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March is Inverter Month on Solarbuildermag.com, sponsored by SMA America. Here you will find news on the latest technology trends and products, plus and installation and servicing advice for solar PV string inverters, central inverters, microinverters and DC optimizers.

SMA’s ShadeFix optimization produces more energy than traditional optimizers. ShadeFix also provides greater reliability and less service risk than alternatives. Watch the video to see for yourself!

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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

IMO FireRaptor receives UL PVRSS listing with FIMER solar inverters

IMO FireRaptor receives UL PVRSS listing with FIMER solar inverters

December 7, 2020 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

IMO keeps racking up the UL PVRSS (Photovoltaic Rapid Shutdown System) listings, last week adding the Fimer UNO range of solar inverters from 1.2kW to 6.0kW and also the Fimer PVS range of solar inverters from 50kW to 60kW under UL1741 guidelines. Preceding this announcement was SMA and Fronius. What’sRead More

Tigo Energy now UL certified to handle rapid shutdown with 17 solar inverter brands

Tigo Energy now UL certified to handle rapid shutdown with 17 solar inverter brands

December 7, 2020 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

Tigo Energy received UL PVRSS (Photovoltaic Rapid Shutdown System) certifications for approximately 30 inverter models, bringing its certified inverter total to more than 200 inverters from 17 different companies. Tigo already had the largest network of certified inverters for customers to choose from and this adds even more options toRead 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

IMO FireRaptor receives UL PVRSS Listing with SMA solar inverters (rapid shutdown and AFCI standard)

IMO FireRaptor receives UL PVRSS Listing with SMA solar inverters (rapid shutdown and AFCI standard)

November 30, 2020 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

The IMO FireRaptor’s latest UL PVRSS listing is with the SMA Sunny Boy range of solar inverters from 3 kW to 7.7 kW and also the SMA TRIPOWER range of solar inverters from 33 kW to 62 kW under UL1741 guidelines. The FireRaptor also meets UL’s new AFCI compatibility requirementsRead 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

Get to know Fronius’ three apps for start-up, monitoring and support

Get to know Fronius’ three apps for start-up, monitoring and support

November 23, 2020 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

Fronius has reinvented its start-up, monitoring and after-sales support with its latest generation of inverters. Keys to this reinvention are three useful apps for installers, service technicians and end customers that expand Fronius’ range of tried-and-tested online tools with some helpful new features. Servicing support is available more quickly, as wellRead More

Solar Support adds new turnkey services for inverter, power electronic maintenance

Solar Support adds new turnkey services for inverter, power electronic maintenance

November 18, 2020 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

Engineering services company Solar Support has unveiled a tiered customer-service solution for inverter and power electronic manufacturers in the U.S. Backed by 22 years of field experience, Solar Support reliability experts now deliver turnkey in-field and back-office support that reduces OEM customer service costs and increases operational bandwidth. In addition,Read More

OutBack Power partners with Ray Lewis’s Power52 Foundation to advance solar education

OutBack Power partners with Ray Lewis’s Power52 Foundation to advance solar education

November 17, 2020 at 3:00 am Comments are Disabled

POWER52 is a Baltimore-based non-profit that provides career training and job placement opportunities in the renewable energy sector, bringing forth equitable opportunities and inclusion to an underrepresented demographic and population. Power52’s Energy Professional Training program is accredited by the National Center for Construction, Education & Research (NCCER) that provides classroom instruction,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