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Sunworks rebrands solar racking system as Rapid Rack

Sunworks (NASDAQ: SUNW), a leading provider of solar power solutions, is also a manufacturer of its own solar racking system. The proprietary mounting system (originally purchased from a company in Germany) was recently rebranded as “Rapid Rack,” now an American-made product with a name that embodies its main feature: Speed. Solar racking is one of

Software companies developing comprehensive tools

Today, all stages of solar project development—from customer identification to asset management—require work on the computer. Once done in Excel and CAD programs, software tools were created specifically for the solar industry to manage leads, create sales proposals, design projects and track operations. “While there has been a lot of innovation in the solar software

Tigo reinvents MLPE with Flex MLPE

After years of research, development, testing and certification, Tigo brought the revolutionary TS4 platform (the smartest solar optimizer) to market. Tigo introduces an equally revolutionary new concept to fully capture the TS4 capabilities: The Flex MLPE Flex MLPE offers customers, suppliers, and financial communities the solution that improves return on investment at each level and guarantees to reduce the O&M

Applied Energy Technologies (AET) expands ECO line with Rayport-B ECO East-West system

Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a preferred supplier of commercial and utility-scale racking systems and one of the top 10 solar racking companies in the United States, announces today the expansion of its ECO line of products with its Rayport-B ECO East-West System. AET’s Rayport-B ECO East-West System provides an east/west orientation to maximize PV production

Solaria introduces 330-W and 400-W solar modules

Solaria announced today that it has introduced its PowerXT 330-Wp and 400-Wp modules optimized for residential and commercial rooftops respectively– offering best-in-class efficiency for this rapidly-growing sector of the clean energy market.  Solaria’s high output modules are built on the company’s proprietary technology – which utilizes an advanced cell interconnect and module production processes.  Solaria

Quick Mount PV introduces Tile Replacement Mount for solar installations on tile roofs

Quick Mount PV has introduced the Tile Replacement Mount for rooftop solar installations. Installing solar on tile roofs can be difficult and time-consuming. Quick Mount’s Tile Replacement Mount provides a fast and easy way to install solar on tile roofs while protecting against water intrusion. The Tile Replacement Mount eliminates messy and time-consuming tile grinding

Cenergy Power installs 632-kW system for California tomato and pepper farm

Live Oak Farms, a fourth generation family owned grower/packer/shipper of California-grown tomatoes and peppers, has announced the completion of a 632-kWdc solar array in Merced County, California. This system is a ground-mounted system with 2,040 solar panels and designed to offset 100% of the kilowatt hour (kWh) electricity load of eight aggregated meters for Live Oak’s

Open Energy partners with kWh Analytics to benchmark performance of commercial solar projects

Open Energy, an innovative commercial solar debt finance provider, has announced a partnership with kWh Analytics, the leading risk management software for solar energy investments. The partnership will allow Open Energy customers to view aggregated performance metrics across their asset portfolios while benchmarking this data against an entire network of projects. “Data aggregation is crucial for

NABCEP starts search for new executive director

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) announced it has launched a national search for a new Executive Director. Don Warfield, Chair of the NABCEP Board of Directors, said, “We are very excited about the next phase of NABCEP’s organizational development. Our soon to be released NABCEP Associate Credential will allow thousands more

What are the different types of solar inverters?

Inverters are an important part of any solar installation; they are the brains of the system. Although the inverter’s main job is to convert DC power produced by the solar array into usable AC power, its role is only expanding. Inverters enable monitoring so installers and owners can see how a system is performing. Inverters