Articles by: SB Staff

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Solar PV technology trends from the 2020 Inverter Buyer’s Guide

March 24, 2020 at 8:09 am 0 comments

As part of our 2020 Solar PV Inverter Buyer’s Guide, we asked manufacturers to tell us one trend emerging in the marketplace solar installers should be considering. Here is what they had to say. Residential Inverters as a strategic hub Lior Handelsman, VP of Marketing & Product Strategy and FounderRead More

Solar installer confidence continues to grow (along with soft costs) in latest Solar Installer Survey

Solar installer confidence continues to grow (along with soft costs) in latest Solar Installer Survey

March 3, 2020 at 11:03 am 0 comments

The fifth annual Solar Installer Survey from EnergySage, in partnership with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), shows a solar industry still on the rise. Despite market and policy uncertainty, the percentage of nationwide installers expressing growing confidence in the industry doubled from 2016 to 2019 (among 770Read More

Solar PV Inverter Buyer’s Guide 2020: 14 manufacturers tell us what’s new and what’s next

Solar PV Inverter Buyer’s Guide 2020: 14 manufacturers tell us what’s new and what’s next

March 3, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The Solar Builder annual Solar PV Inverter Buyer’s Guide is a chance to check in with all of the inverter manufacturers – from the market leaders to the up-and-comers – to get a sense of how their technology has evolved and what new products are now available for installation. ThisRead More

Specs for a new line of NEMA 4X, non-metallic enclosures from Fibox

Specs for a new line of NEMA 4X, non-metallic enclosures from Fibox

March 2, 2020 at 10:39 am 0 comments

Aptly named, the TEMPO series from Fibox keeps up with the pulse of today’s market to provide a convenient and speedy enclosing solution for controls and components.  The large cover offers ample real estate for printing, labels or switches. The water tight box keeps components dry and dust free, thanksRead More

Install Insights: RPCS explains why it prefers Array Technologies’ trackers

Install Insights: RPCS explains why it prefers Array Technologies’ trackers

March 2, 2020 at 10:00 am 0 comments

For another perspective on the ins and outs of Array Technologies’ technology, we reached out to RP Construction Services (RPCS), a turnkey designer, supplier, and installer of Array’s DuraTrack HZ V3 ground mounted solar tracker, to explain why this is their preferred system. Among the main considerations for a solarRead More

(Solar Panels located at the Kimberly-Clark Lagrange, GA manufacturing plant. Photograph Copyright 2019, United Renewable Energy LLC.)

United Renewable Energy LLC builds 3-MW solar PV project for NextEra, Georgia Power

February 26, 2020 at 10:14 am 0 comments

A 3 MW solar PV project has been completed and commercialized by United Renewable Energy at Kimberly-Clark’s facility in LaGrange, Ga. The project was the result of collaboration between Kimberly-Clark’s facility, United Renewable Energy LLC as the project developer and builder, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC through a subsidiary, whichRead More

New 3-Pole M10 Stud Type AC Terminal Block

Details on a CPS America solar inverter design improvement

February 24, 2020 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

Effective Date: Shipments starting January 2020 Affected Products: Model No. CPS SCH100/125KTL-600-SWB (Standard Wire-box) CPS America sent word that it’s made a change to the AC Output Terminal used within the Distributed/Standard Wire-box of the SCH100KTL-DO/US-600 and SCH125KTL-DO/US-600 inverter models. The change includes replacing and upgrading the 4-pole M8 studRead More

Wood Mackenzie relays six key themes that will drive the energy storage boom globally

Wood Mackenzie relays six key themes that will drive the energy storage boom globally

February 24, 2020 at 9:47 am 0 comments

The starting gun has sounded for the global storage market, which is set to grow from approximately 4 GW of annual deployments in 2019 to more than 15 GW in 2024, according to Wood Mackenzie. Costs have fallen, direct incentives and clean energy targets are proliferating and competitive markets andRead More

Get to know your international standards for solar PV monitoring, measurement (like ISO/IEC 17025)

Get to know your international standards for solar PV monitoring, measurement (like ISO/IEC 17025)

February 17, 2020 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

In solar energy there are a number of international standards to consider when it comes to PV plant operation and maintenance. To help make sense of a somewhat complicated subject, the solar radiation experts at Kipp & Zonen have summarized the most relevant ISO and IEC standards that apply toRead More

SunPower earnings show big bump in residential solar in Q4, issues with commercial deal execution

SunPower earnings show big bump in residential solar in Q4, issues with commercial deal execution

February 13, 2020 at 12:59 pm 0 comments

Despite missing its earnings forecast targets and not meeting analyst expectations, SunPower still had a pretty solid 2019. It is still figuring out the mechanics of spinning off its PV manufacturing business late last year, but the company’s full-year 2019 earnings report shows a big bump in its residential solarRead More