UL White Paper: Getting More Reliability in PV Installations

Photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturers, installers and project owners share a common interest in the long-term performance of PV installations. In evaluating the reliability of a PV system, it is important to focus not just on the PV module but on the entire system. An installed PV system can provide the expected level of service only


PanelClaw’s Polar Bear III First To Pass Fire Testing at UL

PanelClaw’s Polar Bear III flat-roof mounting system is the first flat roof product in the world to complete system level fire testing at Underwriters Laboratories to UL 1703/2703 successfully. With this landmark milestone achievement, all projects in North America installed with PanelClaw’s Polar Bear III and appropriately typed modules conform to the new fire-test portion of


The Intersolar Tweetup: So THAT’S What @SolarRosana Looks Like!

You know, I get a lot of questions about why Solar Power World sponsors Tweetups. Those people who either aren’t on Twitter or are on it infrequently don’t understand the medium and what it represents. Those hearty souls who carry the industry’s message into the brave new world of social media — the increasingly large, active and passionate #solar Twitter


Intersolar Special Coverage: A Deep Dive Into Solar Financing

Day One of Intersolar North America’s opening ceremony felt anticlimactic, despite its star-studded lineup. Sure, Jerry Brown brought the crowd to its feet, as always. Sure, Kevin Parker (a solar advocate from New York) did a call-and-response, revival style, asking the audience to help him bring the solar revolution to the other coast. And Bernadette Del

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Canadian Solar Closes Canada’s Largest EPC Agreement For 140 MW DC Farm

Canadian Solar, one of the world’s largest solar power companies, announced its wholly-owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions, has entered into an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) agreement with Kingston Solar LP, a solar energy project developed by Samsung Renewable Energy (Samsung) for the construction of a 140 MW DC utility-scale solar energy farm. The EPC agreement is expected


The Solar Revolution Comes To Boston As PV America Shines

By Frank Andorka, Editorial Director Amid a potentially landmark compromise between the Massachusetts solar industry and its utilities to further the industry’s interests in the state, PV America descended on Boston’s convention center, filled with optimism and excitement for the future of the solar industry. The only cloud in the sunny skies above the city

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Solar O&M Tools for the Solar Investor

By Glenna Wiseman, Solar Power World Contributor Solar plant owners and investors face a daunting task calibrating all the levers of solar asset ownership to reap a strong ROI.  Our dialogue related to the operation, maintenance and management of solar photovoltaic plants now turns to the tools available to help investors manage dispersed solar assets across


Kyocera Solar Powers Large Australian Roof-Top System

  Autonomous Energy announced the completion of a 500kW solar power system at Toyota Motor Corp. Australia’s manufacturing plant in Melbourne. 2,000 Kyocera solar panels now cover the roof of Toyota Australia’s Engine Factory at its Altona North plant (VIDEO). It is the largest roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) system in Victoria and the third largest nationally. “One of


DuPont Cernay Celebrates Its Largest Solar Installation Yet

DuPont  completed its largest solar power installation to date, a 4.5 megawatt (MW) solar power plant at its facility in Cernay, France. This is one of 13 solar installations worldwide on DuPont land, which together generate more than 11 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year. The company’s deployment of solar power continues to expand, consistent with

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News Analysis: SolarCity Continues Its Acquisition Strategy

What does SolarCity’s acquisition of panel manufacturer Silevo Solar mean for the industry? Editorial Director Frank Andorka shares his thoughts. By Frank Andorka, Editorial Director SolarCity continued its aggressive acquisition strategy yesterday, signing an agreement to acquire panel manufacturer Silevo Solar. The move positions SolarCity as an increasingly vertically integrated solar company. In October 2013, SolarCity purchased