AlsoEnergy releases PowerTrack Web software

AlsoEnergy, ranked by GreenTech Media as the No. 1 independent software vendor for solar monitoring in North America, announces the release of PowerTrack Web. This new platform provides web browser access for all users, and it helps users complete daily work faster, thus saving money. PowerTrack Web is a new version of AlsoEnergy’s flagship software platform built using the

How software streamlines the solar customer experience

By: Paul Grana and Canute Haroldson  of Folsom Labs The solar industry is experiencing explosive growth, but this scaling has made sales and customer engagement a lynchpin of maintaining that growth. At the S3 Solar Software Summit 2016, Julia Pyper, senior editor at Greentech Media, sat down with Katie DeWitt of SolarCity, Eric Reinhardt of Sunrun and

Arbox Renewable Energy offers Hap solar asset management software

Arbox Renewable Energy, which specializes in developing renewable energy software, has released an asset management platform called Hap. Arbox said Hap is a software platform designed to help renewable energy developers manage their development pipeline and portfolio of operating projects. “We are excited to launch our platform and address some gaps that currently exist in the

Pick My Solar marketplace easily provides project pipeline for residential installers

With panel and other solar equipment prices bottoming out, the focus across the industry has been (and will continue to be) on reducing soft costs. Lead generation and marketing can be high-cost efforts for any residential solar installer, no matter the location. It’d be nice if you didn’t have to do either, and signed contracts

Avoid mis-wiring an east-west array

As east-west arrays become increasingly common, they bring an important additional requirement: The modules on the east and west orientations need to be wired to different inverter MPP zones, or different inverters entirely. This can slow down electrical installation and, more importantly, create opportunities for installation mistakes. These mistakes—specifically, when east- and west-facing modules are

PVComplete introduces first CAD software system for the solar industry

PVComplete, a solar design software provider, introduces PVCAD, the first and only CAD for solar. Powered by Autodesk technology, PVCAD rapidly accelerates solar project design and deployment. Solar designers, drafters and engineers use PVCAD to create comprehensive project designs for ground-mounted, rooftop, carport and sloped roof solar projects. For one low monthly subscription, designers leverage

SunShot solar forecasting program receives top honors from Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group

The SunShot Initiative’s solar forecasting program, launched in 2012, spearheaded a collaborative effort to develop real-world solutions to improve the accuracy, flexibility, and geospatial capabilities of solar forecasts. And now, the program and an Energy Department scientist are receiving the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group’s 2017 Annual Achievement Awards, which honor energy professionals for their success

How Sighten software can help solar sales

SPW editor’s note: Below is a blog republished from Sighten, to explain how its comprehensive software can help solar contractors with sales and leads.  By: Evelyn Fisher, Sighten  You’re ready to grow your solar business this year, but what changes have you made to kick things into a higher gear? What are you doing to

New version of T*SOL helps calculate solar thermal systems

T*SOL 2017, the new version of Valentin Software’s program for the simulation of solar thermal systems, was introduced at the beginning of the year. T*SOL 2017 enables its users to work with the program even more flexibly and, above all, to calculate and observe the system’s economic efficiency more precisely, which is particularly important for

kWh Analytics and NREL awarded for rate of degradation tool

kWh Analytics and NREL have won an award for their work with their rate of degradation tool. The Open-Source Degradation Analysis Toolbox is their joint collaboration and was recognized at NREL and Sandia Labs’ 2017 PV Reliability Conference, held in early March. Degradation plays an important role in PV project finance, affecting the valuation of