Integrator Wärtsilä acquires Greensmith Energy Management Systems

The technology group Wärtsilä has signed an agreement to acquire Greensmith Energy Management Systems Inc. (Greensmith), a US-based leader in intelligent energy storage technology and solutions, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition of Greensmith will enable Wärtsilä to expand its footprint in the energy storage market and position itself as a leading global energy systems

Enact Systems offers self-service portal for solar customers

ENACT SYSTEMS, which provides business automation software for distributed solar projects, is revealing a new module today for solar customer management at the Solar Software Summit (S3) hosted by Greentech Media. ENACT’s new Customer Management portal, offers solar end-customers a single portal to track their solar journey. Before the installation is complete, all relevant project

AlsoEnergy releases PowerTrack Web software

AlsoEnergy, ranked by GreenTech Media as the No. 1 independent software vendor for solar monitoring in North America, announces the release of PowerTrack Web. This new platform provides web browser access for all users, and it helps users complete daily work faster, thus saving money. PowerTrack Web is a new version of AlsoEnergy’s flagship software platform built using the

How software streamlines the solar customer experience

By: Paul Grana and Canute Haroldson  of Folsom Labs The solar industry is experiencing explosive growth, but this scaling has made sales and customer engagement a lynchpin of maintaining that growth. At the S3 Solar Software Summit 2016, Julia Pyper, senior editor at Greentech Media, sat down with Katie DeWitt of SolarCity, Eric Reinhardt of Sunrun and

Arbox Renewable Energy offers Hap solar asset management software

Arbox Renewable Energy, which specializes in developing renewable energy software, has released an asset management platform called Hap. Arbox said Hap is a software platform designed to help renewable energy developers manage their development pipeline and portfolio of operating projects. “We are excited to launch our platform and address some gaps that currently exist in the

Pick My Solar marketplace easily provides project pipeline for residential installers

With panel and other solar equipment prices bottoming out, the focus across the industry has been (and will continue to be) on reducing soft costs. Lead generation and marketing can be high-cost efforts for any residential solar installer, no matter the location. It’d be nice if you didn’t have to do either, and signed contracts

Avoid mis-wiring an east-west array

As east-west arrays become increasingly common, they bring an important additional requirement: The modules on the east and west orientations need to be wired to different inverter MPP zones, or different inverters entirely. This can slow down electrical installation and, more importantly, create opportunities for installation mistakes. These mistakes—specifically, when east- and west-facing modules are

PVComplete introduces first CAD software system for the solar industry

PVComplete, a solar design software provider, introduces PVCAD, the first and only CAD for solar. Powered by Autodesk technology, PVCAD rapidly accelerates solar project design and deployment. Solar designers, drafters and engineers use PVCAD to create comprehensive project designs for ground-mounted, rooftop, carport and sloped roof solar projects. For one low monthly subscription, designers leverage

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

How Sighten software can help solar sales

SPW editor’s note: Below is a blog republished from Sighten, to explain how its comprehensive software can help solar contractors with sales and leads.  By: Evelyn Fisher, Sighten  You’re ready to grow your solar business this year, but what changes have you made to kick things into a higher gear? What are you doing to