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Support Group: How Entropy Solar Integrators saved their sinking Snow Camp, N.C., microgrid

Support Group: How Entropy Solar Integrators saved their sinking Snow Camp, N.C., microgrid

October 10, 2019 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

Permanent, reliable generation is the ultimate goal of any microgrid development. Without support, the weight of the equipment and pads/skids will cause sinking and tilting of the equipment that could result in system failure. In many areas, these installations must also be secure enough to withstand the possibility of extremeRead More

What to know about the simultaneous AC- and DC-coupling of a solar PV system

What to know about the simultaneous AC- and DC-coupling of a solar PV system

October 9, 2019 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

Traditionally, DC-coupled systems were used mainly in small domestic and off-grid applications. Systems using a charger controller to control the power into the chemical storage, or battery bank, were also not typically used commercially. The DC input voltage into the charger controller was close to the nominal battery voltage inRead More

Tigo has a new version of its fire safety solution that serves two modules at once

Tigo has a new version of its fire safety solution that serves two modules at once

October 2, 2019 at 3:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Tigo Energy released a new TS4-A-2F (Fire Safety) at Solar Power International this year — the same advanced retrofit/add-on rapid shutdown solution as the TS4-A-F, only this version can serve two modules at once. The UL-certified TS4-A-2F complies with NEC 2017 690.12 Rapid Shutdown specifications when installed with Tigo’s UL-certified RSS TransmitterRead More

The toll of tariffs: CPS America explains how it has mitigated costs to this point and what comes next for customers

The toll of tariffs: CPS America explains how it has mitigated costs to this point and what comes next for customers

September 12, 2019 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

  CPS America sent a letter to its customers this week to update them on the recent tariff increases and actions it has taken to this point (and will need to keep taking) to reduce the burden on its customers. The letter is an inside look at the toll theRead More

Level Up: Fronius shares four inverter trends taking residential solar to the next level

Level Up: Fronius shares four inverter trends taking residential solar to the next level

September 12, 2019 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

Inverter specialist Fronius has been diligently preparing a suite of new soft- and hardware solutions for residential and commercial solar applications, including an all-new single-phase inverter generation, that they believe will take solar to the “next level.” In this Solar Business Builder white paper, Fronius explains the four attributes thatRead More

With Snake Tray’s Solar Snake Max there’s no need to de-rate cables

With Snake Tray’s Solar Snake Max there’s no need to de-rate cables

September 12, 2019 at 8:41 am Comments are Disabled

SPI 2019 Preview | Booth 4234 With Snake Tray, there’s no need to de-rate cables. Solar Snake Max Cable Management for Utility Grade Installations maintains the proper cable separation required by NEC Article 310 electrical code and eliminates the need to de-rate cables which substantially saves on the cost ofRead More

Ginlong Solis to debut a new utility-scale solar inverter at SPI 2019

Ginlong Solis to debut a new utility-scale solar inverter at SPI 2019

September 11, 2019 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

Ginlong Technologies, a global leader in photovoltaic string inverter manufacturing, expands its Solis portfolio with a new utility-scale solution for the U.S. solar market. The Solis 125-kW 1500V three-phase string inverter will make its debut at the Solar Power International exhibit Sept. 23 through 26 in Salt Lake City, Utah.Read More

The MC4 connector line from Stäubli continues to evolve with the solar industry

The MC4 connector line from Stäubli continues to evolve with the solar industry

September 11, 2019 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

Stäubli has provided connection technology to the global solar industry since the beginning (it’s impossible to imagine the market without it, really), and the evolution of its product line continues to move right along with all of the changes in the solar market itself. The original MC4 is no longerRead More

Solmetric now shipping its new PVA-1500 V2 IV curve tracer

Solmetric now shipping its new PVA-1500 V2 IV curve tracer

July 22, 2019 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Solmetric has begun shipping its new PVA-1500 V2 IV curve tracer for commissioning, maintaining, and troubleshooting PV systems. This latest model of the popular 1500Volt/30Amp PV Analyzer product line adds some key new features, including: • Charging/charged LED indicators on the I-V unit and SolSensor • In-the-field firmware upgrade capabilityRead More

Montgomery Solar in Biscoe, NC is a 20MW facility built by O2 emc in 2015 and is running on the MyPV MCI (monitor/control/integrate) family of products by Solar Operations Solutions LLC.

Solar Operations Solutions discusses utility-scale solar innovation, like this new XMFR-Sync Controller

July 22, 2019 at 8:59 am Comments are Disabled

According to Wood Mackenzie’s Solar Market Insight Report (Q2 2019), there were 1.6 gigawatts of utility-scale solar installed in Q1 2019, accounting for 61 percent of U.S. capacity additions this quarter. According to Brad Micallef, managing director and co-founder of Solar Operations Solutions LLC, this output is equivalent to almostRead More