APS Lets Installers Register Inverters In The Field

APS is making its microinverters even more installer friendly. The manufacturer’s new ArrayApp mobile application from allows installers to map a PV array and complete the microinverter registration process in the field through their mobile device. “Being able to register a whole PV installation from the job site really simplifies things for installers,” said Tommy VanCleave,


Get A Home Solar Quote At The Mall

Sunrun offers its BrightPath Station, an interactive, multi-touch kiosk that enables consumers to pinpoint their home on a map and within minutes assess if they are suited for solar and get a quote. As an extension of Sunrun’s BrightPath software, the station brings this technology to consumers in select retail environments for the first time.


A Call For Big Data For Better Quality Products

A basic tenet of any introductory philosophy course teaches two critical questions for life; how do we know what we don’t know, and can we really know anything? Solar component manufacturers, investors and installers often ask themselves a version of these existential questions. How do we know what we know about solar products like modules,


SolarCity, SunEdison Announce New Solar Projects With Walmart

SolarCity, a Top 400 Solar Contractor, has entered into contract with Walmart for the installation of new solar projects at facilities in up to 36 states over the next four years. SolarCity has completed more than 200 solar projects at Walmart locations since 2010. SolarCity has also installed and tested energy storage projects co-located with solar


Top Contractor Presents Cloud Workspace

Southern California-based Sullivan Solar Power, a Solar Power World 2014 Top Solar Contractor has shined bright as an industry leader for its innovative adoption of Google Glass, and having developed one of the first apps ever for the wearable technology. Most recently, Sullivan Solar Power has been a thought leader in developing its own business


SMA Training Tour Coming To California And Arizona

Greater success through greater know-how: the SMA Solar Academy provides expertise and advanced training tailored to participants on SMA products and photovoltaics. Courses take into account the latest trends, new developments, and current topics in the field. Advanced training gives you the best qualifications for long-term success in an environment as dynamic as the solar


Ford, SunPower, Sierra Club Partner On National Drive Green For Life Program

The Sierra Club is joining Ford Motor Company and SunPower’s Drive Green for Life program to help more Americans move toward emissions-free driving. Drive Green for Life offers Ford customers who own electrified plug-in vehicles, including Focus Electric, C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid and Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid, a $750 rebate on a SunPower residential solar


SolarWorld And Enphase Energy Enter Global Partnership

SolarWorld and Enphase Energy announced today that they have signed a global strategic partnership agreement. Enphase is the world’s largest provider of microinverters, devices that convert direct electrical current to alternating current to enable most applications of solar electric power. “The global partnership between SolarWorld and Enphase – two companies renowned for quality, reliability and

Enphase Toolkit

Enphase Adds New Features To Mobile App

Enphase Energy recently announced new features for the Enphase Installer Toolkit, a mobile app designed to help solar installers improve overall business productivity by making installations faster and more efficient. Enphase has enhanced the Installer Toolkit so that installers can now use the app to wirelessly connect to the Enphase Envoy Communications Gateway, which connects


What Would Your Ideal Solar State Look Like?

The Solar Electric Power Association is releasing guidelines and opening up the website for its 51st State Initiative to kick off a three-month submission period. Launched at Solar Power International last month in Las Vegas, the 51st State is aimed at challenging a broad range of energy industry stakeholders, from think-tank analysts and utility staffers