Trina Solar is one of the latest module manufacturers to develop a fully integrated module/racking solution in partnership with Zep Solar. Trinamount utilizes a grooved frame extrusion on its TSM-PC/PA05 modules that is compatible with Zeps interlocking and auto-grounding...
For installers working with standing-seam metal roofing, installation platform brackets from Metal Plus can speed roof-mounted array installation and increase jobsite safety. The bracket line includes three models. The Ultimate Bracket is designed to support 2-by-8 and 2-by...
We solicited input from several industry stakeholders, including engineers, consultants and manufacturers, to get their perspectives on the past, present and future of c-Si PV. Topics include module selection criteria and new grounding standards...
In this two-part article, we describe the value of monitoring commercial PV systems. Topics such as data monitoring options, components and selection criteria, as well as the pros and cons of various levels of monitoring granularity are examined...
A series of tests at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory focused on the method used to attach back-of-module temperature measurement devices. The results provide suggested best practices to successfully monitor module temperatures...
Operations & Maintenance
Creating and maintaining a safe work environment is a legal mandate, regardless of the size of the company performing the work or the size of the project being built. This article details the elements and requirements of an effective safety program..
Mike Holt worked his way up through the electrical trade from apprentice to master electrician and electrical contractor. In 1973, he began teaching electrical classes, and by 1980 he had stopped contracting and was focused solely on training. Now, Holt is nationally...
The 1.047 MW Ferrisburgh Solar Farm (FSF) is currently the largest solar installation in the state of Vermont. Located along a highly trafficked road in close proximity to a local high school, it includes a significant educational component. The project also supports the...
In June, Holocene commissioned a 50-collector commercial solar water heating system at the new Warrior Transition Unit facility in Bethesda, Maryland. Part of the National Naval Medical Center, the Warrior Transition Unit supports wounded soldiers who require at least 6...
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.