Software lets installers assess solar glare for sensitive areas

Solar glare assessments are needed for solar power plants, when drivers or pilots of cars, planes or the railroad are in danger of being distracted by solar reflections. Neighbors, too, have a right to be protected from unreasonable glint and glare. New software for Solar Glare Assessment now allow a detailed simulation in three-dimensional space.

How can installers know if rail-free racking is right for them?

By Brandy Diana Kay, marketing associate, Mounting Systems With rail-free racking trending in the market, installers now have many options to choose from in both railed and rail-free solar mounting configurations. But how can an installer know if a rail-free design is right for them? There are a few key differences when determining which system

Array Technologies reaches 6-GW milestone of shipped solar trackers

Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI), the global leader in solar tracking solutions and services, announced it has shipped six GW of solar trackers globally. The news comes on the heels of GTM Research’s recent report The Global PV Tracker Landscape 2016: Prices, Forecasts, Market Shares and Vendor Profiles, which reported that ATI is the nation’s market

How innovation will influence solar tracker technology

By Patrick Keelin, director of product management, SunLink Every solar project presents an opportunity to solve challenges, mitigate risk and improve performance by choosing the right technology for the job. Though many in the industry argue in favor of one universally “best” solution for modules, inverters and mounting systems, the optimal technology often depends on project-specific

Roof Tech helps EFS Energy generate new customer confidence

With 10 people on staff, everyone at EFS Energy wears a few different hats. Project Manager Kevin Glines not only serves as crew foreman, he also oversees inventory and warehouse management. Colette Conover’s job title is Energy Consultant, but she also manages the office and assists with internal sales processes. “I’m our first contact with

Solar FlexRack mounting installed at Iowa’s largest utility-scale solar project

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and an innovative leader in photovoltaic mounting and tracking solutions, announced the largest utility-scale solar power generation project in Iowa, a 2.3-MW plant (the largest of the series which will include 5 systems and total 5.5 MW) is installed with the smartest racking solution available, the best-in-class

How Solar-Log monitoring products improve solar projects

In this Solar Speaks podcast, we learn about the Solar-Log line of monitoring products, which provide integrated monitoring and plant evaluation for projects of any scope. Solar-Log marketing manager Anne Nelson discusses the ROI of Solar-Log products, as well as how they benefit solar installers.

Door-to-door solar sales is back—but why?

By Kendall Hope Tucker, founder and CEO, Polis An article about SolarCity and Vivint Solar featured in the Wall Street Journal last week surprised a lot of readers. Faced with innovative competition and increased market pressures, the two companies have eschewed current advertising logic in favor of a renewed focus on door-to-door sales. This shift

DOE awards Interplay Learning $1.25 million cooperative award for solar training platform

Interplay Learning is honored to announce that U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative has awarded it a $1.25 million cooperative award. The award will drive the development of Interplay Learning’s Solar Training Platform, a first-of-its-kind content platform featuring 3D simulations and leveraging the latest in education technology. Interplay’s Platform will reduce training costs and drive

Bolymedia Holdings announces BolySolar roof technology

Bolymedia Holdings Co. Ltd., a global high-tech company headquartered in Silicon Valley, is pleased to announce its latest technology  for renewable energy at the Chinese Renewable Energy Conference November 3, 2016 in Wuxi, China. BolySolar is a complete set of solar system technologies that will revolutionize the energy industry.  At CREC 2016, Boly will announce