Solar


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 ....
Following “Tradition” - How a well-known operating lease makes a compelling financing alternative for commercial solar
The “traditional” operating lease has been used for decades by equipment salespeople to sell all types of commercial equipment, from office equipment to factory machinery - even big-ticket items like aircraft. Unfortunately, in the solar ind....
Unlocking Solar Diversity: NYC’s community solar option
Community solar has experienced enormous growth across the country over the past few years. From 2016 to 2019, the total capacity leapt from roughly 300 to 1400 megawatts (MW), more than quadrupling the supply. By 2020, community solar could reach be....
Solar vs The California Drought
It was spring 2017. The worst drought in California’s history had just shown signs of letting up. Even though supplies were replenishing, water was still in high demand; valley farmers were desperately looking for ways to cut costs while tryin....
Saving an Industry’s Reputation - Opinions of a solar inspector
My grandmother, trying to instill good values in me when I was young, would say, “It takes years to build a good reputation and only minutes to kill it.” This didn’t resonate with me until I was an adult and running my own business. In those 10....
Gear Set Reset: How double-enveloping worm technology is driving heliostat dependability
  The Ivanpah project in the Mojave Desert uses 173,000 heliostats and is the world’s largest concentrated solar power facility, generating an estimated 940,000 megawatt-hours of clean energy a year. When the average person thinks ab....
Brownfields to brightfields: Realizing the solar future on recovered land
Rhode Island is currently in the process of creating an inventory of every brownfield, landfill, and parking lot in the state in their search for new locations to harness solar power. Even here, in America’s smallest state, the intersecti....
Up On The Roof: Is ballasting really safer than anchoring?
When rooftop solar became more commercially widespread in the early 2000’s, Building Codes around the world simply did not have any instructions on how to calculate wind effects on tilted panels on a flat roof. As time passed, and PV racking manufa....
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 ....