SunLink has added to its existing rooftop and ground-mounting solutions by acquiring Blue Oak PV Products HomeRun combiner box line. The HomeRun product line includes combiner boxes and disconnecting combiners intended for use in commercial PV applications, listed to UL...
Type VBII PV disconnect switches from Siemens are specifically designed for disconnecting three separate 600 Vdc circuits. Precisely aligned magnets are incorporated into each switchs line base assembly to quickly and safely extinguish the dc arc caused by disconnecting an...
BOS equipment from Shoals Technologies Group includes combiner boxes, disconnecting combiners, custom wire harnesses, junction boxes, PV wire, in-line fuses, racking and PV monitoring solutions. As module prices fall and projects scale, BOS cost savings become increasingly...
PV Powered is offering a new pair of 35 kW and 50 kW inverters. The PVP35kW and PVP50kW inverters incorporate many of the same installation and maintenance features as the company's larger units. For example, performance monitoring is housed in a separate section of...
DECK Monitoring has added two commercial solar thermal system monitoring packages to its existing suite of PV monitoring solutions. The new web-based products are configured for systems with either 2-inch or smaller inlet and outlet piping or with 2.5-inch or larger piping.
To streamline engineering analysis and product delivery, Unistrut Energy Solutions has developed cost-effective racking solutions that meet the dead and live load requirements for 75% to 80% of all commercial PV applications. This allows contractors to define racking costs...
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) released the 2010 edition of its Field Inspection Guidelines for PV Systems. Supported in part by the US Department of Energy, the report is authored by Bill Brooks, who also wrote the 2006 edition. Bill is well known for his...
Distributed PV generation is on the rise, but manufacturers of large central inverters are eyeing an even bigger prize: power plants. Inverter selection and system design considerations for large projects and power plant applications are examined.
Design & Installation
Reduce up-front system cost and optimize long-term performance by avoiding the pitfalls of string sizing on autopilot. The author details array design best practices for determining the minimum and maximum number of modules per source circuit.
Operations & Maintenance
Operations management continually analyzes every step of the process, looking for ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Basic principles for optimizing personnel, resources and processes are all considered.
Design & Installation
When done correctly, PV system-commissioning activities ensure customer satisfaction, project safety and longevity, while adding very little in terms of time and cost. Commissioning agents can prove that a system is working as promised, set performance baselines and verify...
AMtec Solar’s Auxiliary Power Cabinet is an all-in-one freestanding enclosure that is customizable to meet specific project requirements.
Lior Handelsman co-founded SolarEdge in 2006 and currently serves as the vice president of marketing and product strategy.
The Old Alabama Road 2 (OAR 2) solar project, located in Woodland, Georgia, represents two trends present in many megawatt-scale ground-mounted PV installations—tracked arrays and the use of string inverters for power processing.
S-5! has released four new attachment brackets, RibBrackets I–IV, for use with metal roofing panels with trapezoidal profiles.
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.
In early 2016, David Brearley and his wife Molly O’Halloran contracted Austin, Texas–based Freedom Solar Power to permit and install a SunPower PV system for a new alley flat.
Business & Finance
Looking for opportunities to network or develop professionally? This overview of national and regional solar conferences and events is here to help. We provide an overview of 21 conferences and events, in nine states plus the District of Columbia and Mexico, of interest to...