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A Stahlin enclosure was chosen to house solar inverters on a rooftop installation in California.

Valuable Protection

May 14, 2012 at 9:03 am Comments are Disabled

Choosing the right enclosure material for wires and other solar equipment can prolong the life of the entire system.

Life After Death

Life After Death

May 14, 2012 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

As solar modules reach the end of their lifespans, safe disposal options include recycling and reusing.  

Making a Splash

Making a Splash

March 12, 2012 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

Often finding that marquee project is the most challenging part of breaking into a new market. Several innovative new-comers joined on one project to dive into the solar industry together. With a strong presence in several infrastructure-related construction markets, including heavy civil, transportation, construction materials and power, Watsonville, Calif.’s GraniteRead More

Powering up the Economy

Powering up the Economy

March 12, 2012 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

Local hands help connect 5 MW to the grid in North Carolina. In less than 90 days, Strata Solar managed to develop and build a 5-MW solar farm with inexperienced hands and still come in on time and on budget. The Chapel Hill, N.C.-based solar contractor installed 22,000 panels onRead More

When Smaller is Better

When Smaller is Better

March 12, 2012 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

Using microinverters on large projects provides increased efficiency and the ability to reduce stress on the system. By Leanne Butkovic On a 14-acre plot of land in the midst of a commercial tree nursery in Delavan, Wis., thousands of sunflowers burst from the ground. The oil from the seeds helpsRead More

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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.