TerraSmart has launched a fleet of High Precision Aerial Site Mapping (HPASM) service drones to measure topographical data and streamline site mapping for ground-mount PV plants.
NEXTracker, a Flex company, has launched the NX Fusion Plus system, which integrates its self-powered single-axis tracker with a battery, inverter and software to improve PV asset return on investment.
Lumos Solar has announced its new module system, which combines bifacial cells and frameless glass-on-glass module construction with an integrated weatherproof mounting system.
AEE Solar will host its ninth dealer conference at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina in San Diego, California, on January 25–27.
Operations & Maintenance
Owners, developers, bankers and O&M providers all want to know when it makes sense to clean a PV array to recapture revenue that it would otherwise lose due to soiled modules. It is difficult to assess soiling and to determine when to wash an array because doing so...
Design & Installation
By all accounts, the PV power plant of the near future is here today and poised for widespread adoption in 2017. In this article, we provide a brief overview of the history of 1,500 Vdc PV systems. After providing an update on applicable codes and standards, we consider the...
SolarPro’s 2016 utility-scale central inverter specification dataset provides PV plant designers with a high-level comparison of the electrical and mechanical specifications for inverter models that are well suited for centralized, large-scale solar applications. Most of...
Operations & Maintenance
The aging fleet of fuse-grounded string inverters presents a potential challenge for service providers since the industry has largely transitioned to non-isolated inverters.
The 4.68 MWdc Holdrege Solar Center is the largest solar installation in the state of Nebraska. The project team includes Enerparc, an international solar development company with its US operations based in Oakland, California.
Fresno, California–based Nova West Solar designed, planned and installed a 10.7 kWdc ground-mount PV system at the Beam residence in Clovis, California.
Trojan Battery has introduced a redesigned line of valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries for deep-cycling applications, including renewable energy systems.
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.
AMtec Solar’s Auxiliary Power Cabinet is an all-in-one freestanding enclosure that is customizable to meet specific project requirements.
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...
S-5! has released four new attachment brackets, RibBrackets I–IV, for use with metal roofing panels with trapezoidal profiles.