Solar


Choosing the Right Concrete Wedge Anchor
When you use the right tools, you end up saving money. This may seem obvious, but something as basic as choosing the correct fasteners for your solar project makes a big difference when it comes to staying on budget, or going over. The costs of const....
Cost-Effective PV in Northern Climates: Getting it Done Right from the Start
What works in the desert won’t last on the northern prairie… As utility-scale PV grows beyond its traditional sun-soaked environments, developers and EPCs have faced a steep learning curve. Experience gained in the desert doesn’t necessarily....
Northern Exposure: Ground mount solar for anywhere the ground freezes
The sun may be shining brightly, but the ground is frozen—perhaps permanently. Frozen ground presents two challenges for traditional ground mount solar foundations. One is year-round and involves the need to go deep, below the frost line, to avoid ....
Avoid Wire Management Disasters in 3 Easy Steps
Just like the weather, poor wire management application and lack of strategy can be catastrophic. Unlike storms and natural disasters, however, wire management failure on solar installations is not only predictable, but also easily preventable. ....
Off-Grid Solar in the Rainforest
The quality of human cohabitation strongly depends on a reliable access to energy. This can be a feat for any large, metropolitan city; a small community in an isolated or off-grid location faces an enormous challenge when establishing a sound and af....
Solar PV Challenges in Cold-Climate Regions
Solar PV systems subject to extreme cold-weather conditions face particular challenges, from the planning stage, to operation and maintenance. Low temperatures, heavy snowfall, freezing rain, and short periods of sunlight are some of the phenomena th....
PV System Math: Fewer Available Sites + Poor Planning = Money Down the Drain
A scarcity of good utility scale solar project sites, paired with insufficient engineering, can result in heavy financial losses. Ready to build sites with good soils are getting harder to come by; in order to take advantage of available farmland, br....
Global Rise of Solar Power Set to Give Canadian Mines a Place in the Sun
British Columbia is poised to continue to help lead the world in our transition to a lower carbon future. With reserves of some of the highest quality metals and minerals required for this transition, BC has the opportunity to be at the forefront of ....
Interplay Learning has launched its industry training program powered by online simulation-based learning and Virtual Reality. Interplay’s....
Stäubli Electrical Connectors has launched the new 16BL single-pole high-current connector, which was specially designed with optimized saf....
SMA’s Utility Power Rack 5000/5500 is a highly integrated, turnkey solution offering up to 40% integration cost savings over alternative s....
SolarEdge's HD-Wave technology inverter, winner of the 2016 Intersolar award and 2018 Edison Award, is now available in more power classes. ....
The Schletter Group’s 2018 FixGrid kit system combines the benefits of the FixGrid and AluGrid systems, capable of withstanding high wind ....
ABB’s single-phase inverter family is smart, optimal, and code compliant for an efficient solution in residential solar installations. The....
The new version T*SOL 2018 now includes features such as: more than 3,650 flat plate and evacuated tube collectors, and 1,550 boilers and au....
SolarBOS announces a broader line of AC Combiners to compliment all string inverter applications. SolarBOS AC Combiners are easily customiza....
SMA and Tigo have announced support of a new SunSpec compatible module-level rapid shutdown unit, the TS4-F (Fire Safety). The solution join....
The Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC), a program of the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), is expanding its solar water ....
On many utility solar farms, it is common to skip string, or leapfrog, module wires to reduce BOM costs. Typically, the wire is barely long ....
Quick Mount PV introduces the QRail rooftop racking system, a comprehensive, cost-effective single-source solution for solar installation on....
The new SolarFoot from S-5! for exposed fastener metal roofing, has four points of attachment, providing a mounting platform to attach the L....
Advanced Cable Ties, Inc.’s NYLON 12 Cable Ties are molecularly designed to withstand the harsh rays of the sun and corrosive outdoor elem....
Fronius is expanding its Fronius Solutions Provider (FSP) program, a network of solar installers who are certified and trained directly from....