Feb 282017
 
Today SMA America announced that it will travel the US beginning March 7 for its Optimization Redefined 2017 tour. The tour will make 16 scheduled stops in cities along the East Coast, West Coast and Texas, partnering with Authorized Distributors to host the events. Optimization Redefined will showcase SMA’s new, game-changing 
Feb 282017
 
ReVision Energy recently installed two, ground-mounted solar arrays at Sant Bani School. The 55.1-kilowatt grid-tied system consists of 208 solar panels and is owned by ReVision Energy.  Sant Bani secured the project at no upfront cost through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with ReVision Energy. The arrangement allows Sant Bani to buy clean, solar power at a discounted rate. The PPA also includes a future option for the school to purchase the arrays at a significant discount, eventually...
Feb 282017
 
The Canadian solar industry is primed to participate in the Government of Alberta's newly launched Residential and Commercial Solar Program – a $36 million program supporting the installation of solar electricity generation on residential, multi-residential and small commercial roofs across the province with the goal of achieving 10,000 new solar roofs. This program will compliment other supportive policy targeting households, businesses, farms, indigenous communities and...
Feb 282017
 
KACO new energy GmbH introduces two string inverters to the Japanese market. The blueplanet 20.0 TL3 INT and blueplanet 50.0 TL3 INT inverters will be on display at stand number E24-20 at PV Expo in Tokyo from 1 to 3 March, 2017. As three-phase string inverters, the blueplanet 20.0 TL3 INT and blueplanet 50.0 TL3 INT inverters from KACO new energy are suitable for decentralised roof-top as well as ground-mounted solar power plants. Having outputs of 20 and 50 kilowatt respectively, they...
Feb 282017
 
If malfunctions with PV plants are not immediately detected, this leads to high yield losses. However, with a professional monitoring system, this problem can be avoided or minimized. Yet, there are numbers of explicit opportunities and challenges that professional PV monitoring presents. Only a professional monitoring system detects PV plant malfunctions at once. The system monitors and triggers an alarm directly when a problem occurs. The web portal provides detailed visualization of all...
Feb 282017
 
Rue Phillips, CEO of 365 Pronto will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 NABCEP CE Conference taking place 21 to 23 March in Addison, Texas.  Phillips will speak on “Capturing and Refining the Renewables Service Market” on Monday 20 March at 6 p.m. 365 Pronto is a managed services company delivering skilled, certified, independent professionals through an on-demand, app-driven, pay-as-you-go service for planned and unplanned electric power unit maintenance (residential,...
Feb 272017
 
Tigo, pioneer of the Flex MLPE smart modular platform, today announced that its TS4 modular platform has been certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for fully complying with National Electric Code (NEC) 2014 and 2017 690.12 Rapid Shutdown regulations. Tigo is the only UL-certified MLPE solution with multiple inverters from various inverter manufacturers. Tigo is now shipping its UL-certified...
Feb 272017
 
High intensity line lasers at 355-1064nm see use in a number of modern production processes, including ablation, polymer welding and solar cell processing. For applications such as these, laser intensities of more than 50mJ/cm2 at pulse durations of 10-20ns over a line of length 100mm or more are often required. Single mode lasers are unable to provide high enough pulse energies when spread over such long lines, while multi-mode lasers have higher intensities but cannot be focussed to a narrow...
Feb 242017
 
REFU is presenting the new REFUsol 22K-JP three-phase string inverter at PV Expo in Tokyo. The inverter is based on the successful platform of the REFUsol 08 … 23K family, which achieves maximum output without maintenance effort thanks to natural convection cooling. With only 38.4 kg it is the lightest device in its power class and simplifies installation. The new REFUsol 22K-JP allows flexible system planning even in rough terrains and thanks to the decentralized system concept, its...
Feb 232017
 
Affordable Solar, a solar provider based in New Mexico (US), announced that the company has been selected to build a 30MW photovoltaic project for the Facebook Data Center in Los Lunas, New Mexico. PNM has awarded Affordable Solar the $37 million contract for engineering, procurement, and construction of the 30MW solar generation project. Construction on the first of three 10MW sites will begin in mid-2017. The new solar energy facilities will utilize solar tracking technology...