Snake Tray offers two products specifically for the PV market. Solar Snake Tray options are available for low-slope roof applications and ground-mount installations. The rooftop tray is manufactured with stainless steel and is hand-bendable, allowing the tray to be easily...
The Aurora Trio 10 kW and 12 kW inverters incorporate 3-phase output for use in commercial applications. Similar to the smaller residential units from Power- One, the Trio inverters offer dual dc input sections, each with an independent MPPT, allowing for greater...
Bentek Solar offers a full line of string combiners and recombiners for residential, commercial and utility-scale projects. They have added a new line of circuit breakerbased recombiners targeting commercial-scale projects at 250 kW to 1 MW. The 600 Vdc breakers serve as...
A thermal imaging camera can be a great addition to most integrators tool belts. These cameras allow you to visualize and analyze temperatures of mechanical and electrical equipment and quickly identify problem areas. While imaging cameras are not specifically designed for...
Valentin Software, producers of design and modeling software for the PV and solar thermal industries, released version 5.0 for its PV*Sol Expert program and 5.0 for T*Sol Pro. The PV*Sol revision introduces the ability to incorporate a digital image of the proposed array...
In an era where 1%-2% efficiency gains define an inverters competitiveness, utilizing a solar tracker can result in a whopping 20%–40% increase in kWh over a fixed-tilt system . Are trackers the best answer for large ground-mounted PV arrays?
Operations & Maintenance
Performance guarantees are widely used in the commercial solar industry, yet they are frequently misunderstood. A PV performance guarantee contract is the tool used to give the at-risk owner confidence that the system will perform as expected.
Low natural gas prices and lack of public awareness of solar thermal technologies are the two largest barriers to expansion of the US industry. The public profile can be improved with solar heating systems that are professionally commissioned.
In March 2006, Raghu Belur and former Cisco colleague Martin Fornage launched Enphase Energy. Since then, Enphase has proven the viability of microinverter-based PV systems and brought the benefits of module-level dc-to-ac conversion to the industry. An analysis of CSI data...
LoyaltyOne, owner and operator of the AIR MILES Reward Program, engaged RESCo Energy to design and build a solar system on a call center facility that was already under construction. The building’s core and shell were designed to LEED Silver requirements, and the interior...
SolarEdge is enhancing its value proposition in commercial applications with an extended inverter range that offers capacities up to 100 kW.
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.
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.
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.