What are some benefits of a centralized approach in small utility solar projects?

Using high-capacity string inverters for small utility scale projects (less than 50 MW) has become a recent trend. However, there are still advantages to using central inverters for these projects. Commissioning and maintenance: Commissioning and maintenance time and cost generally increase with the number of inverters .Because small utility projects usually require less units when

“Floating” Arizona medical office boasts solar

The “Parasol Building” is a glassy building that appears to float over the side of a massive foothill ledge in Tucson, Arizona. It houses a dental office, among other medical businesses, but perhaps its most interesting attribute is its solar PV canopy.  Situated on a long and narrow ‘aircraft carrier’ site, the Parasol Building straddles the

Auric Solar flips switch on largest offset project in North American professional sports

Rio Tinto Stadium, the home of Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake as well as the USL Real Monarchs, flipped the ceremonial switch on the state of Utah’s largest privately-owned solar array. The 2,020-kW system was installed by Auric Solar. The solar panels will offset 73 percent of Real Salt Lake’s total annual stadium power

Yaskawa – Solectria provides inverters for professional sport stadium

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar has provided its PVI 28TL inverters to Russell Pacific and Auric Solar for Rio Tinto Stadium. This 2MW system will offset 73 percent of the stadium’s total annual power needs – the largest offset for any professional stadium in North America. The PV system on Rio Tinto Stadium is comprised of

Enphase Energy unveils its Home Energy Solution in Australia and New Zealand

Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company, today announced that Australia and New Zealand are the first markets worldwide to receive the Enphase Home Energy Solution, an integrated solution combining solar generation, energy control, and energy storage. The award-winning Enphase technology is an advanced energy solution that delivers a high return on investment and greater reliability

Blymyer Engineers chosen as engineering firm of record for 350-MW solar farm

Blymyer Engineers, the nation’s leading design firm for utility scale solar projects, announced today the company has been chosen by Swinterton Builders as the engineering firm of record on the Springbok 2 Solar Farm in California. The full three phase project involves developing a 350 MW AC PV solar generating facility covering approximately 2,000 acres of

Volvo Group’s Hagerstown MD site hosts parking lot solar canopy

Volvo Group North America’s Hagerstown, Maryland powertrain manufacturing facility today dedicated a new parking lot solar canopy structure that generates clean, renewable electricity, while keeping vehicles protected from the weather. The Volvo Group partnered with ConEdison Solutions and Entropy Solar Integrators on the design and installation of the solar canopy, which is among the largest

OpTerra Energy brings 12 MW of solar to California county

The County of Riverside is powering progress through renewable energy, flipping the switch on its first facility to be powered by the sun as part of the largest countywide conversion to solar ever launched in the United States. Through a collaborative partnership with OpTerra Energy Services, the County celebrated the ongoing implementation of 12 MW

Getting your off-grid solar system ready for winter

This article was originally published on BackwoodsSolar.com, and written by technician Alan Smith. Preparing for winter is best practice for extending the life of your off-grid power system, especially for those of you in cold and snowy climates. Now is a good time to review the maintenance and condition of your power system (even for

Conergy moves into asset ownership

Conergy, one of the largest downstream solar companies operating globally, announces a strategic move into selective asset ownership with a new regional leadership team to execute the company’s plan to become a solar independent power producer (IPP) starting in the Americas. “This is a strategic move that will build on Conergy’s key strengths in the Americas