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Bright Ideas

March 12, 2012 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

Shifting from improving cell output to improving installation methods is the future for the solar industry. 

“The Roof is on Fire!”

“The Roof is on Fire!”

March 12, 2012 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Making sure you never hear those words concerning rooftop solar arrays can be as simple as installing smaller inverters. By Paul Bundschuh The commercial rooftop PV market is one of the largest segments of the solar industry and contributes to a substantial, and continously growing, percentage of electrical energy supply.Read More

Making the Best Better

Making the Best Better

January 9, 2012 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

A special racking system pushes a California city closer to its renewable goals.

Step-By-Step

Step-By-Step

January 9, 2012 at 10:18 am 1 comment

How non-penetrating mounting systems are installed on flat rooftops KB Racking, like SunLink (see story here), excels at flat rooftop installs. The Toronto-based company specializes in the development and manufacturing of mounting systems and has worked on projects in California, Colorado and New Jersey. One of its products — theRead More

Taking Rooftops to New Heights

Taking Rooftops to New Heights

January 9, 2012 at 10:14 am 1 comment

Flat rooftops aren’t built for solar installations, but solar installations can be built for flat rooftops.

Making it Rain

Making it Rain

January 9, 2012 at 10:12 am 1 comment

Adding solar power to water treatment plants can help mitigate costs. With an increased demand and major budget cuts limiting today’s utilities, it’s nice to be showered with extra cash once in awhile.

Bringing Solar to Water Districts

Bringing Solar to Water Districts

January 9, 2012 at 10:10 am 1 comment

Even the smallest installations can make a big difference.

Surge Protection: Why and How

Surge Protection: Why and How

January 9, 2012 at 10:00 am 1 comment

Surge protection is a small part of an overall PV installation, but it’s a part that can’t be ignored. Surge protection devices (SPDs) protect sensitive electrical equipment within the PV system from overvoltages that can lead to reduced life expectancy and sometimes failure. As solar farms continue to get larger,Read More

AETI’s 1-MM, 1,000-volt solar inverter has receieved certification as outline in UL 1741.

Establishing a New Conversion Factor

October 6, 2011 at 11:10 am 1 comment

An industry-approved 1-MW converter will change the solar industry forever.

Not Sitting Idly By

Not Sitting Idly By

October 6, 2011 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

Just because a site can’t be built on for human inhabitance doesn’t mean there isn’t a positive use for it.

 
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