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Business & Finance
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For our final issue, we decided to build a lengthy retrospective of feature articles that highlight the depth and breadth of SolarPro’s technical editorial content.

Operations & Maintenance
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Annapolis Solar Park, the largest solar power generation plant on a closed landfill in North America, is owned and operated by Building Energy, a global independent power producer.

Modules
LONGi Solar
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Here we discuss the competitive advantages of bifacial modules for installers and the design strategies to take full advantage of the technology for ground-mount and tracking systems.

Modules
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Blair Reynolds
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In this article, we briefly explore the history, anatomy, physics and lexicon of crystalline silicon (c-Si) PV cells. We then consider the evolution of modern high-efficiency c-Si PV cells. Finally, we consider some of the most promising paths forward to higher-efficiency and lower-cost c-Si PV modules for terrestrial applications. As this story tells, it can take a lot of time—and a measure of good luck—for a solar cell technology to journey from the research laboratory to a format that...

Design & Installation
Vendor and Equipment Highlights
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David Brearley
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After a two-year absence, Solar Power International 2018 returns to Southern California for 4-day residency at the Anaheim Convention Center, September 24–27. Produced by Solar Energy Trade Shows, SPI is a collaboration between the Smart Electric Power Alliance and the Solar Energy Industries Association. Co-located events include Energy Storage International, Hydrogen + Fuel Cells North America, and the Smart Energy Microgrid Marketplace. With more than 620 confirmed exhibitors and over 1,500...

Inverters
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Updated for 2018, SolarPro’s 3-phase string-inverter dataset includes electrical and mechanical specifications for 88 inverter models from 16 manufacturers. Due to the modularity and scalability it offers, this product class has become a popular power conversion option for high-capacity commercial, industrial and utility-scale projects.

Design & Installation
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Josh Weiner
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Here I provide residential solar contractors with some guidelines and best practices for designing solar-plus-storage systems that meet or exceed customers’ expectations.

Project Profiles
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Between the two sites at the 7.9 MW Sacramento International Airport, Borrego Solar installed more than 23,000 LG solar modules mounted on NEXTracker self-powered independent-row trackers.

Product Launches
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SolarEdge has introduced the P850 2:1 commercial power optimizer, which replaces its P800s power optimizer model.

Product Launches
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The recently launched Planet Plan Sets streamlines the process of obtaining third-party permitting plan sets for residential PV and energy storage systems.