Post Tagged with: "Sept/Oct 2015 Print Issue"

Solar carports will spread across the country as costs decline

Solar carports will spread across the country as costs decline

October 20, 2015 at 9:13 am 5 comments

The evolution of carport design has yielded a leaner, more cost-effective structure that can deliver both the duty of vehicle protection and the function of a solar power plant. While a fairly large number of solar and other companies have attempted to enter this promising carport market — as evidencedRead 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

Stellar’s strong presence in the ag sector fits nicely in REC’s mid-market development wheelhouse, like this Dole Plantation in Oahu.

New Financing Model, Acquisition Position REC Solar for Commercial Success

October 1, 2015 at 1:24 pm 5 comments

The solar industry is ripe with new opportunity, both in terms of previously underserved verticals and new technology, but getting the financials in place can still be a hurdle for mid-market customers. All of these storylines intersect with what’s going on at REC Solar. REC Solar is in growth mode,Read More

Mounting with butyl rubber: How Roof Tech gets a leak-proof seal

Mounting with butyl rubber: How Roof Tech gets a leak-proof seal

September 24, 2015 at 8:55 am 1 comment

  Butyl rubber was first developed in the early 1930s, and its traditional applications are pool linings, flexible flashing for construction and lining tubeless tires. It has a unique combination of barrier properties, such as high damping, resistance to ozone, weatherproofing and heat aging that make it an ideal choiceRead More

Solar+storage: What’s holding back solar systems with energy storage?

Solar+storage: What’s holding back solar systems with energy storage?

September 14, 2015 at 9:30 am 4 comments

  On its face, adding a storage component to a solar system just seems to make sense. Why not save up energy when the sun’s power is abundant and then use it at times of peak demand or at night when there is no sun? The idea is almost tooRead More

What to see at SPI? Check out this SPI product showcase

What to see at SPI? Check out this SPI product showcase

September 8, 2015 at 9:19 am 7 comments

Solar Power International is the biggest, baddest solar show of the year, bringing the best the industry has to offer under one roof. Seeing it all would be impossible, so to help streamline things, we present our SPI Product Showcase, previewing some of the latest and greatest products on theRead More