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User Guide: Rooftop design, proposal tips from solar software providers

User Guide: Rooftop design, proposal tips from solar software providers

May 3, 2021 at 4:53 pm 0 comments

Solar design and sales platforms are more feature-rich than ever, but process missteps are still common and costly. Here are some handy reminders and solid strategies to ensure you close deals and designthe best possible system for each site. Three tips for overhead analysis By Desmond Pressey, Folsom Labs WhenRead More

myPV IQ is a monitoring platform which provides real-time data for technicians, high-resolution 1-minute-interval data for trending, comprehensive views of connected equipment, and custom reporting for download or integration with RESTful JSON Web API, Modbus TCP, and OPC UA, and more.

A look at myPV IQ solar monitoring platform

March 22, 2021 at 10:32 am 0 comments

In the PV Solar industry, consistent, real-time energy generation and performance tracking is essential for optimization, maintenance, safety, and maximizing profit margins. Legacy monitoring systems are typically cloud-based, requiring uninterrupted internet connectivity. Any communication interruptions create data gaps resulting in hours of manual assessment and analysis to fill in theRead More

HOMER Energy by UL promotes design tool for utility-scale solar + storage developers

HOMER Energy by UL promotes design tool for utility-scale solar + storage developers

March 16, 2021 at 3:46 pm 0 comments

HOMER Energy by UL released a new service – HOMER Front + UL Analysis –  to help energy developers design and optimize the complexities of front-of-the-meter utility-scale renewable hybrid power systems that include wind, solar and battery energy storage systems (BESS). How it works: Using proprietary HOMER Front software, ULRead More

Silicon Valley Clean Energy pilots ‘smart and resilient’ solar school model with Extensible Energy, CEL

Silicon Valley Clean Energy pilots ‘smart and resilient’ solar school model with Extensible Energy, CEL

February 9, 2021 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

In Santa Clara County and across the nation, K-12 solar-powered schools are being affected by grid instability; many are planning to add energy storage for resiliency. However, due to limited budgets schools are searching for new ways to reduce the utility costs of a traditional solar-only school. Silicon Valley CleanRead More

Monitoring home solar monitors: SunPower and Sense update their apps, David Energy wants to do everything

Monitoring home solar monitors: SunPower and Sense update their apps, David Energy wants to do everything

February 9, 2021 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

Installing a ton of residential solar doesn’t just “distribute” generation, it distributes the responsibility for managing that generation, and we are just starting to scratch the surface of products and strategies for doing so. These range from customer apps that (try to) change each user’s relationship with their home’s energyRead More

Loveland Innovations adds suite of shade analysis tools to solar site surveyor IMGING

Loveland Innovations adds suite of shade analysis tools to solar site surveyor IMGING

February 8, 2021 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

Loveland Innovations announced a new suite of shading analysis tools are now available in IMGING, its solar site survey solution. IMGING is able to keep surveyors on the ground and significantly reduce their time spent on site. With a single automated drone flight, design teams can now receive solar access,Read More

Owning O&M: How C&I solar installers can turn a nuisance into new business

Owning O&M: How C&I solar installers can turn a nuisance into new business

February 4, 2021 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

The commercial and industrial (C&I) solar segment has lagged behind residential and utility-scale to this point, but not because of the opportunity. In terms of available surface area and financial impact for asset owners and off-takers, C&I arguably has the most potential. Yes, C&I solar is a perfectly ripe pieceRead More

SunPower adds EagleView high-res aerial analytics to solar design app

SunPower adds EagleView high-res aerial analytics to solar design app

February 2, 2021 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

SunPower has reached a deal with EagleView, a provider of aerial analytics, to combine EagleView’s high-resolution Roof Reports with the new mySunPower Home Survey app, enabling our solar installers and contractors to create precise, construction-ready solar designs without a home visit. The feature set is now available to the company’sRead More

How 3D-enabled workflow is changing utility-scale solar construction

How 3D-enabled workflow is changing utility-scale solar construction

January 21, 2021 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

According to the SEIA Solar Market Insight Report 2020 Q3, utility PV development has reached a new milestone with more than 50 GWdc now in operation. Further, the report notes that at the current growth rate, that number is likely to reach 100 GWdc by 2023 and exceed 250 GWdcRead More

Funding

AutoGrid nets ARPA-E funding to scale its virtual power plant management software

January 18, 2021 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

AutoGrid was awarded $2.25 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to increase the scalability and electric vehicle (EV) management capabilities of its Flex Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform. The expanded Flex capabilities include scaling real-time co-optimization up to 100,000 assets, and expanding theRead More