Morningstar recently announced the release of its third-generation ProStar solar charge controller for off-grid, stand-alone PV applications.
IronRidge’s FlashFoot2 array mounting and flashing system uses a stack of components to elevate the three-tier water seal an inch above the roof plane.
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,...
In 2017, Joe Schwartz contracted True South Solar to install a 3.45 kW SunPower array on an agricultural building located 320 feet from the system’s power room.
Operations & Maintenance
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.