The next solar battle: grid upgrades With the investment tax credit extension firmly in our rearview mirror, we’re approaching the next fork in the road of solar acceleration—grid stability and longevity. The U.S. solar industry will not be able to continue to grow at this accelerated pace if the electric grid doesn’t see upgrades.
What earns a “top product” its title? While prepping for our annual Top Products issue, we had the opportunity to see many new solutions on display at the summer tradeshows. It’s easy to follow the crowds booth to booth, stopping to see the latest “ground-breaking” and “industry-changing” inverters, racking systems and more. We did see
The Solar Power World team is pleased to announce the winners of our fifth annual Leadership In Solar program. Since we announced the nominees in our January issue and online, our user community has cast their votes on which companies they feel best exemplify solar leadership in 10 categories. We are pleased to celebrate the
Watch on demand Schletter has long been a leader in the fixed-tilt utility-scale market segment throughout the globe with over 19 years of solar mounting system engineering, design, and manufacturing. With offices in 14 countries, the international solar community has turned to the experts at Schletter to resolve the most challenging of installation requirements. GTM
In this issue: 22 TOP 500 SOLAR CONTRACTORS LIST Honoring the best of the industry 85 CONTRACTORS BY STATE Recognizing local solar businesses doing the job right 100 5 YEAR CONGRATULATIONS How has the solar business evolved in the last 5 years? Congratulations, each and every one of you In solar, it’s easy to
Watch now on demand. Increasingly more powerful modules and microinverters can work together to lower cost and increase production of your systems. What was state of the art yesterday is barely adequate today. By attending this one hour webinar, find out how to capitalize on this constantly advancing technology. Attend this webinar to learn: Why
This webinar was recorded on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Watch on demand. The use of energy storage systems at PV plants helps to improve the integration of solar energy into the grid, particularly in the case of a weak grid, and/or helps smoothing the way and achieve a higher penetration rate of PV solar energy.
Webinar: How to Simplify Solar-Plus-Storage Installations: A Single-Inverter Approach to Islanding PV With High Voltage Batteries
This webinar was held on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Watch the on demand webinar. Learn how to offer a single-inverter solution for grid-tie solar with battery backup and smart islanding. This webinar provides details on the Pika Energy Island system for residential and commercial use. Participants will learn Comparison of 380V and 48V systems for
This webinar was recorded on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Click here to watch on demand. Utility-scale and commercial solar project installations can pose unique challenges and the devil is always in the details. Join us in this webinar as a leading EPC discusses how they resolved racking and installation challenges. We will highlight milestone solar
This webinar was recorded on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Click here to watch on demand. Roof penetrations are potentially a tremendous liability for solar installers, and tile roofs are notoriously difficult for PV installations. In this presentation we discuss how to successfully install on tile roofs, follow important roofing best practices to maintain roof warranties, protect