Enphase Energy recently released a new installer-focused feature for the Enphase Enlighten monitoring system. The Installer Dashboard gives contractors a single website from which to monitor existing installations. The dashboard is a customizable screen with optional...
Centrosolar America, the US subsidiary of Centrosolar Group AG, based in Munich, Germany, is offering a new line of modules manufactured in the USthe B-Series. The 60-cell multicrystalline modules are available with a silver frame and white backsheet or a black frame and...
Design & Installation
While rooftops are increasingly used as platforms for PV systems, the primary goal of the roofing system is weatherproofing. The author offers insights on how to meet your PV power generation goals without compromising functionality or durability.
Mounting solutions for low-slope, commercial roof applications are wide ranging and represent one of the most rapidly evolving equipment groups. SolarPro staff have assembled company and product information for 20 primary players in the field.
Design & Installation
Few articles are as subject to change from one Code cycle to the next as those applying to PV systems and interconnected power sources. Here is what is new and relevant to you in the 2011 edition of the NEC.
Third Sun Solar has been operating in the Midwest since 1997. Over the past 13 years, the integrator company has grown from a one-man shop to a full-service PV project provider with 28 full-time employees. Geoff Greenfield, the companys founder, co-owner and president, has...
Southern California Edison (SCE) is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities serving nearly 14 million people in central, coastal and southern California. In 2008, SCE launched a 250 MW solar initiative. To help achieve some of SCE’s solar goals, Cupertino Electric...
Special Transit is a nonprofit organization in Boulder County, Colorado, that provides transportation to disabled individuals and also maintains the Regional Transit District fleet. During the planning stages for its new facility, Special Transit contacted Lighthouse Solar...
Photovoltaic modules are designed for an operational life span of more than 25 years in the field. The design of the entire installation, not just these expensive components, should target a similar life span. The focus here is to describe the potential impact of galvanic...
Growth in the solar industry is the highlight of the 2010 year-in-review report published by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research. In the executive summary, available for free download, the two groups report that the US solar industry as a whole...
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.