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Do We Need Solar Inverter Reliability Standards? Here’s What Manufacturers Think

There’s been a movement in the solar module industry to improve module reliability. But while solar inverter interconnection and safety standards exist, there are no well-established reliability standards. But are they really necessary? If so, in what capacity? Solar Power World reached out to industry professionals for their thoughts on the subject, and found answers differed by

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Moxa Receives Open Standards Award From The SunSpec Alliance

Moxa, provider of data-loggers and networking hardware for the renewable energy market,  was recognized with the Open Standards Champion award from the SunSpec Alliance, a trade consortium of distributed energy industry participants working together to pursue information standards to enable “plug & play” system interoperability. It was the second year in a row that Moxa received


Energy Department Announces $15 Million To Boost Community Solar

In support of the Administration’s goal of doubling renewable energy generation for a second time by 2020, the Energy Department today announced $15 million to help communities develop multi-year solar plans to install affordable solar electricity for homes and businesses. The United States continues to be a global leader in solar, with total U.S. solar

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Locus Energy Signs Vendor Agreement With Amicus Solar Cooperative

Locus Energy, a solar monitoring and analytics company, has announced that it has signed an agreement with Amicus Solar Cooperative to be its preferred vendor of solar monitoring hardware, software and solar data analytics. Hoboken, N.J.-based Locus Energy was selected for its  reputation with the cooperative’s members, the reliability and ease of use of its


TÜV Rheinland PTL Develops New ANSI Standards

TÜV Rheinland PTL, a standards developing organization (SDO) for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has successfully initiated the creation of two new American National Standards and is seeking industry participation in the respective standards working groups. Stakeholders include manufacturers of PV modules, project investors and developers, utility companies, PV consumers, and incentive programs, as

The PWRStation, a fully retractable, powerful, plug and play, solar in the box generator that will be mass-produced for residential and non-residential customers.

PWRStation And Schletter Team Up To Serve Western Hemisphere

Schletter recently agreed to continue serving as PWRStation’s exclusive manufacturing partner for the Western Hemisphere. The move serves to expand and complete PWRStation’s support network of key partners throughout the Western Hemisphere, as the firm prepares for the launch of its product, PWRStation, by end of Q2 2014. “The Schletter team demonstrated their engineering expertise and


JMC Steel Group Will Modernize Plant For Wheatland Tube

Wheatland Tube, a JMC Steel Group operating company, will revitalize its Council Avenue location in Wheatland, Pa. The company is adding new equipment, realigning the manufacturing footprint and automating many processes in the facility.  Over the next two years, the $35 million investment will create a safer, cleaner workplace, eliminate production bottlenecks, reduce work in

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Building-Integrated Solar Air Heating Systems Total 5 Million Sq. Feet

According to data released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), five million square feet of building-integrated solar air heating collectors are now installed in North America. These systems represent 250 MW of thermal energy and displace nearly 100,000 tons of CO2 each year from the atmosphere, says Rhone Resch, SEIA President and CEO

ABB’s Substations team will build two full turnkey interconnection Collector Substation solutions in the U.S., serving the wind and solar energy industries.

ABB U.S. Substations’ New Projects Focus On Renewables

ABB recently kicked-off of two major renewable substation EPC projects in the U.S. involving wind and solar power. The wind farm will receive the EPC supply of a Collector Substation, utilizing its 38 kV MV GIS switchgear technology in the design. The new collector substation will provide customers with a Generator Step Up transformer complete


How To Mount Solar On Tile Roofs

Quickscrews International has been steadily creating a full line of mounting products to meet the needs of the most common residential roofs in the U.S. In this article, the company discusses its recommended technique for installing solar on a tile roof. For general installation, one must remove the tile where the hook will be, locate