Solar


Better Financing Options Power Solar Growth
By the close of 2018, the world’s installed global capacity of renewable energy had reached 480.3 GW - around one-third of the world’s total installed electricity generation, according to IRENA. In the United States, the EIA report....
Employees are at the Heart of the Solar Industry
As with any growing industry in the construction field, the solar power industry is facing a shortage of skilled labor that needs to be addressed if the industry is going to ride the wave of growth.  According to the Solar Jobs Census&....
Bright Spots in the Changing Rooftop Solar Industry
In terms of adoption, rooftop solar in the U.S. still has a way to go. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), there are currently 1.9 million solar installationsin the U.S. That’s just a small fraction of U.S. housing uni....
Keeping the Promise of Community Solar Gardens
Community solar gardens (CSGs) offer the promise to millions—perhaps someday billions—of people to participate in what has proven to be one of the most efficient and effective ways to slow global warming.  CSGs offer all people, regardles....
Will China-U.S. Tensions Throw Shade on Solar?
On September 30th, 2018, the United States, Canadian, and Mexican governments announced that a new trade agreement, titled the “United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement” (USMCA) was passed, poised to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (....
Through the Eyes of Tomorrow’s Talent
I’ve had the pleasure of working with talented students from all over the country as part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Solar Decathlon Design Challenge, and surprisingly, I think I’ve learned more from them than they from me.  Mo....
How Temperature Affects PV Systems
Many people believe that they need to live in an ideal climate in order to have a solar system installed. While installation and performance are affected by panel location and physical obstructions such as shady trees, ambient temperature is not a ba....
Inverters that Optimize Production & LCOE in Extreme Weather & Terrain
Owners of PV systems want the flexibility to be able to build their projects in remote locations and harsh climates while still enjoying reliable, high performance production for the 35+ year life of their system. How these demands are met all comes ....
GameChange Solar announced the introduction of the 2-portrait configuration Genius Tracker. The 2P system is designed specifically as a cost....
QOS Energy’s Quantum Nano mobile application includes a set of comprehensive analytics brought to users’ fingertips. In a few swipes, re....
Mersen Electrical Power has announced that a new enhanced cross reference tool is now available on ep.mersen.com. This robust cross referenc....
Vertical solar cylinder street lighting offers cylindrical solar panels which can be mounted to any shape of poles with a diameter up to 6.1....
Antaira Technologies’ ARS-7231-AC series is an industrial dual radio wireless with router capabilities which is designed for industrial an....
Antaira Technologies’ INJ-0200G-60-24-T is an industrial high-power IEEE 802.3bt Type 3 Power over Ethernet (PoE) injector backwards compa....
The rack-mountable EdgePower 24V features 24Vdc and 2 RJ45 PoE ports. Users can receive alerts in the event of a power outage, and the EdgeP....
COMSOL’s Client for Android is now available and allows researchers, engineers, and students to perform simulation tasks from their Androi....
Larson Electronics’ solar-powered LED light plant generator features automated actuators for raising and lowering the solar panels and pro....
Power Integrations’ suite of offline switcher ICs incorporating 900V primary MOSFETs include ICs for high-efficiency isolated flyback powe....
TDK Corporation announced a new series of AC filter capacitors that are UL 810 approved at the component level and carry the CE mark. The ca....
Tigo announced the new Underwriter Laboratories (UL) certification of its Photovoltaic Rapid Shutdown Systems (PVRSS) based on the company....
Only one Tigo Cloud Connect Advanced (CCA) is needed as the general purpose data logger for all components in an entire PV system. All PV mo....
Tigo announced its new TS4-A, the advanced retrofit/add-on solution that brings smart PV module technology to standard modules for advanced ....
The new and improved generation of roof hooks for the Eco and Rapid 2+ series generates significant savings in installation time and costs. ....