Sunworks partners with geospatial services provider

Sunworks, a provider of solar power solutions for commercial and residential markets, announced its strategic marketing partnership with Quantum Spatial, an independent geospatial data firm. “We are excited to welcome Quantum Spatial to the Sunworks team in a strategic partnership that will continue our expansion of capability offerings into the geospatial services arena,” said Chuck Cargile,

Address connectivity issues to reduce trips to solar sites

You’re a solar installer, not “the IT guy,” so why spend time dealing with connectivity issues, rebooting customers’ Wi-Fi networks? While real-time monitoring is an essential feature of today’s PV systems, communication between system monitoring devices and the customer’s router is often overlooked. Understanding the options for today’s connectivity—and making smart choices for your customers—can

SunShot solar forecasting program receives top honors from Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group

The SunShot Initiative’s solar forecasting program, launched in 2012, spearheaded a collaborative effort to develop real-world solutions to improve the accuracy, flexibility, and geospatial capabilities of solar forecasts. And now, the program and an Energy Department scientist are receiving the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group’s 2017 Annual Achievement Awards, which honor energy professionals for their success

Solar product warranties vs. workmanship warranties—what’s the deal?

This article is reposted with permission from Direct Energy Solar. See the original blog here.  As you begin your search for photovoltaic installers, you’ll likely come across two similar-sounding concepts: Solar product warranties Solar workmanship warranties But what do these two terms mean exactly? And how do they differ? Solar product warranties defined Solar product warranties are

Solar-Log reaches 11-GW milestone, monitoring 260,000 solar PV plants worldwide

According to GTM Research report, ‘Global PV Monitoring 2016-2020: Markets, Trends and Leading Players’, Solar-Log is the largest independent software vendor for residential and commercial solar PV monitoring. Last month, Solar-Log surpassed 260,000 plants monitored world-wide, solidifying its position as the global market leader in these segments. Installers, plant operators and owners across the globe have placed

Fronius gives its online portal a new look for easier, more accurate monitoring

Fronius Solar Energy has overhauled its Fronius Solar.web online portal for photovoltaic systems. The portal has a new look clear to allow operators to easily monitor and analyse data from their own system(s). Among the new features available is a remote update function for the inverter software, which the user can initiate at a click

Ask a Vet: The importance of telling a great story with Solar-Log’s Anthony Conklin

In our second edition of our newly launched Ask a Vet podcast, we got a chance to speak with Anthony Conklin, president and general manager for Solar Data Systems North America. Solar Data Systems’ Solar-Log monitoring platform is used in residential and commercial PV projects and is compatible with more than 100 brands of inverters.

How to know when you need asset management software

Blog by Edmee Kelsey originally published on   Knowing the right time for solar project owners or operators to invest in software solutions can make or break the future success of their portfolios. Currently, most renewable energy assets are managed using conventional tools like excel, outlook, email and phone calls. These platforms can be an effective

The year drone technology gets fully integrated in solar operations for AES

Measure, a “Drone as a Service” operator, has partnered with The AES Corporation to scale and leverage its drone service to inspect AES energy infrastructure in 17 countries. The use of the drone technology is expected to help AES improve safety and avoid more than 30,000 hours of hazardous work per year with safer and

3megawatt integrates monitoring with QOS Qantum, Locus, 3E SynaptiQ and SolarEdge

3megawatt, developer of solar asset management platform BluePoint, recently completed new monitoring system integrations. BluePoint asset management platform now also integrates with QOS Qantum, Locus, 3E SynaptiQ and SolarEdge   BluePoint helps clients to replace manual labor-intensive processes in renewable asset management with an easy-to-implement, easy-to-use and easy-to-maintain application. 3megawatt noted that companies that use BluePoint have significantly