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Merit Controls explains its growing turnkey control system, power plant modeling services

Merit Controls explains its growing turnkey control system, power plant modeling services

November 24, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Merit Controls, a provider of power control systems and grid integration solutions for utility-scale applications, has significantly enlarged its commercial and industrial project portfolio. In addition to the recently announced 284 megawatts Azure Sky solar and storage project with partner Enel Green Power, Merit Controls continues to expand into wind,Read More

Get to know Fronius’ three apps for start-up, monitoring and support

Get to know Fronius’ three apps for start-up, monitoring and support

November 23, 2020 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

Fronius has reinvented its start-up, monitoring and after-sales support with its latest generation of inverters. Keys to this reinvention are three useful apps for installers, service technicians and end customers that expand Fronius’ range of tried-and-tested online tools with some helpful new features. Servicing support is available more quickly, as wellRead More

Solar Support adds new turnkey services for inverter, power electronic maintenance

Solar Support adds new turnkey services for inverter, power electronic maintenance

November 18, 2020 at 11:06 am 0 comments

Engineering services company Solar Support has unveiled a tiered customer-service solution for inverter and power electronic manufacturers in the U.S. Backed by 22 years of field experience, Solar Support reliability experts now deliver turnkey in-field and back-office support that reduces OEM customer service costs and increases operational bandwidth. In addition,Read More

OutBack Power partners with Ray Lewis’s Power52 Foundation to advance solar education

OutBack Power partners with Ray Lewis’s Power52 Foundation to advance solar education

November 17, 2020 at 3:00 am 0 comments

POWER52 is a Baltimore-based non-profit that provides career training and job placement opportunities in the renewable energy sector, bringing forth equitable opportunities and inclusion to an underrepresented demographic and population. Power52’s Energy Professional Training program is accredited by the National Center for Construction, Education & Research (NCCER) that provides classroom instruction,Read More

Alencon Systems debuts new customer portal, support department

Alencon Systems debuts new customer portal, support department

November 16, 2020 at 4:55 pm 0 comments

Alencon Systems expanded its customer support department along with the launch of the new Alencon Customer Portal (pictured). Alencon has expanded its factory-based customer support team to offer its customers the fastest and highest quality support for it DC:DC optimizer products. This expansion includes a dedicated customer support hotline staffedRead More

SMA America launches PV Pioneers contest for early adopters to celebrate 20th anniversary

SMA America launches PV Pioneers contest for early adopters to celebrate 20th anniversary

November 16, 2020 at 2:41 pm 0 comments

This year marks the 20th Anniversary for SMA America. German-based SMA Solar Technology has been in business since 1981, expanding into the United States two decades ago. Founded in a small town in California’s Sierra Nevada foothills, SMA America has achieved key milestones, including a cumulative 13.6 GW of energy producedRead More

Sungrow Roadshow 2020

Check out Sungrow’s new 1500-volt central, string solar inverters during its roadshow

November 9, 2020 at 10:48 am 0 comments

Sungrow is hitting the road this fall / winter, spanning the United States to debut its latest 1500V central and string inverter solutions tailored to North America. With products on display in a semi-truck, the 17-stop tour started from Denver on November 2 will last until the end of December.Read More

Sungrow goes with Tigo for its rapid shutdown solution

Sungrow goes with Tigo for its rapid shutdown solution

November 5, 2020 at 11:45 am 0 comments

Sungrow has selected Tigo as its technology provider for PV rapid shutdown solutions in the United States. The company has also joined the Tigo Enhanced initiative, which makes it as simple and frictionless as possible for PV customers to get reliable rapid shutdown solutions. The Sungrow inverters that integrate TigoRead More

Market Watch: BayWa r.e. gives us the scoop on solar product trends heading into 2021

Market Watch: BayWa r.e. gives us the scoop on solar product trends heading into 2021

November 2, 2020 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

With 2020 almost a wrap, we’re fully looking at what 2021 has in store. As a leading global distributor, BayWa r.e. is positioned to spot trends in the market and to understand the implications for solar contractors. We sat down (virtually, of course) with BayWa r.e. Solar Systems product managersRead More

SMA signs service agreements with Brookfield Renewable covering 500 solar plants

SMA signs service agreements with Brookfield Renewable covering 500 solar plants

November 2, 2020 at 10:21 am 0 comments

Following the execution of a Framework Agreement in November 2019, SMA America and Brookfield Renewable executed service agreements pertaining to an extensive 1 GW solar portfolio consisting of over 500 solar facilities across North America. The service agreements will focus efforts to maximize energy production and revenue creation using an innovativeRead More