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Siemens M250 Microinverters Result In Net-Zero Consumption

Siemens, in partnership with 1st Light Energy, has installed its M250 solar microinverters and VersiCharge universal electric vehicle (EV) charging unit for residential use, resulting in a zero-emission home energy environment. The company says the advanced microinverters are its most efficient and improve the effectiveness of the residential PV solar installation. In conjunction with the


ModSolar Presents Software Platform At Greenbuild Conference & Expo

ModSolar is presenting their platform and services at 2014 Greenbuild Conference and Expo, Wednesday, October 22nd and Thursday, October 23rd at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The team from ModSolar will be exhibiting in booth #2176, with demonstrations and presentations throughout the conference. “ModSolar is changing the way the solar industry works,” says

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S&C Deploys 150-kW Storage System For PJM Market

S&C Electric Company recently deployed six 25-kW PureWave Community Energy Storage (CES) systems at its global headquarters in Chicago. The 150-kW energy storage system provides fast-response frequency regulation for the PJM market, the world’s largest competitive wholesale electricity market serving over 61 million people in 13 states and the District of Columbia. Ancillary grid services,


Soft Cost Reduction Through Power Electronics

In an increasingly cost-competitive solar market, residential solar installers are capturing higher profit margins and lowering costs through their choice of power electronics, as reported in a new nationwide study by SolarBridge Technologies. Surveying 32 residential solar installers in 16 key solar states over a two-month period, SolarBridge asked participants to compare soft costs associated


Solectria Renewables Enhances Its Transformerless Solar Inverters

Solectria Renewables introduces installation accessories for the PVI 3800-7600TL and PVI 14-36TL transformerless inverters. The value-add accessories reduce overall installation costs and time. The new accessories for the PVI 14-36TL, three-phase, transformerless inverters include: Shade cover – especially designed for inverters mounted at a 15 degree tilt angle; it protects the inverter from harsh weather and direct


Storage Used For For Peak Shaving And Voltage Support In Remote Areas

S&C Electric Company was awarded a contract by Ergon Energy, an Australian utility, to provide 20 S&C PureWave Community Energy Storage Systems for the utility’s Grid Utility Support Systems (GUSS). The storage systems will be used to improve the power reliability and efficiency on constrained single-wire high-voltage distribution lines, commonly known as single wire earth return (SWER)

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Enphase Offers Energy Management System And Enters Into Solar Storage

Enphase Energy, announced the Enphase Energy Management System for energy management that delivers on the vision of enabling large-scale implementation of solar power integrated with the grid. The Enphase system intelligently integrates the critical technologies needed to solve solar energy challenges at scale: smart grid intelligence, communications, big data analytics and storage. The energy management system


From SPI: Certification Labs Say Some Systems Are Challenged By Fire Tests

New UL 1703 fire testing requirements  are proving to be a challenge for some kinds of solar installations. So say experts at Intertek and TUV Rheinland PTL, two of the main independent labs now testing solar modules and systems for fire code conformance. The 2014 revision of the standard introduces new PV module fire type


Nextronex Introduces RAY-MAX Gen 2 Solar Inverter

Nextronex expands its product range with a higher capacity transformerless RAY-MAX Gen 2 inverter. The Nextronex Gen 2 inverter is designed for utility scale projects by increasing rated power capacity over 60%, therefore reducing the cost per installed watt.It is based on the same low profile cabinet as the original RAY-MAX inverter.  It is equipped with


Unirac Partners With Enphase Energy To Eliminate Copper Wires And Grounding Lugs In Solar Installation Process

Unirac, Inc., a Hilti Group Company, has announced a new milestone in the continued evolution as a leading provider of high quality, competitive PV mounting solutions in North America. Today, Unirac’s SolarMount system becomes the first residential PV mounting system in North America to provide a revolutionary grounding and bonding process listed to UL2703 that