Trina Solar Ltd. recently announced that it has received JIS Q 8901 Certification from TUV Rheinland (TUV).The JIS Q 8901 standard was established in February 2012 with the aim of encouraging the wider adoption of PV power generating systems in the Japanese market through promoting product reliability and user protection. This standard sets out reliability assurance requirements for design, production and performance for terrestrial photovoltaic modules. eSolar.ca EfstonScience, Canada’s solar power experts, held an online silent auction for one Schneider GT250-600 solar power inverter - a crucial component of any commercial solar energy installation. Valued at $75,000 CAD, the starting bid for the grid-tie inverter was said to be at $49,000. Funds raised from the auction will be donated to the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA), it is told. Telit Wireless Solutions and Plano, Texas based Parsec Technologies, Incorporated, a global supplier of advanced amplifier technology communications solutions recently announced that a combination of the companies’ technologies results in the world’s lowest profile companion solution for GPS receiver and antenna. For host devices able to accommodate higher volumetric symmetry, assembly of the components can be made to fit a 6x16x8mm volume, it is told.