Solar


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....
Repowering Your Commercial Solar System
Solar operations and maintenance service are recognized as an integral part of any PV system’s operational requirements. Consistent availability, and rapid return to service times, allow asset managers to forecast energy production with greater rel....
External Transformer Oil Sampling: How to improve your bottom line with safety, convenience & compliance
External sampling devices allow technicians to take transformer oil samples without first de-energizing the transformer. This saves time, money, and the hassle associated with de-energizing… and it could even save a life. Along with avoiding the co....
Weather Forecasting and My Outdoor Event
10 percent chance of rain? Mother Nature, “Hold my drink.” Boom, there goes your outdoor event! We plan, we worry, and we watch the forecast for weeks and days prior to the big event. Forecasting weather is a science, and yet, it’s the one thin....
An Innovative Approach to Commercial Solar Pool Control and Monitoring
Designing and building large commercial pool solar thermal systems presents many interesting challenges: sizing the array to meet the pool needs, piping arrangements, thermal expansion, flow balancing, drain strategies, freeze protection, roof connec....
What You Need to Know about Charging on the Go
The rising popularity of solar has seen a flood of new products on the market, each promising clean, off-grid energy delivered by the sun. You can find a product for just about every need (a solar charging wallet has even been developed), and chargin....
Solar CEO ‘Happy that Solar Energy is at a Dead End.’
Solar power is at a dead end, and I say that happily. I also say it as the CEO of a Utah and Reno-based solar company. On its path and in its current direction, it is impossible for solar energy to go any further. However, that doesn’t mean it d....
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....