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Seaward updates PV testing products with higher resolution I-V curve, more

Seaward updates PV testing products with higher resolution I-V curve, more

August 14, 2018

Solar test equipment manufacturer Seaward Group released an updated version of its solar PV test equipment with new features to improve functionality and boost performance and precision. The biggest updated in the PV200/210 Complete Kit  is a new I-V curve algorithm designed to produce higher resolution results. Users will alsoRead More

Greenbacker Renewable Energy tabs McCarthy Building Companies for 12 Colorado solar projects

Greenbacker Renewable Energy tabs McCarthy Building Companies for 12 Colorado solar projects

August 8, 2018

McCarthy Building Companies’ Renewable Energy Team was selected as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for 12 solar projects throughout Colorado, totaling 17.4 MWAC / 23.2 MWDC of renewable energy. The projects are owned by Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC. The projects will break ground in August 2018 and areRead More

Seaward updates PV testing products with higher resolution I-V curve, more

Seaward updates PV testing products with higher resolution I-V curve, more

August 14, 2018

Solar test equipment manufacturer Seaward Group released an updated version of its solar PV test equipment with new features to improve functionality and boost performance and precision. The biggest updated in the PV200/210 Complete Kit  is a new I-V curve algorithm designed to produce higher resolution results. Users will alsoRead More

Five ways to modernize the U.S. electric power grid via Advanced Energy Economy

Five ways to modernize the U.S. electric power grid via Advanced Energy Economy

August 6, 2018

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) and Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum (CRES Forum) released a policy paper outlining five recommendations to modernize the U.S. electric power grid. By unleashing advanced energy investment, encouraging innovation in the electricity sector, and providing more affordable energy options for all consumers, there are opportunitiesRead More

EnSync Energy sells PPA for California fire training facility solar install to Standard Solar

EnSync Energy sells PPA for California fire training facility solar install to Standard Solar

August 9, 2018

EnSync Energy Systems sold a project under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to Standard Solar — a deal that marks EnSync Energy’s entry into the California marketplace. EnSync Energy is building a 600-kilowatt solar installation at the CALRead More

 
Tilt in Action: Meet the Fourth Generation Tracker from AllEarth Renewables 

Tilt in Action: Meet the Fourth Generation Tracker from AllEarth Renewables 

August 14, 2018

Not all tracking systems need acres of land. All Earth Renewables offers an alternative to rooftops for those doing residential and small C&I work. Now on its Generation 4 Solar Tracker, AllEarth is building on the strengths and history of the first three generations. Here is what’s changed: Structure MadeRead More

OutBack Power, HiQ Solar expand deal to sell three-phase commercial string inverter

OutBack Power, HiQ Solar expand deal to sell three-phase commercial string inverter

July 23, 2018

OutBack Power expanded its partnership with HiQ Solar to better serve current HiQ and ProHarvest customers, establish new markets and develop next generation products. Moving forward, all installer sales, EPC sales, and technical support activities will be managed by OutBack under the ProHarvest brand. HiQ Solar will focus on engineeringRead More

Seaward updates PV testing products with higher resolution I-V curve, more

Seaward updates PV testing products with higher resolution I-V curve, more

August 14, 2018

Solar test equipment manufacturer Seaward Group released an updated version of its solar PV test equipment with new features to improve functionality and boost performance and precision. The biggest updated in the PV200/210 Complete Kit  is a new I-V curve algorithm designed to produce higher resolution results. Users will alsoRead More

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Seaward updates PV testing products with higher resolution I-V curve, more

Seaward updates PV testing products with higher resolution I-V curve, more

August 14, 2018 at 8:23 am 0 comments

Solar test equipment manufacturer Seaward Group released an updated version of its solar PV test equipment with new features to improve functionality and boost performance and precision. The biggest updated in the PV200/210 Complete Kit  is a new I-V curve algorithm designed to produce higher resolution results. Users will alsoRead More

Tilt in Action: Meet the Fourth Generation Tracker from AllEarth Renewables 

Tilt in Action: Meet the Fourth Generation Tracker from AllEarth Renewables 

August 14, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Not all tracking systems need acres of land. All Earth Renewables offers an alternative to rooftops for those doing residential and small C&I work. Now on its Generation 4 Solar Tracker, AllEarth is building on the strengths and history of the first three generations. Here is what’s changed: Structure MadeRead More

This 3 in 1 Roof boosts solar cell efficiency with new approach to surface temperature management

This 3 in 1 Roof boosts solar cell efficiency with new approach to surface temperature management

August 13, 2018 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

Black or blue silicone solar cells have average efficiency ratings of around 22 percent in test settings, often with a range of 15 to 17 percent in real-world conditions during a course of the day. The creators of the new 3 in 1 Roof system think they have a betterRead More

Improve Your Accuracy with the Vermeer PD10

Improve Your Accuracy with the Vermeer PD10

August 13, 2018 at 9:30 am 0 comments

The Vermeer PD10 improves your accuracy and reduces your cycle time with a hammer that has 80 percent more impact energy than before. Learn more.

How to Increase your Competiveness with Adaptive System Design

How to Increase your Competiveness with Adaptive System Design

August 13, 2018 at 9:00 am 0 comments

As solar markets are getting more established, the competition between installation companies increases. More players, both regional and national, are entering the market. While this is good for solar shoppers and the overall growth of the solar industry, installers might face tougher competition. As a result, differentiation becomes more important.Read More

Fraunhofer Center vouches for AE Solar’s hot-spot free solar module design

Fraunhofer Center vouches for AE Solar’s hot-spot free solar module design

August 10, 2018 at 8:45 am 0 comments

Hot-spots remain an issue for various module types and present long-term issues for owners of older PV systems. The term hot-spot refers to the excessive heating in an area of a solar panel — a raise in temperature that may result from a drop in the output of electric currentRead More

TerraSmart’s new TF3L ground-mount is lighter, adds more panels per foundation

TerraSmart’s new TF3L ground-mount is lighter, adds more panels per foundation

August 9, 2018 at 12:51 pm 0 comments

TerraSmart introduced the latest edition to its racking portfolio, the TF3L. Similar to TerraSmart’s TF2P, the TF3 Landscape Racking System is designed to maximize construction efficiency on large-scale utility-solar sites thus saving the client from unnecessary civil work. In addition, the TF3L accommodates more panels per foundation, reducing overall site costRead More

Corporations have contracted for a record 3.57 GW in renewable energy in 2018

Corporations have contracted for a record 3.57 GW in renewable energy in 2018

August 9, 2018 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

This week, the Business Renewables Center (BRC), a membership program at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), announced that corporate renewable energy procurement reached a new record in 2018, with 3.57 gigawatts (GW) of clean energy projects announced this year to date in the United States. This number exceeds both the 3.12Read More

Why solar is a ray of hope for struggling retail industry

Why solar is a ray of hope for struggling retail industry

August 9, 2018 at 11:53 am 0 comments

The retail industry is facing challenging times. Business Insider reported that electronics, grocery stores, department stores and drug stores are among the sectors threatened by online retailers, such as Amazon. Businesses that were considered “too big to fail” such as Toys “R” Us, Payless and Radio Shack are among theRead More

EnSync Energy sells PPA for California fire training facility solar install to Standard Solar

EnSync Energy sells PPA for California fire training facility solar install to Standard Solar

August 9, 2018 at 10:42 am 0 comments

EnSync Energy Systems sold a project under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to Standard Solar — a deal that marks EnSync Energy’s entry into the California marketplace. EnSync Energy is building a 600-kilowatt solar installation at the CALRead More