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This week in Los Angeles the solar industry filled a convention center with the latest in next-generation solar panels, concentrators, and various gear. Called SPI, the show offers the first look at some of the really bleeding edge solar tech.

Solar shingles

This week in Los Angeles the solar industry filled a convention center with the latest in next-generation solar panels, solar concentrators, and various solar gear. Called SPI (Solar Power International), the show sometimes offers the first look at some of the really bleeding edge solar tech, like building integrated panels, solar stickers and see-through solar panels. Here’s my photos from the show floor:

 

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  1. These pictures are really wonderful..
    Especially the concentrator Modules.. they look good
    I feel that the concentrated solar pv is really a promising technology

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  2. Ucilia:

    The solar shingles that you photographed are fake, aren’t they? Did you see whether they are connected to each other and how they are supposed to connect to the inverter?

    The fact is, Unisolar issued TWO false press releases last week claiming that the “new” Powershingle is “the first ever, UL-approved, standard production residential solar module roof shingle available for the US photovoltaic marketplace.”

    You know very well that Unisolar lied, as their previous SHR-17 shingle was “the first ever, UL-approved, standard production residential solar module roof shingle available for the US photovoltaic marketplace” until it lost its UL certification and became illegal to sell in the US.

    How come you decided not to write anything about that?

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    1. ECD Fan (professional Uni-Solar critic), I didn’t write about it because I set out to create a photo slide show, not a story about Uni-Solar. Uni-Solar did tell me about its first-gen product. I guess you’ll just to wait to see if I write about Uni-Solar in the future.

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      1. Ucilia: Thank you for the compliment.

        Now, what did Unisolar tell you about the SHR-17? Is Unisolar denying that SHR-17 was “the first ever, UL-approved, standard production residential solar module roof shingle available for the US photovoltaic marketplace?”

        And is Unisolar denying that the “shingles” at the SPI cannot generate any electricity (as they are not connected to each other electrically and cannot be connected to an inverter)?

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