Folsom Labs receives $1 million to expand Helioscope PV design software

Folsom Labs, the San Francisco-based developer of HelioScope, has raised a $1MM round of funding from leading industry executives. The capital will be used to expand HelioScope to become a full end-to-end solar software solution, from initial customer lead to final close. “HelioScope is already a phenomenal PV design tool, and we have the opportunity


New version and app of PV*SOL with lithium-ion solar battery storage

Valentin Software has updated its design software PV*SOL and PV*SOL premium and adapted the programs to reflect the latest developments in the market.The result is that the detailed design, visualization and in particular yield calculation of photovoltaic systems has become even more relevant. New lithium-ion battery model for battery storage systems In both variants, PV*SOL


Folsom Labs offers HelioScope design software for Enphase commercial solar systems

Enphase Energy and Folsom Labs announced the availability of Folsom Labs’ advanced HelioScope solar photovoltaic (PV) system design software for commercial Enphase installations. Folsom Labs has incorporated Enphase Microinverter Systems—including the new C250 microinverter for medium- and large-scale commercial installations—into HelioScope to streamline the sales and engineering workflow for commercial PV system designers. “Companies such

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Design and permitting company GreenLancer raises $5 million capital

Detroit-based solar design and permitting company GreenLancer just completed a capital raise of $5 Million to close their Series B Financing on April 1, 2015. The investment came from a syndicate of new and existing investors, and will help fuel accelerated growth for the company. Due to that growth and rapid expansion of the team,


ABB software enables intelligent grid in Houston

ABB, a power and automation technology group, today joins the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and CenterPoint Energy for the successful completion of an initiative to advance the reliability of the Houston, Texas power network by deploying an advanced intelligent grid system. The deployment includes ABB enterprise software solutions comprising an advanced distribution management system


Fronius attends Intersolar Europe

Intersolar Europe will take place in Munich, Germany, June 10th and 12th. Fronius will be presenting new products and solutions relating to project business, software, inverters, service and storage at its stand B3.230. “Intersolar Europe is a key event on our calendar every year. We are looking forward to showing visitors the latest products from


SunPower partners with EnerNOC to offer intelligence software to solar customers

EnerNOC Inc., a leading provider of energy intelligence software (EIS), and SunPower Corp., a leading global provider of solar solutions, announced a strategic agreement that will enable SunPower’s customers to verify the impact of their solar energy investments and drive optimum energy savings with EnerNOC’s world-class energy intelligence platform. Under the three-year agreement, EnerNOC will exclusively offer SunPower solar solutions to its enterprise


Seven ways to sell with solar design software: the optimization sale

Think about sales techniques like a set of golf clubs: A skilled golfer assesses the unique situation of each shot, and chooses the appropriate club each time. In the same way, a good salesperson will thoughtfully select the sales technique for each customer interaction. Advanced software tools help enable new sales techniques that were not

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4 big problems for solar PV “big data”

Last week solar professionals registered from 32 countries gathered for a webinar putting the use of “big data” for solar PV asset care under a microscope. Conducted on March 19 by Solar Power World, a leading industry publication, and Alectris, a global solar PV asset care provider, the webinar “Drowning in Solar Data, but Starving for

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Developers can save money with wireless monitoring during construction

The Internet of Things (IoT), a technology trend of embedding tiny computers into networks of everyday devices to harvest and use data, has come to the solar industry through the partnership of balance of system provider Shoals Technologies Group and wireless solutions developer Synapse Wireless. Shoals envisioned a wireless monitoring system that could track a