Articles by: Chris Crowell

Need more info Ginlong string inverters? Check out these webinars

Need more info Ginlong string inverters? Check out these webinars

February 24, 2017 at 11:08 am 0 comments

Ginlong, a PV string inverter manufacturer since 2005, is offering NAPCEP certified training program nationwide. Local solar installers may learn about the Ginlong and Solis products through Ginlong training program in various formats such as partner training programs and roadshows, but this ongoing webinar series might be of those interested yetRead More

Ross Solar Group cornering the car dealership solar install market in the Northeast

Ross Solar Group cornering the car dealership solar install market in the Northeast

February 24, 2017 at 10:58 am 0 comments

The Ross Solar Group is planning to install a third record-setting solar project for Gengras Motor Cars at the dealership group’s Chrysler / Dodge / Jeep / Ram facility on Connecticut Blvd., in East Hartford, Conn. The SunPower Helix Roof Solution, a fully integrated commercial solar power platform, will featureRead More

Three Department of Defense projects in Florida go with SunLink racking

Three Department of Defense projects in Florida go with SunLink racking

February 24, 2017 at 10:41 am 0 comments

SunLink Corp. was selected by Swinerton Renewable Energy to supply its GeoPro fixed tilt solution in connection with a 165 MW portfolio of solar ground mount projects located in the panhandle of Florida. Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, is constructing the three projects on Department of Defense property as partRead More

Tigo’s MLPE module platform now UL certified for NEC 2017 Rapid Shutdown regs

Tigo’s MLPE module platform now UL certified for NEC 2017 Rapid Shutdown regs

February 24, 2017 at 9:36 am 0 comments

Tigo, a top brand for MLPE solutions, received UL and IEC certification for its TS4 MLPE modular platform for fully complying with National Electric Code (NEC) 2014 and 2017 690.12 Rapid Shutdown regulations. Tigo is the only UL-certified MLPE solution with multiple inverters from various inverter manufacturers. Tigo is nowRead More

Solar thermal Q&A: What are the trends in 2017, and how does an installer get started?

Solar thermal Q&A: What are the trends in 2017, and how does an installer get started?

February 22, 2017 at 11:26 am 0 comments

For an update on what’s going in with solar thermal, we chatted with Bob Leckinger, CEO of FAFCO, the oldest and largest US commercial and residential solar thermal manufacturer with more than 200,000 customers. FAFCO recently launched the nation’s first-ever, commercially viable, combined solar electric/thermal system, CoolPV. This panel technologyRead More

Borrego Solar Systems saw big-time results from its energy storage, O&M push in 2016

Borrego Solar Systems saw big-time results from its energy storage, O&M push in 2016

February 22, 2017 at 9:41 am 0 comments

Established in 1980, Borrego Solar Systems Inc. says it experienced its best year ever in 2016 — hitting a 76 percent increase in total MW installed from 2015. The company achieved a 100 percent increase in profits, representing its eighth consecutive year of profitable growth. Borrego Solar was once againRead More

What happened in Minnesota? State legislature voted to end successful solar incentive program

What happened in Minnesota? State legislature voted to end successful solar incentive program

February 22, 2017 at 9:10 am 0 comments

Last week, the now Republican-heavy Minnesota House of Representatives passed a bill to cut the Made in Minnesota (MiM) initiative – a $15-million annual awards program that helped homeowners and businesses install solar panels. The program required that the parts and panels were built in Minnesota. Sounds cool to us,Read More

New PV labeling rules in effect, Graphic Products releases guide to cover them all

New PV labeling rules in effect, Graphic Products releases guide to cover them all

February 22, 2017 at 8:24 am 0 comments

With the number of solar installations rapidly rising, consistent and accurate safety labels are essential to communicate the hazards that vendors, contractors and emergency responders face. Graphic Products new online Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Labeling Guide. This new solar labeling guide is complimentary and instantly downloadable. New regulations for solar labelingRead More

SMA launches new Power + Solution — a flexible MLPE, string inverter residential concept

SMA launches new Power + Solution — a flexible MLPE, string inverter residential concept

February 21, 2017 at 2:36 pm 0 comments

As residential PV becomes a bigger part of the energy landscape, both consumers and solar professionals are demanding more from their solar technology. To meet the growing demand for fast, cost-effective and high-performing solar solutions, SMA America has launched its new Power+ Solution. Combining the proven Sunny Boy U.S. inverterRead More

Details on Fronius’ new Smart Solution package to mitigate shade, meet codes, more

Details on Fronius’ new Smart Solution package to mitigate shade, meet codes, more

February 21, 2017 at 8:59 am 0 comments

Fronius told us that it had some big news coming out soon last week in Boston, and that news has arrived. The global inverter brand is debuting its next generation solar system — the Fronius Smart Solution. The goal of this system is to satisfy all residential and commercial system needs:Read More

 
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