APS Lets Installers Register Inverters In The Field

APS is making its microinverters even more installer friendly. The manufacturer’s new ArrayApp mobile application from allows installers to map a PV array and complete the microinverter registration process in the field through their mobile device. “Being able to register a whole PV installation from the job site really simplifies things for installers,” said Tommy VanCleave,


Canadian Solar Completes Sale of 28.4-MW California Solar Plant

Canadian Solar has completed the sale of the 28.4MWp West Antelope Solar Park to Dominion. The 263-acre Project is located in Los Angeles County on the outskirts of Lancaster, California. The construction of the West Antelope solar power plant generated over 400 jobs between July and November 2014. Canadian Solar supplied 94,340 high performance CS6X-300/305P

The London community celebrated the start of over 200 local renewable energy jobs at the grand opening of the Canadian Solar manufacturing facility. This is the fourth manufacturing facility to be created by Samsung Renewable Energy under the Green Energy Investment Agreement (GEIA) with the Government of Ontario.

Canadian Solar Supplies Modules For Georgia Solar Project

Canadian Solar modules will power a series of projects in Georgia totaling 5.1 MW with Atlanta-based solar developer and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) provider SolAmerica Energy. As the sole provider of photovoltaic (PV) modules for these projects, Canadian Solar expects these projects to be completed in December of 2014. Each of the projects will


New Wide MPPt Range Utility Solar Inverter

Power Electronics introduces its Freesun HE Gen II. The powerful air cooled indoor utility-scale inverter has a wide MPPt window. The 5.2m model can power 1.7MW solar power stations, with its built-in modularity and redundancy that enhance its fault tolerance and availability rates. Following the release of the Freesun HEC and HEC+ in Q1 2014, the Freesun


Ford, SunPower, Sierra Club Partner On National Drive Green For Life Program

The Sierra Club is joining Ford Motor Company and SunPower’s Drive Green for Life program to help more Americans move toward emissions-free driving. Drive Green for Life offers Ford customers who own electrified plug-in vehicles, including Focus Electric, C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid and Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid, a $750 rebate on a SunPower residential solar


Installing Solar On Tile Roofs: Don’t Forget The Base Flashing

The following article comes from “Rooftop Review,” a solar roofing blog by Quick Mount PV. One of the most common code violations we see in tile roof PV system installations is the failure to install a base flashing. However, flashing at the underlayment level is highly recommended as it is required by the Tile Roofing

Additional Quick Mount PV Products Gain ICC-ES Certification

Quick Mount PV has announced that its full line of Classic Composition, Classic Shake and E-Mount products have now earned ICC-ES (International Code Council – Evaluation Services) certification, the building industry’s most respected and widely accepted stamp of approval for waterproofing and structural integrity. Quick Mount PV’s E-Mount, E-Mount Lag and Classic Composition Lag mounts


Trina Solar Sets New Efficiency Records for Silicon Solar Cells

Trina Solar announced that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China has set new world records for high efficiency p-type and n-type silicon solar cells. The p-type mono-crystalline silicon solar cell on an industrial Cz wafer, which integrates advanced technologies including back surface passivation and local back surface field, reached an

Electrovaya, a developer and manufacturer of lithium ion battery systems will partner with Canadian Solar, a global solar power company, for a micro-grid project.
Electrovaya plans to provide a 200 kWh energy storage system which will feature its Lithium Ion SuperPolymer 2.0 technology.

Sunrun To Offer Canadian Solar Modules

Canadian Solar, module manufacturer, says Sunrun, residential solar installer, has approved Canadian Solar as its qualified vendor. Through AEE Solar, a subsidiary of Sunrun and a distributor, consumers and PV installers can choose Canadian Solar’s products in their Sunrun home solar system. “Sunrun is one of the solar industry’s fastest-growing and leading companies. We are very

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12 Solar Sales Tips

At the recent Solar Power International 2014 show in Las Vegas, Nevada, one company hosted a clever competition. Solar sales software developer OnGrid asked its booth visitors to share their best tip for how to sell more solar to happier customers. Here’s 12 of the best responses they received and the one that came out as