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Operations & Maintenance
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Joe Schwartz
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Vendors of array tracking solutions for utility-scale projects have a diverse makeup. For this article, we interviewed team members from five different vendors. Each vendor has a unique history, market perspective and tracking technology in what has become one of the PV industry’s most interesting and exciting areas of growth.

Design & Installation
Vendor and Equipment Highlights
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David Brearley
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Returning to Las Vegas for the second year in a row, Solar Power International runs September 10–13 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Because 4 days is never enough time to take everything in, this article highlights 15 expo participants. These vendors provide products or services for distributed energy or large-scale power plant applications that represent a current trend in the industry, such as scaling and streamlining O&M services and the increasing emphasis on solar-plus-storage...

Inverters
(2017)
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Joe Schwartz
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Modular 3-phase string inverter systems dominate the commercial and industrial rooftop PV market and continue to make inroads into the utility-scale application space as EPC firms develop 100 MW and larger PV plants that deploy string inverters for power processing. As we approach the final quarter of 2017, 15 vendors offer a total of 78 3-phase string inverter models for US solar projects. The inverters listed in this article’s dataset (or the individual components that comprise them) weigh...

Design & Installation
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Katherine Jordan, George Kelly, Sarah Kurtz
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The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is the world’s leading organization providing international standards for devices that use or produce electricity.

Project Profiles
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SolarPro Staff
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The site of the Kokomo Solar 1 power plant was once the home of a massive Continental Steel plant in Kokomo, Indiana, that closed down in the 1980s.

Industry Interviews
VP of Marketing and Product Strategy, Founder
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SolarPro Staff
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Lior Handelsman co-founded SolarEdge in 2006 and currently serves as the vice president of marketing and product strategy.

Product Launches
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SolarEdge is enhancing its value proposition in commercial applications with an extended inverter range that offers capacities up to 100 kW.

Product Launches
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Expanding on its suite of solar power inverters and bidirectional power conditioning systems, Delta has launched its new Outdoor Energy Storage System (ESS) Cabinet.

Product Launches
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Sollega has developed a new slide-on mounting clamp for its FastRack510 (FR510) ballasted hybrid mounting system.

Product Launches
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Blue Planet Energy designed its lithium iron phosphate (LFP) energy storage platform to optimize performance and value for off-grid, backup and self-supply applications.