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Solar Speaks: How The HDPV Alliance Is Helping Lower The Cost of Solar

The HDPV Alliance formed in 2012 wish a mission of lowering solar project costs and increasing project performance. The group of various component manufacturers found a formula to do so by setting standards to allow their components to work more closely, optimizing system design and deployment. Solar Power World Managing Editor Kathie Zipp checked in

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Webinar – Commercial Solar Design & NEC 2014: Meeting New Arc Fault Detection and Rapid Shutdown Requirements

Live webinar will be Wednesday, August 20th, 2014. Register for the event by clicking the button below. During this webinar, Solectria Renewables, in conjunction with Solar Power World, will explore the primary considerations of achieving compliance with NEC 2014 for arc fault detection and rapid shutdown requirements. Even though Massachusetts is currently the only state

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Webinar: Utilizing Aluminum Extrusion to Reduce System Costs

Live webinar is Wednesday, August 6 at 2 PM Eastern.  As noted in the May ’14 Trends issue of Solar Power World: “the race for grid parity has largely rested on the backs of the (silicon) panel manufacturers … if system costs are to continue falling, a larger share of the burden will have to

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Webinar: When Did Solar Monitoring Start To Matter?

Live webinar was July 16, 2014. Fill out the form below to watch this webinar on demand.  Solar installations have increased dramatically in the past five years, both in size and number. Consequently, solar contractors and other industry professionals increasingly need a way to monitor and control these installations around the clock. Some owners, operators and

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Webinar – Solar Metal Roofs: Compatibility and Effective Integration

Webinar date was Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Fill out the form below to watch this webinar on demand.  The concept of combining photovoltaic arrays with standing seam metal roofing is growing—and for good reasons. PV power generation on metal roofing constitutes the perfect sustainable marriage. Webinar topics include: • The Basics of Standing Seam Metal

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Solar Speaks: Do You Know Where Your Solar Modules Rank?

For years, the industry has tried to figure out how to rank solar panels by the amount of energy they produce, but it’s been difficult to decide what criteria should be used. The Principal Solar Institute, a leading educational organization created by public utility Principal Solar, has created just such a ranking system — and Matthew A. Thompson, the

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Solar Speaks: Tor Valenza Talks Intersolar Tweetup

Join solar social media blogger Tor (@SolarFred) Valenza of UnThink Solar — as well as partners Solar Power World, Enphase Energy and REC Solar — for the Fourth Annual Intersolar Lunchtime Tweetup in San Francisco. Enjoy a delicious gourmet tapas lunch and micro-brewed beer, courtesy of our sponsors. Connect with all your solar industry Twitter and social

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Solar Speaks: Why You Should Attend Intersolar NA 2014

From new training programs, to conference sessions, to speakers, to networking events, Solar Promotion International has big plans for its Intersolar North America 2014 event. The event organizer’s CEO Markus Elsässer spoke with us about what else to expect as the show returns for its seventh year in San Francisco, California July 7 to 10.

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Solar Speaks: Exosun VP On The Company, Its Tracker System And Reliability Testing

Exosun, a provider of solar tracking technologies and associated engineering services, recently announced that its Exotrack HZ product was selected for a 30-MW project in California for Spanish sustainable technology solutions provider, Abengoa, and multinational renewable energy developer, EDP Renewables. This deal represents Exosun’s first contract in North America. Located in San Francisco, the U.S.

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