We’re off to a great start
Chances are if you didn’t receive this issue in your mailbox, you’ve picked it up at PV America. We’re very excited to have our Solar Power World team walking the floor in Boston and seeing how everyone’s 2015 is shaping up. I know this will be a great year!
Many racking and mounting companies are expected at this year’s show, but if you don’t get a chance to visit with them, be sure to read this issue’s special section on racking and mounting. We take a look at new trends, such as rail-less systems, and see how manufacturers are complying with stringent fire code standards. Also, associate editor Steven Bushong visited the great state of New Mexico to write company profiles on industry veterans Array Technologies, DPW Solar and Unirac. Who knew Albuquerque was such a hotbed for solar?
We have many other great stories in this issue, too, including the latest on washing panels with robots, automatic systems and good old manual labor. We also explore inverter testing and certification, and prepare you for a possible future U.S. problem: potential induced degradation (PID) of solar modules.
We hope to see you around at PV America! We have a lot to talk about, especially if you’re a contractor. We’re promoting the 2015 Top Contractors application at the show. Listings will be released in our July issue and contractors will be honored at our annual gala at Solar Power International—so submit your company online at solarpowerworldonline.com.
Can’t wait to chat with you all throughout the year!