Solar


California’s New Programs Advance Residential Solar
Solar energy got a big boost in California recently, when the state government adopted new policies to establish a more progressive foundation for the use of solar power in residential buildings. It’s all part and parcel of its pioneering “net-ze....
A New Frontier for Solar: Utility Build-Transfer Agreements
Historically, electric utilities in the U.S. have been buyers and sellers, but not producers, of solar energy. Largely due to tax and accounting constraints, vertically integrated, regulated utilities traditionally have entered into power purchase ag....
Keeping an Eye on the Grid
New application gateway technologies at the network edge, enable highly-optimized industrial IoT solutions that enhance productivity of existing grid infrastructure. In other words, the traditional system utilities use to monitor DER and gr....
Outdoor Exposure: The anatomy of solar PV equipment tests
Solar photovoltaics (PV) has experienced strong commercial growth in recent years, evolving from a niche market of small-scale applications to a mainstream electricity source. This growth provides promise for substantial PV industry market opportunit....
Keeping Landfills Free of Solar PV Waste
Advancements in the solar PV industry have come from all areas. Jumps in solar panel efficiencies have improved energy output, markets have matured, project financing has become readily available, and module prices have dropped exponentially. These n....
New Tool Forecasts Local Power Generation
How much electricity did solar and wind installations generate in your area in the past 24 hours? How much power will they produce today and tomorrow? The vast majority of Americans support expanding the production of solar and wind ener....
What’s the difference? SCADA Operational Management vs Performance Management
Utility-scale solar plants require a SCADA system to address the unique challenges of managing PV power generation. Although SCADA systems monitor and control a wide range of devices at sites, they can be even more beneficial when used for perfo....
Das SolarBuggy ist Sehr Gut
Hoping to set a Guinness World Record, students from a German university are building a solar vehicle that will be powered by the blazing, Australian desert sun. Students at Bochum University of Applied Sciences call their solar buggy “Froggee....
LeadSolar Energy Inc, releases the LS600X-Z series dual module microinverters. The micro is designed to support either 20 Panasonic 330W or ....
LeadSolar Energy, Inc. has announced the release of their LS600-Z series dual module microinverters. With a maximum power output of 700Ws, t....
TDK Corporation announced the EPCOS MKP Y2 series capacitors for EMI suppression. This new series is designed for rated voltages of 300 VAC,....
 SnapNrack’s Ultra Rail System is a sleek, lightweight rail solution for mounting solar modules on the roof. Ultra Rail, a lighter ra....
The PowerLogic ION9000 meter from Schneider Electric, is the latest generation of advanced power quality meters to build on the success of t....
Ingeteam has developed a new monitoring platform directed at all sizes of solar PV plants, as well as PV self-consumption systems. The INGEC....
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc’s expanded StorEdge solution with a backup interface provides backup power to the entire house, eliminating th....
Esdec, a European solar rooftop mounting solutions provider, is entering the U.S. market with the FlatFix system, a lightweight, c....
Mission Solar, a U.S. based supplier of high -efficiency solar modules, has debuted four new solar panels. MSE PERC 60 is a 60-cell module w....
Panasonic Eco Solutions of North America unveiled new high-efficiency HIT series solar modules that offer increased module efficiency at hig....
ABB has launched a fully optimized two-pole DC (OTDC) switch-disconnector for 1500V utility-scale photovoltaic power plants covering 315-630....
The Zilla Phantom XL Lo-Pro is a low profile version of the popular Zilla Phantom XL rail-less pitched roof solar mounting system,....
The blueplanet 125 TL3 is available on all major global markets from November 2018. KACO new energy’s new flagship is suitable for large s....
Yaskawa Solectria Solar confirms that its new SOLECTRIA XGI premium quality inverters are designed and manufactured in the U.S.A., and exemp....
APsystems unveils the QS1, a four-module, single phase microinverter for residential applications which offers a 75% reduction in installati....