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Solar Safety is Up to You

When it comes to solar technology, everything is new — including safety standards. Regulation and documentation from agencies like OSHA, NFPA, NEC, and others are trailing the equipment and facilities; the time- and practice-tested guidelines that...

Dangers of Cross-Mating: PV cable connectors aren’t always a match

The generation of safe and clean electrical power relies on high safety standards and high-quality components that guarantee reliable performance.  Solar connectors are designed for twenty to thirty years of service life, and are expected to...

Is a Module Shortage on the Horizon?

Now that we see new polysilicon production lines coming online in modest numbers, the question facing the solar industry is: Will be a module shortage, or will mono-Si wafer supply exceeding demand, leading to another round of price competition?...

Cloud Clean Energy

The nonstop growth of renewable energy has created a need for methods and equipment to manage and distribute this power in the most efficient way possible. While little known, cloud technology has successfully met this challenge.  What is...

How Guam Keeps Real-Time with Solar

As countries around the world increasingly look to renewable sources to meet their current and future energy requirements, sustainable energy holds particular promise for island nations. Lacking natural resources for energy of their own, islands...

Cybersecurity in the Industrial Sector

Cybersecurity has long been a task left to business IT teams to perform, typically by protecting email, making sure we change our passwords, and doing the odd phishing test to see if we take the bait. In recent years, there has been a shift away...

The Truth About Solar Site Surveying

98 percent of residential and commercial solar contractors will conduct an onsite technical visit for a project before construction to collect data and...

Solar Needs Comprehensive Federal PV Recycling Legislation

While solar has experienced an exponential growth over the last decade, there is a consistent failure by individual states to prepare for PV panel End of Life (EOL).  Currently, only Washington state has passed comprehensive legislation...

Tough Projects Need the Right Racking Hardware

Three natural problems that can have a major impact on any prospective solar project are unfavorable soil conditions, extreme topography, and a harsh climate. These three site conditions affect the design of a project and can drastically increase...

Why PV Modules Love Cold Weather

When the average consumer thinks about solar, one thinks about hot locations with copious amounts of sun, like Hawaii, Florida, California, or the desert Southwest. While those regions do have a lot of solar, it’s important to remember that solar...

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