressive innovations submitted in the photovoltaics category in 2017. Solaria PowerXT is a high-performance module delivering 330Wp and a module efficiency of up to 19.3 percent. The module consists of overlaid monocrystalline standard solar cells for a more efficient use of space. The modules are manufactured with black backsheet and frames, giving them a striking appearance.

“Solaria is thrilled to be recognized by Intersolar as a finalist for their Solar Industry Innovation Award,” said Solaria CEO Suvi Sharma. “We take great pride in our development of a game-changing solar module that delivers outstanding efficiency and superior aesthetics – while accelerating system payback period and increasing installers’ profits.”

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