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Solar Rooftop Installations Demand Safety

Solar power systems have experienced widespread popularity and growth in recent years. In 2010, less than 2,000 MW of solar power was installed and in 2014 it was projected that over 7,000 MW would be installed. As solar becomes more affordable, more businesses are utilizing it as a way to “go green” and reduce electricity costs.  However, installing a solar power system in a place of business may not be as easy as it seems. In fact, one aspect of installation - safety - is...

Data Analytics

The key to accelerating the adoption of solar In the early days of the solar industry, the focus was on getting solar photovoltaic (PV) systems up and running. Now that solar PV is entering the mainstream, the focus is on getting the best...

Driving North American Solar Market Penetration

New jobs, policies and technologies shine light on a maturing industry The sky’s the limit for the North American solar market. According to Greentech Media (GTM) research, the U.S. installed 6,201 MW of solar PV in 2014, up 30 percent...



Solar in the Desert

Why water-free cleaning robots make economic sense With global solar adoption rates increasing rapidly—55 GW is expected to be installed this year alone—there are still a number of obstacles the solar industry needs to tackle...

Solar Data Loggers

Verifying performance & securing rebates Lowering energy bills with a green energy grant Across the country, businesses and schools are qualifying for new federal and state solar energy rebates, grants, and tax credits in order to...

Off-Site Solar

Tapping the financial and environmental benefits   What happens when an on-site solar project isn’t practical?   Advances in solar technology and a sharp decline in equipment costs have transformed electricity...

Moving the Goalposts for Organic Photovoltaics - When will commercialization come?

Organic photovoltaics (OPV) has continued to draw the focus of much research as an alternative solar technology, because of the allure of its core attributes: it's lightweight, flexible, inexpensive, highly tunable, and potentially...

On/Off-Grid Solar Power Mini-Inverter

Climate change in our world is becoming more catastrophic. Power grid brownouts and shutdowns are more frequent and severe, resulting in loss of production and personal hardship. Solar power backup systems are getting more popular but solar power...

Breaking Communication Barriers - For effective solar monitoring

Performance monitoring has long been an important topic of solar energy build-up. Designing a monitoring system, however, can be challenging. Until recently, it involved integrating recording equipment from other industries that didn’t...

Living the Dream of Net-Zero Energy & Storage

Millions of people and companies dream of never paying another electric bill. But for most, the possibility of actually going net-zero remains unattainable, either because they don’t think it’s affordable or even...

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