David Crane, president and chief executive officer for NRG Energy, reached out to Solar Power World and asked if we would be interested in getting his thoughts on the future of distributed generation in the United States — and why utilities are going to have to live with it. We, as you might imagine, said yes.
At the Solar Power International show in Chicago last week, Eaton displayed its Power Xpert central solar inverter and PVGard circuit breakers and switches. In case you missed it, here’s a quick look at both, as well as its commissioning services. Power Xpert Solar Inverter: The Power Xpert Solar 1500-kW inverter is engineered to reduce installation
Schneider Electric releases its PowerPact solar circuit breakers and disconnect switches. Designed for commercial and utility photovoltaic systems, Schneider Electric says its devices are easy-to-install and scalable featuring protection, precision and reliability for 600 to 1,000V solar applications. This full line of PV molded case circuit breakers and disconnect switches extends Schneider Electric’s PowerPact product
Solar can be the truly disruptive technology that changes the way we look at energy. Here’s how we get there. By Peter Lynch, Special Contributor The photovoltaic (PV) industry needs to aggressively develop truly disruptive PV technologies to dramatically accelerate the industry’s growth. This will enable solar to play a significant role in worldwide
The word on the second day of Solar Power International was storage and partnerships. We visited with some vendors to see what their thoughts were on those issues — and much, much more: Upsolar Even though Upsolar did not have a booth this year, that didn’t mean they weren’t hard at work networking with their target audiences.
Power management company Eaton is expanding its line of PVGard circuit protection solutions to help customers reduce space and costs while enhancing the safety and reliability of solar photovoltaic systems. The new PVGard molded case circuit breaker and switch are the first in the industry rated to 600 volts (V) direct current (DC) per pole
The first day of Solar Power International is always filled with exhibitors doing brisk business as visitors flood the aisles to see what breakthroughs the industry has to offer. We visited with some vendors to see what they were offering — and why they find SPI a valuable show to attend: REC Solar It’s absolute
The ABB Low Voltage Products division has extended its line of leading OTDC switches, introducing new 250, 320 and 400 Ampere switches specifically designed for photovoltaic (solar) applications; the smallest footprint, two pole disconnect switches up to 400A in the industry to achieve a 1000 VDC rating per UL 98B. This breakthrough dual magnetic breaking
Moxa, a provider of hardened networking, communication and computing solutions, introduces its EDS-210A series 10-port industrial unmanaged switches capable of delivering Gigabit speed and multiple fiber connections. The switches are designed to meet growing demands of high-bandwidth data convergence and long-haul data transport for small-scale and widely-distributed edge applications, such as those that can be
Welcome to another edition of Solar Speaks, Solar Power World’s podcast series that gives you the opportunity to hear from the industry’s biggest newsmakers — in their own words. In this edition, we talked to Sara Greenstein, president of Underwriters Laboratories Environment and Information & Insights. They released the 2013 The Product Mindset Report, which