P-5 Series power optimizers are rated IP68/NEMA6P.

SolarEdge Debuts New P-5 Series Power Optimizers

SolarEdge recently released it’s newest product: the P-5 Series power optimizers. P-5 Series power optimizers have the same electrical ratings, functionality and mechanical interface as P-2 Series power optimizers and are fully interchangeable. The P-5 Series SolarEdge power optimizers will gradually replace the P-2 Series power optimizers during Q3/2014. During the transition period, customers that

The newly completed Anthony Wayne solar array will supply about 30% of the zoo's electricity each year.

2.1-MW Solar Array Powers Toledo Zoo

A 22-acre Toledo Zoo brownfield site that was once in receivership is starting a brand-new life as home to the recently completed 2.1-MW Anthony Wayne ground-mount solar array. Bordered by a buffer zone with newly planted trees and green spaces for native grasses that will be planted this fall, the 28,500-panel solar array is one


EcoFasten Solar Introduces CorruSlide

EcoFasten Solar, manufacturer of watertight solar and thermal roof mounts and components, recently introduced CorruSlide, an adjustable, waterproof bracket designed to fit corrugated panels. Design Features Universal design – works as a hinge to fit all profiles North-South and East-West adjustment for ease of installation 5 fastener points ensure optimum strength Pre-applied gasket tape means

Real-time voltage drop allows you to quickly make sure you are within your design tolerances.

Folsom Labs Adds New Features To HelioScope

Solar software developer Folsom Labs recently added new functions to the mechanical and electrical design sections of HelioScope, an advanced PV system design tool that combines Google Maps-integrated design tools with a sophisticated physics engine to streamline workflow for system engineers. New Functions Include: Automatic Row Spacing: Use your preferred metrics to automatically set row spacing.

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Bland Solar & Air Brings APS Microinverters To Central Valley

California solar distributor Bland Solar & Air will carry APS microinverters under a new strategic partnership between the two companies. The agreement introduces APS microinverter products to customers in California’s Central Valley, a dynamic market where solar adoption far outpaces other metropolitan areas nationwide. In adding the APS microinverter line to their array of solar


Australian Wildlife Park Takes A Bite Out Of Electrical Bill With Solar

Open to the public every day, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures had an average annual electricity bill of $100,000. To minimize operating expenses, the park owner explored alternative options to offset the attraction’s large energy needs. Contractor Australian Sustainable Energy Services (ASES) has installed an Enphase microinverter system at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, a wildlife attraction in Australia.

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Tigo Updates: Solar Decathlon And Smart Module Modeling

Tigo Congratulates Its Solar Decathlon Team The Solar Decathlon competition sets collegiate students the task of designing and building aesthetically pleasing, marketable, and affordable solar-powered homes. The decade-old competition challenges the solar industry’s future leaders in a number of important areas. Tigo acknowledges the importance of this event for the renewable energy industry and congratulates

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ReneSola Modules Pass Type 1 Fire Testing

ReneSola modules recently passed Type 1 fire testing for UL certification. UL 1703 requires PV systems or modules fire classification must match the minimum fire classification of the roof assembly over which they are mounted.  Type 1 fire testing certifies ReneSola modules compliance with UL1703 for integration with all Class A rated racking systems. SnapNrack


Yaskawa Electric Acquires Solectria Renewables

Solectria Renewables, a PV inverter manufacturer, and Yaskawa Electric, a provider of industrial control and automation products, recently announced that the companies have reached a definitive agreement whereby Yaskawa Electric will acquire Solectria Renewables through its U.S. subsidiary, Yaskawa America. Solectria Renewables will continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary. “While this is a

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Distributor Hosts Free Solar Summer Webinar Series

Catch distributor AEE Solar’s summer webinar series every other Friday at 9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. EST (PST). The educational webinars are complimentary. Each presentation will feature 40 minutes of content and 20 minutes of open questions and answers. So, grab a coffee and gather the team for these interactive sessions! Register here. July 18th – Social