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Beyond code: The effects of cost cutting in racking, modules on wire management

March 16, 2020 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

When we talk about wire management and the code, it is easy to meet the basics of the NEC: neat and orderly, secured every 2 to 4 feet, proper bend radius, among others. But meeting the basics of the NEC tells a completely different story than having and executing aRead More

Snake Tray Solar Snake Max

A Breath of Free Air: Let’s talk about above-grade cable management for large ground mounts

March 6, 2020 at 1:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Solar is the new “cash crop” for landowners who have had land for agricultural uses for generations, but now cannot yield traditional crops due to topsoil degradation. This type of site often consists of a few inches of topsoil below grade and afterwards a mix of shale rock, bedrock andRead More

Specs for a new line of NEMA 4X, non-metallic enclosures from Fibox

Specs for a new line of NEMA 4X, non-metallic enclosures from Fibox

March 2, 2020 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

Aptly named, the TEMPO series from Fibox keeps up with the pulse of today’s market to provide a convenient and speedy enclosing solution for controls and components.  The large cover offers ample real estate for printing, labels or switches. The water tight box keeps components dry and dust free, thanksRead More

GENIUS smart electric panels approved for revenue grade metering in Canada

GENIUS smart electric panels approved for revenue grade metering in Canada

February 25, 2020 at 8:30 am 1 comment

Measurement Canada and Weights & Measures has approved the revenue grade metering for GENIUS, a smart panel from Koben Systems. With over 10 years of R&D, GENIUS is a stealth technology for plug-and-play all-in-one solutions. GENIUS enables the convergence of renewable resources for on-grid or off-grid applications under one unified energyRead More

Typical 1500V array-powered DC/DC converter with 24V DC output.

How array-powered DC-DC converters reduce capital costs for PV monitoring

February 18, 2020 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Solar arrays, particularly utility-scale and commercial and industrial (C&I) installations, collect a significant amount of data for efficient asset management and qualitative operational metrics such as performance ratio. A substantial amount of this data can be collected from inverters and substations with easy access to AC power and communications. However,Read More

SMA is promoting a large-scale medium voltage power station in the Americas

SMA is promoting a large-scale medium voltage power station in the Americas

February 6, 2020 at 7:20 pm Comments are Disabled

SMA America has launched the Medium Voltage Power Station (MVPS) to the Americas market. This solution is the first time a fully containerized, turnkey system has been offered stateside. SMA believes this is also represents the industry’s only large-scale medium voltage PV power conversion station UL 1741 listed as aRead More

Solar PV eBOS Buyer’s Guide 2020

Solar PV eBOS Buyer’s Guide 2020

February 5, 2020 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

We asked wire management and electrical component providers to tell us about their latest and greatest products (inverters will be broken out into their own Buyer’s Guide next month). Trends in eBOS components right now include AC combiners, above ground cable management and heavy-duty clamps. Check them all out below.Read More

Details on new features added to the SolarEdge commercial Designer tool

Details on new features added to the SolarEdge commercial Designer tool

January 6, 2020 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

SolarEdge sent word that it’s introducing an extended feature set on its free web-based Designer tool that specifically supports commercial PV systems at every stage of the design process. What’s new? To help maximize self-consumption in commercial projects, users can now select the most suitable consumption profile from a listRead More

Details on bankruptcy auction for DC Solar mobile solar generators (Dec. 9 at 1 pm EST)

Details on bankruptcy auction for DC Solar mobile solar generators (Dec. 9 at 1 pm EST)

December 9, 2019 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

Hey — GA Global Partners is conducting a public auction of over 700 complete mobile solar generators (MSGs) manufactured by DC Solar today (Dec. 9).The timed auction is taking place online at 10:00 a.m. PST (1:00 p.m. EST). The court-ordered auction is being conducted in connection with the Chapter 7Read More

CAB Solar earns ninth patent for its solar wire management product line

CAB Solar earns ninth patent for its solar wire management product line

November 15, 2019 at 1:15 pm Comments are Disabled

CAB Solar was awarded a second U.S. Patent for its Solar Cable Management System with Integrated Grounding. CAB’s newest patent is the ninth held by CAB for its innovative solar product line. Additional patents are pending with announcements expected in the coming months. The new CAB Patent provides broader protectionRead More