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Eaton Provides New Higher-Power Solar and Energy Storage Inverter Designs to Reduce Costs for Utility-Scale Projects

Eaton Provides New Higher-Power Solar and Energy Storage Inverter Designs to Reduce Costs for Utility-Scale Projects

July 11, 2016 at 8:14 am Comments are Disabled

Power management company Eaton today announced new higher-power models of its Power Xpert(r) Solar and energy storage inverters for grid-tied utility-scale projects. Eaton Power Xpert 2,000-kilowatt (kW) and 2,200 kW solar inverters and 2,500 kW energy storage inverters provide some of the highest power ratings for grid-tied, utility-scale projects. “EatonRead More

The Benefits of Solar and Water Plants

The Benefits of Solar and Water Plants

April 30, 2015 at 10:22 am 2 comments

How Solar Power Can Help Lower Operating Costs at Water Facilities The growth of the U.S. solar industry over the past five years has been impressive. Since 2009, the annual amount of solar installed on U.S. homes, businesses, municipal and government facilities and utility-scale power farms has soared from aboutRead More

Railless solar mounting and racking systems rely on a direct interface between the module and roof attachment. This low-profile design can improve aesthetics while reducing part counts and installation time.

Railless to Waterproofing

April 29, 2015 at 10:23 am 1 comment

The Evolving Roof Mounting Market with Quick Mount PV The roof-mounted solar project has plenty of parameters. A successful installation starts with proper panel location and correct angle to the sun, but that install list will be both long and with limitations. As long as the roof is free ofRead More

March 26 Webinar: How Cast in Place Can Cut Your Costs

March 26 Webinar: How Cast in Place Can Cut Your Costs

March 10, 2015 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Ballasted ground mount systems can be an ideal solution for building solar farms on sites where penetrating the ground can be difficult. The high cost of pre-casting and shipping concrete ballasts has been one of the most expensive parts of these projects. Opting to cast foundations on site can beRead More

RoboSolar

RoboSolar

January 28, 2015 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Robots in the solar industry are still a bit of a novelty out in the field, but Alion Energy of Richmond, Calif., has just rolled out its second generation robotic panel placement unit — the Rover 500 — that will help cut the cost of brownfield installations by around 20Read More

Wireless Surveillance

Wireless Surveillance

January 28, 2015 at 3:13 pm Comments are Disabled

Wireless monitoring solutions help large-scale projects. As the solar industry matures, there is a fundamental shift in how large-scale solar projects are funded, constructed and operated. While government programs in the form of tax credits, initiatives, legislations, subsidies and general funding encouraged renewable energy and environmental action, the financing modelRead More