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The SolarBridge microinverter comes pre-installed
 on the solar panel, providing a quick and easy installation.

Low Voltage, High Potential

March 20, 2013 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

The AC module combines a powerful solar panel with a microinverter, joining both pieces at the factory and selling it as one. Instead of solely being a microinverter manufacturer, SolarBridge Technologies sees itself as an AC module enabler. AC modules are a simple and attractive option for the residential solarRead More

Incubating the Midwest Solar Market

Incubating the Midwest Solar Market

March 20, 2013 at 8:50 am Comments are Disabled

Ohio developer Third Sun Solar has seen many changes in the industry in the last 15 years and likes where things are heading. In 1804, Ohio University became the first university established in Ohio. The ninth oldest public university in the United States, OU set up camp in Athens, Ohio,Read More

Headache Remedy

Headache Remedy

March 20, 2013 at 8:45 am Comments are Disabled

Solar permitting can be a pain, but Clean Power Finance is working on a database to help. By James Tong Ask solar installers about their profession, and you’ll get a lot of passion and pride. Ask them about solar permitting, and you’ll get a lot of passion… and maybe some four-letterRead More

Installation of the DynoRaxx system is quick and effortless. Each module takes less than 1 minute to lock into place — no tools needed.

In a League of its Own

March 20, 2013 at 8:45 am Comments are Disabled

DynoRaxx went about finding what sets it apart from the competition and found it in tool-less, fiberglass mounting and racking systems. In an industry as competitive as solar, it’s important to find your niche. DynoRaxx has established its niche among racking and mounting manufacturers by producing a product that isRead More

Solar Impact has worked on roof lease plans for public schools and libraries throughout the Gainesville-area — including this 100-kW installation at the Millhopper Branch Library.

Community Impact

March 20, 2013 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

The feed-in-tariff program in Gainesville, Fla., has provided many leasing and building opportunities for local installer Solar Impact. In January, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) voted to implement a feed-in tariff (FIT) program for 100 MW of solar PV generation. The announcement was significant because LosRead More

Raise the Roof

Raise the Roof

March 20, 2013 at 8:38 am Comments are Disabled

Traditional roofers are migrating toward solar with the help of finance providers. By Kirk Mulligan As solar prices have dropped in recent years, traditional roofers are increasingly turning to solar to boost revenues and diversify their business models. Solar systems are in demand today more than ever before, with allRead More

Involved in Every Step

Involved in Every Step

March 20, 2013 at 8:35 am Comments are Disabled

The United States’ largest panel manufacturer also offers construction services. Did you know SolarWorld does more than just produce solar modules? The company also designs and installs large-scale projects. Solar Builder had a chance to speak with Dave Wallerstein, manager of business development, and Julie Ungerleider, head of systems, aboutRead More

Underground Network

Underground Network

March 20, 2013 at 8:30 am Comments are Disabled

Wiring pre-installed in HDPE pipes and installed under a solar farm speeds construction, increases efficiency and extends the solar system’s lifetime. By Stephen C. Cooper For solar farms, installers are finding that using underground cable in conduit (CIC) made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) speeds construction and increases the life ofRead More

Pretty / Handsome / Attractive / Tasteful

Pretty / Handsome / Attractive / Tasteful

January 15, 2013 at 9:10 am 2 comments

Solar power systems can be aesthetically pleasing for the end customer, something PHAT Energy encourages with its carport and canopy designs. Almost everyone appreciates the benefits of solar power systems. Almost no one thinks they look attractive — especially residential installations that look like an afterthought on sloped rooftops. PHATRead More

Escape from (Fossil Fuels at) Alcatraz

Escape from (Fossil Fuels at) Alcatraz

January 15, 2013 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

The national historic landmark recently installed solar power in a way that doesn’t change the island’s authenticity but does shrink its carbon footprint. It’s safe to say that Al Capone never saw a solar panel. The solar cell was first patented in 1946, more than a decade after Capone wasRead More