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APsystems’ rapid shutdown device now PVRSE-compatible with SMA inverters

APsystems’ rapid shutdown device now PVRSE-compatible with SMA inverters

December 21, 2020 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

APsystems welcomes SMA to its growing network of inverter manufacturers compatible with its APsmart brand of Sunspec standard-compliant Photovoltaic Rapid Shutdown Equipment (PVRSE). Solar professionals in the United States can now combine the complete range of SunSpec Rapid Shutdown-certified SMA inverters with a reliable, safe and cost-effective APsmart Rapid ShutdownRead More

At a glance: NEP rapid shutdown product, 800-W microinverter

At a glance: NEP rapid shutdown product, 800-W microinverter

December 14, 2020 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

Northern Electric Power Technology Inc. (NEP)’s PVG-4 is an easily installed standalone rapid shutdown product, providing¬†NEC-2017 and NEC-2020 compliance at lower cost and with some added safety features. Cool things to note: You can connect four PV modules to one device to achieve that lowest cost (with three to oneRead More

Maxout Renewables’ Evergrid a DOE prize winner for keeping solar power up when grid goes down

Maxout Renewables’ Evergrid a DOE prize winner for keeping solar power up when grid goes down

December 7, 2020 at 4:56 pm Comments are Disabled

Maxout Renewables hit our radar and SB Pro newsletter last week with its Evergrid technology — a cost-effective system that keeps power flowing from a residential solar installation during a grid outage without having to add energy storage. We thought it was cool and the Department of Energy agreed, namingRead More

New from Phoenix Contact: TRIO DC/DC converter

New from Phoenix Contact: TRIO DC/DC converter

December 3, 2020 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

The Phoenix Contact TRIO DC/DC converter connects directly to solar arrays. It converts high-voltage DC from PV strings to 24 V DC, eliminating the costs and hassle of trenching to supply AC power for monitoring, weather stations and other array applications. Specs: TRIO DC/DC converter has a wide DC voltageRead More

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 Comments are Disabled

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

Alencon Systems debuts new customer portal, support department

Alencon Systems debuts new customer portal, support department

November 16, 2020 at 4:55 pm Comments are Disabled

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

Five large-scale solar innovations to know this month

Five large-scale solar innovations to know this month

October 29, 2020 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

In large-scale solar, every penny counts, so it helps to stay up to date with every way to achieve better construction efficiencies, cost savings or improved LCOE. Here are some innovations and ideas that caught our eye this month. 1. Standardizing with ClearSky Equipment standardization for portfolio-level purchasing is aRead More

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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