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Mission Solar to show off four new solar panels (three PERC) at Solar Power International

Mission Solar to show off four new solar panels (three PERC) at Solar Power International

September 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm 0 comments

Mission Solar Energy, a U.S. based supplier of high-efficiency solar modules, is debuting four new solar panels at Solar Power International (booths #1512 and #6039). The new products include PERC and Mono technologies featuring five busbar, high efficiency cells. As the demand for higher power output modules grow, Mission Solar EnergyRead More

APA Solar Racking launches new ground screw line at SPI

APA Solar Racking launches new ground screw line at SPI

September 20, 2018 at 10:00 am 0 comments

APA Solar Racking is launching a new line of ground screws and secured an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with one of the world’s leading ground screw manufacturers to fulfill solar projects of all sizes. The APA Ground Screws are available with APA racking or can be fitted with other groundRead More

Solar Power International Action Plan: What to see at the largest solar trade show in the country

Solar Power International Action Plan: What to see at the largest solar trade show in the country

September 20, 2018 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Wondering what to see, where to stop and what’s new at the largest solar industry trade show in the United States? To help you figure that out, pick a statement that fits what you need and see where it leads. Think of it as a Choose Your Own Adventure story.Read More

Details on Soltec’s new solar tracker wind-load analysis method

Details on Soltec’s new solar tracker wind-load analysis method

September 20, 2018 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Soltec, already dedicating itself to bifacial tracker research, now presents Dy-WIND, an innovative method for comprehensive dynamic analysis in tracker wind-design developed with engineering consultancy Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc (RWDI). Soltec decided to undertake this project after several studies have shown that certain wind-design code standards applied to solar trackersRead More

California subdivision gets ahead of the solar mandate, re-roofs with CertainTeed products

California subdivision gets ahead of the solar mandate, re-roofs with CertainTeed products

September 19, 2018 at 1:18 pm 0 comments

Across the country, more subdivisions are choosing rooftop solar as a way to attract and retain earth-conscious home buyers. The California Energy Commission recently voted to mandate rooftop solar for all new California homes and multi-family residences under three stories. However, many communities are warming up to the benefits ofRead More

SEIA, HBCU Coalition launch effort to increase diversity in solar industry

SEIA, HBCU Coalition launch effort to increase diversity in solar industry

September 19, 2018 at 10:19 am 0 comments

With a goal of making the solar workforce and solar communities more diverse, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Development Action Coalition (HBCU-CDAC) have begun a new effort to increase recruitment of African-American students into the industry. SEIA and the HBCU-CDAC, haveRead More

Solar Snake Max is now available for utility-grade solar installs, see it at SPI

Solar Snake Max is now available for utility-grade solar installs, see it at SPI

September 19, 2018 at 10:05 am 0 comments

Snake Tray Solar Snake Max is Snake Tray’s new patented cable containment system for utility grade installations. The easy snap together elements allow for code compliant cable separation. Construction cycle times will be cut in half with this new approach to managing high voltage cables. Cables install with snap togetherRead More

SunPower cells, modules to be excluded from the Trump tariffs

SunPower cells, modules to be excluded from the Trump tariffs

September 19, 2018 at 9:51 am 0 comments

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative filed a decision to exclude certain interdigitated back contact (IBC) solar cells and modules within specific size and power ranges from the Trump solar tariffs imposed in January, which includes SunPower’s IBC cells and modules. SunPower Chairman and CEO Tom Werner had this toRead More

Check out Solmetric’s new PVA-1500 PV Analyzer Kit at SPI

Check out Solmetric’s new PVA-1500 PV Analyzer Kit at SPI

September 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

The PVA-1500 PV Analyzer Kit is a 1500 volt I-V curve tracer with built-in PV performance modeling and advanced wireless irradiance, temperature and tilt sensing from Solmetric. It provides unprecedented measurement throughput and accuracy and delivers deep insight into the performance of your arrays. You can see it for yourselfRead More

Carlisle Roof Foam and Coatings present C&I roof restoration options at SPI

Carlisle Roof Foam and Coatings present C&I roof restoration options at SPI

September 18, 2018 at 3:25 pm 0 comments

Just as a mechanic wouldn’t put a new Ferrari 456 V-8 engine in an old Geo Metro, a deteriorating old roof is not the best option to hold a new solar array on an existing building. Carlisle Roof Foam and Coatings will be showcasing its roofing options, for new andRead More