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Data Drivers: Inverter monitoring system trends in the residential market

Data Drivers: Inverter monitoring system trends in the residential market

May 10, 2018 at 9:00 am 0 comments

This is an excerpt from the 2018 Inverter Buyer’s Guide. Be sure to download the full free report, complete with specs on 136 inverters at the bottom of this page. Don’t let the hard, boxy exterior fool you — today’s inverters are all about transparency. A key in inverter selectionRead More

ABB offers new code compliant inverters for residential solar installers

ABB offers new code compliant inverters for residential solar installers

April 11, 2018 at 11:16 am 0 comments

Following the new SunSpec communication protocol, ABB offers a unique configuration that ensures design flexibility and compliance with 2014 & 2017 NEC 690.12 requirements. The robust energy production of a single-phase string inverter, the rapid shutdown function and an optimizer option provides installers a stronger solution to code compliant solarRead More

Details on ABB’s new residential inverter series now available in the U.S.

Details on ABB’s new residential inverter series now available in the U.S.

March 21, 2018 at 2:05 pm Comments are Disabled

The new UNO-DM-PLUS-US series from ABB is now available for immediate shipment in the U.S. Available in five power ratings, from 3.3 to 6.0 kW, these solar inverters have a compact design that delivers high performance with excellent power density enabling maximum energy production. They are designed with digital intelligenceRead More

Rapid Shutdown and Beyond: Inside NEC 2017 and the effort to streamline PV design

Rapid Shutdown and Beyond: Inside NEC 2017 and the effort to streamline PV design

February 8, 2018 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

New codes and regulations are notorious for raising prices and halting innovation in industries, but the new rapid shutdown requirements facing the solar industry are having the opposite effect. Thanks to a coalition of manufacturers and interested parties across solar, the solutions being developed to meet NEC 2017 Module LevelRead More

Details on new scalable microgrid solution from ABB

Details on new scalable microgrid solution from ABB

October 12, 2016 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

ABB announced a modular and scalable “plug and play” microgrid solution to address the globally growing demand for flexible technology in the developing market for distributed power generation. The cost-efficient, containerized solution is relevant for mature and emerging countries and will help maximize the use of renewable energy sources whileRead More

SPI Preview: Central inverters up the voltage, add capabilities

SPI Preview: Central inverters up the voltage, add capabilities

September 8, 2016 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Large-scale systems are becoming more powerful and more advanced, at least if the show floor of Solar Power International this year is any indication. Alencon Systems LLC will unveil the latest generation of its unique PV harvesting and central inverter solution at booth 3023. Major highlights of Alencon Systems’ PVRead More

ABB discusses power density of its 1,500-volt central inverter

ABB discusses power density of its 1,500-volt central inverter

June 22, 2016 at 1:11 pm Comments are Disabled

ABB says its PVS980 central inverter increases the amount of incoming solar power connected to a single inverter by as much as 40 percent, which can be a big win for the economics of a solar installation. Thanks to its increased power, the PVS980 central inverter also allows operators toRead More

Sungrow, ABB teaming up to design, promote 1,500-volt solar solution

Sungrow, ABB teaming up to design, promote 1,500-volt solar solution

June 2, 2016 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

Inverter manufacturers Sungrow and ABB have formed a strategic alliance to deepen their cooperation in core products, technical innovation and services. According to the agreement, Sungrow and ABB will make full use of their resources to bring mutual promotion to each other’s products for the next three years. They will alsoRead More

Rapid System Shutdown: Questions and Solutions

Rapid System Shutdown: Questions and Solutions

October 12, 2015 at 1:30 pm 3 comments

The updated 2014 National Electrical Code’s (NEC) manual, Section 690.12, says that a PV system needs to be able to reduce the voltage and current to 30 volts and 240 volt-amps, within a 10-ft perimeter of the array after rapid shutdown is initiated. It’s a straightforward name and concept, butRead More

How to select the right combiner box for your next solar project

How to select the right combiner box for your next solar project

October 8, 2015 at 11:36 am 2 comments

After selecting all of the panels, wires, inverters and any analytic software or batteries or storage, you wouldn’t want to select the wrong combiner box and accidentally undermine the entire setup. Like with any product selection, the project’s type, size and scope mean everything when selecting a combiner box, andRead More