Solar


Making Sense of Your Industrial Solar Lease
In the age of clean energy, property developments are evolving to accommodate eco-friendly trends. This push towards sustainability has prompted industrial property owners to implement green technology that not only bolsters their properties, but als....
How Much Sun Do Your Panels Really Use?
Sunlight is fuel – especially for PV plants. As such, quantifying incoming sunlight is a core component of PV plant performance monitoring.  Typically, sensors like thermopile pyranometers and/or silicon reference cells are deployed through....
Recycling A Solar System Best practices in the management of used solar modules – Part 1
In this first of a two-part series, we focus on the rules and regulations, as well as waste management concepts related to solar panels. Once they are removed from a solar field or other installation, what do you do with them? It’s compli....
Policy Changes Open Doors to the Solar Secondary Market
Policy changes in the solar industry may cause uncertainty, but they also open doors to new opportunities in the secondary market. It’s up to you to step through and discover what’s on the other side. Secondary Market Defined Before we look....
By The Book: Selecting the right PV labels for your installation
The NEC 2020 code update is in effect. Many states and jurisdictions used to take forever to adopt code revisions, but lately, national compliance is happening more quickly – and with good reason. Safety is critical. Waiting years to implement k....
The Power of Time
Power vs energy. kW vs kWH. Inverter capacity vs battery capacity. Do you know the difference? A sustainable future featuring solar power plus energy storage should be getting more transparent and less confusing. But, as you can tell, that’s not al....
Solar Thermal Pools: Commercial design and implementation
Watching aerial images of large commercial solar systems often brings to mind the monumental effort and attention to detail involved in getting a project to completion. Over the years, I have come to learn and appreciate the nuances and the fine deta....
Great Expectations: Underperformance in U.S. solar market
For years, the solar industry has believed that utility-scale projects meet expectations. Investors, owners, operators, and developers have been making financial decisions based on the assumption that half of their portfolios will over-perform, to ma....
Array Technologies’ RapidClamp is a single-bolt PV module clamp technology which drastically decreases solar module installation times. It....
EcoFasten is making its popular European ClickFit Rooftop Solar System available to all installers in the United States. The company has alr....
ISP Solar’s ‘Intensifying Solar Panels’ (“ISP”) patented panel-level intensifying solar technology results in power at half the co....
NEXTracker, a Flex company, has released NX Navigator, a next-generation software and smart control system that enables power plant operator....
The new Solis residential storage inverter protects homes with reliable string inverter technology designed for high yield and easy O&M.....
APsmart is a new brand of DC module-level electronics, including the RSD (Rapid Shutdown Device) and Transmitter-PLC for enabling rapid shut....
SenseHawk announced the addition of three new applications to SenseHawk Core, its cloud-based platform for solar. SenseHawk Core is a comple....
SMA America has launched its PowerUP program, which provides a host of powerful benefits that provides solar installers with key advantages ....
DNV GL has developed an advanced stochastic engine which produces modeling inputs that owners, utilities, and system operators can use to mo....
Service Wire Company’s ServiceSolar photovoltaic (PV) wire and cable meets the current UL 4703 requirements. ServiceSolar PV wire is made ....
TDK Corporation has extended its portfolio of EPCOS film capacitors for DC link applications with the robust new B3277*M series. The new typ....
Vikram Solar announces the SOMERA P-Duplex bifacial 72 cell frameless module, which ranges from 375 to 400Wp. The modules have a 30-year lin....
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....