Solar


Canada’s Largest University Converts to Solar Energy
In recent years, the University of Toronto has stepped up its efforts to reduce its usage of fossils fuels, and convert its campus buildings to solar energy. Last year, the University placed solar panels on the roof of a building in the center of the....
Structural Effect of Solar Arrays on an Existing Structure
This is an exciting time to be part of the solar industry. Many people have begun to reap the benefits of incorporating solar into their homes and businesses. This means that not only are new buildings accommodating solar, but also many existing buil....
What Makes a Good Solar Module?
Promises made at the time of sale do not provide module buyers with adequate guarantees in respect of quality and energy yield. Actual performance is what really counts. Knowing what constitutes a good module can mitigate the risk for customers and m....
The Next Big Thing in the Glass and Glazing Industry
When considering the impact of BIPV on green construction, it’s important to clarify the following terminology of the photovoltaics industry applications:: BIPV, or Building Integrated Photovoltaics, are fenestration applications. BAPV, or ....
Is Crowdsourcing the Future of Solar?
In his recent book BOLD, Peter Diamandis discusses four exponential trends poised to disrupt industries around the world. Diamandis makes the case that crowdsourcing has explosive disruptive power, since the crowd can usually accomplish a single task....
What’s Under Your Solar Panels?
Do you know what’s really under those roof-mounted solar PVs you just installed? You should. Not fully understanding the commercial roofing system underneath the solar array can have a negative impact on your customer, and leave you exposed to unwa....
Robust Solar Energy Plants for Hurricane-Prone Regions
Living on small islands means depending on imported fossil fuels and high-maintenance diesel generators for power. Gradually, however, local governments and private investors are beginning to offset this dependence by applying clean, renewable, and s....
California Farms’ Newest Harvest – Solar Energy
Across the golden state, farmers are turning their focus from the soil to the sky by adding large-scale photovoltaic (PV) installations to their land. California farms account for almost one-fourth of the total number of solar panels installed on far....
Ingeteam offers its 40kW string inverter, which features two MPP trackers and is suitable for operation in self-consumption mode. This strin....
Ingeteam’s latest 1,500Vdc INGECON SUN PowerMax B Series inverter makes it possible to deliver an output power of up to 1,800kVA in a sing....
Phoenix Contact’s newest enclosure system protects electronics from potentially damaging elements commonly found in outdoor applications a....
Dulas has announced the launch of its VC60 Solar Direct Drive (SDD) combined vaccine refrigerator and icepack freezer. The World Health Orga....
The new version T*SOL 2017 enables its users to work with the program even more flexibly and, above all, to calculate and observe the system....
Design of PV systems with an electric vehicle as a consumer now possible with PV*SOL premium. In addition to the possibility of importing fl....
AlsoEnergy introduces a new standard gateway for their Commercial PV Monitoring Solution: the PowerLogger 1000. This interactive datalogger ....
ST’s SiC-diode manufacturing process creates robust devices with low forward voltage (VF), giving circuit designers extra freedom to achie....
Zeversolar, a subsidiary company of inverter manufacturer SMA, has completely overhauled their planning portal, ZeverPlan 2.0. The portal is....
The Getac ZX70 is a rugged Android tablet designed for comfortable one-handed use in remote and challenging environments. Its IP67 and MIL-S....
The creation of cost-efficient and compact industrial slave devices that can connect to any Real-Time Ethernet network is now simplified thr....
The new Rittal RiLine Compact is designed for control units requiring a maximum current of 125A. Despite its size, the busbar system distrib....
Urban Solar introduces a brand new solar lighting controller technology, the ECM Connect. This web-connected Energy Control Module (ECM....
With the introduction of higher power modules in the market, SolarEdge now offers a higher wattage power optimizer for residential and comme....
Alpha+ has been specifically designed to minimize installation times. Labor is decreased by click, set, and done Clickstone technology on al....