Solar


The Power of Time
Power vs energy. kW vs kWH. Inverter capacity vs battery capacity. Do you know the difference? A sustainable future featuring solar power plus energy storage should be getting more transparent and less confusing. But, as you can tell, that’s not al....
Solar Thermal Pools: Commercial design and implementation
Watching aerial images of large commercial solar systems often brings to mind the monumental effort and attention to detail involved in getting a project to completion. Over the years, I have come to learn and appreciate the nuances and the fine deta....
Great Expectations: Underperformance in U.S. solar market
For years, the solar industry has believed that utility-scale projects meet expectations. Investors, owners, operators, and developers have been making financial decisions based on the assumption that half of their portfolios will over-perform, to ma....
Let’s Talk Safe Harbor
As every day passes, we get closer to the end of 2019 and (potentially) the reduction of the ITC from 30 to 26 percent. It is the optimal time to start discussions to seriously consider committing capital to one of these attractive tax credit program....
How to Develop a Successful Solar Project Permitting Framework
Land is your most important asset in a renewable project. It doesn’t matter how much the sun shines - if you don’t have land, you don’t have a project. Likewise, if you can’t secure permitting, your project will fail. Most solar power plan....
Early Money is the Smartest Money in Solar Development
Not everyone can do mid-market commercial and industrial (C&I) and community solar development, because not everyone has the ability to handle the early development costs. That’s why it’s so important to partner with companies that have the a....
Building Trades Lead California’s Clean Energy Future
Last year, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the world is facing “a direct existential threat” and must rapidly shift from dependence on fossil fuels by 2020 to prevent “runaway climate change.” Many nations i....
The Revolution of Sun Tracking Carports
Commercial size carports are often the easiest solution to deploy large areas of solar collectors in an urban area or on corporate sites, but these fixed carports have a major flaw; because they usually follow the drive lanes azimuth, they are often ....
Kinetic Solar introduces an economical new mount for commercial metal roof projects. With commercial installations in mind, the design has b....
Portland General Electric recently launched Green Future Impact, a new solution that helps large commercial and industrial customers source ....
The SOLA-TECS F system was developed for cleaning PV modules on ground mounted systems. With the F system horizontal oriented brush movement....
Dynapower announces that its DPS-500 DC to DC converter for solar plus storage has been certified for IEC 62109 from TÜV Rheinland. It is t....
Community solar allows solar consumers, including residences, businesses, schools, and towns to join the Solar Revolution. As community sola....
Avetta launched Marketplace, an online resource for suppliers to obtain exclusive discounts on safety products, insurance, and safety-relate....
With its Han ES Press HMC series, HARTING has developed an interface that can be installed quickly without tools and is robust enough to be ....
TerraSmart has unveiled GLIDE, its latest ground screw-based racking design for utility-scale solar projects. GLIDE is infused with bif....
PLP carports are engineered and optimized to site-specific applications and PV solar installations. The modular structures feature a simplif....
HellermannTyton’s PVDF Solar Tie delivers all-weather performance and longevity in a familiar-looking fastener design. The cable tie’s m....
Phocos’ Any-Grid Hybrid Inverter Series with built-in 80A MPPT PV charge controller is now available in 5kW-230/48V and 3kW-230/24V versio....
Mersen Knowledge Center – Electrical Power is Mersen Electrical Power North America’s official online self-registering E-learning portal....
Weidmuller has launched its new INSTA-POWER product series. The single phased, primary switching power supplies are characterized by a wide ....
QuickBOLT with Microflashing has passed 2 waterproof tests at IntertekLlabs on TPO roofs. The QuickBOLT with Microflashing has been installe....
Emerson expands the Greenlee Shear 30T with seven new die sets and a new bare kit configuration option, giving professionals the ability to ....