SolarEdge has announced that it is now shipping two models of its single-phase HD-Wave string inverter, the 3 kW SE3000H-US and the 3.8 kW SE3800H-US, for US-based projects.
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is hosting its annual Continuing Education Conference March 21–23 at the InterContinental Dallas hotel in Dallas, Texas.
Design & Installation
The 2014 and 2017 editions of the National Electrical Code provide solar companies with more interconnection options than previous Code editions did. In this article, we offer an overview of the Code requirements and allowances for interconnecting parallel power production...
Updated for 2017, SolarPro’s string-inverter dataset includes 158 inverter models from 16 manufacturers. The technical evolution of string inverters has been fascinating to watch. The gains in efficiency, design flexibility and installability are impressive.
Business & Finance
Though life is never boring on the Solarcoaster, the start of SolarPro’s tenth calendar year seems especially eventful. It is the start of a new year, of course, as well as the start of a new administration in Washington, DC. This 4-year presidential term just happens to...
Operations & Maintenance
PV systems can incur undetected phantom losses, which reduce energy yield and economic performance. Aerial inspections, which capture IR and visible imagery, approach this problem from an entirely new vantage point—namely, from the air.
In 2016, the Ashland Food Co-op contacted Ashland-based True South Solar (TSS) to evaluate options for expanding their array.
Sun Solar is an integrator with operations and service regions in Missouri, Kansas and South Carolina. In September 2016, it commissioned a 93.28 kWdc system for Buzz’s Market, a popular family-owned supermarket that has been operating at its current location in Collins,...
Fronius recently announced the availability of its Smart Meter, which enables consumption and production monitoring, as well as feed-in management using the dynamic power reduction feature of Fronius inverters
In partnership with Solar Power Events, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) are hosting the second annual Asset Management and Performance Conference at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa in San Diego, California, on...
Yaskawa–Solectria Solar, the largest commercial inverter manufacturer in the US, has introduced two new made-in-America string inverter lines, the XGI 1000 and XGI 1500.
SMA announced two new power classes for its utility-scale storage product line. Sunny Central Storage inverters are compatible with a range of battery technologies.
SolarBOS introduced its AC Combiner product family in September 2016 and has continued to refine and expand the line’s functionality and available options.
Design & Installation
The US solar market is far from monolithic, and this diversity calls for diverse business models. Given this situation, it is no surprise that solar companies take different approaches to engineering services. For this article, we reached out to engineering service...