Inverters are leading the way to meeting new rapid shutdown requirements

The NFPA has published the 2017 edition of the National Electrical Code, and technically, as of Jan. 1, any state could adopt the code’s new rules. However, as with any code cycle, there will be a lag in adoption. California is just beginning to enforce NEC 2014 this year. Still, any solar contractor installing on

Huawei to be inverter supplier for EPC contractor SOVENTIX

SOVENTIX and Huawei Solar have signed a Framework Agreement positioning Huawei as the exclusive supplier of inverter equipment to the global EPC contractor and its pipeline worldwide. The landmark Agreement, signed at Huawei’s HQ in Shanghai, strengthens SOVENTIX’s project pipeline, which is roughly 150MW per annum and increases Huawei’s global footprint as a leading supplier

APsystems joins Sungage Financial approved vendor list

APsystems microinverters have joined the popular Sungage solar financing approved vendor list. The partnership brings the APsystems advanced microinverter line to a powerful residential solar lending platform, in response to requests from leading national solar installers. “Sungage has really made a name for itself offering fast, no-nonsense solar financing, and we’re very pleased to join

Solar Speaks: SolarEdge discusses its HD-Wave inverter technology

SolarEdge’s HD-Wave technology has been turning heads since it was released at Solar Power International 2015. This year it won an Intersolar Award, and we also selected to feature it as a top product technology of 2016. Here to tell us more about this innovative technology are SolarEdge’s Mike Rogerson, marketing director north America, and

Solar Speaks: High amperage, high voltage, high what? Magnum talks charge controllers

Today we’re discussing charge controllers with Alan Santos-Buch, Western Region Sales and Marketing Manager of Magnum Energy, a Sensata Technologies brand. Find out how to tell what charge controller is right for your system, why heat dissipation is so important, how the company’s PT-100 differs from other option on the market and what other design

Ideal Power’s SunDial to energize NEXTracker’s NX Fusion Plus storage tracker

Ideal Power Inc., a developer of innovative power conversion technologies, announced today that NEXTracker (a Flex company) will be selling its SunDial™ solar PV plus storage string inverter as part of their newly launched solar plus storage tracker. NEXTracker’s “NX Fusion Plus” will integrate the SunDial™ together with NEXTracker’s best-in-class solar tracker, a battery pack,

SolarEdge introduces advanced communications and management accessories to enhance PV monitoring

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, announces the launch of advanced communications and management accessories to enhance module-level monitoring and improve O&M operations. In an effort to speed up installation times and to simplify the setup of solar monitoring connections, SolarEdge introduces its

APsystems upgrades EMA monitoring website with more data and improved interface

APsystems today announced the launch of a new, redesigned version of its Energy Monitoring & Analysis (EMA) website APsystemsEMA.com.   The web-based platform, available for free on any connected device, monitors and reports module-level energy production of solar arrays which utilize APsystems inverters and provides that information to homeowners and end users in a convenient

Ideal Power enters Canadian market with 360-kW order from KACO new energy

Ideal Power Inc., a developer of innovative power conversion technologies, has received a 360kW purchase order from KACO new energy (KACO) to supply its 3-port, grid-resilient 30kW Power Conversion Systems (PCS) for the Living Energy Project at the Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre in Alberta, Canada. Ideal Power will supply the power conversion systems and

Enphase Energy AC battery storage system meets NEC 2017 for residential/commercial use

UL, a global safety science organization, today announced it has issued the first UL 9540 certification for a complete home energy storage system to Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH), a global energy technology company  (Model B280-1200-LL-I-US00-RF0) – http://s.ul.com/EnphaseESS. The system meets the latest National Electric Code 2017 requirements. Energy storage systems enable homeowners as well as