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Ideal Power’s Power conversion systems selected by Sunwave Energy Efficiency for solar storage

ONEnergy and Ideal Power, a developer of innovative power conversion technologies, said Sunwave Energy Efficiency division of ONEnergy has selected Ideal Power‘s power conversion systems (PCS) for use in its line of energy storage solutions to be launched in Canada and select U.S. states beginning in mid-2015. Ideal Power’s products will be included in certain Sunwave new


SolarBOS, Strata partner on 65-MW Warsaw North Carolina solar project

SolarBOS is pleased to support Strata Solar in the construction of the 65MW Warsaw Solar Farm project located in Duplin County, North Carolina. SolarBOS will provide disconnect combiners as well as more than 4 million feet of pre-fabricated wire harness assemblies for this utility-scale project. According to Strata Solar, the Warsaw Solar Farm is one


Krannich Solar will open office in Sacramento

Photovoltaic wholesaler Krannich Solar will further its worldwide expansion with a new office in California’s capital, Sacramento, opening May 15. The office will accommodate a growing customer base in the northwestern part of the United States and establish local customer support. With the opening of the Sacramento office, Krannich Solar is now represented in three


JuiceBox Energy graduates first residential solar energy storage installer class

JuiceBox Energy launched its Certified Installer Program by hosting local solar installers from around the California Bay Area for the inaugural JuiceBox Energy Storage System installation class. The company provided training on lithium-ion batteries and facilitated lab exercises on multiple PV system configurations with batteries and discussed applicable NEC code requirements. The class then performed


IKEA’s new Kansas store has state’s largest solar rooftop array

IKEA has officially plugged-in Kansas’ largest rooftop solar array, atop the recently opened IKEA Merriam. The 92,000-square-foot solar array consists of a 730.17-kWdc system, comprised of 2,394 panels, and will produce approximately 986,800 kWh of electricity annually for the store, the equivalent of reducing 680 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) – equal to the emissions of


SolarWorld transitioning to solar cells with five busbars

SolarWorld is following its groupwide conversion to high-power PERC technology with adoption of even higher-efficiency cells featuring five busbars.  Taken together, the innovations will extend the company’s leadership in producing high-power conventional crystalline silicon solar panels at significant volumes. By moving from three to five busbars, the primary electrical contacts that stripe photovoltaic cells, SolarWorld

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Pika Energy provides complement to home solar batteries

Following Tesla Motors, Inc.’s announcement of its Powerwall battery storage solution for homes, Westbrook, Maine-based Pika Energy, Inc. has unveiled details around a forthcoming product that would directly integrate with Tesla’s Powerwall batteries. Tesla says its Powerwall batteries will give homes an economical energy advantage, providing storage capability during peak hours of solar power production,


Gexpro offers battery energy storage for solar

Gexpro, a worldwide electrical distributor and solutions provider and a subsidiary of Rexel, will offer, in conjunction with Geli, Ideal Power and LG Chem, a Battery Energy Storage Solution (“BESS”) to commercial and industrial customers. As a leader in energy solutions, Gexpro will be the system integrator using industry-leading technology from each of the supplier


Vaisala launches new thunderstorm tracking and lightning alert application

Vaisala is pleased to announce the release of Thunderstorm Manager, a cutting-edge professional application for tracking approaching storms and warning of imminent threats from lightning, for any location on Earth. Thunderstorm Manager combines data from Vaisala’s US National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN) and Vaisala’s GLD360, the network that delivers high quality, truly global lightning coverage,


Solar Monitoring: Back to the basics with data

In previous articles (here and here), we looked at solar monitoring first as more than just an energy production reporter and then at what really critical data needs to be gathered. In this third session, we’ll look at the basic hardware required to accomplish these tasks and how the many different components communicate with each