Solar


Forecasting EPC Prices: Challenges and Possibilities
As the Investment Tax Credit step down becomes more imminent in 2020, and beyond, EPCs and installers have seen renewed price pressure on lower-cost delivery of solar systems. As a matter of course, construction and delivery firms regularly receive R....
Bifacial PV: A new approach to PV rooftop design
The last few years brought several new models of bifacial PV panels to the North-American PV market, along with a wide range of prices and performances. Until recently, most bifacial PV panels were significantly more expensive than standard PV panels....
How Graphite is Lighting the Way to a Solar Future
Recently, news that solar and wind power could be used to generate as much as 80 percent of all the United States’ energy needs, boosted graphite’s status as a hot commodity.  Its vital role in the production of lithium-ion batteries has ....
Solar Heats Up in New York
It’s been a whirlwind few months in the world of renewable energy. Policies like the Green New Deal mark an exciting stretch of ambitious and bold energy strategies proposed and passed within the last six months. States across the union are acceler....
HD Aerial Imagery for Solar: setting a new standard
Since the early days of solar, determining the scope of any given project has required an on-site assessment of the potential job, eating up hundreds of hours for solar companies, their analysts, and the installer (not to mention the safety risk and ....
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....
Endress+Hauser’s Memograph M RSG45 Advanced Data Manager DIN rail version, is an intelligent remote device with extensive communication ca....
TDK Corporation’s compact ThermoFuse NT14 and NT20 series feature a footprint that fits into existing circuit board layouts. The NT14 seri....
Urban Solar’s solar lighting product line, the Streamline Solar Series incorporates lithium-ion battery technology. For parks, pathways, p....
Tigo’s new SMART Website features a better user experience on desktop, tablet, and mobile displays. A new summary page shows new a system ....
Alencon Systems LLC’s new SPOT V6 features a number of enhancements to previous versions which make it more versatile and cost effective t....
SolarDesignTool has launched a complete web-based permit package generation tool for residential rooftop photovoltaic systems. Each solar pe....
Opto 22’s new groov EPIC system combines I/O, control, data processing, and visualization into one secure, maintainable, edge-of-network i....
STMicroelectronics’ MDmesh DM6 600V MOSFETs contain a fast-recovery body diode to bring the performance advantages of the Company’s late....
The new Solmetric PV Analyzer IV curve tracer measures strings up to 1500V and 30A. The PV Analyzer provides high accuracy and high measurem....
Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) software company, CloudVisit has a renewable energy software solution for the growi....
Nine Fasteners’ newest product, NFI-Hanger, was designed for ground mount solar installations. Made in the U.S., this wire form slides int....
The new PD10R pile driver by Vermeer delivers operator flexibility through the use of a full- function remote control. The PD10R is not equi....
Great Canadian Solar’s highly mobile, compact, and flexible self-sufficient solar power station, The Solar Seacan Solution, is designed to....
SMA has introduced a new DC coupled storage solution for utility-scale PV projects. The DC coupled storage solution is built for new PV plan....
ABB is adding an advanced, new molded case circuit breaker (MCCB) for higher-voltage solar power plants to its Tmax PV range. The breaker, d....