Ingeteam supplies PV power stations for 100-MW plant

Ingeteam has supplied 23 of its 4.8-MW power stations for the Clare Solar Farm project, located in the Australian state of Queensland. This 100-MWAC (125 MWDC) project, conducted by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), is being constructed by the Australian EPC, Downer EDI. The energy generated by this solar plant, which is still at the construction

SMA offers proactive service package as part of its monitoring platform

SMA America is now offering a proactive service package as part of its Sunny Boy-US residential line of inverters. SMA Smart Connected is a proactive service package integrated into Sunny Portal, its PV monitoring database, that automatically detects and evaluates system events and initiates remediation or repair activities. This groundbreaking solution will decrease truck rolls, lengthy service

CyboEnergy standardizes family of solar inverters

CyboEnergy develops a solar power mini-inverter with benefits of both central inverters and microinverters. Now the company has standardized its product family to have 58-V input channel limits to support most 60- or 72-cell panels up to 330 W, 48-V lead-acid batteries, 20- to 55V lithium batteries and certain wind and hydro-generators. New product spec

Podcast: Chint on tips for successful solar component ordering

You can’t build a solar project if you don’t have the components you need. We talked to Gail Hibbert and Janelle Oltman of Chint Power Systems Americas’ customer operations for some tips for choosing a good supplier and successfully ordering solar components. Read more tips for ordering components here. Podcast sponsored by:  

Trending in solar electronics: MLPE suppliers shifting toward integrated systems

Increased PV installation is driving the rapid growth of module-level power electronics (MLPE), according to global research and consulting organization Frost & Sullivan. “Renewable energy targets and regulations are set to play a major role in the development of the MLPE market as countries move toward more efficient and sustainable power generation,” said Manoj Shankar,

SMA to host utility storage and PV forum with Siemens Energy Management during Intersolar

SMA America has announced a special event for solar professionals, particularly those focused on utility-scale storage and solar, that will highlight cutting-edge solutions for utility-scale projects. The Utility-scale Storage & PV Forum will take place July 12, 2017, at the Hotel Zetta in San Francisco. The forum will address challenges and solutions for high-penetration PV

APsystems joins Dividend Solar approved vendor list

APsystems joined the approved vendor list for Dividend Solar, a leading home-energy financing platform. The agreement brings APsystems advanced microinverter technology to Dividend’s portfolio of top-tier, consumer-friendly solar products. “Dividend Solar is a recognized leader in bringing affordable solar to homeowners nationwide,” said Jason Higginson, Senior Director of Marketing for APsystems USA. “Their fast-track financing

Fronius offers summer cash back promotion for solar installers

The Fronius Summer Promotion 2017 offers a generous cash back incentive on Fronius inverters and Rapid Shutdown Boxes, directly provided to solar installers across the United States. In honor of the solar summer season, Fronius starts the 2017 Summer Promotion on June 1 and runs it through August 31. “Based on the success of last year’s

Aura Solar I Mexico project rebuilt with SMA inverters

SMA inverters have recently been installed to help power up 3 MW of solar in Mexico as part of a rebuild for the Aura Solar I project in La Paz, Baja California Sur. Aura Solar I is a 30 MW solar plant developed by Gauss Energia, a leading developer in Mexico. It is currently the

Boviet embeds SolarEdge optimizers into its solar modules

Boviet Solar has finalized a partnership with SolarEdge to embed its power optimizers into Boviet’s 60-cell mono smart solar modules. As a result of this agreement, Boviet customers will be able to get a self-contained solar module, ready for installation with the power optimizer already installed. Boviet is one of only three manufacturers in the