SMA residential solar MPLE solution said to save 90 minutes of installation

As residential PV becomes a bigger part of the energy landscape, both consumers and solar professionals are demanding more from their solar technology. To meet the growing demand for fast, cost-effective and high-performing solar solutions, SMA America said it has launched its new Power+ Solution, which combines its Sunny Boy U.S. inverter with the TS4-R module

Fronius takes solar MLPE technology to the chip level

Fronius introduces its Fronius Smart Solution package for residential and commercial systems. The package includes cell-string optimized modules, the Fronius Rapid Shutdown Box, a Fronius SnapINverter, the optional Fronius Smart Meter and the Fronius Solar.web online monitoring portal. The technology replaces the traditional module bypass diode with an intelligent chip by U.S.-based semiconductor manufacturer Maxim Integrated. The

Hannah Solar and Swinerton complete projects with SMA inverters

In recent blog posts. SMA shared updates on recent projects from Hannah Solar and Swinerton Renewable Energy. The project used its inverters. Springbok 2 solar farms with Swinerton in California Swinerton Renewable Energy has finished the 155-MW Springbok 2 Solar Farm, which was recently commissioned, in Kern County, north of Los Angeles, California. The project

Ginlong offers Solis inverters installer spring rebate program

Ginlong, a PV string inverter manufacturer, offers its Solis inverters installer spring rebate program to help local installers win more jobs and continue their business success in 2017. Solar installers in the United States and Canada will receive a $100 Visa Reward Card for every three Solis inverters they purchase from authorized distributors during the

Sunvalley Solar completes largest privately owned solar system on California dairy ranch

Sunvalley Solar (SSOL) has successfully completed construction for a 2.2-MWdc solar system as an addition to a 1.1-MWdc solar PV project installed in 2015 on Wreden Ranch in California. “I have been very pleased with my dealings with Sunvalley Solar. They have the competitive pricing, top notch products and quality to meet and exceed the

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar offers rapid shutdown for commercial solar inverters

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, U.S. commercial PV inverter manufacturer, announced the introduction of its commercial rapid shutdown combiner for three-phase string inverters. This ombiner offers a complete solution to NEC 2014 & 2017, Article 690.12, requiring commercial rooftop PV installations to de-energize DC conductors outside the PV array boundary, according to the manufacturer. The combiner’s

Xcel Energy using Pika Energy products to relieve overloaded feeder

Utility Xcel Energy has contracted Northern Reliability of Vermont to build a system that uses Pika Energy power electronics and advanced energy storage to relieve peaking demand on a feeder in Stapleton, Colorado. Northern Reliability selected Pika Energy inverters and power converters to couple with advanced lithium ion batteries for the Stapleton project. Pika Energy’s

KACO new energy adds new safety function to its European solar inverters

Increased measures against overvoltage will be required from photovoltaic systems in future. In preparation for this, KACO new energy is extending its European product range in the medium power class. Three inverters are equipped as standard for fitting with overvoltage protection of Type 1+2. To protect photovoltaic systems against damage caused by overvoltage, KACO new

Enphase makes storage system available to U.S. solar installers

In a recent blog, Enphase said that its storage system is available from Enphase Authorized Distributors throughout the U.S. This comes after the company shipped its AC batteries to Australia and New Zealand last year, and announced its AC battery storage system met NEC 2017 for residential/commercial use last December. Fully integrated with its home energy solution,

Tips for installing solar systems in low irradiance areas

By Brandi Casey, director of operations at Solaris Technology Industry Solar energy has quickly developed over the last few years, and growing technologies have made going solar more affordable for more homeowners. As customers from a variety of geographical areas make the move to solar it is important to consider their individual energy potential. Areas