What the solar industry can learn from the industrial revolution: the S3 Solar Software Summit

By Folsom Labs As solar developers gear up for 2017, software solutions for reducing soft costs is a major theme on managers’ minds. The S3 Solar Software Summit has emerged as the premier event where these leaders can meet to discuss how they are organizing their teams and the tools they use to drive down costs–while

Eaton’s utility software eases solar integration

Eaton released a new software tool designed to help utilities of all sizes efficiently and accurately integrate distributed energy resources like solar without adversely impacting reliability and power quality. “Today’s utilities are faced with growing energy demand amid accelerated distributed energy resource deployment and process interconnection requests,” said Daniel Desrosiers, general manager of CYME solutions

How to know when you need asset management software

Blog by Edmee Kelsey originally published on 3megawatt.com.   Knowing the right time for solar project owners or operators to invest in software solutions can make or break the future success of their portfolios. Currently, most renewable energy assets are managed using conventional tools like excel, outlook, email and phone calls. These platforms can be an effective

The year drone technology gets fully integrated in solar operations for AES

Measure, a “Drone as a Service” operator, has partnered with The AES Corporation to scale and leverage its drone service to inspect AES energy infrastructure in 17 countries. The use of the drone technology is expected to help AES improve safety and avoid more than 30,000 hours of hazardous work per year with safer and

3megawatt integrates monitoring with QOS Qantum, Locus, 3E SynaptiQ and SolarEdge

3megawatt, developer of solar asset management platform BluePoint, recently completed new monitoring system integrations. BluePoint asset management platform now also integrates with QOS Qantum, Locus, 3E SynaptiQ and SolarEdge   BluePoint helps clients to replace manual labor-intensive processes in renewable asset management with an easy-to-implement, easy-to-use and easy-to-maintain application. 3megawatt noted that companies that use BluePoint have significantly

Greensmith software helps support Dallas solar+storage microgrid

Oncor Electric Delivery will use Greensmith software provider for its microgrid facility in Dallas, Texas. Oncor’s advanced microgrid consists of a carport solar PV array, ground mount solar PV array, microturbine, diesel generators, gas reciprocating generator and battery storage unit. The Oncor microgrid shows how microgrids can perform while grid-tied and off-grid to provide continuous,

Update to Draker software eases managing solar sites

BlueNRGY, data acquisition, monitoring and control solutions provider for optimized performance of distributed power generation, announces the release of its latest major update to the Draker family of products: Draker V7. DrakerV7 is a powerful customer web portal designed specifically to support the full range of solar power generation systems now implemented on over 2,200

ENACT Platform registered 400% user growth, publishes first analytics report

ENACT SYSTEMS, the leading end-to-end business process automation platform for distributed solar projects published its first platform analytics report highlighting aggregate market statistics based on user platform activity across the 2016 calendar year. Key trends on important market variables like solar volumes, system pricing, sizing and utility bill offsets are available at a granular level

New Proinso software platform to assist with reducing solar soft costs

Recognizing that software has changed most mature industries, PROINSO is committing to ensuring its customers stay ahead of the competition streamlining and increasing productivity by making use of integrated digital platforms. Powered by the award-winning cloud software from Enact, PROINSO Advantage platform handles all aspects from CRM, leads, appointment scheduling, sales design, permit packages, contracts,

What is the cost of messing up an east-west installation?

How an electrical mistake can cause 10% energy loss By Paul Grana, co-founder, Folsom Labs East-west arrays are becoming increasingly common for flat-roof applications. These systems offer greater packing density – fitting more modules into a space-constrained roof to maximize the total energy generated. However, this new design topology comes with one important additional requirement: