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Panasonic releases three new modules in HIT lineup (all-black look)

Panasonic releases three new modules in HIT lineup (all-black look)

March 27, 2017

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America introduced three new photovoltaic module HIT: the N320K, N315K and N310K. These new models are able to produce 320, 315, and 310 watts of power, respectively, and are a continuation of Panasonic’s line of high-efficiency residential solar panels. Boasting module efficiency of 19.1% with aRead More

One of Alabama’s largest private solar installations going live today

One of Alabama’s largest private solar installations going live today

March 23, 2017

Alabama-based Life Data Labs, an animal nutrition and health products manufacturer, has completed work on one of the state’s largest private solar installations, powering all of their manufacturing facility mainly with solar energy. They are celebrating a “Generation Day” March 23 at 12 p.m., where company executives, company employees andRead More

Panasonic releases three new modules in HIT lineup (all-black look)

Panasonic releases three new modules in HIT lineup (all-black look)

March 27, 2017

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America introduced three new photovoltaic module HIT: the N320K, N315K and N310K. These new models are able to produce 320, 315, and 310 watts of power, respectively, and are a continuation of Panasonic’s line of high-efficiency residential solar panels. Boasting module efficiency of 19.1% with aRead More

Massachusetts extends Solar Renewable Energy Credit program (is net metering cap next?)

Massachusetts extends Solar Renewable Energy Credit program (is net metering cap next?)

March 24, 2017

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has announced plans to extend the Commonwealth’s successful Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC 2) program until it completes a long-term replacement. Since its inception, the SREC 2 program has led Massachusetts to more than 1,600 megawatts of solar development and supported thousands ofRead More

New York provides $11 million in funds for 11 microgrid projects

New York provides $11 million in funds for 11 microgrid projects

March 27, 2017

New York State is going to fund 11 microgrid projects for $11 million as part of the second stage of the NY Prize Community Microgrid competition, says the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Microgrids provide critical power backup for homes, businesses, hospitals and other vital facilities during extreme weather eventsRead More

 
Unirac bumps warranty to 25 years on several solar mounting systems

Unirac bumps warranty to 25 years on several solar mounting systems

March 21, 2017

Unirac, Inc. now has a new 25-year product warranty for Solarmount, Sunframe Microrail (SFM), Roofmount and Unirac Large Array (ULA) product lines. The new warranty took effect on February 28, 2017. “We seek to provide the most innovative industry-leading solutions to our customers. Unirac now has one of the longestRead More

Arc fault detection is still a problem for PV systems – meet a possible solution

Arc fault detection is still a problem for PV systems – meet a possible solution

March 27, 2017

Arc fault events are a pain point in the solar industry for the threat they pose to PV systems and, maybe more so, for the detection headaches they cause. Everyone reading this is nodding along, thinking of the times a system they installed was falsely tripped or, even worse, whenRead More

Panasonic releases three new modules in HIT lineup (all-black look)

Panasonic releases three new modules in HIT lineup (all-black look)

March 27, 2017

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America introduced three new photovoltaic module HIT: the N320K, N315K and N310K. These new models are able to produce 320, 315, and 310 watts of power, respectively, and are a continuation of Panasonic’s line of high-efficiency residential solar panels. Boasting module efficiency of 19.1% with aRead More

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Panasonic releases three new modules in HIT lineup (all-black look)

Panasonic releases three new modules in HIT lineup (all-black look)

March 27, 2017 at 11:44 am 0 comments

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America introduced three new photovoltaic module HIT: the N320K, N315K and N310K. These new models are able to produce 320, 315, and 310 watts of power, respectively, and are a continuation of Panasonic’s line of high-efficiency residential solar panels. Boasting module efficiency of 19.1% with aRead More

Details on new CAD software design tool from PVComplete

Details on new CAD software design tool from PVComplete

March 27, 2017 at 9:11 am 0 comments

PVComplete is debuting PVCAD, a comprehensive computer-aided design (CAD) tool, powered by Autodesk technology, that could dramatically accelerate solar project design and deployment. How does it work? Solar designers, drafters and engineers use PVCAD to create comprehensive project designs for ground-mounted, rooftop, carport and sloped roof solar projects. For monthly subscription, designers leverage allRead More

Arc fault detection is still a problem for PV systems – meet a possible solution

Arc fault detection is still a problem for PV systems – meet a possible solution

March 27, 2017 at 8:43 am 0 comments

Arc fault events are a pain point in the solar industry for the threat they pose to PV systems and, maybe more so, for the detection headaches they cause. Everyone reading this is nodding along, thinking of the times a system they installed was falsely tripped or, even worse, whenRead More

Enphase now shipping its sixth generation microinverter system

Enphase now shipping its sixth generation microinverter system

March 27, 2017 at 8:01 am 0 comments

You may remember first reading about this around SPI last year, but now you can officially install them: Enphase Energy is shipping its Enphase IQ Microinverter System — its sixth generation of microinverters. Like all previous generations of their technology, the Enphase IQ System is a complete AC solution thatRead More

New York provides $11 million in funds for 11 microgrid projects

New York provides $11 million in funds for 11 microgrid projects

March 27, 2017 at 7:38 am 0 comments

New York State is going to fund 11 microgrid projects for $11 million as part of the second stage of the NY Prize Community Microgrid competition, says the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Microgrids provide critical power backup for homes, businesses, hospitals and other vital facilities during extreme weather eventsRead More

EcoFasten Solar invalidates D Three Enterprises patents in Colo. District Court

EcoFasten Solar invalidates D Three Enterprises patents in Colo. District Court

March 24, 2017 at 1:53 pm 0 comments

The District Court of Colorado granted EcoFasten’s motion for summary judgement invalidating all patent claims asserted against EcoFasten by D Three Enterprises. The Court’s order brings the dispute initiated by D Three Enterprises to a close. D Three Enterprises filed its action against EcoFasten in June of 2015, ultimately assertingRead More

Exosun partners with Lesedi Nuclear Services to expand in South Africa

Exosun partners with Lesedi Nuclear Services to expand in South Africa

March 24, 2017 at 10:04 am 0 comments

Exosun, a solar tracking solutions company, has formed a partnership with Lesedi Nuclear Services, a South African company for the power industry, based in the Western Cape, offering engineering, project management, recurrent maintenance services and technical resources. Since establishing its presence on the African continent in 2015 through the registrationRead More

Massachusetts extends Solar Renewable Energy Credit program (is net metering cap next?)

Massachusetts extends Solar Renewable Energy Credit program (is net metering cap next?)

March 24, 2017 at 8:33 am 0 comments

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has announced plans to extend the Commonwealth’s successful Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC 2) program until it completes a long-term replacement. Since its inception, the SREC 2 program has led Massachusetts to more than 1,600 megawatts of solar development and supported thousands ofRead More

PV Pointers: How to future-proof PV systems with a storage-ready inverter

PV Pointers: How to future-proof PV systems with a storage-ready inverter

March 23, 2017 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

You don’t need to install a battery (yet) to give solar customers a next-gen solar-plus-storage system. Your customer wants reassurance Solar-plus-storage is finally ready for mainstream adoption, thanks to technology enhancements in DC-coupled inverters and continued cost reductions in smart battery technology. Batteries with grid-tied PV will soon be theRead More

Momentum Solar eyes Southern California for its next expansion move

Momentum Solar eyes Southern California for its next expansion move

March 23, 2017 at 9:24 am 0 comments

Momentum Solar is a fast-growing national solar contractor and has identified Southern California as its next location for further West Coast expansion. Prior to extending operations further north and south, Momentum is specifically focused on Anaheim and its surrounding cities to position the business for seamless transitions into more territories. What’s theRead More

 
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