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FireRaptor update: First-ever AFCI certification with Fronius PRIMO inverter range

FireRaptor update: First-ever AFCI certification with Fronius PRIMO inverter range

October 19, 2020 at 10:47 am 0 comments

The IMO FireRaptor is the first ever NEC2017 and NEC2020 compliant module level rapid shutdown product tested and certified for AFCI interference under UL’s PVRSS certification with the Fronius PRIMO inverter range. This means FireRaptor is the first NEC 2017 & 2020 Module Level Rapid Shutdown product to be testedRead More

Interconnection innovation: Pine Gate standardized Michigan portfolio interconnect via myPV ClearSky

Interconnection innovation: Pine Gate standardized Michigan portfolio interconnect via myPV ClearSky

October 12, 2020 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

Equipment standardization for portfolio-level purchasing is a proven strategy to simplify procurement, establish repeatable construction practices, and promote efficient commissioning. While racking, modules, inverters and transformers are common bulk buys, the MV interconnection components are often excluded. A collection of components, and the work product of highly specialized labor, the interconnectionRead More

How a holistic approach to balance of system design benefits utility-scale solar

How a holistic approach to balance of system design benefits utility-scale solar

October 8, 2020 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Over the past decade, the story of utility-scale solar has been one of increasing efficiency and decreasing costs. But as PV module technology matures, these gains are seeing diminishing returns. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) the LCOE of utility-scale solar energy dropped 82% between 2010 and 2019.Read More

Panduit’s new Metal Solar Edge Clips can be installed in 11 seconds

Panduit’s new Metal Solar Edge Clips can be installed in 11 seconds

October 5, 2020 at 10:31 am 1 comment

PV installation costs dropped 13 percent from 2010 – 2019, causing the industry to look closer at BOS for potential cost and efficiency savings and one aspect that is particularly important, but often overlooked, is cable management. Panduit, a global supplier of solar BOS, has some new Metal Solar EdgeRead More

The Role of Physical Infrastructure in Advancing Solar Innovation

The Role of Physical Infrastructure in Advancing Solar Innovation

September 29, 2020 at 3:41 pm 1 comment

Over the past decade, reductions in the cost of solar energy have largely been due to gains in panel production and efficiency. As these gains diminish, the balance of system hardware such as cables, clips, and mounting systems will have a larger role to play. Panduit’s latest renewable energy whiteRead More

ARaymond debuts solar PV panel clip to simplify module assembly

ARaymond debuts solar PV panel clip to simplify module assembly

September 28, 2020 at 11:21 am 0 comments

The ARaymond Network is a global leader in fastening and assembly solutions for many market segments, and its ARaymond Energies division has a new panel clip that could simplify PV module assembly. The goal is to provide fast, easy installation in field operations, resulting in significant labor cost reduction compared toRead More

Alencon Systems adds fused electrical disconnect option to DC:DC converter line

Alencon Systems adds fused electrical disconnect option to DC:DC converter line

September 28, 2020 at 10:39 am 0 comments

Alencon Systems LLC has launched a new installation option (and acronym!) that will make its BOSS and SPOT lines of galvanically isolated DC:DC converters even more flexible. The FEED – or fused electrical disconnect – is installed with a SPOT or BOSS device in the factory that allows for aRead More

Pull the alarm: Rooftop solar fires are on the rise, studies point to two possible causes

Pull the alarm: Rooftop solar fires are on the rise, studies point to two possible causes

August 26, 2020 at 9:45 am 0 comments

Solar PV system-caused fires are rare, but they are on the rise in the United States. The numbers here are hard to track down, but Lawrence Shaw, owner of Higher Powered LLC, a residential solar preventive maintenance company in Arizona, reached out to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), dug throughRead More

myPV ClearSky Pad Mounted Interconnection

Modularize your MV construction with myPV ClearSky Interconnection

August 18, 2020 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

The myPV ClearSky Interconnection modularizes all MV construction into a single pad mount product. Affordable, serviceable, and with shorter lead times, the ClearSky de-risks construction, commissioning, and operations. Brad Micallef, Managing Director of Solar Operations Solutions, LLC, the company behind myPV, said, “Project after project we saw the same issues,Read More

Paralleling power controls: onboard vs. centrally located

Paralleling power controls: onboard vs. centrally located

August 17, 2020 at 12:19 pm 1 comment

Many facilities run several generators in parallel to ensure power reliability and guarantee sufficient emergency or backup power. Paralleling generators in this way improves reliability, increases load management flexibility, manages run time on engines and provides maintenance flexibility reducing generator costs. Synchronizing engine generators to a common bus, operators canRead More