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

Contractors Corner: Midwest developer promotes solar on a national stage

Some may find it surprising that a solar developer based in Indiana is making such an impact on the promotion of solar energy. The Midwest isn’t the quintessential region for solar installations, but the times are a-changin’. As more utilities retire aging coal plants, South Bend’s Inovateus Solar is helping to guide the energy transition

Contractors Corner: Nautilus Solar uses 10th birthday to expand into new markets

A 10th anniversary of a restaurant or even a marriage is a notable event. But in the still-young solar industry, 10 years deserves a special celebration. Nautilus Solar Energy, headquartered in Summit, New Jersey, recently celebrated its decade milestone, and CEO Jim Rice said everyone at the company is very proud. “I feel like in

Podcast: What are the advantages of Darfon’s G320 solar microinverter?

We spoke with Bryan Whitton, product manager at Darfon America, who explained how the company’s G320 solar microinverter allows putting more inverters on a circuit and avoids the need for neutral conductors, along with other advantages for solar contractors. Sponsored by: 

Contractors Corner: Sunworks ready to compete with the big boys

  Sunworks has a storied past, but this year the California-based integrator found its niche and is ready to expand. Originally known as Solar3D and functioning as a research and solutions provider, a series of installation-company acquisitions (MD Energy, Elite Solar and SUNworks) led to its Sunworks name-change in 2016 and a focus on developing

Solar Speaks: SEFA, cracking the code to solar financing

There’s a lot that remains to be sorted out in the solar financing world, but did you know there’s an organization working to “crack the code” for financing distributed solar? The Solar Energy Finance Association, or SEFA, is based in California and was formed a few year years ago by those from both the solar

How Solar-Log monitoring products improve solar projects

In this Solar Speaks podcast, we learn about the Solar-Log line of monitoring products, which provide integrated monitoring and plant evaluation for projects of any scope. Solar-Log marketing manager Anne Nelson discusses the ROI of Solar-Log products, as well as how they benefit solar installers.

Contractors Corner: Young company overcomes industry hiccups to finally hit its stride

Infinity Energy might be only two years old, but the residential contractor has expanded at a rapid pace. The company has opened five additional offices beyond its Rocklin, California, headquarters and now employs 150 people and even more contracted salespeople. Infinity Energy was listed at No. 212 on the Solar Power World 2016 Top Solar

Solar Speaks: Six documents to have in place before you can get financing

Obtaining solar project financing can be a complex process, and it’s made trickier if you’re not prepared. Here to discuss tips for solar developers when obtaining financing is Open Energy’s CEO and founder Graham Smith.