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SnapNrack launches MLPE rail attachment kit (for Enphase, SolarEdge)

SnapNrack launches MLPE rail attachment kit (for Enphase, SolarEdge)

March 4, 2016 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

SnapNrack, a manufacturer of solar panel mounting solutions, just debuted a joint UL 2703 listing with Enphase microinverters and SolarEdge optimizers. Under SnapNrack’s UL 2703 listing and with the launch of its MLPE Rail Attachment Kit, installers are no longer required to bond optimizers with ground lugs and bare copper,Read More

WATCH: PCI Solar constructs carport in Woodland, Calif.

WATCH: PCI Solar constructs carport in Woodland, Calif.

February 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

PCI Solar completed a solar carport array for the City of Woodland, Calif. The solar project, part of a 2.5-MW portfolio that PCI Solar is building for Woodland, was part of an RFP hosted by Terra Verde Renewable Partners. The system will help power the City of Woodland’s police headquarters. TheRead More

AET adds ground-mount dealer kits to expanded ECO product line

AET adds ground-mount dealer kits to expanded ECO product line

February 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm 1 comment

Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a manufacturer of commercial and utility-scale racking systems and one of the top 10 solar racking companies in the United States, expanded its ECO line of products with its Rayport-G ECO Ground Mount Dealer Kit. This kit is another example of AET’s track record of innovationRead More

Brown Electric builds solar install business with Roof Tech system

Brown Electric builds solar install business with Roof Tech system

February 12, 2016 at 3:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Jamie Brown had been doing basic electrical work for many years until 2007 when one day a customer needed someone to install a PV system on his home. Jamie did the job, and since then has installed more than 500 solar systems on residences in South Carolina and North Carolina.Read More

String inverter mount from AET surpasses 1,000 units

String inverter mount from AET surpasses 1,000 units

February 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a manufacturer of commercial and utility-scale racking systems, has surpassed more than 1,000 units sold of its Rayport-I string inverter mounting solution. AET’s Rayport-I was the first of its kind, designed to address a market need for a product that not only protects the string inverterRead More

Brittmore’s automated installation can go at a pace of about 160 modules an hour.

Install-O-Matic: One solar company is turning the jobsite into a factory

February 8, 2016 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

Ever since the first solar PV system was installed, someone has been trying to remove components from it. Many of these are small and surgical — what used to need four bolts now needs two, what used to need clips no longer needs them — with each incremental reduction helpingRead More

PanelClaw, PVComplete team up for commercial solar rooftop design software

PanelClaw, PVComplete team up for commercial solar rooftop design software

February 1, 2016 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

In the effort to streamline solar project design while reducing the cost of PV deployment, PanelClaw, a commercial roof top solar mounting manufacturer, and PVComplete, a solar design software provider, have entered into a partnership to collaborate on design solutions that accelerate the design of commercial solar power systems. “PVComplete’sRead More

Details on SunLink’s tweaks to its GeoPro ground-mount system

Details on SunLink’s tweaks to its GeoPro ground-mount system

January 28, 2016 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

SunLink Corp. isn’t done tweaking its GeoPro system. Already a trusted fixed-tilt ground-mount system (1 GW of PV projects), the GeoPro is equipped with new troubleshooting capabilities in 2016. In addition to solving project challenges like irregular site boundaries, steep or uneven terrain and last-minute module changes, the system canRead More

On the Scene: Redefining ‘in-house’ with Solar FlexRack

On the Scene: Redefining ‘in-house’ with Solar FlexRack

January 18, 2016 at 4:00 pm 2 comments

Youngstown, Ohio, is that quintessential rust belt city that boomed and busted right along with American manufacturing. But not all of those jobs skipped town. One staple in the area to this day is Northern States Metals. Founded in 1972, the company began developing aluminum-extruded industrial products and has servedRead More

GameChange Racking unveils cost-friendly racking for First Solar Series 4 Modules

GameChange Racking unveils cost-friendly racking for First Solar Series 4 Modules

January 15, 2016 at 10:24 am 1 comment

GameChange Racking has been driving costs down for awhile now. This week, the company announced that it has achieved an optimized cost of $.089/watt 9 and 10 up landscape systems for First Solar Series 4 modules. These are in addition to the 5 and 6 up landscape solutions previously beingRead More