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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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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

How does SNMP compare to MODBUS?

How does SNMP compare to MODBUS?

July 23, 2020 at 10:13 am 1 comment

SNMP and MODBUS are both components of the application layer in the OSI model. Where MODBUS is a protocol that can be supported by different physical and data link layers, SNMP is exclusively an IP standard. Unlike MODBUS IP, which typically uses the TCP transport layer, SNMP data is usuallyRead More

Panasonic’s solar panel warranty now covers labor on entire PV system

Panasonic’s solar panel warranty now covers labor on entire PV system

June 16, 2020 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

Just as we posted our interview with Panasonic installers on the benefits of aligning with the powerful brand, Panasonic announced the expansion of its 25-year warranty on solar panels to include labor on all components of the residential solar system, including the monitoring and interconnection hardware and racking system. ThisRead More

Delta funds university research for this micro PV power converter prototype

Delta funds university research for this micro PV power converter prototype

June 10, 2020 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Delta is collaborating with Silicon Valley-based San Jose State University (SJSU) on a cool renewable energy research project. Through the SJSU project and with Delta’s funding, they have developed a prototype power converter for PV panels that is showing 30 percent more energy capture than conventional technologies. The project hasRead More