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...
Design & Installation
To keep everyone’s lights on, grid operators must be able to balance supply and demand across long-distance networks of high-voltage power lines. Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are what allow grid operators to monitor and dispatch power plants—...
Tigo Energy has extended its modular TS4 platform design to support 1,500 Vdc PV systems.
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,...
Design & Installation
If you do not deploy electrical systems with the available fault current in mind, a short-circuit fault could result in a catastrophic explosion or electrical fire.
SolarEdge has introduced its P370 power optimizer to support 60- and 72-cell modules from vendors such as LG and Panasonic.