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Span’s Smart Panel has an Alexa integration, $20M in new funding and a vision for home energy service providers

Span’s Smart Panel has an Alexa integration, $20M in new funding and a vision for home energy service providers

January 26, 2021 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

Span launched and started shipping its smart electrical panel last year – a reinvention of an old, basic concept to better serve today’s connected, electrified, renewably powered homes. Maybe more impressive than the technology is the amount of excitement they’ve generated at the same time, coming out of the gateRead More

PV module procurement: Common mistakes made and issues to consider

PV module procurement: Common mistakes made and issues to consider

January 11, 2021 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

As part of our 2021 Solar PV Modules Buyer’s Guide, we asked solar PV panel manufacturers what they considered to be common mistakes made in the procurement process by solar installers and EPCs. Here is what they had to say. Peak power vs. production One of the factors that isRead More

2021 Guide to Residential Solar Installer Partner Programs

2021 Guide to Residential Solar Installer Partner Programs

January 5, 2021 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

A strong residential solar industry is developed, in part, by quality PV system products and the strong brands behind those products. Solar installation contractors who partner with these companies – via partnership programs or dealer networks – can also reap other ancillary benefits to build a stronger business, from preferredRead More

Solar PV Module Buyer’s Guide 2021

Solar PV Module Buyer’s Guide 2021

October 27, 2020 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

Solar PV module technology is better and more cost-effective than ever, but manufacturers continue to push the boundaries in terms of power, efficiency, cell layouts, connections and dimensions. For this Solar PV Module Buyer’s Guide, we reached out to all of the major manufacturers to explain what new tech andRead More

A solar + storage gome. Courtesy of Panasonic

Half of residential home battery buyers cite the financial savings, reports EnergySage

October 12, 2020 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

The primary driver of energy storage interest nationwide is resilience, as noted by nearly two-thirds of EnergySage shoppers. Yet, nearly half of EnergySage‘s storage shoppers pointed to financial savings as a reason for wanting a battery. Together, these two factors are a strong indication of a sizable, promising market. ThisRead More

A look at Tesla’s plan for a better battery cell, streamlined supply chain

A look at Tesla’s plan for a better battery cell, streamlined supply chain

September 23, 2020 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

Tesla’s Battery Day this week came with the usual hype, and this year it may have delivered as CEO Elon Musk revealed a completely new battery cell that not only holds promise to totally outperform its previous cells, but also be much cheaper thanks to manufacturing and supply chain efficiencyRead More

Solar + Whatever: How to provide home energy resilience (and keep a customer’s damn lights on)

Solar + Whatever: How to provide home energy resilience (and keep a customer’s damn lights on)

August 24, 2020 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

It only takes one hurricane, tornado or wildfire for the value of a resilient home energy system to sink in. Add to such increasing natural disasters the unpopular new utility practice in California of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) — a preemptive shut down of swaths of the grid toRead More

Optimizing solar + storage for backup operation

Optimizing solar + storage for backup operation

July 28, 2020 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

The interest in and adoption of residential storage in the US has grown at a healthy pace in the last few years. Guidance on how to size a system, particularly for AC coupled storage solutions, is a common request from installers with customers interested in adding storage. Few areas inRead More

Good news: NABCEP solar certifications now eligible for GI Bill benefits

Good news: NABCEP solar certifications now eligible for GI Bill benefits

July 27, 2020 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

Exam fees for solar industry credentials are now eligible for reimbursement under the GI Bill thanks to work done by The Solar Foundation, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), and other partners in the Solar Ready Vets Network. With this approval from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs,Read 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