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Do We Need Solar Inverter Reliability Standards? Here’s What Manufacturers Think

There’s been a movement in the solar module industry to improve module reliability. But while solar inverter interconnection and safety standards exist, there are no well-established reliability standards. But are they really necessary? If so, in what capacity? Solar Power World reached out to industry professionals for their thoughts on the subject, and found answers differed by

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Moxa Receives Open Standards Award From The SunSpec Alliance

Moxa, provider of data-loggers and networking hardware for the renewable energy market,  was recognized with the Open Standards Champion award from the SunSpec Alliance, a trade consortium of distributed energy industry participants working together to pursue information standards to enable “plug & play” system interoperability. It was the second year in a row that Moxa received

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OutBack Eliminates Long Battery Delivery Lead Times And Offers NABCEP Solar Training

Solar adoption is growing at a breakneck pace in the U.S. Southwest, where residents in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona are taking advantage of state incentives and the steady levels of sunshine year round. As solar penetration grows beyond California to other sunny states, the demand for effective design and maintenance from knowledgeable labor is

The PWRStation, a fully retractable, powerful, plug and play, solar in the box generator that will be mass-produced for residential and non-residential customers.

PWRStation And Schletter Team Up To Serve Western Hemisphere

Schletter recently agreed to continue serving as PWRStation’s exclusive manufacturing partner for the Western Hemisphere. The move serves to expand and complete PWRStation’s support network of key partners throughout the Western Hemisphere, as the firm prepares for the launch of its product, PWRStation, by end of Q2 2014. “The Schletter team demonstrated their engineering expertise and


JMC Steel Group Will Modernize Plant For Wheatland Tube

Wheatland Tube, a JMC Steel Group operating company, will revitalize its Council Avenue location in Wheatland, Pa. The company is adding new equipment, realigning the manufacturing footprint and automating many processes in the facility.  Over the next two years, the $35 million investment will create a safer, cleaner workplace, eliminate production bottlenecks, reduce work in

ABB’s Substations team will build two full turnkey interconnection Collector Substation solutions in the U.S., serving the wind and solar energy industries.

ABB U.S. Substations’ New Projects Focus On Renewables

ABB recently kicked-off of two major renewable substation EPC projects in the U.S. involving wind and solar power. The wind farm will receive the EPC supply of a Collector Substation, utilizing its 38 kV MV GIS switchgear technology in the design. The new collector substation will provide customers with a Generator Step Up transformer complete


The Cost Of Leaks, Failures And Fires Under Rooftop Solar Arrays

It may take a year or two of heavy rain, but eventually an improperly installed rooftop solar mounting system will make itself known. Inevitably, the ceiling below the array will dampen and begin to leak, alerting the owner with conspicuous – and infuriating – drops of water. The costs of such a failure for the


How To Mount Solar On Tile Roofs

Quickscrews International has been steadily creating a full line of mounting products to meet the needs of the most common residential roofs in the U.S. In this article, the company discusses its recommended technique for installing solar on a tile roof. For general installation, one must remove the tile where the hook will be, locate

The LumiBright UV Board uses chip-on-board LED technology.

LumiBright UV Boards Feature Flat, High-Density Arrays

Innovations in Optics introduces LumiBright UV Boards for high-power UV LED applications, such as UV curing, 3D printing, maskless lithography, photodynamic therapy, and fluorescence excitation in life science or machine vision. LumiBright UV Boards offer maximum heat and current spreading to deliver high UV optical power with thermal management and open platform flexibility that provides

An SPG Solar tracker system.

SPG Solar SunSeeker Delivered For Utility Project In Arizona

SPG Solar, a provider of single-axis solar tracker solutions, has completed the on-time delivery of the SunSeeker tracker to a 50-MW DC system in Gila Bend, Ariz. Constructed by engineering, procurement and construction company Black & Veatch, it will be one of Arizona’s largest solar power installations. “This project not only validates the incredible ease